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  • Shimmer (voiced by Eva Bella U.S. version and Mia Wiltshire in the UK version) – An optimistic genie with blue eyes and pink hair. She is enthusiastic and encouraging. She loves cleaning, glitter, and collecting genie bottles.
  • Shine (voiced by Isabella Cramp U.S. version and Ellie Simons in Season 1 and Mia Hope in Season 2 in the UK version) – A courageous genie with purple eyes and blue hair. She is an animal lover and is often hungry.
  • Leah (voiced by Alina Foley U.S. version and Claudia Burns in the UK version) – A blonde girl with green eyes who owns a genie bottle, which includes Shimmer and Shine.[1]Although Shimmer and Shine usually mess up her wishes, Leah is patient and forgiving with them. Originally, she was forced to keep her genies existence a secret from her close friend Zac, though in the second season after she and Zac end up being transported to Zahramay Falls along with Shimmer and Shine by one of Zeta's spells, their existence is revealed to Zac. Leah must wear her genie bottle necklace in order for Shimmer and Shine to grant wishes, as Shimmer and Shine will grant wishes of anyone wearing it even against their will.
  • Zac (voiced by Blake Bertrand U.S. version and Innis Robertson-Pinnell in the UK version) – Leah's neighbor and best human friend. In the first season, he is oblivious to the fact that Leah has genies. Whenever something strange or unusual happens, he responds to it in a carefree manner. He also has a habit of telling humorous experiences he has had to Leah. In "A Very Genie Halloweenie", Leah introduces Shimmer and Shine to Zac as friends of hers dressed as genies for Halloween.
  • Zeta the Sorceress (voiced by Lacey Chabert U.S. and UK version) – A resident of Zahramay Falls who wishes to be the most powerful person in Zahramay Falls (more powerful than any genie) and is the series first antagonist. Unlike most of the residence of Zahramay Falls, Zeta is a Sorceress instead of a genie, as she has no desire to grant the wishes of others. Her plans are almost always thwarted by Shimmer, Shine, and Leah.
  • Princess Samira (voiced by Nikki SooHoo U.S. version and Cariad Lloyd in the UK version) – The ruler of Zahramay Falls, who is in charge of checking up on all the genies in training. She can grant wishes along with the younger genies. She occasionally rewards genies with magic Genie Gems that produce a variety of magical effects depending on the type of gem. She may also task genies with obtaining a particular gem. Though humans are normally not allowed in Zahramay Falls, she makes an exception for Zac and Leah after they are accidentally transported there by one of Zeta's spells and permits Leah to keep her genies despite Zac having learned of their existence as a result.
  • Kaz (voiced by Jet Jurgensmeyer U.S. version and Harrison Noble in the UK version) – A genie in training who lives in Zahramay Falls who appears in Season 2 as Zac's genie. In contrast to Zac's easy-going and adventurous personality, Kaz is more cautious and scares easily. Despite their contrasting personalities, Zac and Kaz work well together. Like most genies in Zahramay Falls, he has his own magic carpet. He first appears in "A Tree-mendous Rescue", where he is initially scared when he learns Zac and Leah are normal humans upon first meeting them, as he had never met non-magical people before. Along with Shimmer and Shine, he is assigned the task of finding a Genie Gem located in a forest by Princess Samira.
  • Empress Caliana - (also referred to as Queen Caliana) is Princess Samira's mentor who was first mentioned by Samira in "Bling Bling" when she reveals her teacher was the one who gave Samira her special necklace back when she was studying under Caliana as a genie-in-training. Empress Caliana makes her first appearance in "The Crystal Queen" where Leah and her genies seek Caliana's help when Zeta seals Samira in a crystal deep inside the Caliana Caves which contain crystals that absorb wishing magic. Empress Caliana guides them to the Caliana Caves which were named after Empress Caliana after she discovered them when she was a little girl, revealing she used to go on all sorts of adventures when she was young.
  • Layla – An Ice Genie who appears in "Freeze-amay Falls". She possesses an ice gem necklace that gives her freezing powers and keeps her body cold. She originally lived in a genie bottle buried on a sandy beach in Zahramay Falls, but it was accidentally broken by Leah and her genies. Her necklace is briefly stolen by Zeta, though she is later forced to give it back to Layla when its power freezes Zeta. Leah and her genies later help Layla find a new home and end up selecting the Ice Palace from "Snow Place We'd Rather Be" as Layla's new home. Despite getting her necklace back, she decides to keep the large Shiver Cone (ice cream Cone) Leah and her genies gave her to wear on her head to keep her cool, as she found it to be the perfect hat for an Ice Genie like herself.
  • Shaya – A Lightning Genie in training who appears in "Lightning in a Bottle". He rides around on a flying cloud-board and can generate magical lightning. Leah and her genies help him catch a run away magic lightning bolt he created while practicing his magic. Though he is reluctant to work with Leah and her genies at first, he eventually learns the value of teamwork from them.
  • Nila – A mermaid who lives in the waters near Zahramay Falls that Leah and her genies befriend in "Mermaid Mayhem". When Leah uses up all her wishes, preventing Leah and her Genies from returning to their non-mermaid selves, she assists Leah and her genies in acquiring the Mermaid Gem, which allows its user to transform into a mermaid and back. She is almost like Zeta.
  • Guardian of the Mermaid Gem – The guardian of the Mermaid Gem is a mermaid with octopus-like tentacles instead of a fish tail, who acts as a minor antagonist in "Mermaid Mayhem", as she guards the Mermaid Gem that Leah and her genies require to return to their non-mermaid selves.
  • Zia & Niva - Two mischievous Frost sprite siblings who appear in "Frosty Fun". They live in the snowy forest near Layla's Ice Palace and end up following Leah and her genies back to Shimmer & Shine's palace where they end up causing trouble with the freezing magic while competing with one another in various winter games, forcing Leah to use her wishes to undo their magic.
  • Captain Zora - A pirate genie who appears in "The Pirate Genie". She sails through the sky in a flying pirate ship with her mysterious magical pet Scallywag. She is somewhat forgetful as usually relies on Scallywag to remind her of things. She has an adventurous personality and is a friendly pirate who sails the skies searches for treasure and adventure.
  • Dalia - A genie who works as a Magic Carpet vendor and designer in Zahramay Falls whom Shimmer looks up to who appears in "Carpet Troubles". During the episode, Shimmer introduces her to Leah and she shows the girls where she designs and makes carpets, even offering to let Shimmer give carpet making a try. When Shimmer fails, Dalia tells her it was a good first try and not to get discouraged.
  • Wishy Washy Genie - An legendary older male genie who has the power to wash away any wish who appears in "Wishy Washy Genie". When Zac accidentally wishes to stay in Zahramay Falls forever, Kaz suggests they find Wishy Washy Genie though Shimmer and Shine believe he is just a myth. Leah uses one of her wishes to take them to him and find him proving Kaz was right about him being real. Kaz is a fan of his and was excited to meet him. The Wishy Washy Genie is quite indecisive constantly worrying over decisions he has to make living up to the phrase Wishy Washy.

Animals[edit source]

  • Tala (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker U.S. and UK version) – Shimmer's pet gibbon monkey.[citation needed] She has green eyes and wears white pearls, like Shimmer does. Tala is shown to be a talented dancer in both "Happy Wishaversary" (when she plays a dancing video game with Zac) and in "Untamed Talent" (where she dances at the Zahramay Falls Pet Talent Show).
  • Nahal (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker U.S. and UK version) – Shine's white Bengal tiger[citation needed] cub. She wears pink jewels and a gold circlet, like Shine does. In "Untamed Talent" it is revealed that Nahal has a talent for playing the keyboard. Humorously she is shown to be better at playing the keyboard when she was distracted by a magical feather that Zeta tried to use in an attempt to distract her and ruin her performance.
  • Nazboo (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker U.S. and UK version) – Zeta's pet dragon, who caters to her every need and acts as Zeta's underling. He is somewhat clumsy and often accidentally causes Zeta's schemes to backfire. He can also get easily distracted by food and/or anything that piques his interest. He also enjoys getting occasional tummy rub from Zeta. Despite being Zeta's underling, he is shown to get along well with Tala in "Lost and Found"
  • Roya (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker U.S. and UK version) – Princess Samira's pet peacock, who resides in her palace. In "The Crystal Queen", Roya defends Samira's palace from Zeta and Nazboo when they attempt to take up residence there after Zeta imprisons Samira in the Caliana Caves. After Samira is freed, Zeta willingly leaves the palace in order to get away from Roya.
  • Parisa – A Zahramay Fox that Leah befriends in "Now You See Her". After helping Leah and her genies foil Zeta's plan to use a camouflage potion to steal their Genie Gems and having bonded with Leah, Parisa becomes Leah's magical pet. As Parisa is a magical creature, Leah uses one of her wishes to create a place for Parisa to live near the fountain in the courtyard of Shimmer and Shine's palace which appears small on the outside, yet big on the inside. As Parisa is a Zahramay Fox, she possesses the ability to camouflage herself, making her practically invisible.
  • Zain – Kaz's pet Ziffilon (a griffin-like creature) which first appeared in "Zany Ziffilon". When Kaz reveals he had always wanted a pet Ziffilon, Zac uses one of his wishes to wish up a Ziffilon for Kaz. However the Ziffilon becomes scared of its new surroundings and flees, forcing Kaz, Zac, Leah, and her genies to chase the frightened Ziffilon through Zahramay Falls. Eventually Kaz manages to befriend the Ziffilon after feeding it Zlam Berries. After it agrees to become Kaz's pet, Kaz names it Zain. Zain is by far the largest of the pets, as it is big enough for Kaz to ride on its back.
  • Rohan - The Guardian of the Caliana Caves who appears to be a crystalline golem. Despite his fearsome appearance, he is actually a shy, gentle giant. However, in "The Crystal Queen", Zeta's spell causes him to become aggressive to the point he attacked Queen Caliana, Leah, and her genies when they came to free Princess Samira who had been sealed inside a crystal atop Rohan's head. Shimmer and Shine manage to remove Zeta's enchantment and Rohan returns to his normal self.
  • Chicken – A giant chicken with green feathers that Zeta accidentally created when she used Samira's magic staff on a tree in "Staffinated", which she uses to terrorize the citizens of Zahramay Falls. However the chicken is turned into a normal sized chicken by one of Leah's wishes and humorously tries to befriend Samira's pet, Roya. It appears as a background character in "Lightning in a Bottle".
  • Rocket (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker U.S. and UK version) – Zac's pet dog. His tendency to drool and chew on things often causes trouble. He has encountered Shimmer, Shine, Tala and Nahal at various times in the Season 1.
  • Gobi the Glob - An animated glob of Gooey Gummy Genie Jelly candy accidentally created by Leah and her genies in "The Glob" when a piece of Gooey Gummy Genie Jelly fell into a potion that had spilled when a storm called a Glitternado hit Shimmer and Shine's palace. Named by Leah, Gobi is both friendly and curious, but is also very sticky, which causes objects and people to stick to him quite easily. He is shown to have a naïve and childlike personality. He is also quite bouncy and can stretch his arms, though his stickiness can sometimes cause problems. However, when the Glitternado hits Zahramay Falls Market Place, he helps Leah and her genies rescue some genies that had gotten pulled into the storm by using his stickiness to grab onto the two genies, saving them.
  • The Pigs - Two piglets that first appeared in "What a Pig Mess" when Leah's genies mistakenly summoned when Leah wished for Pigs in blankets. They made a brief cameo in "Abraca-Genie", where they appeared along with several other animals that appeared out of Zack's Magic Hat that had been made magical by one of Leah's wishes in an attempt to help Zack's magic act and are later seen in Zack's house after Zack had successfully made them disappear without the help of Leah and her genies. In "Escape Goat", it is revealed that they live in a Petting Zoo along with Sprinkles the Goat. Zack also reveals that the male pig is named Oninkers and the female is named Pinkie. Oninkers and Pinkie help Zack in perfecting his pig calling for the pig calling contest.
  • Sprinkles - A goat who lives at the petting zoo with the Pigs and his best friend Dixie the chicken. He first appears in "Abraca-Genie" as one of the animals summoned by Zack's magic hat though is unnamed. Sprinkles is properly introduced in "Escape Gat" where Leah reveals he is named Sprinkles because he sprinkles food whenever he eats. During the episode, Sprinkles escapes his pin to visit his friend Dixie when Leah leaves a gate open, forcing Leah to summon her genies to help catch him. They eventually find him at Dixie's chicken coop and Leah makes a wish that creates a bridge that allows Sprinkles to visit Dixie and Sprinkles visit each other whenever they want.
  • Dixie - A chicken who lives at the petting zoo with the Pigs and her best friend Sprinkles the goat. She appears in "Escape Goat".
  • Nopal – A friendly alien with magical powers who appears in "Spaceship Wrecked". Leah and her genies meet him, his spaceship is accidentally summoned by one of Leah's wishes. Like Shimmer and Shine, Nopal possess magic powers and can levitate in the air. Nopal also possesses special alien magic such as teleportation. After another wish mistake breaks Nopal spaceship, Leah and her genies work to fix his spaceship, however they are unable to fix it themselves. When Zac shows up, Leah introduce him to Nopal without revealing her genies existence or involvement to Zac. After learning that Nopal's spaceship is broken, Zac takes a look and manages to fix it. Nopal uses his powers on Zac's walkie-talkie allowing him and Nopal to communicate. Nopal also teaches Shimmer how to use alien teleportation magic.
  • Mr. Crab – A hermit crab who claimed Zac's Dream Shell in "Ahoy, Genies!" and was referred to as Claude by Zac. He refused to give up his shell to Zac and even manages to beat Zac in a staring contest for ownership of it. In another episode, he was caught by Shimmer and Shine while fishing and is referred to as Mr. Crab. In "Santa's Little Genies", he befriends Santa Claus when he is accidentally transported to an island by one of Leah's wishes and Santa even offered Mr. Crab the option of coming to work for him at the North Pole.
  • Rainbow - A tiger found in the Temple of the Rainbow Tiger by Shine and Nahal who appears in "Bungle in the Jungle". Unlike Nahal, Rainbow is fully grown and has a somewhat intimidating appearance due to her size, though is just as friendly and playful as Nahal. Rainbow apparently lives within the Temple itself as Rainbow is knowledgeable about the traps and layout of the temple itself. Shine befriends Rainbow after helping remove a splinter out of her paw and Rainbow helps Shine and Nahal escape the room they where trapped in by Zeta. Shine gives her the name Rainbow which she likes and is introduced to Leah and Shimmer after they all manage to escape the rooms they where trapped in. Rainbow helps show them the way out and playfully attacks the hanging cage that Zeta and Nazboo accidentally got trapped in, scaring Zeta, though Shine reveals she meant no harm and asks Rainbow to help free them, though Zeta is still terrified by Rainbow despite the tiger's friendly nature.
  • Scallywag - A floating unknown animal that belongs to Zora who appeared in "The Pirate Genie". She helps remember everything for Zora and when Sallcywag gets frightened her magic goes out of hand making things around her float and making monsters appear.
  • Gazi - A shape changing seacritter who appeared in "Trick or Treasure". He loves treasure and greedily tries to steal the treasure found by Nila, Leah, and her genies. However after working with the girls to deal with a hungry Zahramay Shark, the girls manage to teach Gazi it is better to share with others and befriends them.
  • Cog - A Grunt who lives underground with the other Grunts in Zahramay Falls who acts as an antagonist in "Underground Bound". Unlike his fellow Grunts he is somewhat grumpy individual who dislikes digging and prefers to invent things such as a drilling machine to make digging easy, though his inventions don't seem to work. He ends up finding Leah's Genie Bottle necklace after it fell off while Leah was swinging. While trying to get his machine to work, he accidentally makes a wish which Shine grants causing his machine to start working though goes out of control leading him to the surface.

Magical & Non-Magical species[edit source]

  • Aliens - A race of extraterrestrials from outer space introduced in "Spaceship Wreaked". As shown by the Alien Nopal they possess magical abilities such as teleportation, levitation, and fly around space in high tech spacecraft. It is revealed that they can teach alien magic to genies as Nopal taught Shimmer how to teleport. Unlike most magical creatures, they seemingly originate from universe where Leah's world is located.
  • Dragons – Dragons are magical creatures that are native to Shimmer and Shines world. In "Dragon Tales", it is revealed that wild dragons live in Manetikar, the Land of Dragons
  • Genies - The humanoid inhabitants of Zahramay Falls who grant wishes. The genies are ruled by Princess Samira who trains young genies-in-training such as Shimmer, Shine, Kaz, and Zeta before she quit to become an all powerful sorceress instead. In the past, Princess Samira served as a Genie-in-Training under her genie mentor, Empress Caliana, indicating that genie royalty generally oversee the training of genies-in-training. Genies possess various magical abilities such as levitation and powerful wish magic which allows them to grant the wishes of others though only three each day
  • Humans - People native to Earth like Leah and Zac. Genies are often assigned to a human who is their special person who they grant wishes to as their secret genie such as Shimmer and Shine being assigned to Leah and Kaz being assigned to Zac. Generally humans are not allowed in Zahramay Falls, though they may be allowed under certain circumstances, such as Leah and Zac being accidentally transported to Zahramay Falls and where allowed to visit any time they wanted after Samira, Shimmer, and Shine granted a extra special wish for the both of them, though Samira required Leah and Zac to wear Genie disguises while in Zahramay Falls to blend in as some genies like Kaz have never even encountered a real live human and freaked out at first upon meeting Zac and Leah, though other genies do not seem to not mind there presence. Humans are immune to Sneezy Bug powder and will not sneeze, though they can still be effected by the out of control sneeze magic produced by genies effected by the dust. Like genies, Humans can be magically turned into other creatures such as Mermaids, Ziffilons, and Zoomicorns.
  • Mermaids – Most of the Mermaids living in the waters near Zahramay Falls have glittery fish-like mermaid tails. In addition to swimming, Mermaids can breath and talk underwater, though they can also breath air. However rarely some like the Guardian of the Mermaid Gem has octopus-like tentacles instead. Non-Mermaids such as genies and humans can become mermaids via the use of wish magic or via the power of the Mermaid Gem. The Mermaid Gem has the power to turn one into a mermaid and can undo the transformation as well and can even undo a mermaid transformation caused by wish magic. Mermaids where first mentioned in passing by Shimmer in Season 1 episode "Ahoy, Genies" when she excitedly wonders if they will meet any mermaids while exploring a cave before suggesting the possibility of meeting bears, or bears with mermaid tails.
  • Ice Sprites - Ice Sprites are fairy-like beings who possess freezing powers similar to ice genies like Layla and live in the Snowy Forest near Layla's Ice Palace. They first appear in "Frosty Fun" when brother and sister frost sprites, Zia and Niva end up following Leah and her genies back to Shimmer and Shine's palace after playing in the snow with Layla.
  • Grunts - Sentient gopher-like creatures that live underground in Zahramay Falls introduced in "Underground Bound". While they are not magical they are really good at digging. Most Grunts are shown to be friendly and happily enjoy digging, save for Cog a somewhat grumpy Grunt who prefers to invent things and dislikes digging to the point he tries to wish for the Grunts to stop digging to with Leah's Genie Bottle necklace but it fails as he did not say "I Wish". The other grunts where horrified at the idea of being unable to dig though were relived when Cog's wish failed. After Leah and her genies manage to retrieve her necklace by convincing him it was useless after he used up his third wish to figure out how it worked, Leah, her genies, and the other grunts convince him to dig and Cog finds himself enjoying it.
  • Zoomicorns – Zoomicorns are winged unicorns that live near Zahramay Falls and as their name implies they can fly very fast. They first appeared in "Snow Place We'd Rather Be" where a herd of them saved Leah and her genies after their flying carpet froze while on their way to the Ice Palace. In "Zoomicorn Toss", it is shown that there is a popular sport called Zoomicorn Toss where the players riding cloudboards toss rings around a Zoomicorn's horn as it flies around without using magic. In "Feel Better", Zac is accidentally transformed into a Zoomicorn by one of Kaz's magic sneezes after being exposed to Sneezy Bug dust, though Zac is excited by the transformation. Leah later cures Kaz of his sneezing with the Sneezy Bug which had sniffed a Zahramay Bluebell causing it to cure the afflicted genies which undoes the magic caused by their sneezing. In "Dragon Tales", Zeta mistakes a Zoomicorn's shadow for that of one of the large flying dragons mentioned by Zeta and Nazboo causing her to briefly cower in fear until it is revealed to be a Zoomicorn.
  • Ziffilons – Ziffilons are griffon-like creatures that live on an island far from Zahramay Falls. In "Zany Ziffilon", Kaz reveals he has always wanted one as a pet, causing Zac to wish up a Ziffilon for Kaz, who manages to befriend it and names it Zain. Their favorite food is Zlam Berries and are big enough for a person to ride on.
  • Zahramay Foxes – Zahramay foxes are rare magical foxes native to Zahramay Falls. They possess the ability to camouflage themselves, making them practically invisible. In "Now You See Her", Leah befriends a Zahramay Fox named Parisa and it is revealed that dip of a paw from a Zahramay Fox is one of the ingredients for a camouflage potion, which Zeta tries to use in an scheme to steal Shimmer and Shine's genie gems, but it is foiled by Parisa who follows them to Shimmer and Shine's palace. Having bonded with Leah, Parisa ends up becoming Leah's magical pet and takes up residence in Parisa's Place (a mini-palace that small on the outside but big on the inside), a home for Parisa located near the fountain in the courtyard of Shimmer and Shine's palace wished up by Leah.
  • Zahraramay Sharks - Sharks native to the waters of Zahramay Falls that appear in "Trick and Treasure". They are apparently carnivorous as one is shown hunting Gazi at various points during the episode.
  • Sneezy Bug - A ladybug like insect that appears in "Feel Better". Genies are shown to be quite wary of them as the dust they sneeze causes genies to sneeze uncontrollably producing crazy magic and can only be cured by getting the Sneezy Bug to sniff a Zahramay Bluebell flower which causes the Sneezy Bug to turn blue and produce a dust that undoes the out of control magic sneezes. Sneezy Bugs by themselves are not malicious as they sneezing is involuntary and they seem to stop sneezing once they sniff a Zahramay Bluebell which apparently alleviates their sneezing and as a result are very fond of Zahramay Bluebell flowers. It is revealed that humans like Leah and Zac are immune to the effects of the dust as it does not make them sneeze though they can still be effected by the out of control magic genie sneezes as Zac is turned into a Zoomicorn by one of Kaz's sneezes, though Zac is thrilled by the transformation. While most genies are wary of Sneezy Bugs, Shaya seems to like them as he wondered what kind of magic his sneezes would produce, only to be disappointed when his sneezes produce magic lightning strikes which he claims happens every time he has been effected by their dust, implying that the sneeze magic produced is more predictable for lightning genies, though the lightning strikes generated are extremely dangerous and strike randomly. Ultimately Leah manages to get the Sneezy Bug to sniff a Zahramay Bluebell and it stops sneezing, and starts producing the dust that cures the genies' sneezes.
  • Zuzu Birds - These native to the forests of Zahramay Falls that appear in "The Silent Treatment" and "Boom Zahra-Mom" . When A baby bird mistakes Zeta for its mother she has to care for the bird with Shine's help. The mother bird chases Zeta when she sees her with the baby bird. Zeta mistakes the bird egg for a stone for her potion. Zeta also uses a potion to swap Leah's voice with a bird's voice and her genies need to find a cure to restore her voice. The bird eats Mucky Moss and Zeta feeds it to the bird by her nose and does a dance to make the baby bird sleep. At the end Zeta misses the baby bird when he has to go.
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