Fairy (type)

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.

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

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 67.47
Attack: 68.69
Defense: 73.63
Sp.Atk: 81.41
Sp.Def: 86.47
Speed: 64.89
Total: 442.56


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 75.22
Attack: 85.51
Defense: 89.24
Sp.Atk: 96.22
Sp.Def: 101.20
Speed: 77.88
Total: 525.27


Battle properties

Offensive   Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
 
 
 
½×  
 
 
½×  
 
 
 
 
None  


Characteristics

Defense

The Pokémon of this type have the highest average Special Defense of all types.

The Fairy type is also immune to Dragon-type damage.

Offense

Fairy attacks are resisted by Poison, but Poison 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 attacking combination.

Fairy-type Pokémon, on average, have the lowest physical Attack of all 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 VIII, there are 59 Fairy-type Pokémon or 6.55% 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 third rarest type after Ghost and Ice.

Pure Fairy-type Pokémon

# Name
035   Clefairy*
036   Clefable*
173   Cleffa*
175   Togepi*
209   Snubbull*
210   Granbull*
669   Flabébé
670   Floette
671   Florges
682   Spritzee
683   Aromatisse
684   Swirlix
685   Slurpuff
700   Sylveon
716   Xerneas
764   Comfey
868   Milcery
869   Alcremie
Various forms
  Gigantamax
Alcremie
888   Zacian
Hero of
Many Battles

Half Fairy-type Pokémon

Primary Fairy-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
176   Togetic* Fairy Flying
468   Togekiss* Fairy Flying
888   Zacian
Crowned Sword
Fairy Steel

Secondary Fairy-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
Ice Fairy
039   Jigglypuff* Normal Fairy
040   Wigglytuff* Normal Fairy
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
Psychic Fairy
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
Poison Fairy
122   Mr. Mime* Psychic Fairy
174   Igglybuff* Normal Fairy
183   Marill* Water Fairy
184   Azumarill* Water Fairy
280   Ralts* Psychic Fairy
281   Kirlia* Psychic Fairy
282   Gardevoir* Psychic Fairy
  Mega
Gardevoir
Psychic Fairy
298   Azurill* Normal Fairy
303   Mawile* Steel Fairy
  Mega
Mawile
Steel Fairy
334   Mega
Altaria
Dragon Fairy
439   Mime Jr.* Psychic Fairy
531   Mega
Audino
Normal Fairy
546   Cottonee* Grass Fairy
547   Whimsicott* Grass Fairy
702   Dedenne Electric Fairy
703   Carbink Rock Fairy
707   Klefki Steel Fairy
719   Diancie Rock Fairy
  Mega
Diancie
Rock Fairy
730   Primarina Water Fairy
742   Cutiefly Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee Bug Fairy
755   Morelull Grass Fairy
756   Shiinotic Grass Fairy
778   Mimikyu Ghost Fairy
785   Tapu Koko Electric Fairy
786   Tapu Lele Psychic Fairy
787   Tapu Bulu Grass Fairy
788   Tapu Fini Water Fairy
801   Magearna Steel Fairy
858   Hatterene Psychic Fairy
  Gigantamax
Hatterene
Psychic Fairy
859   Impidimp Dark Fairy
860   Morgrem Dark Fairy
861   Grimmsnarl Dark Fairy
  Gigantamax
Grimmsnarl
Dark 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.
VIII Decorate Status % 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user sharply raises 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 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.
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 quite a lot.
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 increased 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 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.
VII Sparkly Swirl Special 90 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
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 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.

Abilities

Interacting with the Fairy type

A Pokémon with Color Change, Protean, Libero, Imposter, RKS System, 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, is holding a Fairy Memory, or is holding a Pixie Plate or Fairium Z.

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 VII 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 Aroma Veil Protects itself and its allies from attacks that limit their move choices.
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.
All details are accurate to Generation VIII 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 Memory A memory disc that contains Fairy-type data. It changes the type of the holder if held by a certain species of Pokémon.
  Fairium Z It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Fairy-type moves to Fairy-type Z-Moves.
  Pixie Plate An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Fairy-type moves.
  Roseli Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Fairy-type attack.
All details are accurate to Generation VIII 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 Captain Seafolk VillageUSUM
VII  
Lillie
Pokémon TrainerUSUM Aether Paradise
VIII  
Opal
Gym Leader
Pokémon Trainer
Ballonlea Stadium
VIII  
Bede
Gym Leader Ballonlea Stadium

Icons

Core series

       
Icon from
Generation VI
Icon from
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Icon from
Generation VIII
Symbol icon from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! onward


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

In the TCG

Main article: Fairy (TCG)

Fairy formerly had its own energy type, which was introduced in the Kalos Starter Set set. Fairy-type Pokémon in the TCG were generally weak to Metal with a resistance to Darkness. Fairy-type Pokémon were strong against Dragon, while no Pokémon could resist this type.

Starting with Sword & Shield, the Fairy type is no longer supported in the TCG, and Fairy-type Pokémon were reassigned to Psychic.

Trivia

  • Generation VI introduced the most Fairy-type Pokémon of any generation, with 37. Generation VIII introduced the fewest Fairy-type Pokémon since the type was created, with nine.
  • Generation VI introduced the most Fairy-type moves of any generation, with 14. Generation VII and Generation VIII introduced the fewest Fairy-type moves since the type was created, each with seven.
  • 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.
  • The Fairy type is the only type without any Pokémon with gender differences.
  • 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 become, the other being the Normal-type.
  • The Fairy type has the fewest physical moves of all types, at two.
  • The Fairy type is the only type to have a Gem that has not been officially released.
  • Fairy-type moves have the fewest held items that boost their power, with the Pixie Plate being the only one to have ever been officially released.
  • The Fairy type is one of the only two types, the other being Poison, to not have any moves that cause flinching.

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 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