Hagrid is not shown casting a Patronus anywhere in the series, but still he was an Order member, and Order members usually communicate by means of a Patronus. Is there any indication that Hagrid was able to cast a Patronus, and if so, what was its form?

  • Hagrid probably is not skilled enough to cast a patronus, he also only has a broken wand, but it would be a dragon for sure.
    – Himarm
    Sep 9 '15 at 17:46
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    @Himarm There's no 'probably' about it. This question isn't primarily opinion-based; there's a canon answer for heaven's sake!
    – Rand al'Thor
    Sep 9 '15 at 17:47
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  • @MikeEdenfield I was just doing the same when your edit loaded! You did that damn apostrophe wrong again though :-)
    – Rand al'Thor
    Sep 9 '15 at 17:52
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    @Astant it is its for possessive form of it, and it is it's for the contraction it is.
    – Himarm
    Sep 9 '15 at 18:02

Hagrid could not produce a Patronus.

Word-of-JKR, discussed here and here, originally on Twitter here:

Hagrid couldn't produce a Patronus. It's a very difficult spell.

Since Hagrid was expelled before completing his studies at Hogwarts, it makes sense that - like many grown-up witches and wizards, in fact - he never learnt the difficult Patronus Charm. Some have also speculated that due to his unhappy childhood, he didn't have enough happy memories to draw on in order to cast it.

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    "Some have also speculated that due to his unhappy childhood, he didn't have enough happy memories to draw on in order to cast it." I don't know about that. Snape made one just fine, and his upbringing was depressing as hell. Sep 9 '15 at 18:05
  • @TenthJustice Yeah, I don't agree with that either. Just thought I'd put it out there though.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Sep 9 '15 at 18:06
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    @TenthJustice Snape’s a sourpuss git to begin with. ‘Happy thoughts’ probably means something slightly different to him, like a fantasy about a cauldron of Boil-Ballooning potion blowing up in Neville or Hermione’s face… Sep 9 '15 at 18:29
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    Harry's childhood also wasn't exactly full of glitter and puppies, but he was able to produce a full bodied Patronus
    – Xantec
    Sep 9 '15 at 19:00
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    @JanusBahsJacquet That, or his memories with/of Lily :'(
    – Konayuki
    Sep 10 '15 at 3:11

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