Pixie Dust is a magical golden glitter-like powder that grants the abilities
Tinker Bell with pixie dust
of flight. Many think that flight is fueled by "happy thoughts", and this idea has been used in the Peter Pan movies and Hook, but in reality Peter Pan was actually joking with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling when he told them to think happy thoughts.


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.

Pixie dust Abilities
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.
Supposed Pixie Dust Abilities (Rumored but Never seen in use)
Color Ability/Abilities
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.