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 having to physically travel through space.

Teleportation encompassed a range of individual powers used by many magical beings who each possessed each 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

Cole and leo teleports

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
5x12P19 Ash Teleportation An ash-based type of teleportation. Lazarus Demons
CoopFading Beaming A light-based type of teleportation Cupids
Black Orbing Leo and Chris Black Orbing A dark orb-based type of teleportation. Darklighters
PiperBlinking 2 Blinking A blinking-based type of teleportation Warlocks
Death1 Dark Wisping This type of teleportation is similar to fading. Angel of Death
7x16 - cole fades in Dusting A particle-based type of teleportation. Cole Turner (while trapped in the Cosmic Void)
Teleportation Fading An energy-based type of teleportation.
Flaming Flaming A fire-based type of teleportation
Seer glisten Glistening An energy-based type of teleportation.

The Seer
The Crone
Demonic Bounty Hunters

NecronTeleport Lightning Teleportation A lightning-based type of teleportation.

Goddess of War

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

The Elders

PortalCreation2 Portal Creation A portal-based type of teleportation.

Witches (via spell or potion)

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

Black Heart

1x11-SmokeFading3 Smoke-Fading A smoke and fading-based method of teleportation.

Guardian of the Urn
The Necromancer

FurySmoking Smoking A smoke-based type of teleportation.

The Siren
Wicked Witch from the Magic Mirror

Sparkling 2 Sparkling A sparkle-based type of teleportation.

The Cleaners
Angels of Destiny

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

The Sea Hag
Water Demon
Lady of the Lake

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

Goddess of Earth
Goddess of Love
The Titans

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

Notes and Trivia

Demon Teleportation

Various demonic forms of teleportation, signifying the faction they each represented.

  • 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.
  • Most forms of teleportation have undergone some changes during the course of the series. It has been shown that while many beings can possess the same form of teleportion, the appearance is not always the same. This can either be due to different beings having their own distinct appearance and/or color or simply due to changes in special effects.
    • Orbing as undergone several changes, especially when comparing Leo's method of Orbing to Paige's method.
    • Fading is shown to have the most variations in appearance.
    • Shimmering is sometimes accompanied by a glowing effect, especially in later seasons.
  • 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 four forms of teleportation. Paige is the only Charmed One born with a teleportation power.
  • 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. ( for example, Oh My Goddess! Part 2Valhalley 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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