|“||The spell Furnunculus causes boils to sprout on the surface of the target.||”|
The Pimple Jinx causes the victim to be covered in pimples.
This spell can be used in Wizard's Dueling.
IncantationIts 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
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.||”|