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Type Fairy
Type Fairy HOME
Fairy type artwork

Fairy vs. Dragon artwork by Ken Sugimori.

The Fairy type (Japanese: フェアリータイプ, HepburnFearii taipu) 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-type 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 feminine in appearance overall (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 Guardian Deities are seen as gods). They could also be based on other types of powers, have mysterious origins, or be 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 (for example, Pokémon like Spritzee, Slurpuff & Flabébé are based on sweet-smelling things like perfume, candy, and flowers respectively). 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; Bede, Opal's successor (he was previously Psychic-type trainer); Ortega, the boss of Team Star's Ruchbah Squad; and Lacey, a member of BB League Elite Four.

Fairy-type moves[]

  • There are 34 Fairy-type moves.
  • In battles: Special moves stand out.
    • 4 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 14 moves are of the Special type.
    • 12 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Beautiful moves stand out.
    • 10 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 6 moves are of the Cute type type.
    • 2 moves are of the Clever type type.
    • There are no moves of the Cool type and Tough type types.

List of Fairy-type moves[]

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Aromatic Mist Other type Beautiful type Generation VI -
Alluring Voice Special type - Generation IX 80
Baby-Doll Eyes Other type Cute type Generation VI -
Charm[1] Other type Cute type Generation II -
Crafty Shield Other type Clever type Generation VI -
Dazzling Gleam Special type Beautiful type Generation VI 80
Decorate Other type - Generation VIII -
Disarming Voice Special type Cute type Generation VI 40
Draining Kiss Special type Cute type Generation VI 50
Fairy Lock Other type Clever type Generation VI -
Fairy Wind Special type Beautiful type Generation VI 40
Fleur Cannon Special type - Generation VII 130
Floral Healing Other type - Generation VII -
Flower Shield Other type Beautiful type Generation VI -
G-Max Finale - - Generation VIII -
G-Max Smite - - Generation VIII -
Geomancy Other type Beautiful type Generation VI -
Guardian of Alola Special type - Generation VII 130
Let's Snuggle Forever Physical type - Generation VII 190
Light of Ruin Special type Beautiful type Generation VI 140
Magical Torque Physical type - Generation IX 100
Max Starfall - - Generation VIII -
Misty Explosion Special type - Generation VIII 100
Misty Terrain Other type Beautiful type Generation VI -
Moonblast Special type Beautiful type Generation VI 95
Moonlight[1] Other type Beautiful type Generation II -
Nature's Madness Special type - Generation VII Half the resting HP
Play Rough Physical type Cute type Generation VI 90
Sparkly Swirl Special type Beautiful type Generation VII 90
Spirit Break Physical type - Generation VIII 75
Springtide Storm Special type - Generation VIII 100
Strange Steam Special type - Generation VIII 90
Sweet Kiss[1] Other type Cute type Generation II -
Twinkle Tackle - - Generation VII -

Effectiveness of Fairy-type moves[]

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dark, Type Dragon and Type Fighting.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Fire, Type Poison and Type Steel.

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.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Fairy
½
½
×0
½
×2
×2
Type FairyType Bug
½
½
×0
¼
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
Type FairyType Dark
¼
×0
×2
½
×2
×0
×2
Type FairyType Dragon
½
½
×0
½
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
Type FairyType Electric
½
½
×0
½
½
½
×2
×2
Type FairyType Fighting
¼
¼
×0
×2
½
×2
×2
×2
½
×2
Type FairyType Flying
¼
½
×0
×2
¼
½
×0
×2
×2
×2
×2
Type FairyType Ghost
¼
×0
×0
×2
×0
×2
Type FairyType Grass
½
×0
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×4
×2
½
Type FairyType Ice
½
½
×0
×2
½
×2
×2
×4
Type FairyType Normal
½
½
×0
×0
×2
×2
Type FairyType Poison
¼
½
×0
¼
½
×2
×2
×2
Type FairyType Psychic
×0
¼
×2
×2
½
×2
Type FairyType Rock
½
½
×0
½
½
×2
×2
½
×4
×2
Type FairyType Steel
¼
½
×0
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
½
×0
½
½
Type FairyType Water
½
½
×0
×2
½
½
×2
½
×2
½

Fairy-type-Pokémon Trainers[]

Fairy-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders[]

Leader Location Badge
Valerie
Valerie
Laverre City, Kalos Fairy Badge
Fairy Badge
Opal League Card
Opal
Ballonlea, Galar Fairy Badge
Fairy Badge
Bede League Card
Bede
Ballonlea, Galar Fairy Badge
Fairy Badge

Fairy-type-Pokémon Trial Captains[]

Leader Location Z-Crystal
Mina
Mina
Poni Island, Alola Fairium Z
Fairium Z

Fairy-type-Pokémon Elite Four members[]

Competence Category
Lacey
Lacey
BB League Elite Four

Fairy-type-Pokémon Special Trainers[]

Competence Category
Ortega
Ortega
Leader of Team Star Ruchbah Squad

Fairy type records[]

Fairy-type Pokémon[]

67 Pokémon are Fairy type.

Pure Fairy-type Pokémon[]

Primary Fairy-type Pokémon[]

Secondary Fairy-type Pokémon[]

Pokémon with Fairy-type alternate forms[]

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

Relations with other types[]

  • They're strong against the Dragon type because in certain mythologies, fairies' magic could dominate oriental dragons, even though dragons were immune to magic in European legends.
  • They're strong against the Dark type because fairies represent light and heroism, which almost always win 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'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 while poison can represent pollution. Also, in some stories, villains gave fairies poison to weaken them.
  • 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, Spirit Break, and Magical Torque are the only standard physical Fairy-type moves.
  • Prior to Generation IX, no Pokémon with the Protean Ability can become Fairy type due to the lack of Fairy-type moves that Greninja or Kecleon can learn.
  • Bede is the first male trainer that specializes in Fairy-type Pokémon, with second being Ortega.
    • However, Bede was initially a Psychic-type trainer instead.
  • Lacey is the first Elite Four member to specialize in Fairy-types.
  • 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 nonfiction concept. Many fairies also live in forests, wear plant-based clothes like garlands, and sit on toadstools/mushrooms, strengthening the connection.
  • Fairy type, Electric type, and Ground type were the last three types to receive Fighting type (with Iron Valiant for Fairy type; with Pawmo, Pawmot, and Iron Hands for Electric type; with Great Tusk for Ground type) in Generation IX.
  • As of Generation IX, the only types that haven't been paired with the Fairy-type are the Fire-type and the Ground-type.
    • In addition, the Steel-type is weak to both while the Water-type is strong to both.

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
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n This Pokémon wasn't a Type Fairy-type Pokémon until Generation VI.
  4. ^ Due to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Pixie Plate.
  5. ^ Due to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Fairy Memory.
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