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Pokémon: X & Y
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
Editor(s): Andrew Mills
First Published: 01-11-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 11-07-2020 / 00:41 GMT

Versus Fairy-type Pokemon

Double Damage : Poison, Steel

Normal Damage : Normal, Fire, Water, Grass, Electric, Ice, Ground, Flying, Psychic, Rock, Ghost, Fairy

Half Damage : Fighting, Bug, Dark

No Damage : Dragon

Dragon-types do zero damage to Fairy-types, so don't send them out here.

This is a Fairy-type gym, the first one ever! Bring and avoid the types listed above. This is a puzzle gym with teleporters like some similar gyms in the past. See the map below to see how to teleport to the Gym Leader.

Letters are teleporters and numbers are trainers. So if you stop on one of the 'A' teleporters, you'll be teleported to the other 'A' one. The 'L' teleporter doesn't work until you defeat Valerie. The quickest way to Valerie is by taking the 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' and 'E' teleporters, in that order.

The number of the trainer is the number that they're listed below the map. Valerie is represented by a '5'. You can avoid other trainers by moving past them when they're not looking in your direction. Continue through until you reach Valarie, then take her on!

Gym Member Battle: Furisode Girl Blossom

Note: '1' on map.

Pokémon Level Type
Klefki 37 Steel/Fairy
Kirlia 37 Psychic/Fairy
Granbull 37 Fairy

Gym Member Battle: Furisode Girl Linnea

Note: '2' on map.

Pokémon Level Type
Aromatisse 38 Fairy

Gym Member Battle: Furisode Girl Kali

Note: '3' on map.

Pokémon Level Type
Dedenne 38 Electric/Fairy
Azumarill 38 Water/Fairy

Gym Member Battle: Furisode Girl Katherine

Note: '4' on map.

Pokémon Level Type
Slurpuff 40 Fairy

Gym Leader Battle! Leader Valerie

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a Fairy-type Pokemon... Gym Leader.

Note: '5' on map.

Pokémon Level Type
Mawile 38 Steel/Fairy
Mr. Mime 39 Psychic/Fairy
Sylveon 42 Fairy

Psychic/Fairy Mr. Mime is weak to Poison, Ghost and Steel moves.

Valerie's first Pokemon is another trap - avoid Poison-type Pokemon because Mawile is part Steel and thus immune to Poison. For best results, target its Steel designation with Ground-type or Fire-type moves. For Mr. Mime, fielding a Poison is dangerous too because you'll take double damage from his Psychic moves. Sylveon is simple!

After beating Valerie you'll receive the Fairy Badge . This means that any Pokémon up to Level 80 that you received in a trade will obey. You'll also get given TM99 - Dazzling Gleam ! Cool! Anyway; head back out of the gym by stepping on the green pad behind Valerie.

You'll appear back at the beginning of the gym. Head outside. As you walk outside Shauna and Trevor will appear. They'll say that they're heading to the Poké Ball Factory. May as well follow them. First though, heal up and stock up on any items you might need then take the north exit out of town, to the Poké Ball Factory!

Tip #040: The Dirt On Fairy-type Pokemon

Pokemon X and Y introduced the brand new Fairy-type Pokemon; the last time we had new types were the Dark and Steel types back in the days of Gold and Silver. That time, Dark and Steels were added to combat the overpowered Psychic-type Pokemon. What about Fairy? Its purpose is to weaken the growingly powerful Dragon-type Pokemon.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    1 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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