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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].

Known uses

Caster(s) Dates Notes
Flitwick 1995-1996 school year Flitwick used Locomotor trunks to move Trelawney's blongings 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 Grimmauld Place
Lavender Brown June 1996 Practiced this charm while studying for her O.W.L.s
Minerva McGonagall 2 May, 1998 McGonagall used Piertotum Locomotor to animate the statues and suits of armour, sending them into the Battle of Hogwarts.

Known practitioners


The incantation is derived from Latin "loco" meaning "place" or "set down"[6], and "moto" meaning "moving about" or "keep moving"[7]


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 (OWLs)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 26 (Seen and Unforeseen)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 10 (Luna Lovegood)
  6. See this translation, courtesy of Google Translate.
  7. See this translation, courtesy of Google Translate.

Charms (class)
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Professors: Filius Flitwick
Textbooks: The Standard Book of Spells · Achievements in Charming · Quintessence: A Quest
Charmbook writers and charm developers: Miranda Goshawk · Scarpin · Felix Summerbee · Randolph Keitch · Basil Horton · Mnemone Radford · Elliot Smethwyck · Jarleth Hobart · Delfina Crimp · Orabella Nuttley · Levina Monkstanley · Fred Weasley · George Weasley
Charms studied at Hogwarts: Levitation Charm · Fire-Making Charm · Softening Charm · Skurge · Aresto Momentum · Cheering Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Summoning Charm · Banishing Charm · Silencing Charm · Mending Charm · Reductor Curse · Colour Change Charm · Growth Charm · Water-Making Spell · Locomotion Charm · Vinegar into Wine · Bird-Conjuring Charm

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