All the Harry Potter spells. Every. Last One.
With the new app, Harry Potter Wizards Unite by Niantic, coming soon to an iOS & Android device near you, it will be a good time to make sure you know the Harry Potter spells.
Spells, curses, hexes, jinxes, enchantments and charms – what is the difference?
A spell is basically just a generic term for a piece of magic. The term covers the entirety all magical actions. Any magical action accompanied with an incantation (usually latin) and with a specified intent is called a spell. Spells can fall into different classifications:
- Charms: Generally, charms don’t fundamentally alter the properties of the subject of the spell. A charm adds or changes properties of an object. Charms can make something hidden, cause a feather to float, or can seal a door.
- Transfiguration: Transfiguration deals with altering the object’s form or appearance.
- Jinx: A jinx is technically dark magic but generally is meant as a joke or a minor inconvenience.
- Hex: A hex is also affiliated with dark magic, it is darker than a jinx but not as bad as a curse. It could be potentially dangerous.
- Curse: A curse is the worst kind of dark magic. Curses are meant to harm, control or kill its target.
- Enchantments: Enchantments are a long-lasting form of magic that can be used to make non-magical things magical. Lily’s protective magic given to Harry when she gave her life to save his has been referred to in canon as an enchantment.
Pottermore has some cool background on the etymology of Harry Potter spells.
How many Harry Potter Spells can you name?
So, now that you know the difference, how many spells (charms, jinxes, curses, etc) can you remember?
And to learn more about the app, be sure to sign up at the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite website. Looking for more? Also try this Harry Potter facts quiz.