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Wy is it widely accepted that sylveon will be a "fairy" type?

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User Info: Bruce_Wanye

Bruce_Wanye
3 years ago#1
I mean, where did the word fairy crop up? I quite liked the light type idea.
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User Info: LightningHawk90

LightningHawk90
3 years ago#2
First popped up when the guy who leaked the entire gen V Pokedex before the games came out posted the "Fairy" type on his site's typing chart.

Then Pokemon Smash showed a video that pretty much confirmed there's a new type

And Sylveon's name sort of points to an air elemental..
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User Info: LordAlistair

LordAlistair
3 years ago#3
It's pink. Pink is not the color of light.
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Bruce_Wanye
3 years ago#4
Pink is also stereotypical for girls, I didn't see a female type.
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User Info: NekoHime64

NekoHime64
3 years ago#5
RageKaiser posted...
First popped up when the guy who leaked the entire gen V Pokedex before the games came out posted the "Fairy" type on his site's typing chart.


I thought Fairy type was being debated before that.
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User Info: LightningHawk90

LightningHawk90
3 years ago#6
NekoHime64 posted...
RageKaiser posted...
First popped up when the guy who leaked the entire gen V Pokedex before the games came out posted the "Fairy" type on his site's typing chart.


I thought Fairy type was being debated before that.


I wouldn't say it was really being "debated" it's just something that popped up in all the "OMG NINFIA'S TYPE" topics.
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User Info: NeonDragon9000

NeonDragon9000
3 years ago#7
Fairy =/= Disney's Tinkerbell

"Fairy" is a very broad term that has been used to describe everything from ghosts and various spirits to even demons and other creatures. It's about as broad a term as "Dragon," and thus it makes sense, seeing as Fairy might arguably be a counterpart to Dragon.

Plus, we already have a Fairy egg group. There is no Light egg group, nor has anything in Pokemon ever been associated with the word "Light." (Moves that revolve around literal light are usually given solar-related terms.)
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User Info: Rad_Dudesman

Rad_Dudesman
3 years ago#8
All of Sylveon's names reference fairies.
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User Info: Bountyan

Bountyan
3 years ago#9
Its names are the first place the idea came up. There were actually a lot of people speculating it BEFORE Hiro.
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User Info: stranksy

stranksy
3 years ago#10
From: Rad_Dudesman | #008
All of Sylveon's names reference fairies.


True. Every single localization of Sylveon refers to fairies, and several contain the word "Fairy". Probably the reason they didn't name it "Faireon" for English localizations was because they knew that a lot of North Americans unfamiliar with most fairy folklore would freak out and claim that the type was "girly" or "gay" (because homophobia isn't wrong, right guize?). Which is probably why the Fairy type will be localized as something like Fae or Sylvan.
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