The Pimple Jinx (Furnunculus) is one of the spells found in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.


The spell Furnunculus causes boils to sprout on the surface of the target.


The Pimple Jinx is one of the spells in the spellbook Curses and Counter-Curses by Vindictus Viridian. It can be used in dueling.


Pimples erupt

The Pimple Jinx causes the victim to be covered in pimples.


This spell can be used in Wizard's Dueling.


Its full incantation is "Furnunculus", but the letters used in its casting are: F, N, C, L, S.


The current maximum potency of the Pimple Jinx is 103. In the same way that the Full Body-Bind Curse is the most often used spell due to high potency, the Pottermore Insider revealed that the Pimple Jinx is the least often used spell in first year dueling.


As of 1st June 2012, the Pimple Jinx has been cast 402 226 times.

From the Story

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Discovered in chapter 18, The Weighing of the Wands

Harry uses Furnunculus during a duel with Draco Malfoy. The hex richochets off Draco's spell, Densaugeo, and hits Gregory Goyle in the face, causing his face to erupt in boils.

Discovered in chapter 37, The Beginning

When the Furnunculus Curse is used at the same time as the Jelly-Legs Jinx, the combination of the two spells causes the victim to sprout little tentacles over their face.

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