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E3 2013: Meet the fairies of Pokemon X and Y

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Dammit, I do love me some Pokémon games. I’ve still got the majority of my game cartridges, and will most likely lament that I have wasted far too much of my life on those games, when I finally kick the bucket. But in the meantime, I’m more than happy to pump in an average of 60 hours per game, when a new generation of pocket monsters arrives on a Nintendo device. And this year, I’ll probably do so while yelling “FAIRIES”, constantly.

At a Pokémon E3 presentation, game director Junichi Masuda explained that the reasoning behind the new type introduction, the first in 14 years, was to help rebalance the game as dragons had become far too dominant lately;

As of right now, the dragon type is at an advantage. But nobody wants us to weaken the dragon type, of course. So we decided to come up with something that could really go up against the dragon type….we’re hoping that by introducing it, we’re going to restore balance, make it a more balanced game.

That extra type does add a wrinkle to the game, as only Ice-type and Dragon-Type moves could hurt dragons. At the conference, a new dragon was also shown off, which takes a few design cues from bats apparently:


As well as new five-on-one Pokémon horde encounters, sky battles and the revelation that Pokémon X and Y takes place in France. Or at least a facsimile of it. The game is out on October 12, and this year looks to have several big changes to the formula.

And now to wait for the inevitable PETA response…

Last Updated: June 18, 2013


  1. Viva Pokemon Comrade… Viva..


  2. TechniKyle

    June 18, 2013 at 14:52

    I’m a FAIRY! Can’t wait for them fairies. Time to show those Dragon-type users on the Battle net a thing or two.


    • Yes

      June 18, 2013 at 22:17

      What if there’s a Fairy/Dragon-type Pokemon?


      • Blayananana

        June 19, 2013 at 07:36

        I know! I was just thinking that.


  3. TechniKyle

    June 18, 2013 at 14:53

    So Darryn, when you get this bat pokemon, are you naming him Bruce?


    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      June 18, 2013 at 14:57



      • TechniKyle

        June 18, 2013 at 15:03

        Crobat just lost all streetcred…


      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        June 18, 2013 at 15:21

        Its not the Pokemon I want, but its the one I need right now.


  4. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 18, 2013 at 17:29

    Can’t wait for this


  5. Joe

    June 18, 2013 at 20:27

    wonder who else they will make fairy. I think Cherrubi and the Cliafry line, and probably the togapi line


    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      June 19, 2013 at 07:49

      At the conference,Masuda mentioned that those specific Pokemon won’t become pure Fairy types, but they will have access to their unique moves, via TMs and natural growth.


  6. Liam Knellor

    June 18, 2013 at 20:44

    electric only has one weakness make another one for that


    • Yes

      June 18, 2013 at 22:16

      The only other weakness that would make sense would be rock.


      • BlayneYO

        June 19, 2013 at 07:37

        rock and ice are weakness’ for electric.


        • Nico Robin

          June 19, 2013 at 07:38

          umm…no it’s not


  7. Edwin Boc

    June 18, 2013 at 21:53

    They need to also make a poison type legendary


  8. favour

    June 18, 2013 at 22:42

    i wish they had the starter evolutions all figured out now i can’t wait to see how they look


  9. pokemonfansince1999

    June 19, 2013 at 01:43

    i think pokemon x and y will bring new fans into the game and get old fans more interested ….pikafa-fairy type pikachu evolution


  10. TiMsTeR1033

    June 19, 2013 at 10:26

    WTF happened to pokemon! dragon bat thing eish


  11. Splinter

    June 20, 2013 at 19:21

    I’d love to see a real life battle between a fairy and a dragon, a dragon would rip the fuckers head off, as if fairy type is the type to be strong against dragons. That’s just a fucking ridiculous idea, fucking fairy type. If I had a dick, i’d tell that type to suck it. It’s the only Pokemon type I have a problem with too. Couldn’t they come up with something a little realistic? What’s the fairies going to do? Throw glitter at the dragons?


  12. karan

    June 21, 2013 at 10:56

    I think celebi and mewtwo awekened form also seems to be fairy type


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