The Locomotion Charm[3] (Locomotor[1][2]) is a charm that enables a witch or wizard to lift the target a few inches off of the ground and then move said object in any given direction[1]. This spell was described as basic.[4]

Known uses

Caster(s) Dates Notes
Porpentina Goldstein 6 December 1926 Tina used a Locomotion charm to set the table for a dinner she had with her sister, Newton Scamander and Jacob Kowalski.[5]
Filius Flitwick 1995-1996 school year Flitwick used Locomotor trunks to move Trelawney's belongings back up the main staircase, back to her lodgings.
Nymphadora Tonks 5 August, 1995 Tonks used Locomotor Trunk to move Harry's trunk downstairs before flying off to 12 Grimmauld Place.
Lavender Brown June 1996 Practised this charm while studying for her O.W.L.s

Known practitioners


The incantation is derived from Latin "loco" meaning "place" or "set down"[8], and "moto" meaning "moving about" or "keep moving"[9]


See also

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pottermore - From the Story: Locomotion Charms
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s)
  4. LEGO Dimensions (see this video)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) identified as a Locomotion Charm in LEGO Dimensions (see this video)
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 26 (Seen and Unforeseen)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 10 (Luna Lovegood)
  8. See this translation, courtesy of Google Translate.
  9. See this translation, courtesy of Google Translate.

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