"Raise your wand and move it slowly and see the effects."

Specialis Revelio was the incantation of a spell that allowed the caster to reveal any charms or hexes[2].


"Specialis Revelio! Well, it was worth a try, what are you waiting for?"
—Draco Malfoy's attempt at the spell[src]


Latin specialis, "particular; individual" and revelare (present tense revelo), "unveil". Altogether the incantation may read as "[to] reveal the particulars [of]".

Behind the scenes

  • It is interesting to note that all known instances of the performance of this spell ended up being unsuccessful.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Scholastic Glossary
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises)
  4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Act Three, Scene Twenty-one