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Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have worked hard to keep the type to which the brand-new Eevee evolution Sylveon belongs a secret, which has led to extensive speculation that it could introduce a new Pokémon type. However, it’s been a challenge coming up with the type to which it might belong. “Light-type” has been one of the most common guesses, as a contrast to Dark-type; however, in Japan, the Fighting-type is actually called “Hero-type,” which seems like it’s already an analog to Light.
However, a new rumor from a Twitter user named @Hirobyte, who claims to be Jesús Casado from the Spanish Official Nintendo Magazine – one of two employees of said magazine who were responsible for leaking the Black & White Pokédex ahead of the game’s launch – says Sylveon is actually a “Fairy-type” Pokémon.
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According to Hirobyte, Sylveon isn’t the only known Fairy-type – the legendary Xerneas belongs to this group as well, with Yveltal being a hybrid Dark/Flying Pokémon. This would seem to place the Fairy-type in opposition to the Dark-type. In addition, a number of older Pokémon who fit the “Fairy-type” mold, including Togepi, Clefairy, and others will be re-typed to expand the new type to encompass more monsters.
Looking at the image above, which comes from a new Eeveelutions short to debut alongside the next Pokémon movie, it does seem that it fits with an all-new type. Notice how each of the other Eeveelutions has an emblem behind it that fits with its own type – Sylveon’s is the only one that doesn’t obviously point to any existing type. It’s pink in color as well, and some have pointed out that it features what appears to be a fairy-like wing, which seems to further suggest the new type is genuine.
NeoGAF users have identified a number of other Pokémon who could theoretically be re-classified as Fairies. Oddly enough, there’s already a “fairy” Egg Group for breeding, so it could be that many of them will be re-typed. Here’s the list they came up with:
Can you think of any others that might be appropriate Fairy-types?
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the Fighting-type is actually called “Hero-type,” which seems like it’s already an analog to Light.
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In Japan, the Fighting type is know as... the Fighting type. OOH SHOCK WTF! That it's the "Hero" type in Japan is a persistent rumor, nothing more.
(Dark is "Evil" in Japan though.)
Anyway, this is old news, and just because he revealed true information before doesn't mean he's revealing true information now. I mean, we'll see, but if this is true? This Hiro guy is more than likely getting incredibly fired and sued. So is he a liar or a fool? And which would you sooner trust?
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How did they not include mesprit and uxie on that list? Or CLEFAIRY for that matter?
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Fairy type sort of is the Light type, without being called Light type. All the cutesy, winged, "good" creatures that would've been Light (if you go with the more angelic/holy interpretation) would be Fairy. And I imagine, they'll probably either be strong or weak against Dark (or maybe both) anyway. The good, pure-hearted Fairies will be weak to the sinister underhanded tactics of the Dark types....or if they go the other way, the cowardly tactics of the Dark-type is no match for the shining purity of the Fairy-type.
It's basically Light. It fits.
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