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"'Locomotor Trunk.' Harry's trunk rose a few inches into the air. Holding her wand like a conductor's baton, Tonks made it hover across the room and out of the door ahead of them, Hedwig's cage in her left hand."
Nymphadora Tonks using this charm to move Harry Potter's trunk[src]

The Locomotion Charm[3] (Locomotor)[1][2] was a charm that enabled a witch or wizard to levitate a target a few inches off of the ground and then move said object in any given direction.[1] This spell was described as basic.[4]

Casting and effects[]

Similarly to the Summoning Charm, a specific object could be moved by saying the object aloud after saying the incantation.[1][5]

Known uses[]

"Parvati and Lavender, who were practising basic locomotion charms, were making their pencil cases race each other around the edge of the table."
— Parvati Patil and Lavender Brown practising this charm together[src]
Caster(s) Dates Notes
Porpentina Goldstein 6 December 1926 Tina used a Locomotion Charm to set the table for a dinner she had with her sister, Newton Scamander and Jacob Kowalski.[6]
Filius Flitwick 1988–1989 school year Taught Jacob's sibling and Diego Caplan this charm.[7]
Jacob's sibling Jacob's sibling used Locomotor Book to practise this charm.[7]
Jacob's sibling or Diego Caplan Used this charm to make Diego's flan dance at the Great Hogwarts Cook-Off.[7]
Nymphadora Tonks 5 August 1995 Tonks used Locomotor trunk in 4 Privet Drive to move Harry Potter's trunk downstairs before flying off to 12 Grimmauld Place.[1]
Fred Weasley 1 September 1995 Used it on his trunk in 12 Grimmauld Place, causing Ginny Weasley to fall down the stairs.[8]
George Weasley
Filius Flitwick 8 March 1996 Flitwick used Locomotor trunks to move Professor Trelawney's belongings back up the Marble Staircase, back to her lodgings.[5]
Lavender Brown June 1996 Practised this charm beside each other while studing for their Charms O.W.L.s.[3]
Parvati Patil

Known practitioners[]


The incantation is derived from Latin "loco" meaning "place" or "set down",[9] and "moto" meaning "moving about" or "keep moving".[10]



This spell's movement in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells

Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pottermore - From the Story: Locomotion Charms dead link
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s)
  4. LEGO Dimensions (see this video)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 26 (Seen and Unforeseen)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (identified as a Locomotion Charm in LEGO Dimensions (see this video)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, "THE GREAT HOGWARTS COOK-OFF" Achievement
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 10 (Luna Lovegood)
  9. See this translation, courtesy of Google Translate.
  10. See this translation, courtesy of Google Translate.
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