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Albus Potter: "Bombarda?"
Scorpius Malfoy: "And wake up everyone in Hogwarts?"
— Decision over how to destroy the Time Turner[src]

The Exploding Charm[2] (Bombarda) was a charm that detonated the target in a small explosion. One use for this explosion was to blast open sealed doors or to blow bars off of windows. The incantation Bombarda Maxima was a stronger, more powerful variation of this spell.

History

During the 1987–1988 school year, this spell was taught to fourth years in Charms class by Professor Filius Flitwick, at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[2]

Scorpius Malfoy noted that the explosions conjured up by Bombarda are rather noisy, and thus inconvenient for when trying to destroy something stealthily.[4]

During the Calamity in the 2010s, volunteer wizards and witches of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force heavily used the Exploding Charm in their mission to overpower Confoundable, in order to free Foundables. For example, the charm was highly useful at exploding large spheres of water which trapped British Ministry of Magic employees, and for fending off large red serpents which were guarding baby Unicorns.[3]

Known practitioners

Etymology

Based off of the English word "bombard", meaning: attack (a place or person) continuously with bombs, shells, or other missiles.

See also

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 2 (The Mysterious Madam Rakepick) - Charms Lesson "Bombarda"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Act Three, Scene Sixteen
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 21 (Hermione's Secret)


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