The Impediment Jinx icon is the round thing floating near the player.

The Impediment Jinx is is one of the four spells in the Book Herding minigame on Pottermore PlayStation Home. It is not currently on the Pottermore Website. 


The Impediment Jinx is used to slow down and obstruct the target temporarily.


The effect of the Impediment Jinx is to slow down the other players. The spell is activated as soon as one of the players moves over the spell icon on the field. It lasts 5 seconds.


The incantation of the Impediment Jinx is Impedimenta.

From the Story

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Discovered in chapter 31, The Third Task

Harry uses the Impediment Jinx to immobilise an enormous Blast-Ended Skrewt during the third task, hitting the fleshy, shell-less underside of the creature with the spell.

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