There are two types of dust. From the movies, "pixie dust" flows from the heart of the Pixie Dust Tree. From the books, following the Pixie Dust Tree's destruction, "fairy dust" is created by grinding the molten features of Mother Dove. In its common appearance, Pixie Dust is nothing more than a golden, sparkling powder. This dust comes from special blue pixie dust which replenishes the supply. As a golden color, it enables pixies to fly. Blue dust is shown to be a powerful augment and rejuvenator. However, there are also other colors of pixie dust revealed/created in the movies, such as green, pink, orange, teal, yellow, and purple, each granting a fairy a talent or augmenting one. If a fairy's wings get wet, pixie dust cannot replenish them until they are dry.
|Color||Abilities and Talents|
|Blue||Creates golden pixie dust.|
Replenishes Gold Pixie Dust supply.
Supremely powerful multiplier.
Creates other colors of pixie dust when mixed together with Gold Pixie Dust & certain ingredients.
|Gold||Grants Flight and/or Weightlessness.|
Helps a fairy greatly argument and strengthen his or her magical talents.
Creates other colors of Pixie Dust when mixed together with Blue Pixie Dust & certain ingredients.
|Green||Grants the intellectual and intuitive abilities of a Tinker-Talent Fairy.|
Restores a Tinker-Talent Fairy's lost/swapped out abilities.
Augments a Tinker-Talent Fairy's abilities onto a Non-Tinker-Talent Fairy.
Enables tinker fairies to forge and create, mend and repair, modify and upgrade anything they make with ease.
|Amber||Grants the abilities of a Light-Talent Fairy.|
Restores a Light-Talent Fairy's lost/swapped out abilities.
Augments and amplifies a Light-Talent Fairy's abilities onto a Non-Light-Talent Fairy.
|Pink||Grants the abilities of a Garden-Talent Fairy.|
Restores a Garden-Talent Fairy's lost/swapped out.
Augments a Garden-Talent Fairy's abilities onto a Non-Garden-Talent Fairy.
Create and control plant life and vegetation.
|Purple||Grants the abilities of a Fast-Flying-Talent Fairy.|
Restores a Fast-Flying-Talent Fairy's lost/swapped out abilities.
Greatly augments and magnifies a Fast-Flying-Talent Fairy's abilities onto a Non-Fast-Flying Fairy.
|Cyan||Grants the abilities of a Water-Talent Fairy.|
Restores a Water-Talent Fairy's lost/swapped out abilities.
Augments a Water-Talent Fairy's abilities onto a Non-Water-Talent Fairy.
|Orange||Grants the abilities of an Animal-Talent Fairy.|
Restores an Animal-Talent Fairy's lost/swapped out abilities.
Augments an Animal-Talent Fairy's abilities onto a Non-Animal-Talent Fairy.
|White||Grants the abilities of a Frost-Talent Fairy.|
Restores a Frost-Talent Fairy's lost/swapped out abilities.
Augments a Frost-Talent Fairy's abilities onto a Non-Frost-Talent Fairy.
|Gray||Grants the abilities of a the abilities of a Storm-Talent Fairy.|
Restores a Storm-Talent Fairy's lost/swapped out abilities.
Augments a Storm-Talent Fairy's abilities onto a Non-Storm-Talent Fairy.
- In the NiGHTS video game series, during NiGHTS' flight, a bright substance called "Twinkle Dust" emits from NiGHTS' hands. This substance may be similar to pixie dust.
- It may be noted that the grains of blue pixie dust are larger than ordinary grains, and can be split, as seen in The Pirate Fairy.
- When Zarina created Light-talent dust, which is amber in color, Tinker Bell mistook the color for orange, which is the color of Animal-talent dust.