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|image=[[File:Accio.jpg|250px]]
 
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|name=Summoning Charm
 
|name=Summoning Charm
|incantation=''Accio''<br/>AX-ee-oh<ref name="WB">See [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSGJw5eC6Y this video].</ref>
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|incantation=''Accio''<br/>(AK-eee-oh)<ref name="WB">See [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSGJw5eC6Y this video].</ref>
 
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|effect=Summons an object from a distance}}
 
|effect=Summons an object from a distance}}
 
{{Quote|And then he heard it, speeding through the air behind him; he turned and saw his Firebolt hurtling towards him around the edge of the woods, soaring into the enclosure, and stopping dead in mid-air beside him, waiting for him to mount.|The Firebolt, under influence of this spell.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|And then he heard it, speeding through the air behind him; he turned and saw his Firebolt hurtling towards him around the edge of the woods, soaring into the enclosure, and stopping dead in mid-air beside him, waiting for him to mount.|The Firebolt, under influence of this spell.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
The '''Summoning Charm''' (incantation: ''Accio'') was a [[charm]] that caused an object at a distance from the caster to fly into his or her arms. It was one of the oldest spells known to wizarding society<ref name="WB"/>
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The '''Summoning Charm''' (''Accio'') was a [[charm]] that caused an object at a distance from the caster to fly into their arms. It was one of the oldest spells known to wizarding society.<ref name="WB"/>
   
==History==
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==History==
 
This [[spell]]'s most famous use was, according to [[Miranda Goshawk]], by the [[Accionites]] and their leader, [[Gideon Flatworthy]].<ref name="WB"/>
 
This [[spell]]'s most famous use was, according to [[Miranda Goshawk]], by the [[Accionites]] and their leader, [[Gideon Flatworthy]].<ref name="WB"/>
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In the traditional [[Wizarding world|wizarding]] tale "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot" from ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'', the son of the titular pot's original owner Summoned a lost [[donkey]] belonging to one of his fellow villagers.<ref name="TBB">''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)|The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' - "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot"</ref>
   
 
==Casting and effects==
 
==Casting and effects==
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There were [[counterspell]]s that could be placed on objects to keep them from being Summoned.<ref name="dh10">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Chapter 10</ref><ref name="dh26">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Chapter 26</ref> Most wizarding goods sold as of the [[20th century]] and early [[21st century]] came pre-enchanted with anti-theft spells to keep them from being Summoned by anyone but their rightful owners.<ref name="WBoS" />
 
There were [[counterspell]]s that could be placed on objects to keep them from being Summoned.<ref name="dh10">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Chapter 10</ref><ref name="dh26">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Chapter 26</ref> Most wizarding goods sold as of the [[20th century]] and early [[21st century]] came pre-enchanted with anti-theft spells to keep them from being Summoned by anyone but their rightful owners.<ref name="WBoS" />
   
==Successful uses==
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==Uses==
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===Successful===
 
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|[[Hermione Granger]]<br />[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Hermione Granger]]<br />[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[1994]]
 
|[[1994]]
|[[Hermione Granger]] taught the charm to [[Harry Potter]], who later used it in the First Task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]] to Summon his [[broom]] to him to outmaneuver the [[Hungarian Horntail]].<ref name="GOF"/>
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|[[Hermione Granger]] taught the charm to [[Harry Potter]], who later used it in the First Task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]] to Summon his [[broom]] to him to outmanoeuvre the [[Hungarian Horntail]].<ref name="GOF"/>
 
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|[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]]<br />(disguised as [[Alastor Moody]])
 
|[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]]<br />(disguised as [[Alastor Moody]])
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|[[Death Eaters]]
 
|[[Death Eaters]]
 
|[[1996]]
 
|[[1996]]
|During the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], [[Death Eaters]] attempting to pull the prophecy sphere from Harry&apos;s hands.
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|During the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], [[Death Eaters]] attempting to pull the prophecy sphere from Harry's hands.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[1997]]
 
|[[1997]]
|[[Harry Potter]] Summoned [[Madam Rosmerta]]&apos;s [[broomstick|brooms]] to himself and [[Albus Dumbledore]] to get back to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] in [[1997]].<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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|[[Harry Potter]] Summoned [[Madam Rosmerta]]'s [[broomstick|brooms]] to himself and [[Albus Dumbledore]] to get back to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] in [[1997]].<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
 
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|[[Hermione Granger]]
 
|[[Hermione Granger]]
 
|[[1997]]
 
|[[1997]]
|[[Hermione Granger]] Summoned books about [[Horcrux]]es from the [[Headmaster's office|Headmaster&apos;s office]] in 1997.<ref name="DH"/>
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|[[Hermione Granger]] Summoned books about [[Horcrux]]es from the [[Headmaster's office]] in 1997.<ref name="DH"/>
 
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|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
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|Fred Summoned hairs from a [[Muggle]] boy in [[Ottery St. Catchpole]] in order to help Harry disguise himself for the [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] using [[Polyjuice Potion]].
 
|Fred Summoned hairs from a [[Muggle]] boy in [[Ottery St. Catchpole]] in order to help Harry disguise himself for the [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] using [[Polyjuice Potion]].
 
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|[[Harry Potter]]
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|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]
|[[1997]]
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|[[2 May]], [[1998]]
|[[Harry Potter]] attempts to Summon his wand back after his wand was knocked off by [[Nagini]].
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|He summoned the [[Sorting Hat]] [[Nonverbal spell|non-verbally]]; it flew through a shattered window of [[Hogwarts Castle]].
 
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==Unsuccessful uses==
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===Unsuccessful===
   
 
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|[[Death Eaters]]
 
|[[Death Eaters]]
 
|[[1996]]
 
|[[1996]]
|The [[Death Eaters]] tried to cast the charm on the [[prophecy]] during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], but Harry managed to hold on to it.
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|The [[Death Eaters]] tried to cast the charm on the [[prophecy]] during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], but Harry managed to hold on to it, having cast a [[Shield Charm]] to protect himself.
 
|-
 
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|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
|[[1996]]
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|[[1 September]], [[1996]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]] tried to cast the charm [[nonverbal spell|nonverbally]] and [[wandless spell|wandlessly]] to retrieve his wand after [[Draco Malfoy]] hit him with a [[Full Body-Bind Curse]] in [[1996]].<ref name="HBP"/>
 
|[[Harry Potter]] tried to cast the charm [[nonverbal spell|nonverbally]] and [[wandless spell|wandlessly]] to retrieve his wand after [[Draco Malfoy]] hit him with a [[Full Body-Bind Curse]] in [[1996]].<ref name="HBP"/>
 
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|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[1997]]
 
|[[1997]]
|[[Harry Potter]] tried the Charm to Summon [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|Salazar Slytherin&apos;s fake locket]] in the [[Horcrux cave]] in [[1997]].<ref name="HBP"/>
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|[[Harry Potter]] tried the Charm to Summon [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|Salazar Slytherin's fake locket]] in the [[Crystal Cave]] in [[1997]].<ref name="HBP"/>
 
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|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
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[[Harry Potter]]
 
[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[1997]]
 
|[[1997]]
|[[Hermione Granger]] tried the Summoning Charm to Summon [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|Salazar Slytherin&apos;s Locket]] in [[Regulus Black]]&apos;s bedroom at [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. Harry also tried Summoning the locket while he was in [[Dolores Umbridge]]&apos;s office while they were infiltrating the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
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|[[Hermione Granger]] tried the Summoning Charm to Summon [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]] in [[Regulus Black]]'s bedroom at [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. Harry also tried Summoning the locket while he was in [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s office while they were infiltrating the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
 
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|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[24 December]], [[1997]]
 
|[[24 December]], [[1997]]
|Harry tried to Summon his wand after it had been knocked out of his hand during his fight with [[Nagini]] at [[Godric's Hollow|Godric&apos;s Hollow]].
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|Harry tried to Summon his wand after it had been knocked out of his hand during his fight with [[Nagini]] at [[Godric's Hollow]].
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|[[Harry Potter]]
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|[[December]], [[1997]]
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|Harry tried to summon the [[Sword of Gryffindor]] from the frozen pool in the [[Forest of Dean]].
 
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|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|[[1 May]], [[1998]]
 
|[[1 May]], [[1998]]
|Harry tried to Summon [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup|Helga Hufflepuff&apos;s Cup]] when he was in the [[Lestrange Vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] during [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|the break-in]], but he was unsuccessful because the vault was bewitched.
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|Harry tried to Summon [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup]] when he was in the [[Lestrange Vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] during [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|the break-in]], but he was unsuccessful because the vault was bewitched.
 
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|[[Hermione Granger]]
 
|[[Hermione Granger]]
 
|[[1998]]
 
|[[1998]]
|[[Hermione Granger]] tried to use a Summoning Charm to Summon [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem|Rowena Ravenclaw&apos;s Diadem]] in the [[Room of Requirement]] and [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup|Helga Hufflepuff&apos;s Cup]] in the [[Lestrange Vault]], but the protections on the [[Horcrux]]es made this impossible.
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|[[Hermione Granger]] tried to use a Summoning Charm to Summon [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem]] in the [[Room of Requirement]] and [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup]] in the [[Lestrange Vault]], but the protections on the [[Horcrux]]es made this impossible.
 
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|A [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]
 
|A [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]
 
|[[1998]]
 
|[[1998]]
|A [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] tried the charm to Summon [[Harry Potter|Harry]]&apos;s [[Cloak of Invisibility]].<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
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|A [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] tried the charm to Summon [[Harry Potter|Harry]]'s [[Cloak of Invisibility]].<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
 
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==Media==
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<gallery widths="300" position="center" spacing="small" captionalign="center" hideaddbutton="true">
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File:Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Summoning spell|Summoning the Firebolt
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</gallery>{{VideoFooter}}
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
* In the [[2006]] short film ''[[The Queen's Handbag|The Queen&apos;s Handbag]]'', Harry Potter and Ron Weasley both use the charm in an attempt to retrieve Queen Elizabeth II&apos;s handbag, which has been lost. They are unsuccessful and Hermione suggests they&apos;re too far away from it, suggesting the charm may have a maximum range. However, in ''Goblet of Fire'', Hermione stated that distance didn&apos;t matter, as long as the caster was concentrating hard enough. Also, the short film&apos;s canonicity is uncertain, so it is unlikely this applies to mainstream continuity.
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* In the [[2006]] short film ''[[The Queen's Handbag]]'', Harry Potter and Ron Weasley both use the charm in an attempt to retrieve Queen Elizabeth II's handbag, which has been lost. They are unsuccessful and Hermione suggests they're too far away from it, suggesting the charm may have a maximum range. However, in ''Goblet of Fire'', Hermione stated that distance didn't matter, as long as the caster was concentrating hard enough. Also, the short film's canonicity is uncertain, so it is unlikely this applies to mainstream continuity.
*In the console and PC versions of ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', it can be bought at [[Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment|Wiseacre&apos;s Wizarding Equipment]] in [[Diagon Alley]].
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*In the console and PC versions of ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', it can be bought at [[Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment]] in [[Diagon Alley]].
 
*In the handheld versions of ''LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4'', ''Accio'' can move an object in any direction, not just towards the caster. In some cases, it moves an object directly away from the caster, working more like [[Banishing Charm|its opposite]].
 
*In the handheld versions of ''LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4'', ''Accio'' can move an object in any direction, not just towards the caster. In some cases, it moves an object directly away from the caster, working more like [[Banishing Charm|its opposite]].
* When Hermione Summoned ''[[Secrets of the Darkest Art]]'' from Dumbledore&apos;s office, she simply said "Accio Horcrux books", instead of the specific book name, meaning that this spell can function even when the item&apos;s description is not detailed.
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* When Hermione Summoned ''[[Secrets of the Darkest Art]]'' from Dumbledore's office, she simply said "Accio Horcrux books", instead of the specific book name, meaning that this spell can function even when the item's description is not detailed.
*According to ''Wonderbook'', the hand motion is thus:<br/>[[File:Accio.png|100px]]
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*According to ''Wonderbook'', the hand motion is thus:<br />[[File:Accio.png|100px]]
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*Given that the Summoning Charm will not work on most living objects, the Summoning of the donkey in "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot" may have been one of the uses of poetic licence on the part of [[Beedle the Bard]].
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*Despite not being able to summon most living objects, [[Gideon Flatworthy]] managed to summon livestock along with a farm and well-stocked larder, all of which crushed him to death.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' <small>(Incantation heard; charm unsuccessful)</small>
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*''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]''
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*''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)|The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]''
 
*''[[The Queen's Handbag]]''
 
*''[[The Queen's Handbag]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{C|As potential element in username}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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[[es:Encantamiento convocador]]
 
[[es:Encantamiento convocador]]
[[fr:Sortilège d'Attraction|fr:Sortilège d&apos;Attraction]]
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[[it:Incantesimo di Appello]]
 
[[it:Incantesimo di Appello]]
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Accio
Summoning Charm
Incantation

Accio
(AK-eee-oh)[1]

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Accio movement

Light

None

Effect

Summons an object from a distance

"And then he heard it, speeding through the air behind him; he turned and saw his Firebolt hurtling towards him around the edge of the woods, soaring into the enclosure, and stopping dead in mid-air beside him, waiting for him to mount."
—The Firebolt, under influence of this spell.[src]

The Summoning Charm (Accio) was a charm that caused an object at a distance from the caster to fly into their arms. It was one of the oldest spells known to wizarding society.[1]

HistoryEdit

This spell's most famous use was, according to Miranda Goshawk, by the Accionites and their leader, Gideon Flatworthy.[1]

In the traditional wizarding tale "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot" from The Tales of Beedle the Bard, the son of the titular pot's original owner Summoned a lost donkey belonging to one of his fellow villagers.[2]

Casting and effectsEdit

201107hp-spells04

Harry using the Summoning Charm to Summon his Firebolt.

The Summoning Charm could not be used on buildings.[3] In addition, it did not work on most living things, and those few on which it did were generally not considered worth Summoning, such as flobberworms.[3]

The farther the desired object was from the caster, the harder it was to Summon. However, there was apparently some controversy over this claim, as Hermione Granger stated that it did not matter how far away the object was — so long as the caster had it clearly in mind, they should be able to Summon it with ease.[4]

There were counterspells that could be placed on objects to keep them from being Summoned.[5][6] Most wizarding goods sold as of the 20th century and early 21st century came pre-enchanted with anti-theft spells to keep them from being Summoned by anyone but their rightful owners.[3]

UsesEdit

SuccessfulEdit

Caster(s) Dates Notes
Molly Weasley 1994 Molly Weasley used several Summoning Charms to find many different magical sweets Fred and George Weasley were trying to sneak out of the house to the Quidditch World Cup in 1994.[7]
Hermione Granger
Harry Potter
1994 Hermione Granger taught the charm to Harry Potter, who later used it in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament to Summon his broom to him to outmanoeuvre the Hungarian Horntail.[7]
Barty Crouch Jr.
(disguised as Alastor Moody)
1995 Barty Crouch Jr. used the Summoning Charm to take the Marauders Map away from Severus Snape before he could read it.[7]
Harry Potter 24 June, 1995 Harry Potter used this charm to Summon the Triwizard Cup, which had been made a Portkey, in order to escape Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters in 1995.[7]
Harry Potter 1995

Harry Potter on his toad with which he was practicing his Silencing Charm in Charms class (in 1995).[8]

Hermione Granger
Ron Weasley
1996 During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries Hermione Granger used it to retrieve wands, and Ron Weasley Summoned a brain in a tank to himself while under the effects of a disorienting curse.[8]
Death Eaters 1996 During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Death Eaters attempting to pull the prophecy sphere from Harry's hands.
Harry Potter 1997 Harry Potter Summoned Madam Rosmerta's brooms to himself and Albus Dumbledore to get back to Hogwarts in 1997.[9]
Hermione Granger 1997 Hermione Granger Summoned books about Horcruxes from the Headmaster's office in 1997.[10]
Harry Potter 31 July, 1997

Harry Potter Summoned his glasses on his 17th birthday.

Fred Weasley August 1997 Fred Summoned hairs from a Muggle boy in Ottery St. Catchpole in order to help Harry disguise himself for the wedding using Polyjuice Potion.
Lord Voldemort 2 May, 1998 He summoned the Sorting Hat non-verbally; it flew through a shattered window of Hogwarts Castle.

UnsuccessfulEdit

Caster(s) Dates Notes
Harry Potter 1994 Harry Potter tried to cast the charm while Hermione Granger was teaching him how to use it in preparation for the first task of the Triwizard Tournament.
Harry Potter Summer of 1995 Harry Potter tried to cast the charm wandlessly to retrieve his wand after Dudley hit him when they were attacked in 1995 by two Dementors sent by Dolores Umbridge.
Death Eaters 1996 The Death Eaters tried to cast the charm on the prophecy during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, but Harry managed to hold on to it, having cast a Shield Charm to protect himself.
Harry Potter 1 September, 1996 Harry Potter tried to cast the charm nonverbally and wandlessly to retrieve his wand after Draco Malfoy hit him with a Full Body-Bind Curse in 1996.[9]
Harry Potter 1997 Harry Potter tried the Charm to Summon Salazar Slytherin's fake locket in the Crystal Cave in 1997.[9]
Harry Potter 27 July, 1997 He tried it to Summon Hedwig and Rubeus Hagrid during the Battle of the Seven Potters.[10]

Hermione Granger
Harry Potter

1997 Hermione Granger tried the Summoning Charm to Summon Salazar Slytherin's Locket in Regulus Black's bedroom at 12 Grimmauld Place. Harry also tried Summoning the locket while he was in Dolores Umbridge's office while they were infiltrating the Ministry of Magic.
Harry Potter 24 December, 1997 Harry tried to Summon his wand after it had been knocked out of his hand during his fight with Nagini at Godric's Hollow.
Harry Potter December, 1997 Harry tried to summon the Sword of Gryffindor from the frozen pool in the Forest of Dean.
Harry Potter 1 May, 1998 Harry tried to Summon Helga Hufflepuff's Cup when he was in the Lestrange Vault at Gringotts Wizarding Bank during the break-in, but he was unsuccessful because the vault was bewitched.
Hermione Granger 1998 Hermione Granger tried to use a Summoning Charm to Summon Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem in the Room of Requirement and Helga Hufflepuff's Cup in the Lestrange Vault, but the protections on the Horcruxes made this impossible.
A Death Eater 1998 A Death Eater tried the charm to Summon Harry's Cloak of Invisibility.[10]

MediaEdit

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EtymologyEdit

The Latin word accio means "I call" or "I summon". In the Hungarian translation, the spell is called "Invito", possibly from the word "to invite".

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In the 2006 short film The Queen's Handbag, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley both use the charm in an attempt to retrieve Queen Elizabeth II's handbag, which has been lost. They are unsuccessful and Hermione suggests they're too far away from it, suggesting the charm may have a maximum range. However, in Goblet of Fire, Hermione stated that distance didn't matter, as long as the caster was concentrating hard enough. Also, the short film's canonicity is uncertain, so it is unlikely this applies to mainstream continuity.
  • In the console and PC versions of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, it can be bought at Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment in Diagon Alley.
  • In the handheld versions of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Accio can move an object in any direction, not just towards the caster. In some cases, it moves an object directly away from the caster, working more like its opposite.
  • When Hermione Summoned Secrets of the Darkest Art from Dumbledore's office, she simply said "Accio Horcrux books", instead of the specific book name, meaning that this spell can function even when the item's description is not detailed.
  • According to Wonderbook, the hand motion is thus:
    Accio
  • Given that the Summoning Charm will not work on most living objects, the Summoning of the donkey in "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot" may have been one of the uses of poetic licence on the part of Beedle the Bard.
  • Despite not being able to summon most living objects, Gideon Flatworthy managed to summon livestock along with a farm and well-stocked larder, all of which crushed him to death.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Charms (class)
Wingardium leviosa
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
Accio

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