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"You'll be starting small, just matches into needles and that sort of thing—"
Percy Weasley[src]

This spell was used to transform a match into a needle[1]. It is one of the simplest transfiguration spells[2].

Nature and teaching

Due to its being the simplest spell of transfiguration, this is the first spell taught in transfiguration class (after they take many complicated notes)[1].

It seems, however, that even beginning students have trouble with it; by the end of their first lesson, only Hermione Granger had made a substantial improvement to her match, and Professor McGonagall proudly showed the class how it had turned silver and was rather pointy[1]. She later gave the class "a pile of homework", presumably on the subject of this spell[1].

Practitioners

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references


Transfiguration (class)
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Branches of Transfiguration Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Known practitioners Circe · Emeric Switch · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell (Evanesco)
Conjuring Spells Orchideous · Snake Summons Spell (Serpentsortia)
Transforming Spells Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Beetle Buttons · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Chair to cat · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Match to needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to Rabit (Lapifors) · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to tortoise · White Rabbits to Slippers