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. It can also, according to Horace Slughorn, be used to disable Muggle burglar alarms. It resembles the Flame-Freezing Charm, a spell used to negate the harmful effects of fire.
- This spell is covered in The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 by Miranda Goshawk.
- Hermione Granger used this spell on a pair of pixies in her second year after her teacher tried and failed to subdue them with the incantation Peskipiksi Pesternomi.
- Professor Remus Lupin used it in 1993 on the Hogwarts Whomping Willow.
- Harry Potter used it in 1994 to liberate himself from some attacking Grindylows.
- Horace Slughorn used this charm throughout 1996 to freeze the burglar alarms of Muggle houses he stayed in due to Death Eater attacks.
- Albus Dumbledore used the charm non-verbally on Harry Potter to prevent him interfering with his death.
- This may be the spell Kingsley Shacklebolt used non-verbally during the Battle of Hogwarts.
Behind the scenes
- In the second film, Hermione freezes all of the pixies instead of just two.
The incantation is derived from Latin immobilis meaning "immobile".
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