This is the final article in analysing the Pokémon found in each type to determine how a type is defined. This week, the final three types are to be explored for things they have in common, or at least, characteristics that properly define their type.
This week, we will delve into the more mythical types, which should be interesting since all of them are quite diverse, meaning they have more characteristics that define their type, compared to some of the simpler or general types we touched on before.
If you are ready, please continue.
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Back during E3 2013, Satoru Iwata reported that Pokémon will have a new type introduced in the latest games: Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. It was the Fairy-type, and when that was officially introduced, it was a big thing among Pokémon fans. Not only are there new Pokémon with this type, there are some other Pokémon that will be converted to this type, such as Marill, Jigglypuff and Gardevoir. This leave fans speculating on which current Pokémon will become Fairy-types. Some hardcore fans were already prepared for this, though. Why? The next couple of paragraphs explain it.
With Dragon-types now part of the TCG as of last year, there was some discussion if whether there would be Fairy-type Pokemon introduced into the TCG. Now confirmed, rest assured fairy lovers and dracophobics, Fairy-type Pokemon are making their way to the TCG. While we know it will be strong against Dragon-types in the games, questions remain on what it will be weak to in both the TCG and the games.
Almost everyone I know seems to argue that they don’t like the new Fairy type. I’ve heard everything from complaints about it not making sense, to where people just want Generation Six to go die in a fire for it. Others want to know why Nintendo didn’t go with a Light type instead. Well rather than hating on it immediately like some people might be doing right now, I took a step back to try and see why going with a Fairy type, name and possible theories behind it, was the course Nintendo tried to take.