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J.K.Rowling needs to write this and flesh it out pronto. That sounds so beautiful.

The Patronus, asserted Spangle, represents that which is hidden, unknown but necessary within the personality... []... Here, says Spangle, is the explanation for the appearance of Patronuses in forms that their casters might not expect, for which they have never felt a particular affinity, or (in rare cases) [a form that the caster may not] even recognise....

Domesticated cats far outnumbered big cats, as did domesticated dogs with their wild cousins (wolves and foxes).

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I've been asked to make it clear that Harambe is not a Patronus you can actually get on pottermore. The previous RT is a joke. As you were.

Self-confidence may also play an important role in casting the spell. In 1994 Harry is able to cast the spell successfully, driving off a large number of Dementors (which according to Severus Snape is only achievable by a very powerful wizard) thus saving Sirius and a younger version of himself, seemingly without recalling a happy memory, when he realises that he has already done it. Although Harry could have had a 'happy memory' upon realising that he had saved all three of their souls.

I think that a swarm of bugs would work but not a solitary one. So a single ant, no, but an army of them could work.

In universe, small patronuses are just as strong. There's a tale of a boy, named Illyius, with a mouse patronus, who single handedly saved his town from dementors and the dark wizard Raczidian.

I can no longer access the results to determine the newer data. The limit hit over 1,000 responses (1,096 to be exact), and it won't let me access the account anymore "unless I upgrade for $180".

So interesting! Thank you! But an albatross was forgotten.

I see you have a lot of insects and bugs on your list at a glance. I wonder if an insect would have the size to be an effective patronus? Maybe a swarm of ants or bees? I just can't see one ant barreling over even one dementor. Unless of course it was a giant insect? But I don't know the rules of patronuses (patroni?) Can a small animal representing a patronus be giant in size? Just some thoughts.

Most of the recorded badgers and dolphins belonged to Hufflepuffs, whereas cats and birds-of-prey were more likely to belong to a Ravenclaw or a Slytherin. Slytherins also had more “exotic” Patronuses than Ravenclaws did.

09-30 • 14:29 #wand analysis #patronus analysis  Me: *throws breadsticks in my purse* I have to go something came up

Thanks! I'm really excited too! I've been wanting to do this for ages, but hadn't really figured out how to do it.

People are complaining about the numerous types of snakes but even in canon it's normal to have different breeds of cats and dogs, so why not snakes?

It is usual, but not inevitable, for a Patronus to take the form of an animal commonly found in the caster's native country. Given their long affinity with humans it is perhaps unsurprising that among the most common Patronuses (although it must be remembered that any corporeal Patronus is highly unusual) are dogs, cats and horses. ...

The unusual witches and wizards who produce a Patronus that takes the form of their favourite animal is an indicator of obsession or eccentricity.[13] Here is a wizard who may not be able to hide their essential self in common life, who may, indeed, parade tendencies that others might prefer to conceal.[14] Whatever the form of their Patronus, you would be well-advised to show respect, and occasionally caution, towards a witch or wizard who produces the Patronus of their choice.[15]

Most of the recorded badgers and dolphins belonged to Hufflepuffs, whereas cats and birds-of-prey were more likely to belong to a Ravenclaw or a Slytherin. Slytherins also had more "exotic" Patronuses than Ravenclaws did.

Felines: Domesticated cats made up ~13.5% of the total alone (~82.8 of felines), with Nebelung being the most popular (14.8% of dom. cats), Manx second (11.8%);

There was once a witch in the lore of J. K. Rowling's "Book of Spells" who had a ladybird patronus, so I assume that insects are allowed, too.

‘For it is evident,’ he writes, in his masterwork ‘Charms of Defence and Deterrence‘… that a human confronted with inhuman evil, such as the Dementor, must draw upon resources he or she may never have needed, and the Patronus is the awakened secret self that lies dormant until needed, but which must now be brought to light...’

‘It is my firm belief that such a Patronus is an indicator of obsession or eccentricity. Here is a wizard who may not be able to hide their essential self in common life, who may, indeed, parade tendencies that others might prefer to conceal. Whatever the form of their Patronus, you would be well-advised to show respect, and occasionally caution, towards a witch or wizard who produces the Patronus of their choice.’

Pretty proud that mine is an Impala at this point.

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As shown through JK Rowling's writings and through the Pottermore quiz, there are about 150 different known Patronus types. This shows a wide variety in what animals Patronuses can form.

So if there are multiple versions of the quiz, how many possible results are there? Bustle e-mailed with a Pottermore spokesperson, and they aren't releasing that information, alas. But if anything, that just keeps the ~magic~ of the experience in tact. 

Note, however, that according to Spangles, being able to choose your Patronus is rare, and possibly a sign of obsession or eccentricity, or a sign that they "may not be able to hide their essential self in common life, who may, indeed, parade tendencies that others might prefer to conceal."

I just realised none of the characters' patronuses (patroni?) are magical creatures

The charm was used frequently to ward off dementors such as when the trio escaped from the Ministry of Magic after obtaining the Horcrux locket and during the Battle of Hogwarts. Severus Snape also conjured a Patronus to guide Harry to the hiding place of the Sword of Gryffindor.

Also... would the person who is best represented by a single cockroach have the gusto/ability to produce a corporeal patronus? Probably not, right?

Here, says Spangle, is the explanation for the appearance of Patronuses in forms that their casters might not expect, for which they have never felt a particular affinity, or (in rare cases) even recognise. Spangle is interesting on the subject of those unusual witches and wizards who produce a Patronus that takes the form of their favourite animal.

No reliable system for predicting the form of an individual’s Patronus has ever been found, although the great eighteenth-century researcher of Charms, Professor Catullus Spangle, set forth certain principles that are widely accepted as true.

Note: The animals listed in the survey are NOT all of the ones that I have on my list.

Edit: I'm sorry but I burst out laughing imagining a coral patronus. "A silver burst of light erupted from [x]'s wand, and transformed into a non-descript silvery object that sat there and didn't do anything"

Common Patronuses

If a thestral is possible and a horse is common, the similarly size unicorn should not be an issue because of size, and if both Dragons and extinct animals in general are possible, a T-Rex should not be out of the question either.

Wow, I got dolphin, which is the most common one. I don't feel special anymore. Btw, what did you mean with 5 + 8 = 14 in Hare? Didn't someone say which type of hare was it?

edit: my headcanon is that Ulfric the Oddball would totally have a flobberworm patronus

Canids (dogs, foxes, wolves): ~15% -> ~13.7% (after posting to Reddit)

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A successfully conjured Patronus can take two forms: non-corporeal or corporeal, and both types vary greatly in their appearances and strength.