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 and the Trial Captain Mina of Poni Island.

The Fairy type was introduced in Generation VI. As well as introducing new Pokémon with the Fairy type, 22 Pokémon and 3 moves were changed to be of the Fairy type.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 68.48
Attack: 61.58
Defense: 70.40
Sp.Atk: 76.50
Sp.Def: 83.13
Speed: 55.85
Total: 415.93


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 77.39
Attack: 80.13
Defense: 88.61
Sp.Atk: 95.43
Sp.Def: 101.35
Speed: 70.30
Total: 513.22


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

The Fairy type is considered to be one of the best defensive types, along with the Steel type. It has traits unlike any other type - a key resistance to the powerful and common Fighting type, as well as the Dark and Bug types, making it very difficult to cover against. Its most crucial defensive aspect, however, is its immunity to Dragon-type moves, to which nothing else is immune and which is only resisted by Steel. Fairy's only weaknesses are to Poison and Steel, both of which were rarely used offensively prior to its introduction, and even post-introduction there are scarce instances of powerful offense in those types.

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 very few powerful special attackers among Steel and Poison types (Magnezone and Gengar are effectively the only non-Legendary instances) - coverage moves such as super-effective Hidden Power will rarely do much damage, especially without STAB.

However, Fairies tend to have unimpressive Defense, and although they resist common physical attack types such as Fighting and Dark, they are very easily taken out by physical Steel or Poison moves such as Iron Head and Gunk Shot, made worse by the typically mediocre Speed Fairy-types possess. Many Fairy-types mitigate this through use of Reflect.

Offense

Fairy is also quite strong offensively. It is super-effective against Dragon, Fighting, and Dark, all of which previously only had two weaknesses. Dazzling Gleam is a very effective coverage move for non-Fairy-types (there being no Fairy-type Hidden Power). Fairy is resisted by the Fire, Poison, and Steel types. However, Fire types often struggle defensively and are not super-effective against Fairy, meaning they aren't as much of a threat as Poison- and Steel-types. Poison, however, is weak to Psychic-type moves which Fairy Pokémon are frequently able to learn.

Additionally, all three of the types that resist Fairy are weak to Ground, making Fairy and Ground a strong hypothetical combination. No Fairy/Ground types exist, however, and Fairies are generally unable to learn any Ground moves. Fairy also pairs well offensively 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.

Similarly to Dragon types, though, Fairy's offensive moves generally rely on high Special Attack and STAB, and their raw power tends to be underwhelming - the strongest option outside of signature moves is Moonblast, which only has a base power of 95. A handful of Fairy-types have Pixilate, which lets them substitute powerful Normal moves for middling Fairy ones. The type's weakness against Poison and Steel, which are also both super-effective against it, mean that Fairy types generally have few options against these types - compounded by usually being slower than Poison-types.

Fairy-type Pokémon, on average, have the lowest Attack of all Pokémon and the highest Special Defense of fully evolved Pokémon.

Contest properties

In Contests, Fairy-type moves are typically Beautiful and Cute 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 those that are Fairy-type in at least one of their forms, including Mega Evolutions), making it the third rarest 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
764 Comfey Comfey

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
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alola Form
Ice Fairy
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
Gardevoir Mega Gardevoir Psychic Fairy
298 Azurill Azurill* Normal Fairy
303 Mawile Mawile* Steel Fairy
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
Diancie Mega Diancie Rock Fairy
730 Primarina Primarina Water Fairy
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly Bug Fairy
743 Ribombee Ribombee Bug Fairy
755 Morelull Morelull Grass Fairy
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic Grass Fairy
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu Ghost Fairy
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko Electric Fairy
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele Psychic Fairy
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu Grass Fairy
788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini Water Fairy
801 Magearna Magearna Steel 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 an ally Pokémon by using 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 steals the target's HP with a kiss. 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.
VII Fleur Cannon Special 130 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user unleashes a strong beam. The attack's recoil harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat.
VII Floral Healing Status % 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user restores the target's HP by up to half of its max HP. It restores more HP when the terrain is grass.
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.
VII Guardian of Alola Special % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user, the Land Spirit Pokémon, obtains Alola's energy using its Z-Power and attacks the target with full force. This reduces the target's HP greatly.
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
This protects Pokémon on the ground from status conditions and halves damage from Dragon-type moves for five turns.
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.
VII Nature's Madness Special 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user hits the target with the force of nature. It halves the target's HP.
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.
VII Twinkle Tackle Physical % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user creates a very charming space using its Z-Power and totally toys with the target. The power varies, depending on the original move.
VII Twinkle Tackle Special % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user creates a very charming space using its Z-Power and totally toys with the target. The power varies, depending on the original move.
All details are accurate to Generation VII 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 the Fairy type

A Pokémon with Color Change, Protean, Imposter, or Multitype will become a Fairy-type Pokémon if (respectively) it is hit with a Fairy-type move, uses a Fairy-type move, is sent out against a Fairy-type opponent, or is holding a Pixie Plate.

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 Status moves 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.
    • In addition, those types are weak to Ground.
  • 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).
  • The Fairy type has the fewest physical moves of all types, with only one.
  • Dazzling Gleam is the only Fairy-type move that is available via a TM.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese フェアリー Fairy
Chinese Cantonese 妖精 Yíujīng
Mandarin 妖精 Yāojing
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Vílí
Denmark Flag.png Danish Fe
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 Neráida
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Tündér
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Peri
Italy Flag.png Italian Folletto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 페어리 Fairy
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Fe
Poland Flag.png Polish Baśniowy (XY013, XY074 - onwards)
Bajkowy (XY046)
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Fada
Romania Flag.png Romanian Zână
Russia Flag.png Russian Фея Feya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hada
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Fe
Älva
Thailand Flag.png Thai ภูต P̣hūt
แฟรรี่ Færrī̀
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hệ Tiên