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.
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.
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
I look forward to more info on this type. Strengths/weaknesses and any other possible pokemon type makeovers.
Obviously Game Freak wants to draw in the Fairy Tail fanbase by adding Fairy Dragon Slayers to the game.