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Old June 11th, 2013 (03:02 PM).
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I lost all faith in humanity once I heard about that fairy type.
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Old June 11th, 2013 (03:10 PM).
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They haven't. But the last time they introduced a new type was Gen 2. So I feel like there should be a story or something, ya know?

Isn't it supposed to be in France or something? (I haven't really kept up)
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I completely understand having mythical-based creatures. After all, Rapidash is a fire unicorn, Dragonite is a dragon, etc.

Celebi is kind of a fairy, though. I guess I can't complain, considering my team for competitive battling on the showdown server has a Celebi haha.

When I said that it doesn't seem to fit Pokemon well, I was thinking of what the current image of a fairy is. Tiny, flying thing that sparkles.
Can you imagine two of them fighting each other to the death?
Hopefully it makes more sense now.

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Old June 11th, 2013 (03:19 PM).
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Quote originally posted by SNOR(es)LAX:
I lost all faith in humanity once I heard about that fairy type.
Aw, come on. That's a bit extreme, don't you think? xD

In all seriousness, I'll live. It's not so bad.

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They haven't. But the last time they introduced a new type was Gen 2. So I feel like there should be a story or something, ya know?

Isn't it supposed to be in France or something? (I haven't really kept up)
Mmm, true.

Yeah, but lately, when they showed the region (in spoiler), it seems to take place in other places as well, i.e, there's a place resembling Stonehenge in one part.

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@Slenderman I know, I get it. I guess they'll just broaden the meaning of fairy then? I also imagine that in Japan, fairies are viewed differently.
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Old June 11th, 2013 (03:20 PM).
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I think it's really funny that they have that "Noivern" Pokemon, since they only introduced a Fairy type. It seems like creating that Pokemon was done as an "EFF YOU" to the Sound-type enthusiasts, haha!
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Old June 11th, 2013 (03:27 PM).
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I hadn't even thought about what a fairy is thought to be in Japan. Pokemon seems pretty different over there...like it isn't aimed toward children as much as it is in other countries- specifically the anime and manga.

As for sound-types, how many Pokemon really would exist as one? Sure, the Exploud line. Maybe Jigglypuff. But it doesn't seem like an easy thing to design.
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If we un-Disneyfy our conception of faerie and consider the historical/cultural context of faeries, you might have a different opinion. Maybe they conceive of faeries like those in European/pagan mythology? Like sylphs, undines, gnomes, kind of like elemental spirits and stuff - something I'm sure we're quite familiar with through fantasy RPGs. This opens up the doorway for Shaymin, Jirachi, Manaphy/Phione, and Celebi into being faeries, although some of those involve type changes. Chimecho for sure. Jynx and Woobat lines also seem to be better off Fairy instead of Psychic.

Overall though, I do find the fairy type to be kind of redundant. Elemental types plus normal and psychic do fine. I'm not too sure what it stands for, and if whatever it stands for can't be fulfilled by one of the original 17 types.
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Old June 11th, 2013 (06:33 PM).
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Wonder what other types they were contemplating, aside from sound and light.
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Possibly a Regal type? More fierce and bulk strength, but not like body muscle type of thing. Some thing like the kind of fierce beasts we see around the world.

It'd be intertwined with Normal and Fighting, since Normal is down and Fighting is too good a type.
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A regal type? That seems like it would be far out of left field. I mean, it would be interesting, but it seems like it would only pertain to certain exclusive Pokemon.

There was a lot of talk about a cosmic type, although I entirely doubted it.

Which brings up something else about Fairy-types. What kind of Pokemon will we see as Fairy-types, but more importantly, will it be too narrow? Game Freak will have to be very creative to come up with some different Pokemon, although tbh it seems like they're already showing the different variation by changing the types of Gardevoir, Jigglypuff, Marill, etc.
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Dunsparce has little wings doesnt it? I HOPE IT EVOLVES INTO SOMETHING EPIC <333
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Old June 12th, 2013 (10:01 AM).
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Dunsparce has little wings doesnt it? I HOPE IT EVOLVES INTO SOMETHING EPIC <333
I just hope it evolves, period. Cause lets face it, it needs an evolution.

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Im not really understanding why people seem to hate the idea of a Fairy type so much. Ive even seen people saying they think it's the worst thing ever to happen to Pokemon. I honestly dont see the problem with Fairy type. We have a Dragon type and a Ghost type, those are mythical creatures too and are included as types in Pokemon.
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Old June 12th, 2013 (01:11 PM).
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Echoing what someone said earlier, but:

"Fairy = feminine; feminie = weak = bad"

Or something of that nature. I definitely don't believe that, but there are going to be those fools who do.
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Old June 12th, 2013 (01:52 PM).
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The way people think about fairies nowadays are like how they think of mermaids nowadays. Stories have been censored and we only get the my-little-pony version of mythology. Mermaids used to be sirens of the oceans.. there to lure and kill.. not to sit on rocks and look pretty.
I'm sure pokemon will do something badass with fairy types. No one had an issue with this new eevee evo, but as soon as it gets labelled fairy, people are gonna be all up in arms. To that I guess just say.. deal with it. That's all you really can do: Don't like it? Don't buy it. ;3
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I don't get how Furabebe can be fairy without being a grass type though. It's sitting on a flower.

I think fairy more or less = magic/spirit - which is funny, because dragons are supposed to resist magic, at least in some lores.
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Old June 12th, 2013 (02:28 PM).
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We're still on this?

Quote originally posted by BlahISuck:
I don't get how Furabebe can be fairy without being a grass type though. It's sitting on a flower.

I think fairy more or less = magic/spirit - which is funny, because dragons are supposed to resist magic, at least in some lores.
Maybe because it's on a flower, and besides that there's nothing else to make it grass type? To be honest, I don't see why it couldn't be a grass type, either.

I could've sworn it was the opposite, that dragons were weak to magic in most lores.

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The way people think about fairies nowadays are like how they think of mermaids nowadays. Stories have been censored and we only get the my-little-pony version of mythology. Mermaids used to be sirens of the oceans.. there to lure and kill.. not to sit on rocks and look pretty.
I'm sure pokemon will do something badass with fairy types. No one had an issue with this new eevee evo, but as soon as it gets labelled fairy, people are gonna be all up in arms. To that I guess just say.. deal with it. That's all you really can do: Don't like it? Don't buy it. ;3
My thoughts exactly.

Since we're on the topic of X and Y, that PSS- something they unveiled today (or was it yesterday) has piqued my interest.
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Kura, it already is a confirmed Fairy-type. x:
I don't spend time in the X/Y forum, though. So I don't know if people have begun hating it yet.

After reading more posts here (specifically Kura's), I'm actually interested to see how fairy-types will turn out. Though the only ones that are confirmed to be the new type are similar to what you would expect. Well, maybe not Mawile. The mouth coming out if its head makes it seem a little more fierce haha.
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Why is it just "Fairy"? I mean come on, if they can think of completely "weird" looking Pokemon, they can come up with a weird egg group.
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Hello guys, been a while, eh?

And for the fairy type, I wasn't really happy of knowing that a new type would be introduced
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Light type would have made more sense to me but I guess it doesn't really matter in the end. Also dragons finally get some nerfing lol.
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Maybe because Light-type isn't that strange? It's been speculated for so long GF might have just wanted to throw a curveball.

Dragons totally needed a new weakness. I mean, really? Just Ice and Dragon? ;_;
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Fairy is a new type now, not just an egg group. That's what we're discussing.

Indeed it has, Jz. Welcome back.

I'm interested to see how different battling will become because of the new type. I lurk on the showdown server, so I figure it'll take a while before I get used to new advantages/disadvantages. x:

I don't really understand Light type. Am I wrong, or does it seem like it would be a hard to work with, for designing Pokemon?
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Yep, now we gotta get used to the new advantage/disadvantage that the fairy type will bring, ugh -.-

And I don't think a Light type was really needed anyways, Fighting type is like the light type.
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I know they did it for the kids, but "eggs"? I mean come on...

I have to say that in the game, when you breed like a Fairy egg group type and put another Pokemon of the same egg group but different spices, they breed and you get a egg.

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