The Impervius Charm (Impervius) was a charm that made an object repel water and mist. This could be used to allow someone better sight in bad weather conditions by preventing the rain from hitting their faces.
This charm was recommended by Hermione to Ron as a way of protecting Yaxley's belongings from the rain in his office until it can be stopped.
|Hermione Granger||6 November, 1993||Hermione used this spell to make Harry Potter's glasses repel water during a rainy Quidditch match.|
|1 May, 1998||Hermione used this in an attempt to protect herself, Ron Weasley, Bogrod, and Griphook from the burning, multiplying treasure in the Lestrange Vault at Gringott's Bank during break-in.|
|Gryffindor Quidditch team||1995-1996 school year||The entire Gryffindor team used it on their faces to try to practise in a driving rain, but they still gave up after an hour.|
Behind the scenes
- The charm may also be related to the Imperturbable Charm, an enchantment used to completely block everything out of a given area for a certain period of time, including sound and presumably water.
- In the Harry Potter films and video games, Harry and other Quidditch players use Quidditch goggles to protect their eyes instead.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
- Wizarding World (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 9 (Grim Defeat)
- Scholastic Harry Potter Official Pronunciation Guide
- Bloomsbury Glossary: I
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 18 (Dumbledore's Army)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 26 (Gringotts)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 12 (Magic is Might)