I know the Fairy type was added to balance out the unbalanced Dragon type in the Pokémon series, I’m just not sure that it was the best course of action. Nonetheless, only time will tell.
Does the Fairy type only exist to counter Dragons?
What about Ice?
…What about Dragons? They’re weak against themselves too, you know.
I understand that, but it Dragon doesn’t really count as a counter to its own type.
On a more extreme scale, if Dragon was only weak to itself, there would be no point in using other types as Dragons would be necessary to take each other out. I thought Ice was a fine counter, but it just seems pointless to dedicate an entire type as a Dragon counter.
I feel like more than just ice is necessary as a plausible counter. My opinion anyway.
Wouldn’t be the first time a type was added specifically as a counter. Dark was originally added just to balance out psychic.
Seriously? Dragon-types have been like this since… The very early days of the series. And they want to rain on my parade NOW?! I abhor the idea of Fairy.types and the fact that it took them this long to realize that something so awesome needed more of a weakness than something other than itself. I'm a collector at heart but this is just sad… Dragons have lost their power and status to something really stupid… (I'm looking at you, Jigglypuff)
I don’t think this is a bad thing as long as fairy types also do 0 damage to dragons (the same way normal/ghost interact.) The bad thing is if they give steel ANOTHER type resistance. I’ve always found the quantity of resistances that steel types get to be the most unbalanced thing in the game, especially when so many of them are big offensive threats.
What would the point of being super-effective against dragons be if they did 0 damage?
Hey man, you try playing through an entire game using nothing but Steel types. Most of it is easy as hell and really entertaining, but wait until you get fucking facestomped by a gym leader/elite four that has nothing but fire, ground, and fighting types. That SUCKS.
It’s also really rewarding when you beat them. Without lube. Metagross goes in dry.
…really? Did they announce that "All Fairy-Type attacks will One-Shot Dragon Pokemon regardless of who is using it, and Dragons will be unable to deal any damage to Fairy Types regardless of what Type their attack is"?
It's an additional Type for Arceus' Sake, and it's going to work the same as all other Types have. A Water Type may be weak to Grass and Electric, but it can still find a way to fight against them, AND it doesn't guarantee that getting hit by moves of those types guarantee a OHKO on said Water Type. Besides, if the rumors that emerged before E3 are true, then Fairy Type is weak to Poison, so quite frankly, all this means is more Dragons are going to be sporting Poison moves instead of Fire Moves to defend themselves with.
FYI, I play Dragon-types exclusively, you don't see me crying over this!
I hope they’ll make Fairy-type pokémon weak to Ice- and Steel-type moves, because Fey creatures get extra damage from Cold Steel!
That’d be an awesome reference
Dragons were originally only weak to dragons in GEN I (and the only dragon move was: dragon rage). Then ice became a weakness in II or III, I doubt it was IV (though I could be wrong). They're also one of the most ridiculously powerful types in the game. You're not going down without a fight. :/
I look forward to more info on this type. Strengths/weaknesses and any other possible pokemon type makeovers.
Ice has ALWAYS been super effective against dragons…
No, little known fact is that in Gen I they did not have the Ice weakness. This is not the first time they have implemented a check on Dragon's strength. The real test will be in what Fairy types resist, as a resistance to the Dragon type may actually be worth a lot more.
Obviously Game Freak wants to draw in the Fairy Tail fanbase by adding Fairy Dragon Slayers to the game.
Gen I totally had Ice weakness for Dragon type… That was half the reason I had my Articuno against the elite four due to Dragonair/nite on my Pokemon Red game. Not to mention that the only dragon move in Gen I was Dragon Rage, which ALWAYS did 40 damage, thus there was never a Dragon Type Super Effective move until Gold/Silver.
Gen 1 had ice weakness.
Note that under the type chart it lists all the exceptions from Gen 1.
Just pulled out my old game boy and got a 'super effective' against Lance's Dragonair with Ice Beam, so yes.. yes they were weak against Ice back then.
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