"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


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Pure Fairy-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
173 173MS Fairy Normal

035 035MS Fairy Normal

036 036MS Fairy Normal

077G px Fairy Normal

175 175MS Fairy Normal

209 209MS Fairy Normal

210 210MS Fairy Normal

300 300MS Fairy Normal

301 301MS Fairy Normal

493 493MS Fairy Normal

669 669MS Fairy Normal

670 670MS Fairy Normal

671 671MS Fairy Normal

682 682MS Fairy Normal

683 683MS Fairy Normal

684 684MS Fairy Normal

685 685MS Fairy Normal

700 700MS Fairy Normal

716 716MS Fairy Normal

764 764MS Fairy Normal

773 773MS Fairy Normal

868 868MS Fairy Normal

869 869MS Fairy Normal

888 888MS Fairy Normal

Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Primary Fairy-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
078G px Fairy Psychic

176 176MS Fairy Flying

468 468MS Fairy Flying

333 333MS Fairy Flying

334 334MS Fairy Flying

888 888MS Fairy Steel

Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Secondary Fairy-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
038A 038AMS Ice Fairy

174 174MS Sound Fairy

039 039MS Sound Fairy

040 040MS Sound Fairy

110G px Poison Fairy

439 439MS Psychic Fairy

122 122MS Psychic Fairy

298 298MS Water Fairy

183 183MS Water Fairy

184 184MS Water Fairy

280 280MS Psychic Fairy

281 281MS Psychic Fairy

282 282MS Psychic Fairy

303 303MS Steel Fairy

314 314MS Bug Fairy

488 488MS Psychic Fairy

546 546MS Grass Fairy

547 547MS Grass Fairy

702 702MS Electric Fairy

703 703MS Rock Fairy

707 707MS Steel Fairy

719 719MS Rock Fairy

730 730MS Water Fairy

742 742MS Bug Fairy

743 743MS Bug Fairy

755 755MS Grass Fairy

756 756MS Grass Fairy

778 778MS Ghost Fairy

785 785MS Electric Fairy

786 786MS Psychic Fairy

787 787MS Grass Fairy

788 788MS Water Fairy

801 801MS Steel Fairy

856 px Psychic Fairy

857 857MS Psychic Fairy

858 858MS Psychic Fairy

859 859MS Dark Fairy

860 860MS Dark Fairy

861 861MS Dark Fairy

Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.
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