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Snape dressed in Nevilles grandmothers clothes

This spell can make Boggarts less threatening

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We will practise the charm without wands first. After me, please ... riddikulus!

Remus Lupin

The wardrobe burst open. Hook-nosed and menacing, Professor Snape stepped out, his eyes flashing at Neville...


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By J.K. Rowling

Harry about to face a Boggart in Defence Ggainst the Dark Arts

It's Harry's turn

Boggart dressed in Neville's Grandmother's Clothes

Neville's Boggart

‘R–r–riddikulus!’ Mrs Weasley sobbed, pointing her shaking wand at Ron’s body.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

As Professor Lupin went to stand next to it, the wardrobe gave a sudden wobble, banging off the wall.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by J.K. Rowling

A Boggart appears as a Banshee


By J.K. Rowling

Boggart as a giant spider

Ron's Boggart

Riddikulus fact file




To battle a Boggart

The effect it has on the recipient

The castor will turn the Boggart into something amusing

Famous moment a wizard or witch uses it

Molly Weasley casts Riddikulus on a Boggart that keeps turning into dead members of her family.