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"...immobilising two pixies at once with a clever Freezing Charm and stuffing them back into their cage"
Hermione Granger's use of the charm in her Defence Against the Dark Arts class[src]

The Freezing Charm (Immobulus[1][2]) is a charm which immobilises and stops the actions of the target.[3] 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.[4]

History

This spell is covered in The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 by Miranda Goshawk. It is also taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to second year students in Charms class.

At the end of the 1986–1987 school year, this spell was taught to Jacob's sibling by their House Prefect as a farewell gift.[5]

Known uses

Caster(s) Date Notes
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.[6]
Remus Lupin 6 June, 1994 Used it on the Whomping Willow.[7]
Horace Slughorn 1996 Used this charm to freeze the burglar alarms of Muggle houses he stayed in while in hiding from the Death Eaters.[4]

Etymology

The incantation is derived from Latin immobilis meaning "immobile, unmoving".

Behind the scenes

See also

Appearances

Notes and references


Charms (class)
PS Wingardium Leviosa feather
Charmbook writers and developers
Daisy Pennifold · Delfina Crimp · Miranda Goshawk · Jarleth Hobart · Basil Horton · Randolph Keitch ·
Levina Monkstanley · Orabella Nuttley · Mnemone Radford · Scarpin · Elliot Smethwyck ·
Felix Summerbee · Fred Weasley · George Weasley · Violeta Stitch
Professors Fortinbras · Filius Flitwick
Textbooks The Standard Book of Spells · Achievements in Charming · Quintessence: A Quest · Extreme Incantations
Charms studied at Hogwarts
Banishing Charm (Depulso) · Cheering Charm · Cistem Aperio · Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Dancing Feet Spell (Tarantallegra) · Descendo · Disillusionment Charm · Drought Charm · Eradication Spell (Deletrius) · Engorgement Charm (Engorgio) · Exploding Charm (Bombarda) · Fire-Making Spell (Incendio) · Freezing Charm (Immobulus) · Freezing Spell (Glacius) · Full Body-Bind Curse (Petrificus Totalus) · General Counter-Spell (Finite Incantatem) · Growth Charm · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Knockback Jinx (Flipendo) · Leg-Locker Curse (Locomotor Mortis) · Levitation Charm (Wingardium Leviosa) · Locking Spell (Colloportus) · Locomotion Charm (Locomotor) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Memory Charm (Obliviate) · Muffliato Charm (Muffliato) · Nonverbal spell · Pack Charm (Pack) · Red Sparks (Vermillious) · Reductor Curse (Reducto) · Scouring Charm (Scourgify) · Seize and Pull Charm (Carpe Retractum) · Severing Charm (Diffindo) · Shrinking Charm (Reducio) · Silencing Charm (Silencio) · Slowing Charm (Arresto Momentum) · Skurge Scouring Charm (Skurge) · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Spell for growing legs · Substantive Charm · Summoning Charm (Accio) · Tickling Charm (Rictusempra) · Unlocking Charm (Alohomora) · Vinegar into Wine · Wand-Extinguishing Charm (Nox) · Wand-Lighting Charm (Lumos) · Wand-Lighting Charm Duo · Lumos Maxima · Water-Making Spell (Aguamenti)


The Standard Book of Spells
Book of Spells 1
Grade 1 · Grade 2 · Grade 3 · Grade 4 · Grade 5 · Grade 6 · Grade 7
Charms included in the series: Fire-Making Spell · Levitation Charm · Locking Spell · Mending Charm · Softening Charm · Severing Charm · Unlocking Charm · Dancing Feet Spell · Disarming Charm · Engorgement Charm · Freezing Charm · General Counter-Spell · Memory Charm · Tickling Charm · Summoning Charm · Banishing Charm · Substantive Charm
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