When Will Turner is captured by Davy Jones' men, he tells Davy Jones that he was sent by Jack Sparrow to settle a debt. We cut to Jack Sparrow looking at Davy Jones through a telescope, and as he lowers the telescope we see that Jack Sparrow has been teleported to the Flying Dutchman. We know he possesses the power of teleportation because:

  1. Jack later says something to the effect of, "If you would just send me back, I will find you some souls", and

  2. the Wiki article says so.

Is it ever explained, in-universe, how Davy Jones has come to possess the power of teleportation? Or is it just something you're supposed to assume after he does it?

  • Referring to the wiki article is a matter of circular reasoning. The wiki lists it because it happened. The wiki isn't the reason (nor explanation) why it happened.
    – Flater
    Commented Aug 1, 2018 at 15:55

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It appears it's just one of many abilities that come with being Captain of the Flying Dutchman...

from wikia

His position as the captain of the Flying Dutchman and the Ferryman to the Underworld gave Jones his ability to switch between the worlds of the dead and the living. This power was most likely the reason for other supernatural traits of him, including the abilities to teleport himself and walk through solid objects. Jones was also able to restore the Wicked Wench when he raised the ship from the depths, after it was burned by the East India Trading Company. However, this position had some negative consequences as well: He could not go on land, except for one day in ten years and by abandoning his duty as the ferryman to the afterlife he brought a curse upon himself and his crew which caused their transformation into fish-men. However, he is shown standing on the sandbar with both feet in a bucket of water, indicating that there may be loopholes to not being able to set foot on land.

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