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Albus Potter: "Bombarda?"
Scorpius Malfoy: "And wake up everyone in Hogwarts?"
— A discussion over how to best destroy a Time-Turner[src]

The Exploding Charm[2] (Bombarda) was a charm that detonated the target in a small explosion.[2] One use for this explosion was to blast open sealed doors or to blow bars off of windows.[1] The incantation Bombarda Maxima was a stronger, more powerful variation of this spell.[3]

History

Explosions caused by this spell

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

At the start of the 1990–1991 school year at Hogwarts, Corey Hayden used this charm in the Hogwarts Library in front of Jacob's sibling, allowing them to get detention.[4]

Scorpius Malfoy noted that the explosions produced by this charm were rather noisy, and thus inconvenient for when trying to destroy something stealthily, such as a Time-Turner.[5]

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 Confoundables, 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.[6]

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

Hermione's non-canonical casting of this spell

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 2 (The Mysterious Madam Rakepick) - Charms Lesson "Bombarda"
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) - Chapter 20 (Unquiet Escape)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 2 (More Questions Than Answers)
  5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Act Three, Scene Sixteen
  6. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 42 (The Final Vault)
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 21 (Hermione's Secret)
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