Fairy Type Weaknesses and Resistances Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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The Fairy Type is one of the eighteen Pokémon types and is the most recent addition among all of them. It brought up a huge shake-up on its addition back in X and Y, especially towards Dragon types. One notable trainer in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet who specializes in Fairy types is Ortega of the Ruchbah Squad.

In this guide, we will be talking about Fairy type weaknesses and resistances and how players can take advantage of it with the current Pokémon roster of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Fairy Type Weaknesses

Fairy types are weak against:

  • Poison
  • Steel

Keep a look out for these Pokémon who can deal super effective attacks against Fairy Types:

  • Varoom (Steel/Poison)
  • Revavroom (Steel/Poison)
  • Paldean Wooper (Poison)
  • Clodsire (Poison/Ground)
  • Shroodle (Poison/Normal)
  • Grafaiai (Poison/Normal)
  • Orthworm (Steel)
  • Gholdengo (Steel/Ghost)
  • Glimmet (Rock/Poison)
  • Glimmora (Rock/Poison)
  • Iron Moth (Fire/Poison)
  • Iron Treads (Ground/Steel)
  • Tinkatink (Fairy/Steel)
  • Tinkatuff (Fairy/Steel)
  • Tinkaton (Fairy/Steel)
  • Kingambit (Dark/Steel) *Dark moves are not very effective

Fairy Type Resistances

Fairy types are immune against:

  • Dragon

This makes them a hard counter as they are also strong against Dragon types. Look out for these Pokémon who Fairy types can counter:

  • Roaring Moon (Dragon/Dark)
  • Koraidon (Fighting/Dragon)
  • Frigibax (Dragon/Ice)
  • Arctibax (Dragon/Ice)
  • Baxcalibur (Dragon/Ice)
  • Tatsugiri (Dragon/Water)
  • Cyclizar (Dragon/Normal)

On the other hand, the following type moves are not very effective against Fairy types:

  • Fighting
  • Bug
  • Dark

Look out for these Pokémon who Fairy types can be relatively safe fighting against:

  • Slither Wing (Bug/Fighting)
  • Lokix (Bug/Dark)
  • Paldean Tauros (Fighting/Fire//Water)
  • Iron Hands (Fighting/Electric)
  • Annihilape (Fighting/Ghost)
  • Quaquaval (Water/Fighting)
  • Pawmo (Electric/Fighting)
  • Pawmot (Electric/Fighting)
  • Flamigo (Flying/Fighting)
  • Great Tusk (Ground/Fighting)
  • Iron Valiant (Fairy/Fighting)
  • Tarountula (Bug)
  • Spidops (Bug)
  • Nymble (Bug)
  • Rellor (Bug)
  • Rabsca (Bug/Psychic)
  • Maschiff (Dark)
  • Mabosstiff (Dark)
  • Iron Jugulis (Dark/Flying)
  • Ting-Lu (Dark/Ground)
  • Chien-Pao (Dark/Ice)
  • Wo-Chien (Dark/Grass)
  • Chi-Yu (Dark/Fire)
  • Kingambit (Dark/Steel) *Steel moves are super effective
  • Meowscarada (Grass/Dark)
  • Bombirdier (Flying/Dark)
  • Brute Bonnet (Grass/Dark)
Keep in mind that Pokémon types are just rough guides with regards to weaknesses and resistances and that these Pokémon can still learn moves that are outside their type.

If you like this guide, be sure to check out our other Pokémon Scarlet and Violet articles:

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Check out this video by MandJTV explaining how Pokémon types fare against each other: