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“They left half of themselves behind,’ said Mr Weasley, now spooning large amounts of treacle onto his porridge. ‘So, of course, they were stuck. Couldn’t move either way. Had to wait for the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad to sort them out. Meant a fair old bit of paperwork, I can tell you, what with the Muggles who spotted the body parts they’d left behind …’

Harry had a sudden vision of a pair of legs and an eyeball lying abandoned on the pavement of Privet Drive. ‘Were they OK?’ he asked, startled.

‘Oh yes,’ said Mr Weasley matter-of-factly. ‘But they got a heavy fine, and I don’t think they’ll be trying it again in a hurry. You don’t mess around with Apparition. There are plenty of adult wizards who don’t bother with it. Prefer brooms – slower, but safer.” - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 6 (The Portkey)

“Harry felt Dumbledore’s arm twist away from him and redoubled his grip: the next thing he knew, everything went black; he was being pressed very hard from all directions; he could not breathe, there were iron bands tightening around his chest; his eyeballs were being forced back into his head; his eardrums were being pushed deeper into his skull, and then – He gulped great lungfuls of cold night air and opened his streaming eyes. He felt as though he had just been forced through a very tight rubber tube. It was a few seconds before he realised that Privet Drive had vanished. He and Dumbledore were now standing in what appeared to be a deserted village square, in the centre of which stood an old war memorial and a few benches. His comprehension catching up with his senses, Harry realised that he had just Apparated for the first time in his life.”
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn)

“Splinched,’ said Hermione, her fingers already busy at Ron’s sleeve, where the blood was wettest and darkest.

Harry watched, horrified, as she tore open Ron’s shirt. He had always thought of Splinching as something comical, but this … his insides crawled unpleasantly as Hermione laid bare Ron’s upper arm, where a great chunk of flesh was missing, scooped cleanly away as though by a knife.”
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 14 (The Thief)

In addition, Apparating somewhere usually requires being able to clearly visualize that place.

The steps of Apparition typically require the wizard being able to clearly picture the place they're attempting Apparating to. First they have to picture their destination.

“Step one: fix your mind firmly upon the desired destination,’ said Twycross. ‘In this case, the interior of your hoop. Kindly concentrate upon that destination now.”
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises)

“Step two,’ said Twycross, ‘focus your determination to occupy the visualised space! Let your yearning to enter it flood from your mind to every particle of your body!”
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises)

Even a wizard like Dumbledore who'd be skilled enough to successfully Apparate without concern of Splinching likely wouldn'tPresumably, then, they might not be able to Apparate somewhere if they can't visualize it adequately. So, for example, wizards who haven't been to the stadium the Quidditch World Cup was held in and can't visualize it wouldn't be able to Apparate there. However, there are instances where wizards do seem to Apparate somewhere they’ve never seen before, like Bellatrix being able to Apparate to Snape’s house though she’s surprised by where it is and how it looks, so it’s not always necessary to have previously visited.

“Review the security arrangements around your house, making sure that all family members are aware of emergency measures such as Shield and Disillusionment Charms and, in the case of under-age family members, Side-Along-Apparition.”
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 3 (Will and Won’t)

“You have not, of course, passed your Apparition test?’ he said.

‘No,’ said Harry. ‘I thought you had to be seventeen?’

‘You do,’ said Dumbledore. ‘So you will need to hold on to my arm very tightly. My left, if you don’t mind – as you have noticed, my wand arm is a little fragile at the moment.”
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn)

“They left half of themselves behind,’ said Mr Weasley, now spooning large amounts of treacle onto his porridge. ‘So, of course, they were stuck. Couldn’t move either way. Had to wait for the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad to sort them out. Meant a fair old bit of paperwork, I can tell you, what with the Muggles who spotted the body parts they’d left behind …’

Harry had a sudden vision of a pair of legs and an eyeball lying abandoned on the pavement of Privet Drive. ‘Were they OK?’ he asked, startled.

‘Oh yes,’ said Mr Weasley matter-of-factly. ‘But they got a heavy fine, and I don’t think they’ll be trying it again in a hurry. You don’t mess around with Apparition. There are plenty of adult wizards who don’t bother with it. Prefer brooms – slower, but safer.” - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Harry felt Dumbledore’s arm twist away from him and redoubled his grip: the next thing he knew, everything went black; he was being pressed very hard from all directions; he could not breathe, there were iron bands tightening around his chest; his eyeballs were being forced back into his head; his eardrums were being pushed deeper into his skull, and then – He gulped great lungfuls of cold night air and opened his streaming eyes. He felt as though he had just been forced through a very tight rubber tube. It was a few seconds before he realised that Privet Drive had vanished. He and Dumbledore were now standing in what appeared to be a deserted village square, in the centre of which stood an old war memorial and a few benches. His comprehension catching up with his senses, Harry realised that he had just Apparated for the first time in his life.”

“Splinched,’ said Hermione, her fingers already busy at Ron’s sleeve, where the blood was wettest and darkest.

Harry watched, horrified, as she tore open Ron’s shirt. He had always thought of Splinching as something comical, but this … his insides crawled unpleasantly as Hermione laid bare Ron’s upper arm, where a great chunk of flesh was missing, scooped cleanly away as though by a knife.”

In addition, Apparating somewhere requires being able to clearly visualize that place.

The steps of Apparition require the wizard being able to clearly picture the place they're attempting Apparating to. First they have to picture their destination.

“Step one: fix your mind firmly upon the desired destination,’ said Twycross. ‘In this case, the interior of your hoop. Kindly concentrate upon that destination now.”

“Step two,’ said Twycross, ‘focus your determination to occupy the visualised space! Let your yearning to enter it flood from your mind to every particle of your body!”

Even a wizard like Dumbledore who'd be skilled enough to successfully Apparate without concern of Splinching likely wouldn't be able to Apparate somewhere if they can't visualize it adequately. So, for example, wizards who haven't been to the stadium the Quidditch World Cup was held in and can't visualize it wouldn't be able to Apparate there.

“Review the security arrangements around your house, making sure that all family members are aware of emergency measures such as Shield and Disillusionment Charms and, in the case of under-age family members, Side-Along-Apparition.”

“You have not, of course, passed your Apparition test?’ he said.

‘No,’ said Harry. ‘I thought you had to be seventeen?’

‘You do,’ said Dumbledore. ‘So you will need to hold on to my arm very tightly. My left, if you don’t mind – as you have noticed, my wand arm is a little fragile at the moment.”

“They left half of themselves behind,’ said Mr Weasley, now spooning large amounts of treacle onto his porridge. ‘So, of course, they were stuck. Couldn’t move either way. Had to wait for the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad to sort them out. Meant a fair old bit of paperwork, I can tell you, what with the Muggles who spotted the body parts they’d left behind …’

Harry had a sudden vision of a pair of legs and an eyeball lying abandoned on the pavement of Privet Drive. ‘Were they OK?’ he asked, startled.

‘Oh yes,’ said Mr Weasley matter-of-factly. ‘But they got a heavy fine, and I don’t think they’ll be trying it again in a hurry. You don’t mess around with Apparition. There are plenty of adult wizards who don’t bother with it. Prefer brooms – slower, but safer.”
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 6 (The Portkey)

“Harry felt Dumbledore’s arm twist away from him and redoubled his grip: the next thing he knew, everything went black; he was being pressed very hard from all directions; he could not breathe, there were iron bands tightening around his chest; his eyeballs were being forced back into his head; his eardrums were being pushed deeper into his skull, and then – He gulped great lungfuls of cold night air and opened his streaming eyes. He felt as though he had just been forced through a very tight rubber tube. It was a few seconds before he realised that Privet Drive had vanished. He and Dumbledore were now standing in what appeared to be a deserted village square, in the centre of which stood an old war memorial and a few benches. His comprehension catching up with his senses, Harry realised that he had just Apparated for the first time in his life.”
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn)

“Splinched,’ said Hermione, her fingers already busy at Ron’s sleeve, where the blood was wettest and darkest.

Harry watched, horrified, as she tore open Ron’s shirt. He had always thought of Splinching as something comical, but this … his insides crawled unpleasantly as Hermione laid bare Ron’s upper arm, where a great chunk of flesh was missing, scooped cleanly away as though by a knife.”
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 14 (The Thief)

In addition, Apparating somewhere usually requires being able to clearly visualize that place.

The steps of Apparition typically require the wizard being able to clearly picture the place they're attempting Apparating to. First they have to picture their destination.

“Step one: fix your mind firmly upon the desired destination,’ said Twycross. ‘In this case, the interior of your hoop. Kindly concentrate upon that destination now.”
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises)

“Step two,’ said Twycross, ‘focus your determination to occupy the visualised space! Let your yearning to enter it flood from your mind to every particle of your body!”
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises)

Presumably, then, they might not be able to Apparate somewhere if they can't visualize it adequately. So, for example, wizards who haven't been to the stadium the Quidditch World Cup was held in and can't visualize it wouldn't be able to Apparate there. However, there are instances where wizards do seem to Apparate somewhere they’ve never seen before, like Bellatrix being able to Apparate to Snape’s house though she’s surprised by where it is and how it looks, so it’s not always necessary to have previously visited.

“Review the security arrangements around your house, making sure that all family members are aware of emergency measures such as Shield and Disillusionment Charms and, in the case of under-age family members, Side-Along-Apparition.”
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 3 (Will and Won’t)

“You have not, of course, passed your Apparition test?’ he said.

‘No,’ said Harry. ‘I thought you had to be seventeen?’

‘You do,’ said Dumbledore. ‘So you will need to hold on to my arm very tightly. My left, if you don’t mind – as you have noticed, my wand arm is a little fragile at the moment.”
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn)

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In addition, Ron gets badly Splinched when Hermione tries to Side-Along Apparate with him.

“Splinched,’ said Hermione, her fingers already busy at Ron’s sleeve, where the blood was wettest and darkest.

Harry watched, horrified, as she tore open Ron’s shirt. He had always thought of Splinching as something comical, but this … his insides crawled unpleasantly as Hermione laid bare Ron’s upper arm, where a great chunk of flesh was missing, scooped cleanly away as though by a knife.”

Ron is in pain, missing flesh, and has to have dittany applies to his wounds. In this particular incident, they needed to escape quickly, but in situations that are less dire, it's easy to see why wizards wouldn't risk having this happen.

For the average wizarding family's transportation needs, brooms would likely be sufficient, and come with less risk and discomfort than Apparition.

For the average wizarding family's transportation needs, brooms would likely be sufficient, and come with less risk and discomfort than Apparition.

In addition, Ron gets badly Splinched when Hermione tries to Side-Along Apparate with him.

“Splinched,’ said Hermione, her fingers already busy at Ron’s sleeve, where the blood was wettest and darkest.

Harry watched, horrified, as she tore open Ron’s shirt. He had always thought of Splinching as something comical, but this … his insides crawled unpleasantly as Hermione laid bare Ron’s upper arm, where a great chunk of flesh was missing, scooped cleanly away as though by a knife.”

Ron is in pain, missing flesh, and has to have dittany applies to his wounds. In this particular incident, they needed to escape quickly, but in situations that are less dire, it's easy to see why wizards wouldn't risk having this happen.

For the average wizarding family's transportation needs, brooms would likely be sufficient, and come with less risk and discomfort than Apparition.

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HoweverIn addition, it's not illegalApparating somewhere requires being able to transport an underage wizard this wayclearly visualize that place.

The steps of Apparition require the wizard being able to clearly picture the place they're attempting Apparating to. First they have to picture their destination.

“Step one: fix your mind firmly upon the desired destination,’ said Twycross. ‘In this case, the interior of your hoop. Kindly concentrate upon that destination now.”

Then they have to concentrate on trying to occupy the space they're picturing.

“Step two,’ said Twycross, ‘focus your determination to occupy the visualised space! Let your yearning to enter it flood from your mind to every particle of your body!”

Even a wizard like Dumbledore who'd be skilled enough to successfully Apparate without concern of Splinching likely wouldn't be able to Apparate somewhere if they can't visualize it adequately. So, for example, wizards who haven't been to the stadium the Quidditch World Cup was held in and can't visualize it wouldn't be able to Apparate there.

However, it's not illegal to transport an underage wizard this way.

However, it's not illegal to transport an underage wizard this way.

In addition, Apparating somewhere requires being able to clearly visualize that place.

The steps of Apparition require the wizard being able to clearly picture the place they're attempting Apparating to. First they have to picture their destination.

“Step one: fix your mind firmly upon the desired destination,’ said Twycross. ‘In this case, the interior of your hoop. Kindly concentrate upon that destination now.”

Then they have to concentrate on trying to occupy the space they're picturing.

“Step two,’ said Twycross, ‘focus your determination to occupy the visualised space! Let your yearning to enter it flood from your mind to every particle of your body!”

Even a wizard like Dumbledore who'd be skilled enough to successfully Apparate without concern of Splinching likely wouldn't be able to Apparate somewhere if they can't visualize it adequately. So, for example, wizards who haven't been to the stadium the Quidditch World Cup was held in and can't visualize it wouldn't be able to Apparate there.

However, it's not illegal to transport an underage wizard this way.

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