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Alohomora
Alohomora Charm
Incantation

Alohomora[1]
(A-loh-ha-MORE-ah)[2]

Type

Charm[1]

Hand Movement

Unlocking-spell

Light

None[1]

Effect

Unlocks doors[1]

The Alohomora Charm[3], also known as the Unlocking Spell[4] (Alohomora) is a charm that enables a witch or wizard to unlock a door[1]. It was covered in chapter seven of The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1[2].

CastersEdit

MeaningEdit

Contrary to popular belief, "Alohomora" does not come from the Hawaiian "aloha", but rather is a West African phrase meaning "friendly to thieves", as stated by J. K. Rowling in a court appearance[5]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Eleven - The Midnight Duel)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Sixteen - Through the Trapdoor)
  4. Pottermore - The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 on Spells/Duels
  5. See this page.

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