This article is about the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince moment. For the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows moment, see Splinched (The Deathly Hallows).

Splinched is the first moment in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18, Birthday Surprises.


The snow melted around the school as February arrived, to be replaced by cold, dreary wetness. Purplish-grey clouds hung low over the castle and a constant fall of chilly rain made the lawns slippery and muddy. The upshot of this was that the sixth-years' first Apparition lesson, which was scheduled for a Saturday morning so that no normal lessons would be missed, took place in the Great Hall instead of in the grounds



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This moment has two zoom levels.

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  • There are five Galleons at the foot of the right wall.
  • The Balfour Blane Chocolate Frog Card is in front of the blonde haired girl on the right.
  • Move over Harry and the person in front of him; they will both move their hands.
  • Move over the man in the bottom left corner and he will topple over.

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  • Move over the auburn haired girl with the braid and she will wobble.
  • On her left are some exploding bonbons.

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