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It doesn't look like a fairy at all.

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I don't think most fairy pokemon are supposed to look like fairies. That mostly means they would have fairy dust and wings.

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There are indeed Pokemon that would be beter classified as the fairy Pokemon and so they are, for example: Clefairy. At first sight you wold think, why would Snubull be considered the fairy type Pokemon? When you look deeper into mythology, you realise that even Fairies came in different classifications. Snubull might be likely been based on an unclean/aggresive fairy. When looking deeper into religion and superstition dogs (snubull) are often used to display an unclean event. Snubull may not look like a daily Fairy but when looking at it through a mythological aspect it is made clear that even snubull can be called the fairy Pokemon. It is like angels. Commonly angels are displayed as king winged pure beings, but there is also something such as a fallen angel. They look less like common angels but are still under the category angels

Hope this made things clear and I hope I didn't freak you out :P

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wow, I am more a mythology freak then I thought o.o
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It is a bit confusing, but there are several traits that may give Snubbull it's species.

Firstly, it's appearance says a lot of untrue things about this Pokemon. Take a look at these Pokedex entries.

>By baring its fangs and making a scary face, Snubbull sends smaller Pokémon scurrying away in terror. However, this Pokémon seems a little sad at making its foes flee. - Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire

It has an active, playful nature. Many women like to frolic with it because of its affectionate ways. - Pokemon FireRed

Fairies are popular among women, just like Snubbull is. Snubbull is a pink Pokemon and also seems to wear a 'dress', which may make it more fairy-like in a way. Snubbull may not look like a fairy, but how it acts may be why the Pokedex calls it the Fairy Pokemon.

Honestly, the only way we are going to get a definite answer is by asking Game Freak.

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