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Fairy is great, but how much does it actually help?

#1SpinKirbyPosted 7/4/2013 12:33:59 PM(edited)
How much of a change do you expect? - Results (282 votes)
Severe
6.38% (18 votes)
18
High
27.66% (78 votes)
78
Medium
51.06% (144 votes)
144
Low
12.06% (34 votes)
34
Negligible
2.84% (8 votes)
8
This poll is now closed.
NOTE: Fairy type has not been confirmed to be immune, as far as I know.

Sorry if this thread has already been made, I only checked a few pages back...
So yeah it's immune to dragon, but I've been thinking about it...

The only that changes is that outrage won't be sweeping your team anymore and Blissey is hopefully more annoying, but dragons don't always use dragon moves.

Will Fairy types overall be able to take non-dragon moves that dragons tend to still destroy everyone with, or did GameFreak just throw something out there without really researching it.

I mean really Fairy only affects Outrage, because it's a locking move.
It's still going to be tough to predict a Draco Meteor or even a Dragon claw.
Hydreigon will be having a sad day with not a lot of moves , but that's only 1 Pokemon down and the popularity of fighting types made it hard to use it. Many dragons can still easily use their dragon dance to throw into stab move, or just plain Earthquake, so that's kinda why I dislike the idea of Fairy type. It should have just been an overall increase to the amount of Pokemon who can already counter Dragon, but maybe they will.

I would love to see more steel and ice types moves being spread out on a farther range, and maybe that will happen, who knows!
#2LightningHawk90Posted 7/4/2013 12:13:31 PM
I'd say it's a medium amount of help. It sure does balance out the Dragons so Garchomp won't be murdering everyone's face.
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#3CakeOfLiesPosted 7/4/2013 12:14:41 PM
Well, Dragon Claw and Dual Chop will be more viable, and Outrage will be less viable.

But Fairy won't be as effective as Ice for taking down most Dragons offensively.
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#4Hierarchy225Posted 7/4/2013 12:15:37 PM(edited)
Severe.

Dragons are a huge part of the metagame, and not even steel types have been able to stop them fully. Most good teams have been built around dragons one way or another, now in this gen most the good teams will probably be built around fairy one way or another.
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#5SpinKirby(Topic Creator)Posted 7/4/2013 12:16:51 PM
Hierarchy225 posted...
Severe.

Dragons are a huge part of the metagame, and not even steel types have been able to stop them fully. Most good teams have been built around dragons one way or another, now in this gen most the good teams will probably be built around fairy one way or another.


Yeah true.

But, there is a Dragon Steel type out there...

Everyone take a second to welcome the return of Dialga!
#6SpinKirby(Topic Creator)Posted 7/4/2013 12:21:06 PM
Sheesh, these threads don't stay on the front page for over a minute.
#7Hierarchy225Posted 7/4/2013 12:21:21 PM
SpinKirby posted...
Hierarchy225 posted...
Severe.

Dragons are a huge part of the metagame, and not even steel types have been able to stop them fully. Most good teams have been built around dragons one way or another, now in this gen most the good teams will probably be built around fairy one way or another.


Yeah true.

But, there is a Dragon Steel type out there...

Everyone take a second to welcome the return of Dialga!


Ubers don't really count. Besides I'm sure there will be Fairy types, or specifically an Uber Fairy type that can deal with will be able to deal with Dialga.
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#8P0k3m0nWaRR10R8Posted 7/4/2013 12:22:07 PM
But what if there was an Ice/Fairy pokemon?
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#9Hierarchy225Posted 7/4/2013 12:23:00 PM
P0k3m0nWaRR10R8 posted...
But what if there was an Ice/Fairy pokemon?


It would probably suck. Because Ice.
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#10P0k3m0nWaRR10R8Posted 7/4/2013 12:24:19 PM
Hierarchy225 posted...
P0k3m0nWaRR10R8 posted...
But what if there was an Ice/Fairy pokemon?


It would probably suck. Because Ice.


That's true, and if the rumors are true it's almost completely walled by Fire types. But still, highly effective against Dragons
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