The Freezing Charm (Immobulus) is a charm which immobilises and stops the actions of the target. With the use of this charm, the movement of living or animated targets is stopped, and the functioning of objects such as Muggle burglar alarms is halted.
|Hermione Granger||Fall 1992||Used this spell on a pair of pixies in her second year after her teacher tried and failed to subdue them using the incantation Peskipiksi Pesternomi.|
|Remus Lupin||6 June, 1994||Used it on the Whomping Willow.|
|Horace Slughorn||1996||Used this charm to freeze the burglar alarms of Muggle houses he stayed in while in hiding from the Death Eaters.|
|Kingsley Shacklebolt||2 May, 1998||This may be the spell he used non-verbally during the Battle of Hogwarts.|
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 the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter used it to liberate himself from some attacking Grindylows on 24 February, 1995 during the second task; in the book, he used the Revulsion Jinx.
- 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.
- Molly Weasley probably used this charm in the Battle of Hogwarts to paralyse Bellatrix Lestrange, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
- 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 Goblet of Fire (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: Wizards Unite
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
- ↑ Pottermore
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- ↑ Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Farewell My Prefect"
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
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