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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 who specialize in Fairy-type Pokémon include the Gym Leader Valerie of Laverre City.

The Fairy type was introduced in Generation VI. As well as introducing new Pokémon with the Fairy type, 22 Pokémon were changed to Fairy types.

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
Dark
Dragon
Fighting
½× Bug
Dark
Fighting
½× Fire
Poison
Steel
Poison
Steel
None Dragon

Characteristics

Defense

As it was created to balance the competitive play in Generation VI, the Fairy-type is considered to be one of the best defensive types, along with the Steel-type. As such, it is considered to be an anti-metagame type, having traits that no other is capable of offering - a key resistance to the powerful Fighting types, as well as the Dark and Bug types, granting resistances to overused moves like Close Combat, Knock Off and U-turn. Most of all, it also has a useful immunity to Dragon-type moves. Its only weaknesses are to Poison and Steel, both of which were rarely used offensively prior to its introduction.

Since the Pokémon of this type tend to have a high Special Defense, they excel at the role of being a special wall, further strengthened by the fact that there are few powerful special attackers among Steel and Poison types.

Fairy type Pokémon also tend to have a below average Defense stat, though there are some exceptions, such as Mawile, Carbink and Togekiss.

Offense

Fairy is quite strong on offense as well. It is super-effective against Dragon, Fighting, and Dark, all of which previously had two weaknesses. It is resisted by Fire, Poison, and Steel types. Most Fire types struggle defensively and cannot hit Fairy types super effectively in return, making Poison and Steel-types the only true threats against them, even if the former is weak to Psychic-type moves, common among Fairy Pokémon. Additionally, all three of those types are weak to Ground, making a Fairy and Ground a viable attack combination to use. Fairy also pairs well with Ghost and Dark, with the former combination being resisted only by Litleo and Pyroar and the latter being resisted only by Mawile and Klefki.

Despite having numerous advantages, the Fairy type is a balanced one due to the lack of particularly powerful Fairy-type moves, being somewhat weak statistically and having a disadvantageous match-up against the Poison and Steel-type, two of the best defensive types in the series. Also, since Fairy types typically have high Special Attack and Special Defense, but relatively low Defense and Speed stats, they have advantageous match-ups against most special attackers, but poor ones against physical attackers, overall.

Contest properties

In Contests, Fairy-type moves are typically Beautiful moves. None of them are considered Cool or Tough moves.

Pokémon

As of Generation VI, there are 37 Fairy-type Pokémon, or 5.1% of all Pokémon (counting forms and Mega Evolutions that change typing as different Pokémon), making it the third rarest Pokémon type, behind Ghost and Ice.

Pure Fairy-type Pokémon

# Pokémon
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

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

Secondary Fairy-type Pokémon

# Pokémon 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
282 Gardevoir Mega Gardevoir Psychic Fairy
298 Azurill Azurill* Normal Fairy
303 Mawile Mawile* Steel Fairy
303 Mawile Mega Mawile Steel Fairy
334 Altaria Mega Altaria Dragon Fairy
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.* Psychic Fairy
531 Audino Mega Audino Normal 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
719 Diancie Diancie Rock Fairy
719 Diancie Mega Diancie Rock Fairy

Moves

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
VI Aromatic Mist Status Beautiful % 20 (max 32)
     
     
Adjacent ally
The user raises the Sp. Def stat of ally Pokémon with a mysterious aroma.
VI Baby-Doll Eyes Status Cute 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 Crafty Shield Status Clever % 10 (max 16)
     
     
All allies
The user protects itself and its allies from status moves with a mysterious power. This does not stop moves that do damage.
VI Dazzling Gleam Special Beautiful 80 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user damages opposing Pokémon by emitting a powerful flash.
VI Disarming Voice Special Cute 40 % 15 (max 24)
     
     
All adjacent foes
Letting out a charming cry, the user does emotional damage to opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.
VI Draining Kiss Special Cute 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 Lock Status Clever % 10 (max 16)
     
     
All Pokémon
By locking down the battlefield, the user keeps all Pokémon from fleeing during the next turn.
VI Fairy Wind Special Beautiful 40 100% 30 (max 48)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user stirs up a fairy wind and strikes the target with it.
VI Flower Shield Status Beautiful % 10 (max 16)
     
     
All Pokémon
The user raises the Defense stat of all Grass-type Pokémon in battle with a mysterious power.
VI Geomancy Status Beautiful % 10 (max 16)
     
     
Self
The user absorbs energy and sharply raises its Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats on the next turn.
VI Light of Ruin Special Beautiful 140 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
Drawing power from the Eternal Flower, the user fires a powerful beam of light. This also damages the user quite a lot.
VI Misty Terrain Status Beautiful % 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 Beautiful 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 Beautiful % 5 (max 8)
     
     
Self
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
VI Play Rough Physical Cute 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.

Abilities

Interacting with Fairy-type

User of Color Change will be changed into Fairy-type after it is hit with a Fairy-type move. Protean will change its user into Fairy-type when it uses a Fairy-type move. When a Pokémon with Multitype holds a Pixie Plate, it will become a Fairy-type Pokémon. When a Pokémon with Imposter is sent out and its opposite opponent is Fairy-type, it will transform into that Pokémon and turn into Fairy-type.

Gen Ability Description
VI Fairy Aura Powers up each Pokémon's Fairy-type moves.
VI Pixilate Normal-type moves become Fairy-type moves.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Exclusive Abilities

Only Fairy-type Pokémon can have these Abilities. This does not include signature Abilities.

Gen Ability Description
VI Pixilate Normal-type moves become Fairy-type moves.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Trivia

  • More Pokémon were changed to Fairy than either of the other types added since Generation I (the other two being Dark and Steel in Generation II), with 22. Also, more moves were changed to Fairy, with three. All three of them were introduced in Generation II and were previously Normal-type.
    • It is also the only one out of the three types to completely change the types of Pokémon from previous generations, changing several previously pure Normal-type Pokémon, such as Snubbull, to pure Fairy.
  • Every type that resists Fairy also resists Grass and Bug.
  • The Fairy-type is one of the two types that Hidden Power cannot become, the other being the Normal-type.
    • This, combined with the lack of any Fairy-type moves in Kecleon's and Greninja's movesets, prevents all Pokémon that naturally have Protean from becoming Fairy-type using it (although Kecleon can become Fairy-type with its other Ability, Color Change).

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
Finland Flag.png Finnish Keiju
France Flag.png European French Fée
Germany Flag.png German Fee
Greece Flag.png Greek νεράιδα Neraida
Italy Flag.png Italian Folletto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 페어리 Fairy
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Fe
Poland Flag.png Polish Baśniowy (XY13)
Bajkowy (XY46)
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Fada
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Fairy
Romania Flag.png Romanian Zână
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hada
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Fe
Älva
Thailand Flag.png Thai แฟรรี่
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hệ Thiên Thần