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Questions tagged [polyjuice-potion]

The Polyjuice Potion is a potion in the Harry Potter universe that allows the taker to take on the appearance of someone else temporarily.

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Can Polyjuice potion change someone who is dead into someone else's face?

Can Polyjuice Potion change someone who is "dead" into someone else, or does it only work on living wizards and witches?
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Seeing Polyjuice users [duplicate]

Is there a pair of glasses or some ocular device that can see the true person using a polyjuice potion? It's a bit strange that someone using it has no means of being detected other than the potion ...
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Can you use the Polyjuice Potion to look like a younger version of yourself? [duplicate]

Say you pulled out your Hogwarts robe for your 20 year reunion and found a hair on it. If you used a hair from 10-20 years ago in the Polyjuice Potion would you be a younger version of yourself? Would ...
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Why wasn't Hermione punished for the polyjuice potion [duplicate]

It is said that making the polyjuice potion Harry, Ron and Hermione were breaking at least 50 rules of the school. Now, Hermione accidentally drinks a potion with an addition of cat's hair, which ...
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Is there a way to reveal someone using Polyjuice Potion?

In Harry Potter, are there ways to reveal if a person is under the effect of Polyjuice Potion? Are there ways to identify its use (with a spell, maybe)? When Harry, Ron and Hermione went to the ...
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Is there a minimum dosage for Polyjuice Potion?

The Harry Potter wiki says: The effects of a single dose last anywhere from ten minutes to twelve hours, depending on how well the potion has been brewed. But it doesn't say anything about how ...
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How long does a Polyjuice transformation last after death?

After reading this answer I found out that the effects of Polyjuice potion persist even after a person dies. Generally, the transformation only lasts for one hour, but in the case of Barty Crouch's ...
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What would happen if you drank polyjoice made from a werewolf? [closed]

Realted to this: What would happen if Lupin drank Polyjuice Potion? If you made polyjuice potion from one of Lupin's hairs, and then drank it during a full moon night, would you turn into a werewolf ...
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Did J. K. Rowling contradict herself in the Polyjuice Potion article on Pottermore?

In the second book/movie, Hermione used a cat's hair in her Polyjuice Potion by mistake and her body got covered in fluffy hair and she possibly even got a tail. But, J. K. Rowling writes on ...
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Are blood and saliva compatible with Polyjuice Potion?

Although this question seems a bit gross, are blood and saliva compatible with Polyjuice Potion? As far as I recalled, only hairs are compatible.
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Can you create more Polyjuice Potion using hair/clippings from your own transformed self?

If you were to take Polyjuice, then clip hair from yourself (so it would essentially be the hair of the person you transformed into), could you create more Polyjuice to transform into that person ...
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Did Ginny/Tom find the Polyjuice Potion?

We know that Tom Riddle is not a fool, and yet the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets was in the same bathroom as the one that the golden trio used to make the Polyjuice Potion. Is there a chance ...
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What was wrong with Hermione's Polyjuice potion in CoS?

Before Harry, Hermione, and Ron drink the Polyjuice potion during the Chamber of Secrets, Hermione states that the effects will only last an hour. From an early draft of the script (this scene is in ...
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Why did Crouch Jr. transform into a healthy version of Moody? [duplicate]

How could Barty Crouch Jr. assume Mad-Eye Moody's healthy figure, if he was taking Polyjuice Potion taken from a feeble and weak Moody? Isn't the Polyjuice Potion supposed to make you look like the ...
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Can Polyjuice potion remove magic?

It's clear throughout the Potter books that someone who takes Polyjuice potion assumes another person's physical characteristics, while keeping their own mental characteristics. Suppose a wizard took ...
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Polyjuice Potion and Injuries Timeline [duplicate]

A question similar to this, but a little different. We know as mentioned in the tagged question that Polyjuice potion will account for injuries, such as Mad-Eye's in Goblet of Fire. How tight is the ...
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Are these potion ingredients common?

The ingredients I am referring to are lacewing flies and boomslang skin. The two ingredients that are usually mentioned in the brewing of the Polyjuice Potion. However, in the Cursed Child, ...
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Why was Mafalda Hopkirk a “pleasant heliotrope?”

When you put some hairs/essence of a person into a Polyjuice Potion, the potion ends up a color that roughly represents the person. Mafalda Hopkirk, as a Ministry witch under the corrupt Voldemortian ...
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Why isn't Polyjuice potion illegal?

Why is it not illegal to use Polyjuice Potion? It is the magical equivalent of identity theft.
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Does the polyjuice potion change the voice or not? [duplicate]

In the Deathly Hallows, with the 7 Potters, Fleur still talks with a french accent, in the book and the recording. “Bah,” said Fleur, checking herself in the microwave door, “Bill, don’t look at ...
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How did the Polyjuice potion's effects last through lessons, which are more than an hour?

In Goblet of Fire, was disguised as The Polyjuice Potion only lasts for about an hour, as shown in The Chamber of Secrets, and lessons usually last about 1 hour. Why did the disguise not fail ...
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What would happen if you used a dead person's hair in Polyjuice Potion?

Polyjuice Potion is changing based on someone's current physical state. It shows tattoos (or lack of) and such from DH when Ron changed to Harry. "I knew Ginny was lying about that tattoo,” said ...
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Can polyjuice grow back body parts cursed off by dark magic?

If George had stocked on some of his hairs before his ear got cut off by Snape, could he have used polyjuice potion to turn into a version of himself with both the ears? From Goblet of Fire we know ...
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Does Polyjuice Potion affect accent/language?

In the Harry Potter books, people who take Polyjuice Potion get the voice as well as the physical appearance of the person they're imitating. Without needing to make an effort, they sound exactly ...
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How much Polyjuice potion did this character need?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, How much Polyjuice potion did he need?
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How long do the effects of Polyjuice Potion last?

According to Wikipedia (emphasis mine DVK's, since he edited my question): The Polyjuice Potion allows the drinker to assume the appearance of someone else for exactly an hour. Is this supported ...
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Do people practice Polyjuice taking in ordinary life?

In canon, we typically see Polyjuice used in generally extreme circumstances: camouflage for tactical advantage in battle; or spying; or theft of valuable property. Do people practice Polyjuice ...
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What 50 rules did they break by making the polyjuice potion?

Hermione states that they are breaking about 50 school rules making the polyjuice potion. Do we know any of the rules being broken?
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What happens if you use Polyjuice potion after saving hair or nails?

Suppose you cut a five year old's hair, save it for 10 years, and then use it for a Polyjuice transformation. What age do you turn into: The toddler or the teenager?
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What would happen if you used the hair of a metamorphmagus in Polyjuice potion?

This is a question I've been thinking about a while now. If a Metamorphmagus doesn't have a set form, and someone takes their hair for a Polyjuice potion, what exactly happens to the person drinking ...
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Does the Polyjuice Potion Dark Mark work?

I was just reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and I was wondering, when Hermione Granger changed into Bellatrix Lestrange, she should've obtained the Dark Mark, temporarily. Now, my ...
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How do injuries work with Polyjuice Potion?

We know that if you (using Polyjuice), take the form of someone who had been injured, you assume that injured form (e.g. Barty/Moody). If you are injured, presumably you would be uninjured while under ...
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How do Animagi and Polyjuice Potion mix in Harry Potter?

Inspired by reading HPMOR: How do Animagi and Polyjuice Potion mix? I'll be more specific: Can someone who Polyjuices into an Animagus turn into the target's animal? Can an Animagus who Polyjuices ...
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What would happen if Lupin drank Polyjuice Potion?

I don't think there is a canonical answer to this but I guess it could be deducted from the attributes of werewolfs and the way the potion works. Let's say he uses his own hair for the potion. Or ...
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Anatomy and the polyjuice potion

Polyjuice potions are used a lot through the Harry Potter story, and it's an established fact that it accounts for both age and gender. The only known limitation is that it is only intended for taking ...
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Can effects of Polyjuice potion be reversed?

If someone takes Polyjuice potion, can the effects be reversed before the one-hour potion acting time expires? For example, by applying a specific counter spell, or stunning a person? Or killing them,...
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In the Battle of the Seven Potters, why didn't Harry take the Polyjuice Potion?

In the Battle of the Seven Potters (Chapter 'Seven Potters' in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"), 6 people (Ron/Fred/George/Hermione/Fleur/Mundungus) take the Polyjuice Potion to act as decoys ...
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Why Did Mrs. Crouch Die While Taking Polyjuice Potion?

So I've been re-reading Goblet of Fire and after reading Barty Crouch Jr's recounting of how he and his mother switched places in Azkaban via Polyjuice Potion, I'm unclear why Mrs. Crouch died while ...
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As Part Veela, Why Could Fleur Delacour Use Polyjuice Potion to Transform into Harry, and Why Could Hagrid Not?

It is established in Deathly Hallows that Polyjuice Potion is meant for human transformations only: ‘Wha’ was tha’ about?’ roared Hagrid. ‘I’m sorry, Harry, but I had to check,’ said Lupin ...
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Is Polyjuice Potion a Form of Transfiguration?

Is Polyjuice Potion a chemical transformation or a form of Transfiguration? I'm not a science genius and I genuinely can't decide if this is a chemical transformation or Transfiguration, or a ...