, artwork by Fairy vs. Dragon Ken Sugimori.
( Fairy type フェアリータイプ Fearī taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.
This type was introduced in
Generation VI, to balance the power of types, just like Dragon and Steel did in Dark Generation II to balance the power of types.
Fairy-type Pokémon are mostly cute, pink or feminine in appearance, and can be really 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 supernatural powers, instead of mind power.
The only known famous Fairy-type Pokémon Trainer is
Valerie, the sixth Gym Leader of the Kalos region.
There are 17 Fairy-type moves.
In battles: Other moves stand out.
1 move is of the type.
6 moves are of the type.
10 moves are of the type.
In contests: Beautiful moves stand out.
8 moves are of the type.
6 moves are of the type.
2 moves are of the type.
There are no moves of the and types.
1 move doesn't have this categorization.
List of Fairy-type moves
Effectiveness of Fairy-type moves
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: , and .
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: , and .
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.
Doubly super effective
Known Fairy-type Pokémon Trainers
35 Pokémon are Fairy type. (4.62% of all Pokémon)
Pure Fairy-type Pokémon
15 Pokémon are pure Fairy type. (42.86% of the Fairy-type Pokémon)
Primary Fairy-type Pokémon
2 Pokémon are primary Fairy type. (5.71% of the Fairy-type Pokémon)
Secondary Fairy-type Pokémon
18 Pokémon are secondary Fairy type. (51.43% of the Fairy-type Pokémon)
Relations with other types
They're weak against the type because according to European traditions, fairies were killed with iron. Also, in some stories fairies could not touch steel because it burned them when touched.
Steel They're weak against the type because fairies represent purity and poison the pollution. Also in some stories, villains gave fairies poison to make them grow weak.
Poison They're strong against the type because in mythology, fairies' magic could dominate oriental dragons, even though in European legends, the dragons were immune to magic.
Dragon They're strong against the type because fairies represent light and the darkness disappears with light. Also, fairies represent goodness, and this always wins against evil.
Dark They're strong against the type because physical strength can't do anything against magic.
Fighting They resist the type because in pop culture, fairies live along insects and bugs.
Bug The type resists them because traditionally fairies live in forests, and fire can easily destroy these.
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Generation VI, this was a -type move. Normal ^
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Generation VI, this was a -type Pokémon. ^
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Generation VI, this was a and -type Pokémon. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n This Pokémon wasn't a
-type Pokémon until Generation VI.