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Is teleporting a creature considered to be forced movement of said creature?

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No. From the compendium:

Forced Movement

Movement that a creature is compelled to do, specifically a pull, a push, or a slide. A creature can be moved in other ways, such as through teleportation, but only pulls, pushes, and slides are technically forced movement.

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Thanks for the reference ... a player is interested in a power that adds damage on forced movement and teleport –  SteveC Apr 12 '12 at 12:12
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It's not forced movement, but per the Player's Handbook errata, trying to teleport creatures into dangerous terrain or to a spot where they will fall gives them an immediate saving throw to avoid the teleport.


Page 286: Replace the text for the Destination entry and the Immobilized entry. This change addresses what happens when a creature is forced to teleport, and it clarifies that the Immobilized entry includes restrained as well.

Destination: Your destination must be a space you can occupy without squeezing. If arriving in the destination space would cause the target to fall or if that space is hindering terrain, the target can make a saving throw. On a save, the teleportation is negated.

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I agree it's not directly answering the question, however I added it since, in my experience, whenever someone is asking about forced movement and teleport it's because they want to teleport an enemy somewhere it doesn't want to be. –  Core Dec 9 '12 at 12:22
It is useful information, just that most of the answer is tangential. Oh well. I've proposed an edit that includes a reference to the errata you're thinking of, and the relevant text itself. –  Jonathan Hobbs Dec 10 '12 at 2:24
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