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"Describe, with examples, the ways in which Transforming Spells must be adapted when performing Cross-Species Switches"
—The fourth year transfiguration homework[src]

Transforming Spells are transfiguration spells of unknown incantation; they are used to perform transformation magic.

Nature and Teaching

Transforming spells seem to be related to changing guinea fowl into guinea pigs, as these spells were the subject of an essay written for homework after a class on that charm[1].

As Professor McGonagall taught her fourth year students in Transfiguration class, Transforming Spells can and must be adapted in some manner in order to perform Cross-Species Switches. This was the subject of an essay they had to write for that night's homework[1].

See also

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 22 (The Unexpected Task)


Transfiguration (class)
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Branches of Transfiguration
Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Known practitioners
Emeric Switch · Circe · 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
Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell
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