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'''Shrinking Solution''' is a [[potion]] that causes the drinker to decrease in size or apparent age. It is bright green when brewed correctly and, if prepared incorrectly, it can apparently be poisonous.
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'''Shrinking Solution''', also known as a '''Shrinking Potion'''<ref name="PoA1">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' (''Chapter 1 - Owl Post'')</ref>, is a [[potion]] that causes the drinker to decrease in size or apparent age. It is bright green when brewed correctly and, if prepared incorrectly, it can apparently be poisonous.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
[[Severus Snape]] had third-year students brew Shrinking Solution during a [[Potions (class)|Potions]] class in [[1993]]. [[Draco Malfoy]], whose arm had been injured by [[Buckbeak]], complained to Snape that he was not able to prepare his ingredients himself, so the Professor made [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] do the work for Draco. During the same lesson, [[Neville Longbottom]] messed up his potion, turning it orange by putting in too many rat spleens and too much leech juice. Discovering the error, Professor Snape threatened to test the botched potion on Neville's pet toad, [[Trevor]]. [[Hermione Granger]] secretly helped Neville to fix the potion, (Snape got very mad at Hermione, for "Whispering instructions in his ear through the side of her mouth", and took points from Gryffindor) and, when Snape made good on his threat, Trevor turned into a tadpole.
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[[Professor]] [[Severus Snape]] assigned his then-[[second year]] students a "particularly nasty" essay on Shrinking Potions during the summer holidays, and when they returned that fall, the first [[potion]] he had them brew was this one.
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When [[Draco Malfoy]], who had injured his arm being attacked by [[Buckbeak]] the [[Hippogriff]], returned to [[Potions (class)|class]], Snape had [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] brew his potion for him. In the same lesson, [[Neville Longbottom]] added too much leech juice and rat spleens, and Professor Snape threatened to poison Neville's pet toad, [[Trevor]], with the botched potion at the end of class. Luckily, however, [[Hermione Granger]] helped Neville fix it and when it came time for Snape to test the potion, Trevor turned into a tadpole.
   
 
==Instructions==
 
==Instructions==

Revision as of 17:10, February 3, 2013

Shrinking Solution
Shrinking Solution
Potion information
Effect

Causes the drinker to shrink

Characteristics

Acid green in colour

Known ingredients

Shrinking Solution, also known as a Shrinking Potion[1], is a potion that causes the drinker to decrease in size or apparent age. It is bright green when brewed correctly and, if prepared incorrectly, it can apparently be poisonous.

History

Professor Severus Snape assigned his then-second year students a "particularly nasty" essay on Shrinking Potions during the summer holidays, and when they returned that fall, the first potion he had them brew was this one. When Draco Malfoy, who had injured his arm being attacked by Buckbeak the Hippogriff, returned to class, Snape had Harry Potter and Ron Weasley brew his potion for him. In the same lesson, Neville Longbottom added too much leech juice and rat spleens, and Professor Snape threatened to poison Neville's pet toad, Trevor, with the botched potion at the end of class. Luckily, however, Hermione Granger helped Neville fix it and when it came time for Snape to test the potion, Trevor turned into a tadpole.

Instructions

The brewing of this potion required the following of these steps[2]:

  1. Add five sliced caterpillars.
  2. Heat till the potion turns red.
  3. Shake the peeled Shrivelfig until it is ready (this is extra important, as if one tries to add it before it is ready the potion may emit noxious green gases).
  4. Add peeled Shrivelfig until the potion turns yellow.
  5. Allow the potion to simmer till it turns purple.
  6. Add four rat spleens to the cauldron.
  7. Add the minced daisy roots till it turns green.
  8. Add five drops of leech juice.
  9. Add more of the Shrivelfig, this time till it turns pink.
  10. Add one sliced caterpillar.
  11. Allow the potion to simmer till it turns green.

Appearances

Notes and references


Potions (class)
Books chapterart hbp 09
Professors: 16th century Professor · Vindictus Veridian · Severus Snape · Horace Slughorn
Textbooks: Magical Drafts and Potions · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Advanced Potion-Making · Moste Potente Potions · A Collection of Above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick, and Surgery
Potions at Hogwarts: Potions Classroom · Potions Staircase · Potions basement · Potions Club · Potion Master's office · Potion Master's storeroom · Dungeon Five · Cauldron cupboard
Potioneers: Arsenius Jigger · Damocles · Glover Hipworth · Golpalott · Gregory the Smarmy · Gunhilda of Gorsemoor · Hector Dagworth-Granger · Hesper Starkey · J. Pippin · Laverne de Montmorency · Libatius Borage · Regulus Moonshine · Rubens Winikus · Sacharissa Tugwood · Tilden Toots · Dr. Ubbly · Zygmunt Budge
Potions Studied: Boil-Cure Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Shrinking Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Wiggenweld Potion · Girding Potion · Antidotes · Strengthening Solution · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Draught of Living Death · Amortentia · Elixir to Induce Euphoria · Hiccoughing Solution · Poison Antidote · Swelling Solution · Draught of Peace · Wit-Sharpening Potion · Polyjuice Potion



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