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'''Switching Spells''' are a sub-division of [[Transforming spells]] used to [[switching|switch]] two different objects. These spells are studied in [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts School]], in [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration Class]]. [[Hermione Granger]] performed some perfect switching spells during her time at Hogwarts. [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] taught [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Hermione Granger]] and their classmates this spell in her class in their [[1991–1992 school year|first year]]. Three years later, [[Neville Longbottom]] accidentally put his own ears on a cactus, prompting Professor McGonagall to scold Neville, and warn him not to show anyone from [[Durmstrang]] his lack of talent<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]], Chapter 15</ref>.
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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}}
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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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*[[Hermione Granger]]
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*[[Neville Longbottom]] {{Comment|Failed; put ears onto cactus}}
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', when [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] are going to duel [[Draco Malfoy]], [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] complains that they will lose all of the points that she gained from [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] for knowing about Switching Spells.
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*[[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 also gains some house points for knowing about these spells before they studied them.
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Revision as of 18:53, November 25, 2012

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 (incantation unknown) is one of many transforming spells used to swap two different objects for one another. They are studied in the first year in transfiguration class.

Practicioners

Behind the scenes

  • Hermione Granger recommended to Harry Potter that he use this spell on a dragon to turn its fangs to wine-gums.
  • Hermione also gains some house points for knowing about these spells before they studied them.

Appearances

Notes and references


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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