Teleport (move)

This article is about the move Teleport. For the field move, see Field Move (Ranger).
Teleport
テレポート Teleport
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  −6
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
  • Usable outside of battle
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Teleport (Japanese: テレポート Teleport) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM30 in Generation I and TM04 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

Effect

In battle

Generation I

In wild battles, the user flees and the battle ends. In Trainer battles, Teleport always fails.

If the user's level is less than the opponent's level, there is a chance that Teleport will fail, between approximately 10% and 25%, depending on the levels of the two Pokémon. The chance of failure typically increases the higher the target's level is than the user's. Specifically, the chance of failure is the following.

 

Generation II

If Teleport is used by the player's Pokémon, it can still fail because of the opponent's level, but this no longer applies to wild Pokémon using Teleport due to a bug.

Teleport will fail if the user is trapped by a trapping move (except binding moves), or if used by an opposing NPC.

In this generation only, Teleport fails in battles with Pokémon encountered as traps in the Team Rocket's Hideout, the GS Ball Celebi, the Tin Tower Suicune (in Crystal), and the scripted Red Gyarados.

Generations III and IV

Teleport fails if used in a wild battle that is not a Single Battle. Teleport can no longer fail due to the user's level being less than the opponent's level.

Teleport will now fail if the user is trapped by any trapping move (including Ingrain and binding moves) or Ability. If the user is holding a Smoke Ball, Teleport will succeed regardless of trapping moves and Abilities.

Teleport can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if any of the moves Confusion, Double Team, Kinesis, or Psychic was used in the prior turn.

In Pokémon Colosseum, there are no wild encounters, so Teleport always fails. In Pokémon XD, it can successfully be used in wild encounters at Poké Spots.

Generation V

Teleport will succeed regardless of Ingrain. If the user is owned by a Trainer and holding a Smoke Ball, Teleport will succeed regardless of trapping moves and Abilities; if the user is a wild Pokémon, Teleport will fail if the user is affected by a trapping move or Ability, even if it is holding a Smoke Ball.

Generation VI

If the user is holding a Smoke Ball, Teleport will succeed regardless of trapping moves and Abilities.

Generation VII

Teleport always fails in battles during trials. SOS Battles are considered Single Battles as long as there is only a single opponent.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Teleport, the user regains all of its HP.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Teleport switches the user out. It has -6 priority. Teleport fails if the user is the only Pokémon in the party that is able to battle.

Generation VIII

Teleport retains its effect from Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. It only ends a battle if used by a wild Pokémon.

Outside of battle

Prior to Generation VII, using Teleport outside of battle warps the player to the last Pokémon Center visited. Starting in Generation IV, Teleport can also return the player to their house if that has been visited most recently.

In Generation I, the player must heal their Pokémon at the counter for it to count as a visit. In subsequent generations, the player only needs to enter the location.

Teleport can only be used outside, with the same restrictions as Fly. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, unlike Fly, Teleport can teleport the player between regions.

In Generation IV only, Teleport cannot be used in towns or cities (except the Safari Zone Gate), at Mt. Silver, or at the Pokéathlon Dome.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special technique for instantly escaping from wild Pokémon. Useful in the wild only.
Stad2 A special move for instantly escaping from wild Pokémon. Useful in the wild only.
GSC A move for fleeing from battle.
RSEColo.XD A psychic move for fleeing from battle instantly.
FRLG Use it to flee from any wild Pokémon. Also warps to the last Poké Center.
DPPt Use it to flee from any wild Pokémon. It may also be used to warp to the last Poké Center visited.
PBR Use it to flee from wild Pokémon. It has no effect while battling in Pokétopia.
HGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
Use it to flee from any wild Pokémon. It can also warp to the last Pokémon Center visited.
SMUSUM Use it to flee from any wild Pokémon.
PE The user switches places with a different Pokémon instantly, using telekinetic power.
SwSh The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting, if any. If a wild Pokémon uses this move, it flees.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1PE
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying 20 20 9 9 9 9 10
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying 20 20 9 9 9XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 16 12 12 12XY
9ORAS
9 15
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 16 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 15
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 16 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 15
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 15
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 12
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 1
789   Cosmog
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 23 1
790   Cosmoem
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM30
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
TM04
VIII
--
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug PE
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy PE
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy PE
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy PE
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy PE
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy PE
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug PE
059   Arcanine
  Field Field PE
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1 PE
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1 PE
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3 PE
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 PE
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral PE
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral PE
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass PE
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass PE
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass PE
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy PE
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 PE
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 PE
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like PE
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like PE
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral PE
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered My Pokémon Ranch - Hayley's Mew
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PalCity Mew
Nintendo of Korea Mew
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Super Smash Bros. series

Mewtwo uses Teleport as its up special move. Mewtwo vanishes, then reappears in the direction the player inputs.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Teleport is a move with 15PP. The user will teleport to somewhere else on the floor, if possible. This move is affected by Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 7.

Pokémon Conquest

Teleport warps the user to a random location on the battlefield. The user can choose which direction to perform it in, but this does not affect the randomly chosen location.

 
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Stars: 
Power: 0
Accuracy: 0
Effect: Teleports randomly.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Warps the user to another spot on the same floor.
MDTDS Warps the user to another tile on the floor.
BSL じぶんが フロアのどこかに ワープする
Conq. Teleport to another square.
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It warps you to somewhere else on the floor.


In the anime

Main series

       
Kadabra Jirachi Cosmog Elgyem
The user disappears and reappears elsewhere seconds later.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Abra Abra's body glows white or multicolored and disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else. Sometimes, its eyes glow white before using the move.
Sabrina's Abra Abra and the Psychic Showdown Debut
Mrs. Bellows's Abra The Psychic Sidekicks! None
Mira's Abra Sandshrew's Locker! None
  Kadabra Kadabra's body glows white, then disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else.
Sabrina's Kadabra Haunter versus Kadabra None
  Mew Mew's body glows white or multicolored, then disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else.
Mew (M01) Mewtwo Strikes Back None
Mew (M08) Lucario and the Mystery of Mew None
A wild Mew Enter Pikachu! None
  Alakazam Alakazam glows white, multicolored, or purple, then disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else.
A giant Alakazam The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis None
Luana's Alakazam Pokémon Double Trouble None
Alex Davis's Alakazam Power Play! None
Kenny's Alakazam Settling a Not-So-Old Score! None
Faba's Alakazam Mission: Total Recall! None
  Drowzee Drowzee disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else.
Butch and Cassidy's Drowzee Pikachu Re-Volts None
  Togepi Togepi's body glows light blue and disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else.
Misty's Togepi In the Pink Used via Metronome
  Natu Natu's body glows white and disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else.
McKenzie's Naughty Doin' What Comes Natu-rally None
  Xatu Xatu's body glows blue or white and disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else.
Calista's three Xatu Xatu the Future None
Calista's Xatu Me, Myself and Time None
  Jirachi The tags on Jirachi's head glow multicolored. Seconds later, its body also glows multicolored and disappears, reappearing somewhere else.
Jirachi (M06) Jirachi: Wish Maker Jirachi cannot legally learn Teleport
  Kirlia Kirlia's body glows multicolored, becomes outlined in light blue and disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else.
A wild Kirlia Do I Hear a Ralts? None
  Gardevoir Gardevoir's body glows multicolored, becomes outlined in light blue and disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else.
A wild Gardevoir Do I Hear a Ralts? None
Melodi's Gardevoir Mutiny in the Bounty! None
  Ralts Ralts's body glows multicolored, becomes outlined in light blue, and disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else.
Max's Ralts Do I Hear a Ralts? None
  Claydol Claydol's body glows white and disappears. Seconds later, it reappears somewhere else.
Spenser's Claydol Ka Boom with a View! None
  Mesprit Mesprit's body glows light blue and it disappears. Seconds later, Mesprit reappears somewhere else in a bright flash of light, encased in a multicolored orb.
Mesprit (anime) The Needs of the Three! Mesprit cannot legally learn Teleport
  Uxie Uxie's body glows light blue and it disappears. Seconds later, Uxie reappears somewhere else in a bright flash of light, encased in a multicolored orb.
Uxie (anime) The Needs of the Three! Uxie cannot legally learn Teleport
  Elgyem Elgyem's body glows multicolored and it also becomes surrounded in light blue vertical lines. Elgyem then disappears, reappearing somewhere else seconds later.
Professor Icarus's Elgyem A UFO for Elgyem! None
  Cosmog Cosmog's body glows white and it also becomes surrounded in lines of white light. It then disappears and reappears somewhere else.
Nebby Now You See Them, Now You Don't! None


Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
SM045 Teleport Rotom Pokédex Teleport allows the user to instantly travel from one location to another.

Pokémon Generations

       
Alakazam
The user disappears and reappears elsewhere seconds later.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Alakazam Alakazam's body briefly flashes yellow. It then disappears, reappearing somewhere else seconds later.
Blue's Alakazam The Challenger Debut


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Magical Pokémon Journey


Pokémon Adventures


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

Core series games

Side series games

Trivia

  • In Generation II, if used after disembarking the S.S. Aqua, the player will teleport to Vermilion City's Pokémon Center regardless of the last Pokémon Center visited.
  • Teleport is the only move whose priority changed between games of the same generation. Its change, from 0 to -6, was the largest single priority decrease of any move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 瞬間移動 Seungāan Yìhduhng *
瞬間轉移 Seungāan Jyúnyìh *
Mandarin 瞬間移動 / 瞬间移动 Shùnjiān Yídòng
  Czech teleportace
  Danish Teleportering
  Dutch Teleporteer
  Finnish Teleportti
Ajatussiirto
  French Téléport
  German Teleport
  Greek Τηλεμεταφορά Tilemetaforá
  Indonesian Pindah Sekejap
Teleport
  Italian Teletraspor.
  Korean 순간이동 Sunganidong
  Polish Teleportacja*
Teleport*
Portuguese   Brazil Teleporte (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon-present, Sun & Moon-present, Adventures)
Teletransporte (early anime, Unleashed, EToP, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Teleporte
  Romanian Teleportare
  Serbian Teleport
  Spanish Teletransporte*
Teletransp*
  Swedish Teleportera*
Tankeförflyttning*
  Vietnamese Dịch Chuyển
Dịch Chuyển Tức Thời*



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960


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