(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.