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Power Information

Instant transportation from one location to another


Fear or thinking of a place




Teleportation, also referred to as materializing, is the movement of an object or elementary particles from one place to another, for example going anywhere in the world, the universe, parallel planes, and time loops, even somewhere outside of time and space, more or less instantaneously, without traveling through space.

Teleportation encompassed various individual powers that were possessed by many magical beings who each possessed at least one of these powers. Those who could teleport also had the ability to teleport with other beings and objects which didn't possess a teleportation power via physical contact. Some beings had the power to teleport others without touching them or teleporting themselves.

Types of Teleportation[]

File:Cole and leo teleports.gif

Cole; a demon, shimmers while Leo; a whitelighter, orbs.

"Did you notice how he vanished? Did he smoke out, flame out?"
Cole Turner[src]

There are several ways to teleport and specific beings have their own unique way of teleporting that could be counted as a combination of these base ways to teleport. 

The main difference between each teleportation power is the visual effect that accompanied each power. However, factors such as speed, the type of magical being who possessed the power, the moral alignment associated with it and any other special features (such as accessing certain realms or effecting the environment around it) were all determinants in each power's distinction.


Image Name Description Users
File:5x12P19.png Ash Teleportation An ash-based type of teleportation. Lazarus Demons
File:CoopFading.jpg Beaming A light-based type of teleportation Cupids
File:Black Orbing Leo and Chris.jpg Black Orbing A dark orb-based type of teleportation. Darklighters
File:PiperBlinking 2.gif Blinking A blinking-based kind type of teleportation Warlocks
File:Death1.jpg Dark Wisping This type of teleportation is similar to fading. Angel of Death
File:7x16 - cole fades in.jpg Dusting A particle-based type of teleportation. Cole Turner (while trapped in the Cosmic Void)
File:Energetic Fading.jpg Energetic Fading An energy-based type of teleportation The Tall Man
File:Teleportation.jpeg Fading An energy-based type of teleportation.

Cole Turner (With the powers from the Demonic Wasteland)
Richard Montana
The Triad

File:Flaming.jpg Flaming A fire-based type of teleportation

The Source of All Evil
The Source's Heir

File:Seer glisten.jpg Glistening An energy-based type of teleportation.

The Seer
The Crone
Demonic Bounty Hunters

File:NecronTeleport.jpg Lightning Teleportation A lightning-based type of teleportation.

Goddess of War

File:Paige orbing.jpg Orbing A light orb-based type of teleportation.

The Elders

File:PortalCreation2.gif Portal Creation A portal-based type of teleportation.

Witches (via spell or potion)

File:RainbowTeleportingPaigeandSheama.jpg Rainbow Teleportation A rainbow-based type of teleportation similar to portals. Leprechauns
File:JericPhobebSanTeleport.jpg Sand Teleportation A sand-type of teleportation which resembles a sandstorm. Jeric
File:Shimmering In.jpg Shimmering A energy-based type of teleportation. Common among upper and lower level demons
File:KatyaShredding.jpg Shredding A molecular-based type of teleportation.

Black Heart

File:FurySmoking.jpg Smoking A smoke-based type of teleportation.

The Siren
Wicked Witch from the Magic Mirror

File:Sparkling 2.jpg Sparkling A sparkle-based type of teleportation.

The Cleaners
Angels of Destiny

File:4x19-Spiralization.jpg Spiralization An energy-based kind of type of teleportation. Wizards
File:NymphsArriveAfterTeleportation.jpg Water Teleportation A water-based type of teleportation.

The Sea Hag
Water Demon
Lady of the Lake

File:Gaia-Whirling.jpg Whirling An air-based type of teleportation which resembles a tornado.

Goddess of Earth
Goddess of Love
The Titans

File:Paige Ghost Wisping.jpg Wisping This type of teleportation is similar to fading. Spirits


Sometimes magical beings teleport by using a combination of teleportation powers. This is probably due the various mixing of species and power stealing over the centuries, creating new species of demons and new powers.

Image Name Combination Users
File:6x07P1.png Flame-Fading Flaming and Fading Zahn and his minions
File:Kaiafading.jpg Glisten-Fading Glistening and Fading Kieran Demons
File:Andras teleporting.jpg Shimmer-Fading Shimmering and Fading

Thorn Demons
Brute Demons

File:1x11-SmokeFading3.gif Smoke-Fading Smoking and Fading

Guardian of the Urn
The Necromancer

File:Smokewhirling3.jpg Smoke-Whirling Smoking and Whirling Genies

Notes and Trivia[]

  • An alternative name for teleportation is materializing. Paige uses this term when referring to her boyfriend Richard fading in. The Book of Shadows' entry for Demonic Bounty Hunters also claims they can materialize.
  • During teleportation, beings can speak. The sound of their voices arrive before they actual teleport in the place.
  • It's interesting to note that all of the Charmed Ones have used at least two forms of teleportation. Paige is the only Charmed One born with a teleportation power.
  • Orbing and Flaming are the only teleportation powers to have been undergoing major changes during the series. Orbing stayed relatively the same through to season 3, then kept changing until the end, Paige's most noticeably. The appearance of Shredding changes through each appearance.
  • It has been stated that beings can practice to travel faster. Julie, Cole's personal assistant said she could shimmer thirty miles in two seconds.
  • Orbing is the most used type of teleportation, due to Leo (until he became Mortal) and Paige being able to orb. Shimmering is the second most used.
  • Ash Teleportation, Dusting, Glistening, Beaming, Sand Teleportation, Shredding and Spiralization are the only types of teleportation not used by one of the Charmed Ones. As a Nymph, Paige possessed Water Teleportation but she was never seen using it.
  • Paige was able to avoid the effects of Cole's Reality Warping power via orbing, due to teleportation taking the user through the Neutral Plane. Paige orbed as the effects took place and so was unaffected by the spell, as she was on a different plane. (Centennial Charmed)
  • Smoke-Fading is the first type of teleportation seen onscreen, making Dead Man Dating the first episode to feature teleportation.
  • Every teleportation power has its own speed, but the user can use it faster or slower at will.
  • Users can be attacked or physically caught during mid-teleportation, and it is seemingly a matter of timing. (Valhalley of the Dolls, Part 2 and Siren Song
  • According to Phoebe, a person doesn't need to know a person's location to find them using teleportation, they only have to think of that person when using their power. (Bride and Gloom)  
  • In Sight Unseen, Prue is able teleport to another position while in astral mode, without having to retreat back into her body.
  • When shapeshifting into another beings, it is possible to also copy their teleportation effects. When Zankou shapeshifted into the Avatar Beta, he teleported through Fading and when impersonating another demon, he teleported through Smoking. Similarly, when Leo glamoured into Barbas, the effects of Flaming were heard as he appeared off-screen.

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