The Freezing Charm (Immobulus) was a charm which immobilised and stoped the actions of the target. With the use of this charm, the movement of living or animated targets was stopped, and the functioning of objects such as Muggle burglar alarms was halted.
|Hermione Granger||Fall 1992||Used this spell to successfully freeze a pair of pixies in her second year after her teacher tried and failed to subdue them using the nonsense incantation Peskipiksi Pesternomi.|
|Horace Slughorn||1996||Used this charm to freeze the burglar alarms of Muggle houses he stayed in while in hiding from the Death Eaters.|
The incantation is derived from Latin immobilis meaning "immobile, unmoving".
Behind the scenes
- Despite the books and video games giving no incantation, the incantation for this charm is shown to be Immobulus in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Hermione freezes all of the pixies at the same time instead of just two.
- In Harry Potter for Kinect Harry and Voldemort can use this spell against each other during the final battle during Voldemort's Last Stand as they engage in a normal duel.
- In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (PC version), Immobulus is misspelled "Immobilus" when it is unlocked. In the game, the charm is taught in Gilderoy Lockhart's first Defence Against the Dark Arts class involving Pixies.
- Molly Weasley probably used this charm in the Battle of Hogwarts to paralyse Bellatrix Lestrange, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
- This may be the spell Kingsley Shacklebolt used non-verbally during the Battle of Hogwarts.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Possible appearance)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Consoles and Windows versions only)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game
- Harry Potter for Kinect
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 (see this image)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Treat: we're giving you a spellbinding Pottermore Treat" on the Pottermore Insider
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 6 (Gilderoy Lockhart)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Pottermore
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn)
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 As the charm is covered in The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2, it must be taught in second year Charms class
- ↑ Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Farewell My Prefect"
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- ↑ Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
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