Accio is also known as summoning charm. When it casted on an object it causes the object flee to the caster. Even the target is at greater distances it still levitates the target and flees to the caster.
Accio is one of the most popular and oldest spells of the wizarding world. Even it isn’t certain when it was created, there are plenty of stories about its first usage. In wizarding story called “Tale of Beedle the Bard”, author says it was used for summoning a lost donkey for the first time in history. Except that, there is no information about history of Accio spell.
Accio spell has no effect on buildings or stationary objects. It also doesn’t work on organic creatures like humans and animals. When wizard wants to summon an organic creature, wizard can cast the spell to any item on creature like clothes. Thereby the item moves and drags the organic creature with it. But using Accio like this is very dangerous because objects move closer to speed of light and it may hurt the living things. The only expectation for this is Flobberworm. Accio also thought on Hogwarts as fourth year lesson.
The effect of the spell diminishes with the distance of target object. Even the wizarding world knows it by that, Hermione Granger counts as an exception. Hermione Granger can cast Accio spell with the same power and effect to objects in any distance.
Some spells are created to use against Accio in 20 and 21. Centuries. Those spells which especially created to secure items for burglary are had been using by many wizards.
Known Users of the Spell
- Newt Scamander
- Porpentina Goldstein
- Molly Weasley
- Hermione Granger
- Barty Crouch Jr
- Harry Potter
- Severus Snape
- George Weasley
- Fred Weasley
- Lord Voldemort
Where it Mentioned?
- Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire (First Time – Book, Movie and Video Game) Harry Potter used this spell to get the cup which he dropped, in Triwizard Tournement’s third task.
- Harry Potter and Order of Phoenix (Book, Movie and Video Game)
- Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince (Book, Movie and Video Game)
- Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows 1-2 (Book and Movie)
- Quidditch Through the Ages (Book)
- Tales of Beedle the Bard (Book)