Fairy (type)

The Fairy type was introduced in Generation 6 - the first new type for more than 12 years! Its main intention was to balance the type chart by reducing the power of dragons, while also giving an offensive boost to the Poison and Steel types. Several old Pokémon were retyped and new Pokémon introduced. In total there are just 34 Fairy type Pokémon (not including Megas/Formes), slightly above Ice.

53
Fairy type Pokémon
16
Single type Pokémon
37
Dual type Pokémon
24
Fairy-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Fairy moves are super-effective against:

Fighting Dragon Dark

Fairy moves are not very effective against:

Fire Poison Steel

Defense pros & cons

These types have no effect on Fairy Pokémon:

Dragon

These types are not very effective against Fairy Pokémon:

Fighting Bug Dark

These types are super-effective against Fairy Pokémon:

Poison Steel

Dual-type attack pros & cons

This chart shows the strength of the Fairy type against every type combination. The fraction of damage a Fairy type move will deal is shown - ½ means 50% damage (not very effective), 2 means 200% (super-effective) and so on.

Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
Normal ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½
Fire ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ½
Water ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½
Electric ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½
Grass ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½
Ice ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½
Fighting 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 2
Poison ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ½
Ground ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½
Flying ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½
Psychic ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½
Bug ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½
Rock ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½
Ghost ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½
Dragon 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2
Dark 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2
Steel ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
Fairy ½ 2 ½ 2 2 ½

Fairy Pokémon stat averages

67.1
HP
Ranked #12
64.6
Attack
Ranked #18
73.1
Defense
Ranked #11
80.0
Sp. Attack
Ranked #6
86.2
Sp. Defense
Ranked #2
62.3
Speed
Ranked #14

Notable Fairy-type trainers



Valerie
Laverre City gym leader
X/Y

Fairy Pokémon

There are 53 Fairy-type Pokémon.
See also:

Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Gardevoir
Mega Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Mawile
Mega Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Altaria
Mega Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Fairy
Audino
Mega Audino
#531 / Normal · Fairy
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Diancie
Mega Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy