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{{Quote|Well, there are Switching Spells... but what's the point of Switching it? Unless you swapped its fangs for [[wine-gum]]s or something that would make it less dangerous...|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] suggests using this spell to deal with the [[Hungarian Horntail|dragon]] of the [[First Task]] of the [[Triwizard Tournament]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|Well, there are Switching Spells... but what's the point of Switching it? Unless you swapped its fangs for [[wine-gum]]s or something that would make it less dangerous...|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] suggests using this spell to deal with the [[Hungarian Horntail|dragon]] of the [[First Task]] of the [[Triwizard Tournament]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
The '''Switching Spell''' (''incantation unknown'') is one of many [[transforming spells]] used to [[Switching|swap]] two different objects for one another. They are studied in the [[first year]] in [[Transfiguration (class)|transfiguration class]].
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==Practicioners==
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The '''Switching Spell''' is one of many [[transforming spells]] used to [[Switching|swap]] two different objects for one another. They are studied in the [[fourth year]] in [[Transfiguration (class)|transfiguration class]]<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book4/chapter15/moment1/switching-spells From the Story: Switching Spells]</ref>. [[Hermione Granger]], however, gained points for knowing how to perform the spell in her first year.
*[[Hermione Granger]]
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==Practitioners==
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*[[Hermione Granger]]
 
*[[Neville Longbottom]] {{Comment|Failed; put ears onto cactus}}
 
*[[Neville Longbottom]] {{Comment|Failed; put ears onto cactus}}
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*[[Hermione Granger]] recommended to [[Harry Potter]] that he use this spell on a dragon to turn its fangs to [[wine-gum]]s.
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*[[Hermione Granger]] idly suggested to [[Harry Potter]] that he might use this spell on a dragon to turn its fangs to [[wine-gum]]s, but rejected the idea as impractical because as a rule it was nearly impossible to cast a spell through a dragon's hide.
*Hermione also gains some house points for knowing about these spells before they studied them.
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*Hermione also gains some [[house points]] for knowing about these spells before they studied them.
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*[[Neville Longbottom]] proved unable to perform a Switching Spell by [[October]], a fact that was criticised by [[Minerva McGonagall]], who called the spell "simple".
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*Harry Potter forgot the definition of a Switching Spell when doing his written [[Transfiguration]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]<ref name="OP31">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 31 (''O.W.L.s'')</ref>
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''

Latest revision as of 15:55, July 22, 2014

Switching Spell
Switching Spell
Type

Transfiguration

Hand Movement

Switching-spells

Light

White

Effect

Switches two targets simultaneously.

"Well, there are Switching Spells... but what's the point of Switching it? Unless you swapped its fangs for wine-gums or something that would make it less dangerous..."
Hermione suggests using this spell to deal with the dragon of the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament.[src]

The Switching Spell is one of many transforming spells used to swap two different objects for one another. They are studied in the fourth year in transfiguration class[1]. Hermione Granger, however, gained points for knowing how to perform the spell in her first year.

PractitionersEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Hermione Granger idly suggested to Harry Potter that he might use this spell on a dragon to turn its fangs to wine-gums, but rejected the idea as impractical because as a rule it was nearly impossible to cast a spell through a dragon's hide.
  • Hermione also gains some house points for knowing about these spells before they studied them.
  • Neville Longbottom proved unable to perform a Switching Spell by October, a fact that was criticised by Minerva McGonagall, who called the spell "simple".
  • Harry Potter forgot the definition of a Switching Spell when doing his written Transfiguration O.W.L.[2]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Transfiguration (class)
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Professors: Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks: A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Known practitioners: Emeric Switch · Circe · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell ·
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts: Chair to cat · Match to needle · Snail to Teapot · Teacup to Rat · Switching Spell · Transforming Spell · Avifors Spell · Mice to Snuffboxes · Beetle Buttons · Rabbit Slippers · Vera Verto · Teapot to tortoise · Draconifors Spell · Lapifors Spell · Vanishing Spell · Owl to opera glasses · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Small Child to Rat · Meddling Man to Monkey · Crinus Muto
Branches of Transfiguration: Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration

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