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Best Fairy-Type Pokemon in Every Generation

Best Fairy-Type Pokemon in Every Generation

    Last Updated on April 24, 2023

As the world of Pokémon continues to expand, so do the Fairy-type Pokemon we encounter on our journeys. One of the most enchanting types is the Fairy-type introduced in Generation 6. It’s a type that is known for its magical abilities and often has a whimsical appearance. 

To be honest, what makes fairy-type Pokemon strong is they are the natural counter to the former overpowered Dragon types. With its addition, the Dragon types are no longer as feared as before.

In this list, we’ll explore the best Fairy-type Pokémon from each generation and the reasons why they stand out.

Generation 1: Clefable

Fairy-Type Pokemon Clefable

Clefable may have been one of the original 151 Pokemon, but it wasn’t until the introduction of the Fairy type that it began to shine. With its high Special Defense and Special Attack stats, Clefable makes for a great special tank in battles. It’s also incredibly versatile, able to learn a variety of moves including Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, and Flamethrower.

  • Moveset: Moonblast, Thunderbolt, Soft-Boiled, Flamethrower
  • Pokedex Entry: “A timid fairy Pokemon that is rarely seen, it will run and hide the moment it senses people.”
  • Stat Totals: HP 95 / Attack 70 / Defense 73 / Sp. Attack 95 / Sp. Defense 90 / Speed 60

Clefable was a beloved Pokemon even before the introduction of the Fairy type. However, with its pure fairy-type and fairy-type moves, it’s become an even more valuable addition to any team.

Generation 2: Granbull

Fairy-Type Granbull

When it comes to Generation 2, Granbull is one of the standout Fairy types. With its impressive Attack and Defense stats, this Pokemon can dish out some serious damage while also taking hits like a champ. It’s also notable for its Intimidate ability, which can lower the Attack of opposing Pokemon when it enters the battle.

  • Moveset: Play Rough, Crunch, Earthquake, Thunder Wave
  • Pokedex Entry: “With its cute looks, many people take it in as a pet. However, it is ferocious and will bite anything when it attacks.”
  • Stat Totals: HP 90 / Attack 120 / Defense 75 / Sp. Attack 60 / Sp. Defense 60 / Speed 45

Granbull is a great choice for those looking for a Fairy-type with a bit of a bite. Its high Attack stat and access to moves like Play Rough and Crunch make it a formidable opponent in battles.

Generation 3: Gardevoir

Image of Gardevoir from Pokemon Anime

Gardevoir is one of the most iconic Fairy-types in the franchise, known for its elegant design and Psychic/Fairy typing. It’s so popular that it even received the prestigious mega evolutions. With its impressive Special Attack stat and access to moves like Moonblast and Psychic. 

  • Moveset: Moonblast, Psychic, Thunderbolt, Focus Blast
  • Pokedex Entry: “Gardevoir has the psychokinetic power to distort the dimensions and create a small black hole. This Pokemon will try to protect its Trainer even at the risk of its own life.”
  • Stat Totals: HP 68 / Attack 65 / Defense 65 / Sp. Attack 125 / Sp. Defense 115 / Speed 80

Gardevoir is a beloved Pokemon for its design and versatility in battles. Its access to both Fairy and Psychic-type moves makes it a great choice for taking on a variety of opponents. Gardevoir can deal some serious damage to opposing Pokemon. It’s also notable for its ability, Trace, which allows it to copy the ability of the opposing Pokemon it’s facing.

Generation 4: Togekiss

Fairy-Type Evolution Togekiss

Togekiss is a beloved Fairy/Flying-type that got introduced in Generation 4. With its impressive Special Defense and Special Attack stats, this Pokemon makes for a great special tank in battles. It’s also notable for its ability, Serene Grace, which doubles the chances of its moves having additional effects.

  • Moveset: Air Slash, Thunder Wave, Roost, Flamethrower
  • Pokedex Entry: “It shares its happiness with others by using its wings to fly around and release a soothing aura.”
  • Stat Totals: HP 85 / Attack 50 / Defense 95 / Sp. Attack 120 / Sp. Defense 115 / Speed 80

Air Slash is a powerful STAB move that deals a lot of damage, while Thunder Wave is great for slowing down a speedy opponent. Roost is useful for healing Togekiss during a battle, while Flamethrower is great for dealing with Steel and Grass types.

Generation 5: Whimsicott

Image of Whimiscott

Whimsicott is a Grass/Fairy-type Pokemon introduced in Generation V. It’s a small, fluffy creature that resembles a sheep or a cotton ball. Despite its cute appearance, Whimsicott is surprisingly powerful in battle.

  • Moveset: Moonblast, Energy Ball, Hurricane, Encore
  • Pokedex Entry: “It scatters cotton all over the place as a prank. If it gets wet, it’ll become too heavy to move and have no choice but to answer for its mischief.”
  • Stat Totals: HP 60  / Attack 67 / Defense 85 / Special Attack 77 / Special Defense 75 / Speed 116

Whimsicott is one of the best Fairy-type Pokemon from Generation V thanks to its high speed and access to a variety of powerful moves. Its ability, Prankster, makes all of its non-damaging moves go first, which can be a game-changer in battle.

Generation 6: Sylveon

Popular Eeveelution Sylveon

Sylveon is a pure Fairy-type Pokemon introduced in Generation VI. It’s one of the most popular Eeveelutions, thanks to its unique design and powerful move set.

  • Moveset: Moonblast, Psyshock, Calm Mind, Hyper Voice
  • Pokedex Entry: “It sends a soothing aura from its ribbonlike feelers to calm fights.”
  • Stat Totals: HP 95 / Attack 65 / Defense 65 / Special Attack 110 / Special Defense 130 / Speed 60

Sylveon is a powerful special attacker with high defenses, making it a great choice for both offense and defense. Its ability, Pixilate, turns all of its Normal-type moves into Fairy-type moves and gives them a 30% boost in power.

Generation 7: Primarina

Fairy-Type Pokemon Primarina

Primarina is a Water/Fairy-type Pokemon introduced in Generation VII. It’s a majestic, mermaid-like creature with a powerful voice and a graceful appearance.

  • Moveset: Moonblast, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Psychic
  • Pokedex Entry: “It opens its mouth wide and releases a deafening opera-quality cry. It can also manipulate water to create walls of ice.”
  • Stat Totals: HP 80 / Attack 74 / Defense 74 / Special Attack 126 / Special Defense 116 / Speed 60

Primarina is a powerful special attacker with a wide range of coverage moves. Primarina is a great choice for taking on a variety of opponents. Its ability, Liquid Voice, turns all of its sound-based moves into Water-type moves, giving it even more coverage options.

Generation 8: Grimmsnarl

Dark-Type Fairy Grimmsnarl

Grimmsnarl is a Dark/Fairy-type Pokemon introduced in Generation VIII. It’s a large, menacing creature with a long, bushy beard and sharp claws. Its unique typing and high attack stat makes it more menacing than it looks. 

  • Moveset: Play Rough, Spirit Break, Thunder Punch, Bulk Up
  • Pokedex Entry: “With the hair wrapped around its body helping to enhance its muscles, this Pokemon can overwhelm even Machamp.”
  • Stat Totals: HP 95 / Attack 120 / Defense 65 / Special Attack 95 / Special Defense 75 / Speed 60

With its incredibly powerful attack, Grimmsnarl’s move set fully utilizes its strengths. You will have no problem with dishing out damage when Grimmsnarl is on your team. Its Typing also provides STAB for Play Rough and Spirit Break which makes it a veritable damage dealer.

Generation 9: Tinkaton

Fairy-Type Pokemon Tinkaton

The Fairy/Steel combination gives Tinkaton a large advantage over more than half the Types in the game. It resists 9 Types and is fully immune to 2 others. Out of the remaining 7 Types, only 2 are actually Super Effective against Tinkaton.

  • Moveset: Gigaton Hammer, Knock Off, Stealth Rock, Thunder Wave
  • Pokedex Entry: “The hammer tops 220 pounds, yet it gets swung around easily by Tinkaton as it steals whatever it pleases and carries its plunder back home.”
  • Stat Totals: HP 85/ Attack 75/ Defense 77 / Special Attack 70/ Special Defense 105/ Speed 94

Its signature move is incredibly powerful. Gigaton Hammer has 160 Power and 100% Accuracy. The only drawback is you can’t use it two turns in a row. Tinkaton evolves from Tinkatuff at level 38, which evolves from Tinkatink at 24. The easiest way to obtain a Tinkaton is to find a Tinkatuff in North Province Area One and Two.

Written By
Juan Cesar Torres

College student. Gamer since birth. Learned to read because of Pokémon. Dreams of buying a Nintendo Switch. Always looking for game recommendations (will play anything).

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