Best Fairy Type Pokémon In Pokémon Sword And Shield

Looking for some strong Fairy type Pokémon to keep up with the meta? You came to the right place! Let’s take a look at some of the best Fairy Pokémon that you absolutely need in your team.


Ever since Fairy types were introduced way back in Generation VI, it has been a staple in competitive Pokémon battles. Most Fairy type Pokémon are actually cute, adorable, and non-threatening. But as we all know, looks can be deceiving. Despite their appearance, Fairy types are actually really strong. So strong that they absolutely destroy Dragon Pokémon, which are among the most powerful in the game. So if you’re planning to load up on Fairy types on your team, here are your best options.


Type: Fairy

Locations: Lake of Outrage (Wanderer), Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battle)

Weakness: Poison 2x, Steel 2x

Sylveon is the poster child of Fairy type Pokémon. As one of the Eeveelutions, Sylveon is without a doubt a solid Pokémon. What sets it apart however, is it’s absurdly well rounded stats. You’ll be hard pressed to find holes in Sylveon’s stats with its Speed being the only real outlier. It also has access to powerful Fairy type moves like Dazzling Gleam or Misty Explosion. If all these weren’t enough to merit Sylveon a place in your lineup, then maybe it’s hidden ability, Pixilate might change your mind. Pixilate causes all Normal-type attacking moves used by the Pokémon to become Fairy-type, and increase in power by 20%. Fairy-type Pokémon also gain STAB or same type attack bonus from those moves (which means an effective increase of 80%). Talk about overpowered.


Type: Ghost/Fairy

Locations: Giant’s Mirror, Bridge Field (Wanderer), Hammerlocke Hills, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)

Weakness: Ghost 2x, Steel 2x

This adorable Pikachu clone may seem like a harmless lil critter but it actually packs a punch. What lands Mimikyu on a list like this is its ability Disguise. Disguise allows the bearer to avoid damage for one attack, in a similar way to Substitute. It essentially gives you a free turn to set something up. In a competitive turn based game like Pokémon, a free turn can definitely be a huge plus. It has high Attack and Speed making it perfect for a stat boosting move like Dragon Dance or Curse to enhance the next attack that it will use. It’s also a surprisingly decent Special Wall with a Special Defense stat that can go as high as 339 when maxed out.

Galarian Weezing

Type: Poison/Fairy

Locations: East Lake Axewell, Lake of Outrage, Slumbering Weald, East Lake Axewell, Giant’s Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch (Max Raid Battle)

Weakness: Ground 2x, Psychic 2x

Weezing was part of the original 151 Pokémon introduced in Generation I. Back then, this Pokémon was just a regular ol’ Poison type that barely had any impact on the game. That is until, Sword and Shield was released and Weezing received a fresh coat of paint in the form of a regional variant. Galarian Weezing is now one of the better Tanks in the game. It has a really high Defense stat and can possess the ability Levitate, which makes the Pokémon immune to Ground type moves. Pretty handy considering it is one of Galarian Weezing’s weaknesses. With Levitate, Galarian Weezing is only weak against Psychic types which aren’t all that common in competitive play. If that wasn’t enough, Galarian Weezing can also possess abilities like Neutralizing Gas and Misty Surge which adds another dimension to the kind of utility this Pokémon provides.


Type: Psychic/Fairy

Locations: Lake of Outrage, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins (Max Raid Battle), Bridge Field (Max Raid Battle)

Weakness: Poison 2x, Ghost 2x, Steel 2x

We all know how frustrating the Trick Room meta is in competitive play. Trick Room is a Psychic type move that reverses the order of when Pokémon attack. In other words, Pokémon with a lower speed will be able to attack first when Trick Room is set up. Hatterne is one of the best Pokémon that can easily abuse Trick Room based strategies. Since this Pokémon has very low Speed, it perfectly fits Trick Room’s advantageous conditions. It also has a high Special Attack essentially making it a Special Sweeper in certain situations. Hatterne can also have the hidden ability, Magic Bounce which reflects the effect of all stat-lowering status moves (excluding Memento), status condition-inducing status moves, entry hazard moves, moves like Taunt and Torment, and so on back to the user. Hatterne provides your team with both offense and utility.


Type: Fairy

Locations: Motostoke Riverbank (Wanderer), Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)

Weakness: Poison 2x, Steel 2x

Clefable has always been one of the best Pokémon to use in competitive play. It has very well-rounded stats and an extremely deep move pool that make it a super versatile Pokémon that can fill nearly any role in your team. When Clefable was first introduced during Generation I, it was a Normal type Pokémon. But has been a Fairy type ever since the type was introduced in Generation VI. Out of all the Pokémon on this list, Clefable is probably the best Fairy type that you can use. We did mention that it has a very deep set of moves that it can learn. It can learn a lot of powerful offensive and supportive moves that deep is an understatement. If you’re looking for a Fairy type Pokémon to significantly raise your team’s ceiling, you should consider going for Clefable. No matter what your strategy or playstyle is, you can always fit this Pokémon into your lineup.

So there you have it! These are the best Fairy type Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield. There are lots of Fairy Pokémon that could’ve made this list but we find that these five Pokémon are stronger than the rest and can easily be successful in most scenarios. 

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