Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Wingardium Leviosa
|Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic|
|Features||Causes object to levitate|
|First Appearance||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|
Wingardium Leviosa is a common spell used to levitate objects.
It is explicitly mentioned at two other places in the series. Firstly, during the same evening it is introduced, Ron uses it to levitate a club above the head of an attacking mountain troll; when he releases the spell, the falling club knocks out the troll. Secondly, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry uses it on a sidecar which has fallen off a flying motorcycle. In fact, Harry is actually in the sidecar when he uses Wingardium Leviosa on it; while it seems that the ability to fly unaided is exceptional among wizards, the ability to charm objects on which you are mounted is relatively simple.