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This transforming spell was a spell used to turn Goldfinches (mundane small birds) into Golden Snitches (magical Quidditch balls).[1]

History

During the 1985-1986 school year, Skye Parkin, Murphy McNully, Orion Amari and Jacob's sibling researched this spell while puzzling over Skye's missing Comet 220 broomstick that she had wanted to give to Jacob's sibling for the second match of the Inter-House Quidditch Cup. Their attempt at the spell went wrong as Skye transfigured the Goldfinch into an actual Snitch-sized comet that rocketed about the Transfiguration Classroom 1B before Professor McGonagall reprimanded them and sent them to the Headmaster's office. [2]


During the 1988–1989 school year, Professor Minerva McGonagall taught her fifth year Transfiguration students how to perform this spell, in preparation for their O.W.L.s that academic year, at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[1]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 30 (Into the Vault) - Transfiguration Lesson "Goldfinch to Golden Snitch"
  2. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2 Quidditch quest, times quest, "The Case of the Missing Comet".


Transfiguration (class)
COS Vera Verto demo
Branches of Transfiguration Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Notable practitioners Circe · Emeric Switch · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell (Evanesco)
Conjuring Spells Bird-Conjuring Charm (Avis) · Inanimatus Conjurus Spell · Orchideous · Snake Summons Spell (Serpentsortia)
Transforming Spells Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Beetle Buttons · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Cauldron Cakes to Cabbages · Chair to cat · Cross-Species Switches · Desk Into Pig · Goldfinch to Golden Snitch · Flobberworm to Fritter · Gnomes to Lawn Gnomes · Guinea fowl to guinea pig spell · Gobstone to skunk · Hedgehog to pincushion spell · Lovebird to Love Note · Match to needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Pawn to Queen · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Puffskein to Paperweight · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to matchbox (Flintifors) · Target to Rabbit (Lapifors) · Teacup to gerbil spell · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to tortoise spell · White Rabbits to Slippers
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