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Freezing Charm
Incantation

Immobulus[1]

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[2]) is a spell which immobilises living targets.[3] It can also, according to Horace Slughorn, be used to disable Muggle burglar alarms.[4]

Known uses

Etymology

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

Behind the scenes

  • In the second film, Hermione freezes all of the pixies at the same time instead of just two.
  • Despite the books and video games giving no incantation, the word is shown to be Immobilus in the film.

Appearances

Notes and References

  1. See this image
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  3. Pottermore
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2


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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