Type Fairy.gif

Fairy vs. Dragon artwork by Ken Sugimori.

The Fairy-type (フェアリータイプ Fearii taip) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.

The Fairy-type was introduced in Generation VI to balance the Dragon and Dark-types. It is super-effective against both types and also resisted most types that were introduced in the past Generation (mostly Bug, Fighting, and Dark-types). Another reason why the Fairy-type was introduced was to give offensive advantages to the Steel and Poison-types. Prior to Generation VI, the Dark/Ghost-types Sableye and Spiritomb had no weaknesses, so the Fairy-type was added to give them a weakness.

Fairy-type Pokémon are generally considered "cute" and "elegant" and tend to be at least partially pink in color and are feminine in appearance overall (such Pokémon such as Igglybuff and Swirlix have these traits). However, Fairy-types can be incredibly powerful. Fairy-types also have some magical appeal to them. As opposed to Psychic-type Pokémon, Fairy-type Pokémon have powers related to magic and the supernatural as opposed to mental power. Fairy-types are also known for their powers of purity and rejuvenation (Pokémon such as Gardevoir, Xerneas, and Galarian Weezing are shown to have special powers that can purify objects). Other Fairy-types with non-Psychic powers are still given the Fairy-type for certain magical abilities (Jigglypuff can put people to sleep by singing and the Tapu Guardians are seen as gods). They could also be based on others types of powers or mysterious origins and being based on folktale creatures (Pokémon such as Clefairy, which come from the moon, and Diancie, which is a mutated form of Carbink). Many Fairy-types are also known for their almost sweet nature, metaphorically and literally (Pokémon like Spritzee, Slurpuff & Flabébé are usually based on sweet smelling things like perfume, candy, or flowers). However, others are more dangerous and tricky (such as Mawile and its huge jaws, Impidimp which feeds off emotions of frustrated people, or Shiinotic who lures prey with lights), which are more befitting of fairies seen in folklore as opposed to popular culture.

The known famous Fairy-type Pokémon Trainers are Valerie, the sixth Gym Leader of the Kalos region; Mina, the Fairy-type Trial Captain of the Alola region; Opal, the fifth Gym Leader of the Galar region; and Bede, Opal's successor.

Fairy-type moves

  • There are 25 Fairy-type moves.
  • In battles: Other moves stand out.
    • 1 move is of the Physical type.
    • 6 moves are of the Special type.
    • 10 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Beautiful moves stand out.
    • 9 moves are of the Beautiful type.png type.
    • 6 moves are of the Cute type.png type.
    • 2 moves are of the Clever type.png type.
    • There are no moves of the Cool type.png and Tough type.png types.

List of Fairy-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Aromatic Mist Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI -
Baby-Doll Eyes Other type.gif Cute type.png Generation VI -
Charm

[1]

Other type.gif Cute type.png Generation II -
Crafty Shield Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation VI -
Dazzling Gleam Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI 80
Decorate Other type.gif - Generation VIII -
Disarming Voice Special type.gif Cute type.png Generation VI 40
Draining Kiss Special type.gif Cute type.png Generation VI 50
Fairy Lock Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation VI -
Fairy Wind Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI 40
Floral Healing Other type.gif Generation VII -
Flower Shield Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI -
Fleur Cannon Special type.gif Generation VII 130
Geomancy Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI -
Light of Ruin Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI 140
Misty Terrain Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI -
Moonblast Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI 95
Moonlight

[1]

Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation II -
Nature's Madness Special type.gif Generation VII Half the resting HP
Play Rough Physical type.gif Cute type.png Generation VI 90
Sparkly Swirl Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VII 90
Spirit Break Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 75
Strange Steam Special type.gif - Generation VIII 90
Sweet Kiss

[1]

Other type.gif Cute type.png Generation II -

Effectiveness of Fairy-type moves

×2

Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dark.gif, Type Dragon.gif and Type Fighting.gif.

½

Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Fire.gif, Type Poison.gif and Type Steel.gif.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Fairy type

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

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Doubly super effective
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Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical.gif Dark type vertical.gif Dragon type vertical.gif Electric type vertical.gif Fairy type vertical.gif Fighting type vertical.gif Fire type vertical.gif Flying type vertical.gif Ghost type vertical.gif Grass type vertical.gif Ground type vertical.gif Ice type vertical.gif Normal type vertical.gif Poison type vertical.gif Psychic type vertical.gif Rock type vertical.gif Steel type vertical.gif Water type vertical.gif
Type Fairy.gif
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½
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×2
Type Fairy.gifType Bug.gif
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×2
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×2
Type Fairy.gifType Dragon.gif
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½
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×2
×2
½
Type Fairy.gifType Electric.gif
½
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½
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Type Fairy.gifType Flying.gif
¼
½
×0
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¼
½
×0
×2
×2
×2
×2
Type Fairy.gifType Ghost.gif
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×0
×0
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×0
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Type Fairy.gifType Grass.gif
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×2
×4
×2
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Type Fairy.gifType Ice.gif
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Type Fairy.gifType Normal.gif
½
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×0
×0
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×2
Type Poison.gifType Fairy.gif
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½
×0
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×2
×2
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Type Fairy.gifType Psychic.gif
×0
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×2
×2
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Type Fairy.gifType Rock.gif
½
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×0
½
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×2
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Type Fairy.gifType Steel.gif
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½
×0
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×0
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Type Fairy.gifType Water.gif
½
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×0
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Fairy-type-Pokémon Trainers

Fairy-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
VSValerie.png
Valerie
Laverre City, Kalos Fairy Badge
Fairy Badge
Opal league card.jpg
Opal
Ballonlea,Galar Fairy Badge
Fairy Badge
Bede league card gym.png
Bede
Ballonlea,Galar Fairy Badge
Fairy Badge

Fairy-type-Pokémon Trial Captains

Leader Location Z-Crystal
VS Mina SM.png
Mina
Poni Island, Alola Fairium Z
Fairium Z

Fairy-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

There are no Elite Four members that specialize in the Fairy type.

Fairy type records

Fairy-type Pokémon

48 Pokémon are Fairy type. (5.99% of all Pokémon)

Pure Fairy-type Pokémon

16 Pokémon are pure Fairy type. (33.33% of the Fairy-type Pokémon)

Clefairy Clefable Cleffa Togepi Snubbull Granbull
Clefairy
#035
----

Type Fairy.gif[2]

Clefable
#036
----

Type Fairy.gif[2]

Cleffa
#173
----

Type Fairy.gif[2]

Togepi
#175
----

Type Fairy.gif[2]

Snubbull
#209
----

Type Fairy.gif[2]

Granbull
#210
----

Type Fairy.gif[2]

Flabébé Floette Florges Spritzee Aromatisse Swirlix
Flabébé
#669
----

Type Fairy.gif

Floette
#670
----

Type Fairy.gif

Florges
#671
----

Type Fairy.gif

Spritzee
#682
----

Type Fairy.gif

Aromatisse
#683
----

Type Fairy.gif

Swirlix
#684
----

Type Fairy.gif

Slurpuff Sylveon Xerneas Comfey Milcery Alcremie
Slurpuff
#685
----

Type Fairy.gif

Sylveon
#700
----

Type Fairy.gif

Xerneas
#716
----

Type Fairy.gif

Comfey
#764
----

Type Fairy.gif

868Milcery.png
#868
----

Type Fairy.gif

869Alcremie.png
#869
----

Type Fairy.gif

Zacian
888AZacian.png
#888
----

Type Fairy.gif

Primary Fairy-type Pokémon

2 Pokémon are primary Fairy type. (4.17% of the Fairy-type Pokémon)

Togetic Togekiss
Togetic
#176
----

Type Fairy.gifType Flying.gif[3]

Togekiss
#468
----

Type Fairy.gifType Flying.gif[3]

Secondary Fairy-type Pokémon

30 Pokémon are secondary Fairy type. (62.50% of the Fairy-type Pokémon)

Alolan Ninetales Jigglypuff Wigglytuff Galarian Rapidash Galarian Weezing Mr. Mime Igglybuff
Ninetales
#038
----

Type Ice.gifType Fairy.gif

Jigglypuff
#039
----

Type Normal.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Wigglytuff
#040
----

Type Normal.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

078ARapidash.png
#078
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif

Galarian Weezing
#110
----

Type Poison.gifType Fairy.gif

Mr. Mime
#122
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Igglybuff
#174
----

Type Normal.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Marill Azumarill Ralts Kirlia Gardevoir Azurill Mawile
Marill
#183
----

Type Water.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Azumarill
#184
----

Type Water.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Ralts
#280
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Kirlia
#281
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Gardevoir
#282
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Azurill
#298
----

Type Normal.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Mawile
#303
----

Type Steel.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Mime Jr. Cottonee Whimsicott Dedenne Carbink Klefki Diancie
Mime Jr.
#439
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Cottonee
#546
----

Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Whimsicott
#547
----

Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif[4]

Dedenne
#702
----

Type Electric.gifType Fairy.gif

Carbink
#703
----

Type Rock.gifType Fairy.gif

Klefki
#707
----

Type Steel.gifType Fairy.gif

Diancie
#719
----

Type Rock.gifType Fairy.gif

Primarina Cutiefly Ribombee Morelull Shiinotic Mimikyu Tapu Koko
Primarina
#730
----

Type Water.gifType Fairy.gif

Cutiefly
#742
----

Type Bug.gifType Fairy.gif

Ribombee
#743
----

Type Bug.gifType Fairy.gif

Morelull
#755
----

Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif

Shiinotic
#756
----

Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif

Mimikyu
#778
----

Type Ghost.gifType Fairy.gif

Tapu Koko
#785
----

Type Electric.gifType Fairy.gif

Tapu Lele Tapu Bulu Tapu Fini Magearna Hatterene Impidimp Morgrem
Tapu Lele
#786
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif

Tapu Bulu
#787
----

Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif

Tapu Fini
#788
----

Type Water.gifType Fairy.gif

Magearna
#801
----

Type Steel.gifType Fairy.gif

Hatterene
#858
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif

Impidimp
#859
----

Type Dark.gifType Fairy.gif

Morgrem
#860
----

Type Dark.gifType Fairy.gif

Grimmsnarl
Grimmsnarl
#861
----

Type Dark.gifType Fairy.gif

Pokémon with Fairy-type alternate formes

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Fairy type.

Mega Gardevoir Mega Mawile Mega Altaria Arceus Mega Audino Mega Diancie
Mega Gardevoir
#282
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif

Mega Mawile
#303
----

Type Steel.gifType Fairy.gif

Mega Altaria
#334
----

Type Dragon.gifType Fairy.gif

Arceus
#493
----

Type Fairy.gif[5]

Mega Audino
#531
----

Type Normal.gifType Fairy.gif

Mega Diancie
#719
----

Type Rock.gifType Fairy.gif

Silvally Gigantamax Hatterene Gigantamax Grimmsnarl Gigantamax Alcremie Crowned Sword Zacian
Silvally
#773
----

Type Fairy.gif[6]

Gigantamax Hatterene
#858
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif

Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
#861
----

Type Dark.gifType Fairy.gif

Alcremie
#869
----

Type Fairy.gif

Zacian
#888
----

Type Fairy.gifType Steel.gif

Relations with other types

  • They're weak against the Steel type because according to European legends and traditions, fairies could be killed with iron due to it being man-made and manufactured, which is opposite to the natural affinity of fairies. Also, in some stories, fairies could not touch steel because it burned them when touched. Alternatively, it could be due to Clarke's Law, "any sufficiently-advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
  • They're weak against the Poison type because fairies have weak immune systems, and therefore represent purity and poison can represent pollution. Also, in some stories, villains gave fairies poison to weaken them.
  • They're strong against the Dragon type because in certain mythologies, fairies' magic could dominate oriental dragons, even though in European legends dragons were immune to magic.
  • They're strong against the Dark type because fairies represent light and goodness, which always wins against evil.
  • They're strong against the Fighting type because physical strength is virtually useless against magic, especially when a magical being can just put a spell on physical fighters.
  • They resist the Bug type because in many forms of popular culture, fairies live among insects and bugs. It is also said that fairies carry weapons that weld magic, something bugs lack. Additionally, fairytales also tell of fairies that control bugs for transportation, thus having authority over such creatures.
  • The Fire type resists them because traditionally, fairies live in forests, which fire can easily destroy. However Fairy types are neutral to the Fire type.

Trivia

  • The Fairy-type is the only type to not have a Pokémon with gender differences in it.
  • Play Rough and Spirit Break are the only physical Fairy type moves.
  • No Pokémon with the Protean ability can become Fairy-type due to the lack of a Fairy-type move that Greninja or Kecleon can learn.
  • The Impidimp line are the only Fairy type Pokémon to be exclusively male.
  • Strangely, the Fairy type is neutral against the Grass type instead of being not very effective or ineffective against it, despite the fact that most fairies have a bond with nature and would never dare to hurt fungi/ plant life—similarly, fairy rings are a real life concept. Many fairies also live in forests, wear plant-based clothes like garlands, and sit on toadstools/ mushrooms, strengthening the connection.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Before Generation VI, this was a Normal-type move.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Before Generation VI, this was a Type Normal.gif-type Pokémon.
  3. ^ a b Before Generation VI, this was a Type Normal.gif and Type Flying.gif-type Pokémon.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n This Pokémon wasn't a Type Fairy.gif-type Pokémon until Generation VI.
  5. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Pixie Plate.
  6. ^ Thanks to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Fairy Memory.


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