Teapot to tortoise is a Transforming spell, that when cast correctly transforms a teapot into a tortoise.


Third years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry were required to cast the spell during their final exams. If the spell was not performed perfectly, the tortoise may breathe steam, have spouts where the tail should be, or have the teapot's willow-pattern on their shell. Hermione Granger worried that her tortoise looked more like a turtle, much to everyone else's annoyance since many other students had their tortoises breathe steam and have other weird traits.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • This may be related to the teacup to tortoise spell.
  • It is unknown if this spell is related to the Snail to Teapot spell covered in the first year.
  • There is also a wizard wrock band named "Teapot to tortoise", they sing songs related to Harry Potter and the transforming spell. They formed in October 2011 and have three songs on YouTube. They are an English band from Liverpool.


See also

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 16 (Professor Trelawney's Prediction)

Transfiguration (class)
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