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"Fairy" redirects here. For other uses of the word, see Fairy (disambiguation).

Floette, an example of a Fairy type Pokémon.

The Fairy type is one of the eighteen official types from the Pokémon franchise. It marked its debut in the Generation 6 games and was specifically created to tone down the Dragon type's prowess in order to make the Pokémon games more fair. The Fairy type is a somewhat cutesy, yet tricky type which attacks focus on magic, cuteness or even the moon.

Fairy is arguably one of the better defensive types, having by usual enormous Special Defense, but lacking in physical Attack and Speed. Their main resistances are Bug, Dark and Fighting, but they are also immune to Dragon-type attacks. With their high Special Attack, they will also be able to take down Dragon, Dark and Fighting, which are also weak against Fairy.

That said, the Fairy type's main weaknesses are Poison and Steel, the latter type being even more defensive than Fairy. Fairy-type moves are also resisted by Steel and Poison, as well as by the Fire type.

As of Generation 6, there are about 35 Fairy-type Pokémon, making Fairy the second rarest type in existence, right behind Ghost. 15 of these are pure Fairy type. There are about 20 Dual-typed Fairy Pokémon, but only two of them appear to be primary Fairy, making the Fairy type way more common as a secondary type. The two primary Fairy Pokémon in question, Togetic and Togekiss, are secondary Flying.

As this type debuted in Generation 6, 22 Pokémon have been changed to Fairy, or at least got the typing. A fair share used to be Normal-typed.

The Fairy type usually consists of fairies, nymphs, and other small fey-like creatures. They seem be based from traditional fairies like Clefairy or Flabébé to a more mischievous, classic kind like Klefki or Mr. Mime. Their weakness against Steel also seems to be based on fairies being weak to cold iron. A good amount of Fairy Pokémon appear to be part of the Fairy Egg Group, but there are exceptions, like Gardevoir.

Type matchups

Official

Offensive
Fairy
Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Dark
Dragon
Fighting
½×
Bug
Dark
Fighting
½×
Fire
Poison
Steel
Poison
Steel
None
Dragon


Specialists

Notable

Pokémon

Pure Fairy-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
173 px Fairy Normal


035 px Fairy Normal


036 px Fairy Normal


175 px Fairy Normal


209 px
Snubbul
Fairy Normal


210 px Fairy Normal


669 px
Flabébé
Fairy Normal


670 px Fairy Normal


671 px
Florges
Fairy Normal


682 px
Spritzee
Fairy Normal


683 px Fairy Normal


684 px
Swirlix
Fairy Normal


685 px
Slurpuff
Fairy Normal


700 px Fairy Normal


716 px Fairy Normal


764 px
Comfey
Fairy Normal


868 px
Milcery
Fairy Normal


869 px Fairy Normal


888 px Fairy Normal


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Primary Fairy-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
176 px Fairy Flying


468 px Fairy Flying


888 px Fairy Steel


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Secondary Fairy-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
038A px Ice Fairy


174 px Normal Fairy


039 px Normal Fairy


040 px Normal Fairy


078G px Psychic Fairy


110G px Poison Fairy


439 px Psychic Fairy


122 px
Mr.Mime
Psychic Fairy


298 px
Azurill
Normal Fairy


183 px Water Fairy


184 px Water Fairy


280 px Psychic Fairy


281 px Psychic Fairy


282 px Psychic Fairy


303 px Steel Fairy


303M px Steel Fairy


334M px Dragon Fairy


531M px Normal Fairy


546 px
Cottonee
Grass Fairy


547 px
Whimsicott
Grass Fairy


702 px Electric Fairy


703 px Rock Fairy


707 px Steel Fairy


719 px Rock Fairy


719M px Rock Fairy


730 px Water Fairy


742 px Bug Fairy


743 px Bug Fairy


755 px Grass Fairy


756 px
Shinotic
Grass Fairy


778 px Ghost Fairy


785 px Electric Fairy


786 px Psychic Fairy


787 px Grass Fairy


788 px Water Fairy


801 px Steel Fairy


858 px Psychic Fairy


859 px
Impidimp
Dark Fairy


860 px
Morgrem
Dark Fairy


861 px Dark Fairy


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.
Pokémon Types
Official Types
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
???
Fanon Types
Arcane
Bunny
Blast
Clean
Color
Cosmic
Cyber
Demon
Dream
Gas
Gravity
Holy
Hunter
Light
Love
Lunar
Magic
Marine
Music
Monster
Neon
Plasma
Quartz
Robot
Shade
Shadow
Solar
Sound
Star
Wind
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