Fairy-type pokemon add a whole new dynamic to the game. They make it more balanced, and their creation has changed typing mechanics. For instance, Steel types are super effective against fairies, meaning they now have three types they can hit. But Ghost and Dark types now hit steels with neutrality. Poison types also hit Fairy pokemon super effectively.
In addition, as you can see in that list from serebii, several older pokemon have been rebranded with the fairy element, changing their mechanics forever.
The newest Eeveelution, Sylveon, is a fairy-type Pokemon.
Post by Dårklÿ ☼ Drêåmïñg on Feb 11, 2014 8:52:52 GMT -5
Say goodbye to Haxorus and Hydreigon being relevant. Unfortunately they were the only two dragons I ran with last gen. My X/Y teams feature no dragons as of yet. They are still good but now they are not a necessity on every squad which should keep things interesting.