Questions tagged [apparition]

For questions about "Apparition", the (dangerous) ability of wizards and witches to transport themselves from one position to another very quickly in the Harry Potter universe. Use with the [harry-potter] tag.

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How far can a person Apparate?

Is Apparation limited at all by distance? It seems to me that in the books no one Apparates further than length (or width) of the United Kingdom. Are there any instances where they travel further ...
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Can Ministry officials Apparate inside Hogwarts?

In the recently launched trailer of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, there are people Apparating inside Hogwarts grounds. As these people later question ...
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What are the limits of house-elf apparition?

I know Wizards can't apparate where they want on the Earth, except if they are very powerful but what about a house-elf ? Their magic is different so I was wondering if they can apparate wherever they ...
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What's the speed of Apparation?

With which speed all wizards apparate? Is it controlled at will of wizards or it is constant for all? What's its speed (or, upper speed limit)? Is it sub-light speed or light speed? Or, even faster ...
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Limits of house-elf apparition [duplicate]

Was Dumbledore aware of house-elf magic? If he was aware of house-elf Apparition, he should have gone to the Cave with Dobby. It seems nobody in the story made use of elf Apparition fully (it isn't ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore make a sound when he appeared at Privet Drive?

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Dumbledore appears at Privet Drive: A man appeared on the corner the cat had been watching, appeared so suddenly and silently you'd have thought he'd just ...
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How did Harry and his friends know so many places to disapparate to?

In Deathly Hallows they traveled every day to a different place, for months, all over England. How could they know so many places? Or does apparition work even when you don't know the place you are ...
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Why didn't Fawkes Apparate Harry and the others out of the chamber?

In the Chamber of Secrets Fawkes appears in the chamber through Apparition while Harry is fighting the Basilisk. We also know he can side-along Apparate others with him and, at least with wizard ...
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How did the couple in GOF survive Apparition Splinching?

Following is an excerpt from Goblet of Fire : ‘Oh yes,’ said Mr Weasley, tucking the tickets safely into the back pocket of his jeans. ‘The Department of Magical Transportation had to fine a couple ...
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What is known about Side-Along-Apparition in Harry Potter?

I had a few questions about Side-Along-Apparition: Must the thing taken along be conscious (can I Side-Along a chair or table for example)? If 1 is yes, must they be willing (can I kidnap someone ...
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What happens if you Apparate without a license?

What happens if you Apparate correctly without a license? Is there any way to detect Apparitions without licenses as there are to detect Underage magic?