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Pottermore: Spell books


A number of spell books were available on the original version of Pottermore. These were not the same as the books which a player collected and keept in the trunk. Rather, these books were accessed through individual moments or through the Duelling Club and Potions Class links on the Pottermore main pages. The books included actual content written by Rowling about various spells.

The books available included:

  • The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1
  • The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2
  • Curses and Counter-Curses
  • The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration
  • Magical Drafts and Potions
  • One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi
  • Moste Potente Potions

Interesting facts and notes

Although the website included all seven books, the spell books only include those mentioned in books one and two.

The spell books showed us Rowling's method of cataloging and naming spells. This has been a problem for fans since some spells are named in the books while others are just referred to by their incantation. Rowling lists  them all by name, e.g. Dancing Feet Spell.

The information in each book is listed below:

The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 by Miranda Goshawk

  • Fire-Making Spell
  • Levitation Charm
  • Locking Spell
  • Mending Charm
  • Severing Charm
  • Softening Charm
  • Unlocking Spell

The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 by Miranda Goshawk

  • Dancing Feet Spell
  • Disarming Charm
  • Engorgement Charm
  • Freezing Charm
  • General Counter-Spell
  • Memory Charm
  • Tickling Charm

Curses and Counter-Curses by Vindictus Viridian

  • Full Body-Bind
  • Jelly-Legs Curse
  • Leg-Locker Curse
  • Pimple Jinx
  • Stickfast Hex
  • Tickling Hex
  • Tongue-Tying Spell

The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble


  • Werewolf bites
  • Red Cap
  • The Living Dead: Zombies and Vampires
  • Hag


  • Curse of Bogies
  • Green Sparks
  • Knockback Jinx
  • Red Sparks
  • Smokescreen Spell
  • Wand-Extinguishing Charm
  • Wand-Lighting Charm

Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger

  • Cure for Boils
  • Antidote to Common Poisons
  • Cure for Boils Effects: Cures boils
  • Forgetfulness Potion
  • Herbicide
  • Sleeping Draught
  • Wideye or Awakening Potion

One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi

  • Dittany
  • Flobberworm mucus
  • Aconite (monkshood, wolfsbane)
  • Moly
  • Mandrake
  • Wiggentree
  • Alihotsy tree (also known as the Hyena tree)

Moste Potente Potions

  • Polyjuice Potion
Pottermore: Spell books
Abbreviation Pm:SB
Canonicity Secondary Canon


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