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RE: Fairy Type representation in the TCG

I'm wondering (if Fairy-type is true) how long a new type has been planned...and if that is one of the reasons Dragon received its own TCG type in the BW-era. It makes sense to me that as Dragon has been recently shifted out from Colorless representation that Fairy would shift in. I've been using this TCG Dragon shift as a possible justification for a new type, honestly.

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RE: Fairy Type representation in the TCG

If Fairy turns out to be true, then I think they'd probably give it its own type in the TCG like they did for Dark(ness) and Steel/Metal. The card pool might be a bit limited depending on how many older Pokemon they convert and how many newer ones they introduce, but Dark, Metal and Dragon all sort of had the same problem when they were new as well. I agree with the opinions that they'd be weak to Metal (which usually only beats Ice-based Water cards right now) and resist Dragon, with pink being the color that represents it.

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I think it would have to be its own type. Why go through all the trouble of seperating Dragon type so that it is no longer weak to Colorless just to have it weak to it again if Fairy is added in? Because of that reason, I think its likely that it will receive its own type for the TCG.

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(05-16-2013 02:30 PM)evilpacman Wrote:  I think it would have to be its own type. Why go through all the trouble of seperating Dragon type so that it is no longer weak to Colorless just to have it weak to it again if Fairy is added in? Because of that reason, I think its likely that it will receive its own type for the TCG.
Dragon wouldn't necessarily have to be weak to Colorless; it could retain its Dragon weakness and just have Fairy-type Colorless Pokémon resist Dragon (assuming the leaked type match ups are correct).

If Fairy DOES get its own type in the TCG, would it get its own basic energy then...pink, I guess? With the basic colors (plus black and white and silver and gold) already represented (as well as a type which can use any type of energy and type that has no Energy of its type), things just seem pretty balanced now.

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I highly doubt we will get any more energy types, and I hope there won't be any more energy types.

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Maybe a pink card?

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Wouldn't it have to be colorless if not a new type? Think about most of the pokemon assumed to be Fairy type when they come out. Chansey family and Togepi family. Nearly all of the pokemon that I would think will be changed to Fairy are already Colorless. I would like to see them improve on the Dragon type cards and make Fairy similar. No need to create new energies. They can be the pokemon you throw into dual-typed decks. Fairies are mystical right? I can see them knowing moves that involve 2 different energies.

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I wouldn't say it necessarily "has to be" Colorless, it just makes the most sense. Remember, Poison moved from Grass (which many Poison-types could potentially be anyway due to how commonly Bug and Grass are paired with it) to Psychic in Diamond & Pearl despite only 3 Poison Pokemon having previously "fit" the Psychic TCG type. (The Gastly line who, incidentally, never had a Psychic weakness, excluding Gengar-ex, implying all their cards were based on the Ghost type.)
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I think they will try to showcase the new type in any way possible, whether it be in the games or the TCG. I doubt they will not give it a new type. Remember, it doesnt need an Energy. It can be treated like Dragon type and require other existing energy for its attacks.

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I believe they gave Dragon it's own card type just because Fairy will be Colorless. This would probally be the best case, since I really cant think of a symbol they could use anyway. A pixie? Nah. Although, I couldnt think of anything for Dragon either so who knows? I dont think it really fits with Psychic, and we already have three types represented in that TCG type anyway.

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I think making fairy a new type with its own energy is a bad idea, for the sole fact that the game doesn't need to be diluted with way too many energy types.

Secondly, making a new type with a "pink" border, but have multi energy attacks is redundant. especially when the weakness symbol can easily be changed into something else, and that first group is already weak against itself and the second group.

Dragon was made to represent the multi energy attack type as well as fixing the weakness problem that dragons have, so having fairy be exactly like Dragon with its multi energy attacks, well, since they are strong against dragon, mind as well lump the fairies with the dragons, and make it have metal weakness, and dragons are normally weak against the TCG dragon type right? Guess what. Fairies are super effective against dragons too, therefore dragons have dragon weakness, because fairies are dragons in the TCG.

We don't need any more types, but Fire, Lightning, Darkness, and Metal surely needs a bigger piece of the pie.

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If we do get Fairy as a TCG type, we might get another Special Fairy Energy like we got Special Dragon Energies (Blend Energies). When Metal and Darkness came out in 2nd Gen, they didn't have Basic Energies, and I don't think they got Basic Energies until the DP era. They did have Special Energies that provided Metal and Darkness Energy, which is different from today's Dragons. They could fix the Dragons to where their attack cost requires Dragon Energy, and Fairies require Fairy Energy, and then print Special Energies that that provide the respective type of energy and an interesting additional effect for that type of Pokemon.

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(05-19-2013 10:01 AM)Mora Wrote:  If we do get Fairy as a TCG type, we might get another Special Fairy Energy like we got Special Dragon Energies (Blend Energies). When Metal and Darkness came out in 2nd Gen, they didn't have Basic Energies, and I don't think they got Basic Energies until the DP era. They did have Special Energies that provided Metal and Darkness Energy, which is different from today's Dragons. They could fix the Dragons to where their attack cost requires Dragon Energy, and Fairies require Fairy Energy, and then print Special Energies that that provide the respective type of energy and an interesting additional effect for that type of Pokemon.
An effect could be "remove 1 damage counter from this Pokemon for every 30 damage from this Pokemon's attack". But maybe they would need small costs fro the Dragon/Fairy type. The idea is nice though.

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I'm fair(l)y certain that Fairy will get its own type, if only to showcase it more, with it being new and shiny and all. I'd be twice as certain of this if the new legendaries (or even one of them) ends up being Fairy type. It makes the most sense from a marketing perspective, and the beginning of a new group of sets would be the best time to introduce a new type. They don't even have to give it its own energy type, as we've seen how they handled the dragon-type decently well. The colour would be a light pink.

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(05-21-2013 12:47 AM)Artemis Wrote:  I'm fair(l)y certain that Fairy will get its own type, if only to showcase it more, with it being new and shiny and all. I'd be twice as certain of this if the new legendaries (or even one of them) ends up being Fairy type. It makes the most sense from a marketing perspective, and the beginning of a new group of sets would be the best time to introduce a new type. They don't even have to give it its own energy type, as we've seen how they handled the dragon-type decently well. The colour would be a light pink.
How do you showcase something new without being overdone and redundant?

As I said before, having a new type with it's own energy is an overdone thing. Yeah, it will be a new color frame with new energy, but change that color to something like purple, or black, or whatnot, and it would do the same thing. Each of the 8, or even 10 types interacts with other pokemon in the same way. We don't want an oversaturation of different types, but also a dilution of one specific type. The more types there are, with their own energy, the less one specific type will be represented.

Secondly, how would you make a new Fairy type without making it Dragon type with new paint?

So far, all options have been exhausted.
Type with lack of Energy? Colorless.
Type with single Energy? We have 8 already. We don't need more.
Type with multi Energy? Dragon. I mean seriously, why not make Fairies Dragons in the TCG? It would be the whole mystical magical fantasy type, with fairies, dragons, wizards, drawbridges and portcullises.

Unless Fairies are types that require 3 types of energy, but that's stretching it a bit.

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