Water-talent fairies can manipulate water in astonishing ways. They are able to control it, freeze or boil and forming it into various shapes or using it to create fountains. Water fairies are also able to create bubble messages. Although they can't speak with fish, they train tadpoles and teach fish to swim, and they all understand them. Water fairies can travel underwater by creating bubbles filled with air, although they can't swim without drowning, and one of them, Rani, is the only who can because she's wingless. Water-talent fairies can even walk over water.
Water fairies are often found exploring Pixie Hollow's waterways in boats made from leaves and in birch-bark canoes. These fairies also have a knack for divining and can seek out hidden sources of water. They have more water in them than other fairies, and as a consequence tears and other fluids run more easily. Although water fairies cannot swim, they find ways to frolic near water. Many water fairies spend time near the Babbling Brook or Havendish Stream.