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'''Floo powder''' is a glittery, silver powder used by witches and wizards to travel through the [[Floo Network]]. The Network connects most wizarding households and buildings. This powder was invented in the 13th century by [[Ignatia Wildsmith]].
 
'''Floo powder''' is a glittery, silver powder used by witches and wizards to travel through the [[Floo Network]]. The Network connects most wizarding households and buildings. This powder was invented in the 13th century by [[Ignatia Wildsmith]].
   
The powder turns a fireplace's flames harmless and emerald green. It is tricky to use; one must toss a handful of powder into a fireplace connected to the Floo Network, walk into the flames, and state the desired destination loudly and clearly to ensure arrival in the proper location. Otherwise, one could end up at the wrong location which [[Harry Potter]] did in [[1992]].
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The powder turns a fireplace's [[Fire|flames]] harmless and emerald green. It is tricky to use; one must toss a handful of powder into a fireplace connected to the Floo Network, walk into the flames, and state the desired destination loudly and clearly to ensure arrival in the proper location. Otherwise, one could end up at the wrong location which [[Harry Potter]] did in [[1992]].
   
 
Transportation by Floo powder is much quicker than by [[broomstick]], but slower than [[Apparition]]. However, unlike Apparition, one does not require a licence to use Floo powder. It can also be used when one places only a part of their body into the flames, to partially transport themselves to another location for direct communication.
 
Transportation by Floo powder is much quicker than by [[broomstick]], but slower than [[Apparition]]. However, unlike Apparition, one does not require a licence to use Floo powder. It can also be used when one places only a part of their body into the flames, to partially transport themselves to another location for direct communication.
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Sometime in the [[13th century]], a [[wizards|witch]] named [[Ignatia Wildsmith]] extracted this powder from the [[floo]] plant and discovered its properties.
 
Sometime in the [[13th century]], a [[wizards|witch]] named [[Ignatia Wildsmith]] extracted this powder from the [[floo]] plant and discovered its properties.
   
=== 1990s ===
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===1990s===
 
* [[1992]]: The [[Weasley family]] when going to [[Diagon Alley]] to purchase their new school things. Harry Potter accidentally mispronounced "Diagon Alley" and ended up in [[Knockturn Alley]] instead.
 
* [[1992]]: The [[Weasley family]] when going to [[Diagon Alley]] to purchase their new school things. Harry Potter accidentally mispronounced "Diagon Alley" and ended up in [[Knockturn Alley]] instead.
* [[1994]]: The [[Weasley family]] collecting Harry from his [[4 Privet Drive|home]] on [[Privet Drive]] to take him to the [[Quidditch World Cup]].
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* [[1994]]: The [[Weasley family]] collects Harry from his [[4 Privet Drive|home]] on [[Privet Drive]] to take him to the [[Quidditch World Cup]].
* [[1996]]: [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
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* [[1994]]: [[Amos Diggory]] contacts [[Molly Weasley]] through the fireplace at the Burrow. She also gives him a piece of toast before his departure.
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* [[1994]]: [[Sirius Black]] speaks with Harry through the fireplace in the [[Gryffindor Tower|Gryffindor Common Room]].
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* [[1995]]: Twice, Sirius speaks with Harry, Ron, and Hermione through the fireplace in the [[Gryffindor Tower|Gryffindor Common Room]]. The second time, he is nearly caught by [[Dolores Umbridge]].
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* [[1996]]: Harry uses the Floo Network to contact Sirius from Professor Umbridge's office fireplace.
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* [[1996]]: [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] travels to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] to save Harry from Voldemort.
 
* [[1997]]: [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] use the network to return to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] after [[Christmas]] [[Christmas holidays|holidays]].
 
* [[1997]]: [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] use the network to return to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] after [[Christmas]] [[Christmas holidays|holidays]].
   
 
== Behind the scenes ==
 
== Behind the scenes ==
*In the [[Harry Potter books|novels]], one must toss a handful of Floo powder onto the flames and when the fire turns green, one must speak the destination and enter the flames. However in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', one stands in the fire place recites the destination, drops the powder and the growing green flames swallow the traveller and they reappear at the aforementioned destination.
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*In the [[Harry Potter books|novels]], one must toss a handful of Floo powder onto the flames and when the fire turns green, one must speak the destination and enter the flames. However in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', one stands in the fireplace recites the destination, drops the powder and the growing green flames swallow the traveller and they reappear at the aforementioned destination.
 
*This is changed however in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' when Harry attempted to use [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s fireplace to go and save [[Sirius Black]].
 
*This is changed however in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' when Harry attempted to use [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s fireplace to go and save [[Sirius Black]].
   
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Latest revision as of 19:58, September 17, 2013

Floopowder
Floo Powder
Object information
Manufacturer

Ignatia Wildsmith

Made

13th century[1]

Usage

Transports people to a pre-determinated destination

Floo powder is a glittery, silver powder used by witches and wizards to travel through the Floo Network. The Network connects most wizarding households and buildings. This powder was invented in the 13th century by Ignatia Wildsmith.

The powder turns a fireplace's flames harmless and emerald green. It is tricky to use; one must toss a handful of powder into a fireplace connected to the Floo Network, walk into the flames, and state the desired destination loudly and clearly to ensure arrival in the proper location. Otherwise, one could end up at the wrong location which Harry Potter did in 1992.

Transportation by Floo powder is much quicker than by broomstick, but slower than Apparition. However, unlike Apparition, one does not require a licence to use Floo powder. It can also be used when one places only a part of their body into the flames, to partially transport themselves to another location for direct communication.

Molly Weasley kept her household stock of Floo powder in a flowerpot on her mantle.

History of useEdit

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Harry entering the Floo Network.
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Discovery Edit

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Ignatia Wildsmith, inventor of the Floo Powder
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Sometime in the 13th century, a witch named Ignatia Wildsmith extracted this powder from the floo plant and discovered its properties.

1990sEdit

Behind the scenes Edit

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

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