Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Add New Fairy Type

By Ishaan . June 11, 2013 . 7:06am

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have added a new type to the list of Pokémon types—the Fairy type. It looks like some Pokémon are being re-classified into Fairy type for the two games. Take a look at them below:



Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will launch worldwide on October 12th both at retail and on the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo announced the release date during a Nintendo Direct presentation this morning.

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  • DHInc

    So Marill is a Fairy/Water type?

    • Penguin

      off topic
      but are you a tiger fan?

    • inf3rn0

      No, check Pokemon site, he’s Normal/Water.

  • I, for one, welcome our new fairy overlords.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    looks like Mr. Crocker was right

    • FAIRIES!!

    • ShadowDivz

      It took my a while to get that. Nice comment!

  • AndyLC

    Will fairy be weak, resistant, or neutral to Fighting type?

    Dark Type?


    It would be interesting if Poison got a new type to be strong against, right now it’s only Super Effective to ONE type, Grass!

    • Raul McElroy

      Isn’t it super effective against bug too?

    • J_Joestar

      iirc, Poison & Steel will be effective against it.

  • Elemiel

    I can imagine the “I TOLD YOU” topics going on at the Pokemon X board right now. I hope it’s effective against dragon.

  • Penguin

    nice a new type

  • igotareallybigthingwithcars

    I was FAIRY-ly certain this was gonna happen

    • inf3rn0


  • andref

    So what the heck does this mean for the typing weaknesses and strengths. The only thing I can imagine a fairy type being strong against is dark but I never imagined having to go into X and Y having to memorize new typing information

    • Derrick McCoy

      So far it’s confirmed to be super effective against dragon

  • Starcutter

    We all wanted a Light-type, Fairy comes closest to that. They’re gonna pretty much have to change every Pokemon that is in the fairy egg group and then some (the Toge family might have its primary type changed from normal to Fairy). Quite an interesting overhaul, and it’s going to have a lasting effect on the metagame.

  • Learii

    what fairy weakest against?

  • Anime10121

    Interesting, good to see the legendary Dragon type finally have another weakness, besides itself and ice! Also, hilarious, that Jigglypuff will now be effective against dragons :P

  • Levin_Scorpius

    And then Navi was a Pokemon.

  • komiko12

    Jigglypuff, b!tch slap that Garchomp.
    It’s super effective!

  • Daenerys, stay the hell away from that Jigglypuff!

  • Tenno Seremel

    >not psychic

    I don’t know how to respond to this with any words I have left after removing swearing :

    • Landale

      Gardevoir, Psychic/Fairy? They didn’t drop Electric from Magnemite and Magneton when they added in Steel.

      • Tenno Seremel

        I hope you are a prophet and that’ll come true :}

        • Symbol de Au

          It is true. Check the official pokemon website.
          Gardevoir: Psychic/Fairy
          Marill: Water/Fairy
          Jigglypuff: Normal/Fairy

  • FFmax

    Whoa does this mean they could change Charizard into a dragon type now?

    • Landale

      They COULD, but they likely would’ve done that right from the start. This is more along the lines of the addition of Dark and Steel, they added in the type where applicable without further changes to them; Magnemite/Magneton going from Electric to Electric/Steel.
      So basically we’ve got Jigglypuff going Normal/Fairy, Gardevoir going Psychic/Fairy, and Marill going Water/Fairy. Running on precedent that would be the case anyway.

  • cameron forsyth

    as if the chart wasn’t already complicated enough with double type pokemons. i’d rather have a new mechanic all together rather than an expansion of the already overdone system.

    but whatever, nothing is realistically lost so i shouldn’t be complaining.

    • J_Joestar

      at least now there are a larger amount of effective walls against dragon pokemon.

      • cameron forsyth

        meh, balancing is what i come to expect from a sequel.

        on another note am i the only one who thinks there are better alternatives to fairies? how about giving a mythic or almighty (astral maybe?) type to all the legendary Pokemon.

  • edomon007

    Fairy type will be immune to dragon type moves. Weak to Steel & Poison types

  • alixraen

    I really was hoping this wasn’t going to happen, it seems a bit late to be adding in new types now.

    • J_Joestar

      it is fine for the game, it’ll just be wierd in the anime, especially since the more recent seasons started to try and depict game mechanics more accurately (no more “Aim for the Horn!”)

      • Just Tim

        It’s “PIKACHU, THE HORN!” >_<;

  • Guest

    Skitty should be fairy type…

  • I call dibs (+_+ )

  • Strain42

    Hey guys, lets change Pokemon into Fairy type!

    Cool, which ones?

    Well, we could be sensible and pick the ones with Fairy in the name, or are classified as Fairies, or even are known for having Fairy like traits in their designs or backgrounds.

    That sounds stupid. How about Marill and Gardevoir.


  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    Hopefully Gardevoir will be Psychic/Fairy

  • Ben Larkin

    I always thought it was odd that some ‘normal’ type pokemon have magical-like abilities. This is definitely a good thing, I’d say. Simple but good improvement

  • PkMn Trainer Red

    I shall slay dragons with my faithful Jigglypuff!

  • Sweet Sui ♥

    Fairy type Pokemon… hard to believe this rumor actually became a reality .w. Dragons, you better watch out~
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/3eab77c8fc7da1f86dc6bc88b6bb687f/tumblr_mo8zp9o4Pb1r3iu3jo1_500.jpg xD lol.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    so azumarill isn’t a fairy type anymore?

  • VenerableSage

    Gee, let’s finally give Poison types their second effectiveness so that everyone will use them more! – Said no one ever except the inept Game Freak developers who think that this will actually balance the game.

    Because, when you give STEEL the other effectiveness against Fairy when you’ve got SCIZOR running around with STAB Technician Bullet Punch, Poison’s really gonna get used. Yeah, like I’ll believe that in a million years.

    Fairy type, while actually making sense from an inclusion standpoint for monster designs, is just a band-aid fix for this franchise. “Oh, the Dragons that *we* made way too strong are wrecking the metagame? Quick, let’s add in a new type to nerf them!” That’s what this amounts to. Eventually, another type is going to rise to the top (my bet’s on Steel, personally) and we’ll need another type to “balance” things again.

    Honestly, I don’t understand Game Freak. They’re far too hesitant to make changes to the series (on all levels), but especially when it comes to balance.

    The entire type chart needs an overhaul, long overdue since Gen IV’s introduction of Atk/SpA split for moves, but they’re apparently too afraid to invoke the wrath of existing fans. We don’t just need a patch job here, guys, we need actual change.

    Protip: You’re not going to make everyone happy no matter what you do, so do it RIGHT. People are going to have to relearn the type chart now with a new type being added anyway, so it’s not like a whole overhaul would have cause too many more problems.

    In a similar manner, they’re also too afraid of fan rage to fully retype existing Pokemon, limiting themselves to only adding secondary types to ones that didn’t have one before. Guys, there are way too many Pokemon of certain type combinations (*coughnormalflyingcough*) and very few (or none) of others – make some changes for diversity’s sake! Turn Braviary into Fighting/Flying or something! Turn Beedrill into Bug/Dark or something. The point is, BE CREATIVE AND BE DIFFERENT.

  • Jim lim

    Time to train my Jigglypuff

  • artemisthemp

    I can get other 3, but how is Marill a fairy?

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