All Fairy-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances

Four Fairy-type Pokemon and the Pokemon logoThe Pokemon Company

To beat the powerful Dragon-type Pokemon, you will need the cuteness of Fairy-types. Here’s everything you need to know about Fairy-type Pokemon weaknesses and resistances.

The last type to be added to the Pokemon franchise are Fairy-types, and they are a powerhouse against the mighty Dragon-types. It’s no wonder many fans still have trouble figuring out how to beat them, as Fairy-type Pokemon can be formidable opponents even while being some of the cutest in the franchise.

Whether you’re trying to catch Fairy-type Pokemon across different Pokemon games or you need to defeat a tough one in battle, here’s everything you need to know about Fairy-type Pokemon weaknesses and resistances so they don’t catch you off guard.

What are Fairy-type Pokemon?

Fairy-type Pokemon were introduced to the franchise in Pokemon X and Y. They usually have pink in their color schemes and are very adorable, except for a few terrifying examples like Tapu Koko.

Since they were introduced in Gen 6, many Pokemon from past games changed their type to include Fairy. Whether transforming entirely into a Fairy-type or becoming dual-type Pokemon. There aren’t many pure Fairy-type Pokemon out there, so you’ll need to take their second type into account when trying to find weaknesses to take advantage of.

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Sylveon and Eevee in the Pokemon animeThe Pokemon Company
Sylveon is one of the most popular Fairy-type Pokemon.

All Fairy-type Pokemon weaknesses

Fairy-type Pokemon are weak to Steel and Poison-type attacks, so make sure to pick counters in those categories.

It’s also important to note that those Steel and Poison-type Pokemon must have movesets that match their types to be effective. This is because Fairy-types have the highest average Special Defense of all types.

All Fairy-type Pokemon resistances

Fairy-type Pokemon are resistant to Bug, Dark, and Fighting-type attacks. More importantly, Fairy-type Pokemon are immune to Dragon-type attacks.

This shouldn’t be a surprise since Fairy-type Pokemon were created to balance the Dragon and Dark-type Pokemon.

When it comes to strengths, Fairy-type attacks are super-effective against Dark, Dragon, and Fighting-type opponents.

When picking a counter to battle a Fairy-type Pokemon, it is also important to know that many of them can learn Psychic-type attacks, which are strong against Poison-types. With that in mind, Steel-type Pokemon are the safest bet.

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