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.[1] 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.[2]

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: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Giant Problems" - Transfiguration Classroom with Rowan
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 16 (Professor Trelawney's Prediction)

Transfiguration (class)
Branches of Transfiguration Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Known practitioners Circe · Emeric Switch · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell (Evanesco)
Conjuring Spells Orchideous · Snake Summons Spell (Serpentsortia)
Transforming Spells Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Beetle Buttons · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Chair to cat · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Match to needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to Rabit (Lapifors) · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to tortoise · White Rabbits to Slippers