Patronus Charm

Expecto Patronum[1]



Hand Movement

Raise wand[2]




Defends against Dementors[1]

"The Patronus is a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the Dementor feeds upon - hope, happiness, the desire to survive - but it cannot feel despair, as real humans can, so the Dementors can't hurt it. "
Remus Lupin[src]

The Patronus Charm (Expecto Patronum) was a charm that conjured a translucent silver mist, a bright shadowy beast that protected the caster from the haunting effects of the presence of a Dementor[1] or Lethifold[3].

It is highly complicated, advanced magic, well beyond the capabilities of even a seventeen-year old[1]. To cast it, one must use the happiest memory they can think of[1]. Strong emotions such as love can change one's Patronus shape[4]

Caster Patronus
Flavius Belby Something with horns[3]
Cho Chang Swan[5]
Lavender Brown Non-corporeal[5]
Luna Lovegood Hare[6]
Aberforth Dumbledore Goat[7]
Seamus Finnigan Fox[6]
Hermione Granger Otter[6]
Harry Potter Stag[6]
Ron Weasley Terrier[6]
Ernie Macmillan Boar[6]
Minerva McGonagall Cat[8]
Lily Potter Doe[9]
Kingsley Shacklebolt Lynx[10]
Severus Snape Doe[9]
Nymphadora Tonks Werewolf[4]
Arthur Weasley Weasel[11]
Dolores Umbridge Cat[12]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Chapter Twelve - The Patronus)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Chapter Thirty-One - The Third Task)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts - Lethifold)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Chapter Eight - Snape Victorious)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Chapter Twenty-Seven - The Centaur and the Sneak)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Thirty-Two - The Elder Wand)
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Twenty-Eight - The Missing Mirror)
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Thirty - The Sacking of Severus Snape)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Thirty-Three - The Prince's Tale)
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Eight - The Wedding)
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Nine - A Place to Hide)
  12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Thirteen - The Muggle-Born Registration Commission)

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