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Freezing Charm
Incantation

Immobulus

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Freezing-charm

Light

Blue

Effect

Renders living targets immobile.

"...immobilising two pixies at once with a clever Freezing Charm and stuffing them back into their cage"
—Hermione Granger's use of the charm in her Defence Against the Dark Arts class[src]

The Freezing Charm (Immobulus) is a spell which immobilises living targets.[1] It can also, according to Horace Slughorn, be used to disable Muggle burglar alarms.[2] It resembles the Flame-Freezing Charm, a spell used to negate the harmful effects of fire.

Known uses

Behind the scenes

  • In the second film, Hermione freezes all of the pixies instead of just two.

Etymology

The incantation is derived from Latin immobilis meaning "immobile".

Appearances

Notes and References


The Standard Book of Spells
Books: The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 3 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 4 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 5 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 6
Charms included in the series: Fire-Making Spell · Levitation Charm · Locking Spell · Mending Charm · Softening Charm · Severing Charm · Unlocking Charm · Dancing Feet Spell · Disarming Charm · Engorgement Charm · Freezing Charm · General Counter-Spell · Memory Charm · Tickling Charm · Summoning Charm · Banishing Charm · Substantive Charm

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