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The Patronus Charm is the most famous and one of the most powerful defensive charms known to wizardkind. It's an immensely complicated, very difficult spell that evokes a partially-tangible positive energy force known as a Patronus or spirit guardian.

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Can Neville cast a corporeal Patronus?

I was on Quora and one person asked the question, "Why is Neville Longbottom's Patronus non-corporeal?". I didn't think much of it until I read the answer by Matthew Beasley. He answered, ...
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Can a Patronus only be used on a dementor? Can a Patronus be used to attack somebody or to drive them away? [duplicate]

Patronuses are commonly used against Dementors but can they attack someone or something else?
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In the Prisoner of Azkaban movie, why was there no stag at the scene after Harry went back in time and saved himself?

In the movie, we can see a stag on the other side of the lake. Shortly after, white light comes out of it and chases away the dementors. However, in the 'future' scene, there is no stag whatsoever. ...
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Why did Lupin make Harry practice his Patronus on a Boggart/Dementor?

In the fifth movie we see that it is possible to practice a Patronus Charm without using it on a Dementor. When Lupin starts training the Patronus Charm with Harry, he immediately lets him try it on a ...
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How did Harry know that his mother's Patronus was a doe?

In chapter 36 of Deathly Hallows, Harry points out that Snape and Lily's Patronuses match. How did Harry ever know what his mother's Patronus looks like?
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Can wizards/witches change their Animagus? [duplicate]

Animagi are the spirit animal of a magical person. So what if a person's personality changes, will their Animagus form change as well, as Nymphadora Tonks' Patronus did? Or will it remain?
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Would a Patronus animal change throughout your life due to emotionally changing? [duplicate]

Would a Patronus animal change throughout your life, if different things make you happy to what you used to like?
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Relation between love and Patronus

In the movie Deathly Hallows 2, after Voldemort kills Harry, we see Harry speaking with Dumbledore about Snape's Patronus matching Lily's. We're lead to think from the conversation the reason for ...
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Is it possible to stop Patronus messages from appearing?

We see Kingsley use his Patronus to deliver the message that the Ministry has fallen. The Patronus just appeared in the middle of the wedding without any invitation. The question is whether someone ...
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Why didn't Lupin use a talking Patronus to call Dumbledore to the Shrieking Shack in PoA?

I just read the answers to a question related to talking Patronuses (Was Shacklebolt's Patronus the only one that spoke?). One thing I am always bothered by in relation to this is the question I ...
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Was Shacklebolt's Patronus the only one that spoke?

Bill and Fleur's wedding party was interrupted with a warning from Kingsley Shacklebolt. The Ministry has fallen. The Minister of Magic is dead. They are coming. Shacklebolt sent his Lynx patronus ...
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What are the known memories used to conjure Patronuses?

Inspired by a random YouTube user commenting on this Deathly Hallows clip: Does anyone know what memory Alberforth thought of in order to create that huge patronus? AeroRomero We know that ...
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Could a corporeal Patronus be a swarm?

We know a Patronus can be a single, larger animal like a deer, wolf, or cat, but what if someone has a special affinity with ladybugs? Would the spell only summon one, or could they conjure a swarm? ...
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If the size of a Patronus doesn't influence its power, why was Umbridge's Patronus less effective?

I guess the title makes it clear: if the effectiveness of a Patronus doesn't depend on size or shape, as per this question and the answers to it why is Umbridge's Patronus less effective in HP7 (The ...
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What is the relationship between Snape's Patronus and Lily? [duplicate]

When I read the Harry Potter series I found this part confusing! Is there a relationship between Lily Evans's and Snape's patronus?!
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Is there any specific wand movement for the Patronus Charm?

We know that some charms need exact hand movement like Wingardium Leviosa. Is there such specific wand movement for Patronus Charm too? I have visited the Harry Potter Wikia of Patronus Charm. It says ...
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Who invented the "talking Patronus" spell used by the Order in the second Wizarding War?

Read Order of the Phoenix again, and I thought of a question about the patronuses the Order uses. This "talking Patronus" spell seems to be an Order of the Phoenix invention, as I didn't notice anyone ...
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How come Snape and Lily have the same patronus?

Why is Severus Snape's Patronus the same as Lily Potter's? Are Snape and Lily related somehow? Are Snape and Harry related?
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What was Draco Malfoy's Patronus?

Had he been able to produce one, would it have been a ferret? Since it appears that a person's Patronus takes on the same form as their Animagus. I realize that a ferret might not have been Draco's ...
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Why wasn't George able to cast Patronus after the events of Battle of Hogwarts?

It's said George could never cast a Patronus Charm again, because all his happiest memories were of his brother. But why? Granted, he mourned the loss of his brother, but he then later got married ...
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Can you block Avada Kevadra with a Patronus charm?

In my question here, I asked if Patronuses were corporeal or not. The answer was that they are decidedly so, and can interact with the physical world. Now my question is if they are indeed corporeal ...
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Must a physical Patronus charm take the form of an animal?

To my recollection, all physical Patronus charms that we see in the Harry Potter story are in the form of an animal. However, to quote this answer the nature of a Patronus charm is that it represents ...
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Can you touch an animal from the Patronus charm?

The animals are described to be incorporeal, but seemingly can still touch dementors (which aren't). Given that the above is true, can you touch a Patronus?
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Why do McGonagall and Umbridge share a patronus?

McGonagall and Umbridge both have cat Patronuses. The moment he had passed the place where the Patronus cat patrolled, he felt the change in temperature: It was warm and comfortable here. The ...
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What different animal forms have Patronuses taken in Harry Potter canon?

Which different forms of Patronuses appear across Harry Potter Canon? To be clear, I am asking for specific examples, not general rules. Which animal forms do patronuses take?
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Was Hagrid able to cast a Patronus, and if so what was its form?

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 ...
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Is it necessary for the Patronus and Animagus forms to be the same? [duplicate]

Minerva McGonagall's Animagus form is a cat. Her Patronus is also a cat. We know that James Potter was a stag Animagus, and his Patronus was a stag as well. I'm not sure if Sirius Black's Patronus ...
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Was Harry a very powerful wizard when he casts the patronus charm at the dementors? [duplicate]

I was just watching Harry Potter "Prisoner of Azkaban". Just before the scene where Harry casts the patronus spell to get rid of the Dementors, Hermione says: Only a really powerful wizard could ...
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What are all possible uses for Expecto Patronum?

In the Harry Potter books and films, we saw that Expecto Patronum is mainly used for tackling Dementors and Lethifolds. But what (if any) are other things that Expecto Patronum can be used for? In-...
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Why isn't Harry in trouble when Tonks does magic around him?

The Trace is supposed to report any magical activity from a young wizard. But as is it said here, it actually reports the magic done around the young wizard, without knowing who really did the spell. ...
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Why is Snape the only Death Eater who can produce a Patronus? [duplicate]

In all the books, Snape is the only Death Eater who can produce a Patronus charm. Why can't any other Death Eaters produce a Patronus? Considering that they all went to Hogwarts, and would have learnt ...
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Does an Animagus's animal form change along with their Patronus?

In the two examples shown of an Animagus capable of casting a corporeal Patronus (Minerva McGonagall and James Potter) both had the same animal as their Patronus and as their Animagus animal. Now, it ...
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Can a patronus take the form of a dementor?

My question is simple. We know that a patronus can take the form of a magical animal (Dumbledore's phoenix patronus for example). So, can it take the form of a dementor? It would be a little bit ...
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Can a wizard produce mulitple patronuses at once? [duplicate]

Is there any reference or evidence in the Harry Potter universe where a wizard produces more than one patronus, one after the other or simultaniously?
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How do Death Eaters fight against Dementors?

It's quite popularly stated that Snape was the only Death Eater capable of creating a Patronus (due to his love for Lily). Also, a Patronus is the only weapon against Dementors. How do Death Eaters (...
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Multiple Patronuses

In Harry Potter, we do not see or hear about anyone conjuring more than one Patronus (that I remember), except for Professor McGonagall: 'We must alert the other Heads of House. You’d better put ...
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In which situations does a wizard's patronus change due to love?

My friend and I were talking about this. The only two instances mentioned in which patronuses change into a loved one's patronus, is when the love is unrequited (Snape to Lily, Tonks to Lupin). My ...
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If it wasn't for his love for Lily, would Snape have a Patronus?

If Snape didn't fall in love with Lily, or "got over" it, would he still be able to summon a Patronus or would he then become a run of the mill Death Eater? According to J. K. Rowling, Snape ...
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Why is Hermione's Patronus not as powerful as her other magic spells?

Hermione's Patronus is an otter, but it is not as powerful as Harry's. Being the best at everything she does, why is it that her magic isn't best at that particular spell? Does it have anything to do ...