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Fairy Pokémon weakness, resistance, and strength

Our fairy Pokémon weakness guide has everything you need to deal with the dark and dragon-defying type introduced in Pokémon X and Y.

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If you want to wipe the floor with Wigglytuff or take down a Togetic, our fairy Pokémon weakness guide is here to help you out. Following the arrival of the new type in generation six, fairy Pokémon have been wiping the floor with dark and dragon types, but not everyone knows how to counter this. Fortunately, we do, and we’re here to help.

For more help figuring out how to take down certain types, check out our guides to grass Pokémon weakness, ghost Pokémon weakness, water Pokémon weakness, psychic Pokémon weakness, and electric Pokémon weakness. Or, to remind yourself of all the monsters of the Pokémon world, check out our complete Pokédex.

So, let’s scatter a little pixie dust and get into our fairy Pokémon weakness guide.

What are fairy Pokémon weaknesses?

Game Freak introduced fairy Pokémon to balance the type chart and provide a counter to dark and dragon types. However, the introduction of the fairies also gave poison and steel Pokémon a new super-effective target. It’s a short list of weaknesses if you compare it to something like grass or ice typings, but if your opponent has a steel or poison type Pokémon, it’s time to switch out your monster. With multiple fairy types featured on our list of the cutest Pokémon, it makes it even sadder to see them faint.

If you want to know how you can beat these two types, make sure you check out our poison Pokémon weakness and steel Pokémon weakness articles.

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What are fairy Pokémon resistances?

As well as being completely immune to dragon-type attacks, fairy Pokémon can resist bug, dark, and fighting Pokémon with ease. So, if you think your opponent might specialize in any of these typings, it’s a good idea to pop a fairy type on your team to soak up some not-very-effective attacks.

Want to know where these four types fall short? Our dragon Pokémon weakness, dark Pokémon weakness, fighting Pokémon weakness, and bug Pokémon weakness guides hold the answers.

What are fairy Pokémon strengths?

  • Dragon Pokémon
  • Dark Pokémon
  • Fighting Pokémon

One of the reasons fairy Pokémon are so popular is because they hand out heavy damage to three of the most popular typings – dark, dragon, and fighting. Before gen six, many players viewed these types as slightly overpowered, so the introduction of fairy Pokémon helps balance the effectiveness of all eighteen types.

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There you have it, our fairy Pokémon weakness guide, including resistances and strengths. While you’re here, check out another engrossing game world with our Honkai Star Rail codes and Honkai Star Rail tier list. Or make some monster pals with our guides to the best dog Pokémon, bird Pokémon, cat Pokémon, and monkey Pokémon.