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"Red, white and blue sparks are currently so thick in the air that it is both difficult to breathe or see."
Ginevra Potter[src]

Blue Sparks[2] (incantation unknown) was a charm[2] that precipitated a jet of blue sparks from the tip of the wand.[2][3] It could also be used offensively as a minor duelling spell.[4] When such blue sparks were produced in large quantities, it was difficult to see or breathe when in the vicinity.[1]

History

"I'm in a colourful mood, class, so today we'll be expanding our palette a bit. I'm sure you all remember how to conjure Red Sparks with Vermillious, yes? Well, I say it's about time we move beyond red and learn to cast Blue Sparks. The theory may be familiar, but I'd still appreciate your full attention."
Professor Flitwick to his sixth-year students[src]

Jacob's sibling casting Blue Sparks in the library

During the 1989–1990 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Filius Flitwick taught this charm to sixth-year students in Charms class.[2] Later during this school year, Jacob's sibling cast this charm to create blue sparks in the Hogwarts Library to distract Madam Pince, so Penny Haywood could take some books from the Restricted Section about the brewing of Polyjuice Potion.[5]

The Order of the Phoenix had initially planned to use these as signals for the Advance Guard when rescuing Harry Potter in August 1995, but eventually decided against it, using red and green instead.[2]

Following the American National Quidditch team's win at the semi-finals of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup against Liechtenstein, red, white and blue sparks filled the air so thickly it was difficult to see or breathe.[1]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Pottermore - USA VERSUS LIECHTENSTEIN (Archived)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 31 (The Polyjuice Plan) - Charms Lesson "Blue Sparks"
  3. See this script.
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel) - "But people only die in proper duels, you know, with real wizards. The most you and Malfoy'll be able to do is send sparks at each other. Neither of you knows enough magic to do any real damage."
  5. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 32 (Quest for Polyjuice)
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