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Fairy (type)

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Fairy redirects here. For the Egg Group, see Fairy (Egg Group).

Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
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The Fairy type (Japanese: フェアリータイプ Fairy type) is one of the eighteen types. Notable Trainers that specialize in the Fairy type include Valerie of Laverre City.

The Fairy type was introduced in Generation VI. As well as introducing new Pokémon with the Fairy type, a handful of Pokémon including Jigglypuff, Marill, Gardevoir, and Mawile were retconned to be Fairy-type.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 68.91
Attack: 54.21
Defense: 62.65
Sp.Atk: 69.71
Sp.Def: 76.59
Speed: 52.76
Total: 384.82


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 81.41
Attack: 71.94
Defense: 79.53
Sp.Atk: 88.53
Sp.Def: 94.71
Speed: 69.24
Total: 485.35


Battle properties

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

Characteristics

Defense

The Fairy type is good defensively. It has key resistances to the common Dark and Fighting types, as well as the Bug type, which means a resistance to U-turn, and an immunity to Dragon-type moves (it should be noted, however, that most Dragon-type Pokemon can learn Steel-type moves to address this problem). Its only weaknesses are to the otherwise rare attacking types, Poison and Steel.

Offense

Fairy is also useful for having three strengths, being Dragon, Fighting and Dark. However, it also has three resistors and all three are common. It is key to note that the Fairy type was added to balance out the overused Dragon type and the underused Poison type, earning its use in the meta game.

Pokémon

As of Generation VI, there are 34 Fairy-type Pokémon, or 4.5% of all Pokémon (counting forms and Mega Evolutions that change typing as different Pokémon), tying it with Ghost as the rarest type.

Pure Fairy-type Pokémon

# Name
035 Clefairy Clefairy*
036 Clefable Clefable*
173 Cleffa Cleffa*
175 Togepi Togepi*
209 Snubbull Snubbull*
210 Granbull Granbull*
669 Flabébé Flabébé
670 Floette Floette
671 Florges Florges
682 Spritzee Spritzee
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
684 Swirlix Swirlix
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
700 Sylveon Sylveon
716 Xerneas Xerneas

Half Fairy-type Pokémon

Primary Fairy-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
176 Togetic Togetic* Fairy Flying
468 Togekiss Togekiss* Fairy Flying

Secondary Fairy-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff* Normal Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff* Normal Fairy
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime* Psychic Fairy
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff* Normal Fairy
183 Marill Marill* Water Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill* Water Fairy
280 Ralts Ralts* Psychic Fairy
281 Kirlia Kirlia* Psychic Fairy
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir* Psychic Fairy
298 Azurill Azurill* Normal Fairy
303 Mawile Mawile* Steel Fairy
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.* Psychic Fairy
546 Cottonee Cottonee* Grass Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott* Grass Fairy
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy

Moves

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
VI Baby-Doll Eyes Status 100% 30 (max 48)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user stares at the target with its baby-doll eyes, which lowers its Attack stat. This move always goes first.
II Charm Status Cute 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. This harshly lowers its Attack stat.
VI Dazzling Gleam Special 80 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent foe
The user damages opposing Pokémon by emitting a powerful flash.
VI Disarming Voice Special 40 % 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent foe
Letting out a charming cry, the user does emotional damage to opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.
VI Draining Kiss Special 50 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user's HP is restored by over half of the damage taken by the target.
VI Fairy Wind Special 40 100% 30 (max 48)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user stirs up a fairy wind and strikes the target with it.
VI Geomancy Status % 10 (max 16)
     
     
Self
The user absorbs energy and sharply raises its Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats on the next turn.
VI Misty Terrain Status % 10 (max 16)
     
     
All Pokémon
The user covers the ground under everyone's feet with mist for five turns. This protects Pokémon on the ground from status conditions.
VI Moonblast Special 95 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
Borrowing the power of the moon, the user attacks the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Atk stat.
II Moonlight Status Beauty % 5 (max 8)
     
     
Self
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
VI Play Rough Physical 90 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user plays rough with the target and attacks it. This may also lower the target's Attack stat.
II Sweet Kiss Status Cute 75% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user kisses the target with a sweet, angelic cuteness that causes confusion.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual move's page. Target data assumes user is in the lower left.

Trivia

  • As the Fairy type was introduced after physical and special became attributes assigned to individual moves rather than types, it is the only type without an associated damage category.
  • Out of the three types that have been added since Generation I (the other two being Dark and Steel in Generation II), more Pokémon were retroactively changed to Fairy, with 23.
    • It is also the only one out of the three to completely change the types of Pokémon from previous generations; changing several previously pure Normal type Pokémon to pure Fairy (such as Snubbull).
  • All 3 types that resist Fairy-type attacks are all weak to Ground-type moves.
    • All types that are strong against Fairy are also weak to Ground.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese フェアリー Fairy
Mandarin Chinese 妖精 Yāojing
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Fairy
France Flag.png European French Fée
Germany Flag.png German Fee
Italy Flag.png Italian Folletto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 페어리 Fairy
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese Fairy
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hada
Thailand Flag.png Thai เทวดา or นางฟ้า