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

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 Immobulus in the film.
  • In Harry Potter for Kinect Harry ane Voldemort can use this spell against each other during the final battle during Voldemort's Last Stand as they engage in a normal duel.


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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