Fairy (type)

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

The Fairy type (Japanese: フェアリータイプ Fairy type) is one of the eighteen types. It was introduced in Generation VI. As well as introducing new Pokémon and moves with the Fairy type, 22 Pokémon and 3 moves were changed to have the Fairy type. Fairy-type moves are super-effective against Dark-, Dragon-, and Fighting-type Pokémon, while Fairy-type Pokémon are weak to Poison- and Steel-type moves.

Battle properties

Note: Type effectiveness multipliers may vary in other games outside the core series.

Offensive properties of   Fairy-type moves
Super effective (×2): Not very effective (×½): No effect (×0):
 Fighting Dragon Dark  Poison Steel Fire None
Defensive properties of   Fairy-type Pokémon
Weak to (×2): Resists (×½): Immune to (×0):
 Poison Steel  Fighting Bug Dark  Dragon

Pokémon

As of Generation IX, there are 69 Fairy-type Pokémon or 6.73% of all Pokémon (counting those that are Fairy-type in at least one of their forms, including Mega Evolutions and regional forms), making it the second rarest type after Ice and before Ghost.

The Pokémon below are listed by their current types. Some Pokémon have had their types changed, usually when a new type was introduced.

Pure Fairy-type Pokémon

# Name
0035   Clefairy(VI+)
0036   Clefable(VI+)
0173   Cleffa(VI+)
0175   Togepi(VI+)
0209   Snubbull(VI+)
0210   Granbull(VI+)
0669   Flabébé
0670   Floette
0671   Florges
0682   Spritzee
0683   Aromatisse
0684   Swirlix
0685   Slurpuff
0700   Sylveon
0716   Xerneas
0764   Comfey
0868   Milcery
0869   Alcremie
Various forms
  Gigantamax
Alcremie
0888   Zacian
Hero of
Many Battles
0926   Fidough
0927   Dachsbun

Half Fairy-type Pokémon

Primary Fairy-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
0176   Togetic(VI+) Fairy Flying
0468   Togekiss(VI+) Fairy Flying
0888   Zacian
Crowned Sword
Fairy Steel
0905   Enamorus
Incarnate Forme
Fairy Flying
  Enamorus
Therian Forme
Fairy Flying
0957   Tinkatink Fairy Steel
0958   Tinkatuff Fairy Steel
0959   Tinkaton Fairy Steel
0985   Scream Tail Fairy Psychic
1006   Iron Valiant Fairy Fighting

Secondary Fairy-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
0038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
Ice Fairy
0039   Jigglypuff(VI+) Normal Fairy
0040   Wigglytuff(VI+) Normal Fairy
0078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
Psychic Fairy
0110   Weezing
Galarian Form
Poison Fairy
0122   Mr. Mime(VI+) Psychic Fairy
0174   Igglybuff(VI+) Normal Fairy
0183   Marill(VI+) Water Fairy
0184   Azumarill(VI+) Water Fairy
0280   Ralts(VI+) Psychic Fairy
0281   Kirlia(VI+) Psychic Fairy
0282   Gardevoir(VI+) Psychic Fairy
  Mega
Gardevoir
Psychic Fairy
0298   Azurill(VI+) Normal Fairy
0303   Mawile(VI+) Steel Fairy
  Mega
Mawile
Steel Fairy
0334   Mega
Altaria
Dragon Fairy
0439   Mime Jr.(VI+) Psychic Fairy
0531   Mega
Audino
Normal Fairy
0546   Cottonee(VI+) Grass Fairy
0547   Whimsicott(VI+) Grass Fairy
0702   Dedenne Electric Fairy
0703   Carbink Rock Fairy
0707   Klefki Steel Fairy
0719   Diancie Rock Fairy
  Mega
Diancie
Rock Fairy
0730   Primarina Water Fairy
0742   Cutiefly Bug Fairy
0743   Ribombee Bug Fairy
0755   Morelull Grass Fairy
0756   Shiinotic Grass Fairy
0778   Mimikyu Ghost Fairy
0785   Tapu Koko Electric Fairy
0786   Tapu Lele Psychic Fairy
0787   Tapu Bulu Grass Fairy
0788   Tapu Fini Water Fairy
0801   Magearna Steel Fairy
0858   Hatterene Psychic Fairy
  Gigantamax
Hatterene
Psychic Fairy
0859   Impidimp Dark Fairy
0860   Morgrem Dark Fairy
0861   Grimmsnarl Dark Fairy
  Gigantamax
Grimmsnarl
Dark Fairy
0987   Flutter Mane Ghost Fairy
1016   Fezandipiti Poison Fairy

Other opponents

 
Ruchbah Starmobile
 Fairy 
Misty Surge
Serious Nature
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
380 90 120 70 90 132

Changed types

These Fairy-type Pokémon have had their types changed.

# Name Original types New types
0035   Clefairy Gen I-V Normal Gen VI+ Fairy
0036   Clefable Gen I-V Normal Gen VI+ Fairy
0039   Jigglypuff Gen I-V Normal Gen VI+ Normal Fairy
0040   Wigglytuff Gen I-V Normal Gen VI+ Normal Fairy
0122   Mr. Mime Gen I-V Psychic Gen VI+ Psychic Fairy
0173   Cleffa Gen II-V Normal Gen VI+ Fairy
0174   Igglybuff Gen II-V Normal Gen VI+ Normal Fairy
0175   Togepi Gen II-V Normal Gen VI+ Fairy
0176   Togetic Gen II-V Normal Flying Gen VI+ Fairy Flying
0183   Marill Gen II-V Water Gen VI+ Water Fairy
0184   Azumarill Gen II-V Water Gen VI+ Water Fairy
0209   Snubbull Gen II-V Normal Gen VI+ Fairy
0210   Granbull Gen II-V Normal Gen VI+ Fairy
0280   Ralts Gen III-V Psychic Gen VI+ Psychic Fairy
0281   Kirlia Gen III-V Psychic Gen VI+ Psychic Fairy
0282   Gardevoir Gen III-V Psychic Gen VI+ Psychic Fairy
0298   Azurill Gen III-V Normal Gen VI+ Normal Fairy
0303   Mawile Gen III-V Steel Gen VI+ Steel Fairy
0439   Mime Jr. Gen IV-V Psychic Gen VI+ Psychic Fairy
0468   Togekiss Gen IV-V Normal Flying Gen VI+ Fairy Flying
0546   Cottonee Gen V Grass Gen VI+ Grass Fairy
0547   Whimsicott Gen V Grass Gen VI+ Grass Fairy

Moves

As of Generation IX, there are 34 Fairy-type moves, which makes up 3.64% of all moves (excluding those that are Fairy-type only under certain circumstances), causing it to tie with Bug and Ghost as the 4th rarest type among moves, after Ice and before Poison.

Some moves have had their types changed.

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
IX Alluring Voice Special 80 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks the target using its angelic voice. This also confuses the target if its stats have been boosted during the turn.
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 the target's 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 the target's 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.
VIII Decorate Status % 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user sharply boosts the target's Attack and Sp. Atk stats by decorating the target.
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 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 attacks by stirring up a fairy wind to strike the target.
VII Fleur Cannon Special 130 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user unleashes a strong beam. The recoil from this move 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 its max HP. More HP is restored when the ground is Grassy Terrain.
VI Flower Shield Status Beautiful % 10 (max 16)
     
     
All Pokémon
The user raises the Defense stats of all Grass-type Pokémon in battle with a mysterious power.
VI Geomancy Status Beautiful % 10 (max 16)
     
     
Self
The user absorbs energy on the first turn, then sharply boosts its Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats on the next turn.
VIII G-Max Finale Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Fairy-type attack that Gigantamax Alcremie use. This move heals the HP of allies.
VIII G-Max Finale Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Fairy-type attack that Gigantamax Alcremie use. This move heals the HP of allies.
VIII G-Max Smite Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Fairy-type attack that Gigantamax Hatterene use. This move confuses opponents.
VIII G-Max Smite Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Fairy-type attack that Gigantamax Hatterene use. This move confuses opponents.
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.
VII Let's Snuggle Forever Physical 190 % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
After obtaining Z-Power, the user, Mimikyu, punches the target with full force.
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 terribly.
IX Magical Torque Physical 100 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
This move is only used by a Starmobile. It may confuse the opponent.*
VIII Max Starfall Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is a Fairy-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user turns the ground into Misty Terrain for five turns.
VIII Max Starfall Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is a Fairy-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user turns the ground into Misty Terrain for five turns.
VIII Misty Explosion Special 100 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
All adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks everything around it and faints upon using this move. This move's power is boosted on Misty Terrain.
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 full wrath of nature. This cuts the target's HP in half.
VI Play Rough Physical Cute 90 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks by playing rough with the target. This may also lower the target's Attack stat.
VII Sparkly Swirl Special 120 85% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks the target by wrapping it with a whirlwind of an overpowering scent. This also heals all status conditions of the user’s party.
VIII Spirit Break Physical 75 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks the target with so much force that it could break the target's spirit. This also lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.
VIII Springtide Storm Special 100 80% 5 (max 8)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks by wrapping opposing Pokémon in fierce winds brimming with love and hate. This may also lower their Attack stats.
VIII Strange Steam Special 90 95% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks the target by emitting steam. This may also confuse the target.
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.

Changed types

The following moves have had their types changed into Fairy.

Move Original type New type
Charm Gen II–V Normal Gen VI+ Fairy
Moonlight Gen II–V Normal Gen VI+ Fairy
Sweet Kiss Gen II–V Normal Gen VI+ Fairy

Abilities

Interacting with the Fairy type

A Pokémon with Protean or Libero will become a Fairy-type Pokémon if it uses a Fairy-type move. A Pokémon with Color Change, Imposter, Mimicry, RKS System, or Multitype will become a Fairy-type Pokémon if (respectively) it is hit with a Fairy-type move, is sent out against a Fairy-type opponent, if the terrain is misty, if it is holding a Fairy Memory, or if it is holding a Pixie Plate or Fairium Z.

Gen Ability Description
VI Fairy Aura Powers up the Fairy-type moves of all Pokémon on the field.
VI Pixilate Normal-type moves become Fairy-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.
All details are accurate to Generation IX games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Exclusive Abilities

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

Gen Ability Description
VI Flower Veil Ally Grass-type Pokémon are protected from status conditions and the lowering of their stats.
VII Misty Surge Turns the ground into Misty Terrain when the Pokémon enters a battle.
VI Pixilate Normal-type moves become Fairy-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.
All details are accurate to Generation IX games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Items

Name Description
  Fairy Gem A gem with an essence of the fey. When held, it strengthens the power of a Fairy-type move one time.
  Fairy Feather An item to be held by a Pokémon. This feather, which gleams faintly when hit by light, boosts the power of the holder's Fairy-type moves.
  Fairy Memory A memory disc that contains Fairy-type data. It changes the type of the holder if held by a certain species of Pokémon.
  Fairy Tera Shard On rare occasions, these shards form when a Tera Pokémon falls in battle and its Tera Jewel shatters.
  Fairium Z This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Fairy-type moves to Z-Moves.
  Pixie Plate An item to be held by a Pokémon. This stone tablet is imbued with the essence of fairies and boosts the power of the holder’s Fairy-type moves.
  Roseli Berry If a Pokémon holding this Berry is hit with a supereffective Fairy-type move, the power of that move will be weakened.
All details are accurate to Generation IX games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual item's page.

Cram-o-matic

Name
  Berry Sweet
  Bright Powder
  Clover Sweet
  Flower Sweet
  Kee Berry
  Love Sweet
  Misty Seed
  Moon Stone
  Pink Apricorn
  Ribbon Sweet
  Sachet
  Shiny Stone
  Star Sweet
  Strawberry Sweet
  Whipped Dream

Notable Fairy-type Trainers

Main article: Category:Fairy-type Trainers
Gen Trainer Title Location
VI  
Valerie
Gym Leader Laverre Gym
VII  
Mina
Trial CaptainSMUSUM
Pokémon TrainerPE
Seafolk VillageUSUM
VII  
Lillie
Pokémon TrainerUSUM Aether Paradise
VIII  
Opal
Gym Leader
Pokémon Trainer
Ballonlea Stadium
VIII  
Bede*
Gym Leader Ballonlea Stadium
IX  
Ortega
Team Star Ruchbah Squad's Base
IX  
Lacey
Elite Four Blueberry Academy

Icons

Core series

                       
Icon from
Generation VI
Icon from
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Icon from
Let's Go, Pikachu!; Let's Go, Eevee!
Icon from
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Symbol icon from
Let's Go, Pikachu!; Let's Go, Eevee!; Sword, Shield and HOME
Icon from
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, Scarlet and Violet
Icon from
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Icon from
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Tera icon from
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Tera symbol icon from
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet


Spin-off games

               
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Tretta
Symbol icon from
Pokémon GO
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Masters EX
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Mezastar
Symbol icon from
New Pokémon Snap
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Sleep

In the TCG

Main article: Fairy (TCG)

Fairy has its own energy type, which was introduced in the Kalos Starter Set set. Fairy-type Pokémon in the TCG are generally weak to Metal with a resistance to Darkness. Fairy-type Pokémon are strong against Dragon-type cards printed during the XY, XY BREAK and Sun & Moon series, while no Pokémon resists this type.

Starting with Sword & Shield, the Fairy type was discontinued in the TCG, and new cards of Pokémon that are Fairy-type are Psychic-types.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 67.92
Attack: 68.5
Defense: 73.01
Sp.Atk: 84.98
Sp.Def: 93.6
Speed: 68.18
Total: 456.19


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 75.43
Attack: 82.36
Defense: 86.55
Sp.Atk: 99.69
Sp.Def: 107.25
Speed: 80.16
Total: 531.44



Trivia

  • The Fairy type has been paired up with every other type except for Fire and Ground, and is the only type to not have been paired with either of these two types.
  • Fairy-type Pokémon have the highest average Special Defense of all types.
  • Fairy-type Pokémon have the lowest average Attack of all types.
  • Generation VI introduced the most Fairy-type Pokémon of any generation, with 37 (including Pokémon changed to Fairy-type and those that gain the type upon Mega Evolving). Generation IX introduced the fewest Fairy-type Pokémon since the type was created, with 9.
    • If Fairy-type Pokémon were retroactively considered to be from the generation they were introduced in, Generation VI would still have introduced the most, with 15. Generations IV and V would have introduced the fewest, with two each.
  • Generation VI introduced the most Fairy-type moves of any generation, with 14. Generation IX introduced the fewest Fairy-type moves since the type was created, with only two.
  • 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 replace the types of Pokémon from previous generations rather than simply adding an additional type, changing several previously pure Normal-type Pokémon, such as Snubbull, to pure Fairy.
  • The Fairy type is the only type without any Pokémon with gender differences.
    • In addition, the Fairy type has the most gender-exclusive species of Pokémon, with many of them being female-only species.
  • Every type that resists Fairy also resists Grass and Bug and is weak to Ground.
  • The types that resist Fairy are the three types with the most resistances.
  • The Fairy type is one of the two types that Hidden Power cannot be outside of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the other being the Normal-type.
  • The Fairy type has the fewest physical moves of all types, with three (one of which cannot be known by the player's Pokémon).
  • The Fairy type is the only type to have a gem that has not been legitimately obtainable, namely the Fairy Gem.
  • Prior to The Teal Mask DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Fairy-type moves have the fewest held items that boost their power, with the Pixie Plate being the only one to have ever been legitimately obtainable. The Teal Mask introduced the Fairy Feather, which functions as a non-consumable type-enhancing held item in the same vein as Charcoal or Metal Coat.
  • The Fairy type is one of the only two types — the other being Poison — to not have any moves that cause flinching without the King's Rock or Razor Fang.
  • Fairy is the only type to not have any Pokémon caught by Ash in the anime. Instead, his previously caught Mr. Mime has been retroactively made part Fairy type, as revealed in the Poké Problem extra scene of SM024.
  • Every generation since the Fairy type debuted has introduced at least one Fairy-type specialist.
  • Clefairy, Clefable, Snubbull, and Granbull share the "Fairy Pokémon" category, which predates the introduction of the Fairy Egg Group and the Fairy type.
    • In English, those four Pokémon have the same name for their type (from Generation VI onwards), Egg Group, and category.
    • In Japanese, those four Pokémon have the same name for their category (ようせいポケモン Yōsei Pokémon) and Egg Group (ようせいグループ Yōsei Group), but their type has a different name (フェアリータイプ Fairy type).

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese フェアリー Fairy
Chinese Cantonese 妖精 Yíujīng
Mandarin 妖精 Yāojing
  Czech Vílí
  Danish Fe
  Dutch Fairy
  Finnish Keiju
  European French Fée
  German Fee
  Greek Νεράιδα Neráida
  Hebrew פיה Feya
  Hindi फ़ेरी Fairy
परी Paree*
  Hungarian Tündér
  Indonesian Peri
  Italian Folletto
  Korean 페어리 Fairy
  Malaysian Pari Pari
  Norwegian Fe
  Polish Baśniowy*
Bajkowy*
  Portuguese Fada
  Romanian Zână
  Russian Фея Feya
  Spanish Hada
  Swedish Fe
Älva
  Thai แฟรี่ Fairy
แฟรรี่ Fairy
ภูต Phut
  Turkish Peri
  Vietnamese Tiên