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Dark Magic Spells

Pimple Jinx

"Interesting effect ...Who used the Furnunculus Curse?"
-- George Weasley, commenting on Crabbe's strange pimples (GF36)

The Pimple Jinx, or Furnunculus Curse, is a spell which causes an eruption of boils (GF18) or pimples (GF36).

References from the canon

  • When Harry shouts "Furnunculus!" in a fight with Malfoy, the spell hits Goyle and causes "great ugly boils" to appear on his nose (GF18).
  • This spell is called by two different names:
    • Referred to as the "Furnunculus Curse" by George Weasley when Malfoy's gang was zapped by several students on the Hogwarts Express (GF36).
    • Listed as "Pimple Jinx" with the incantation "Furnunculus" in Curses and Countercurses by Vindictus Viridian (Pm)
  • When Harry's Pimple Jinx mixed with George's Jelly-Legs Jinx, tentacles sprouted on Crabbe's face (GF36).

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