Glitz and glamour can certainly be deceiving because the best fairy type Pokémon are some of the most formidable. In this guide we’ll explain the fairy type’s strengths and weaknesses - well as which ones are the strongest.
The wait for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is almost over, but there’s still lots to do in the mobile version of the popular video game franchise.
With so many Pokémon to choose from, it can be difficult to know which are the best pokémon in Pokémon Go. With loads out there to catch and power up, it’s almost too easy to get overwhelmed by the wealth of choice and accidentally miss out on the most powerful options.
To muddy the situation even more, each of the Pokémon types has its own effectivenesses and vulnerabilities to consider when bringing them out on the field, so you should have a read of our Pokémon Go type chart for some clarity. No matter whether you want to beat a Gym, a Team Rocket member, or a friend or stranger in the game’s PvP mode, this is good info to have mentally tucked away.
In this guide, we’ll be talking about the best fairy type Pokémon that do more than just add a touch of sparkle to your squad. Fairy types can be sweet and delicate like Flabébé, or a kind of creepy-cute hybrid like Mimikyu - but to use them effectively in battle you’ll need to outsmart the opponent.
Keep reading to find out which are the best fairy type Pokémon for catching, training, and using to achieve victory while playing Pokémon Go.
What are the best fairy type Pokémon in Pokémon Go?
The best fairy type Pokémon: Strengths and weaknesses
Fairy type Pokémon are resistant to the following attack types:
Fairy type attacks are also super effective against fighting, dragon, and dark type Pokémon.
Fairy type Pokémon are vulnerable to these damage types:
Fairy type attacks are also not very effective against fire, poison, and steel type Pokémon.
The best fairy type Pokémon: Gardevoir
Gardevoir has powerful stats in Pokémon Go, especially attack. Their attack can also be boosted further by using a Shadow form Gardevoir, although bear in mind this will also mean it has weaker defenses.
Gardevoir evolves from Ralts via Kirlia using candy. Keep a Ralts or a Kirlia as your buddy, feed them berries while they’re defending gyms, and catch more in order to get all the candy you need.
Gardevoir is one of the best psychic type Pokémon and fairy types. It is resistant to psychic and especially fighting and dragon-type attacks. However, it is vulnerable to poison, ghost, and steel-type attacks.
The best fairy type Pokémon: Granbull
The dog-like Granbull is another potentially strong fairy type available for battling in Pokémon Go. Like Gardevoir, Granbull also has a Shadow form to consider for extra attack power, trading off a lower defense.
Granbull can also be evolved from Snubbull caught in the wild. Again, catch plenty of Snubbull and use the buddy and gyms systems to get more candy and evolve that Snubbull into the more powerful Granbull.
Granbull is a pure fairy type Pokémon. It is resistant to fighting, bug, dark, and especially dragon-type attacks. However, it is vulnerable to poison and attacks from some of the best steel type Pokémon.
The best fairy type Pokémon: Xerneas
The legendary pokémon Xerneas is a powerful option for when you want to add a fairy type to your team in Pokémon Go. It has a strong attack stat in particular.
However, Xerneas being a legendary pokémon means that it is not always available to catch. It is only available in five-star raid battles, and the pokémon in the raid battle pools swap out often. Keep an eye out for when Xerneas might return to raid battles if you want to catch one for your battling team.
Like Granbull, Xerneas is also a pure fairy type Pokémon. It is resistant to fighting, bug, dark, and the best dragon type Pokémon.
However, it is vulnerable to poison and steel type attacks.
The best fairy type Pokémon: Sylveon
The fairy type Eeveelution Sylveon can be useful in PvP as it is bulkier than many of the other fairy types available in Pokémon Go.
Sylveon can be evolved from Eevee in two ways. If it is your first time, you can use the nickname “Kira” alongside 25 candy to ensure Eevee becomes Sylveon. Otherwise, you need to put Eevee as your buddy and reach the “great” level in order to ensure it will become a fairy-type Sylveon.
Once again, Sylveon is a pure fairy type Pokémon. It is resistant even to the best fighting Pokémon, as well as bug, dark, and dragon-type attacks. However, it is vulnerable to poison and steel-type attacks.