E3 2013: New Pokémon Type Announced

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

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Pokémon Fairy Types

Nintendo announced during their E3 Nintendo Direct this morning that a new Pokémon type was going to be introduced in X and Y.

Nintendo tantalized fans a few months ago with a new Eevee evolution, Slyveon, leading to much speculation about what type it would be. Nintendo squelched all rumors this morning, when they announced that Slyveon is a fairy-type. In addition to Slyveon, some older Pokémon are being reclassed to the fairy type, including Jigglypuff, Gardevoir, and, Marill. The new type is super effective against dragons, which should be nice in some tougher battles.

Pokémon X and Y releases on the Nintendo 3DS worldwide in October 2013.

About Cassie Williams

Cassie is a die hard Nintendo fan, lover of animals, and a World of Warcraft junky. She spends her spare time, when not working or managing her WoW guild, spending time with her husband Brad, and a veritable cornucopia of pets. She adores the gaming community and aspires to give back more to the community she loves.




  • Nonnahswriter

    Still no light-type… Well, at least they added something.

    • multibottler0cket

      Good point.

    • because light type would make no sense

    • Gary65

      I’d hazard a guess and say this is the Light type. Depends on whether it’s weak to Dark(or the Evil Type as it’s known in Japanese)

  • multibottler0cket

    Looks good, but I haven’t really *really* enjoyed a Pokémon game since gen 2. I still play them all though 😛

    • multibottler0cket

      And they’re all fun, with the possible exception of Diamond/Pearl.

  • Guest

    They have teased this for awhile 😛

  • Lynk Akahito

    They Have teased this for awhile 😛