Nature and Teaching
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.
Behind the scenes
- It is currently unknown whether this refers to a specific set of Transformation spells, or if it refers to any spell that might transform something. If the latter is the case, such spells as the Avifors Spell and the Snufflifors Spell might be considered Transforming Spells.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First mentioned)
Notes and references
|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|