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Freezing Charm
Incantation

Immobulus[1]
(ih-MOH-byoo-luhs)

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]

History

This spell is covered in The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 by Miranda Goshawk. It's also taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to second year students in Charms class.

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 and 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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