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A question I've had since gen I . . .

#11iRaithYouPosted 6/18/2012 2:55:42 PM
Bug types beat dark types ?
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#12ElSilverWind(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2012 3:02:41 PM
iRaithYou posted...
Bug types beat dark types ?


It's because bugs use pheromones and other kinds of vision to see, so darkness doesn't really deter them. Plus many bugs are more active at night.
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#13erekwashere15Posted 6/18/2012 3:10:50 PM
ElSilverWind posted...
iRaithYou posted...
Bug types beat dark types ?


It's because bugs use pheromones and other kinds of vision to see, so darkness doesn't really deter them. Plus many bugs are more active at night.
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#14ElSilverWind(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2012 3:20:51 PM
erekwashere15 posted...
ElSilverWind posted...
iRaithYou posted...
Bug types beat dark types ?


It's because bugs use pheromones and other kinds of vision to see, so darkness doesn't really deter them. Plus many bugs are more active at night.
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Dark is Evil, not lack of Light


That depends moreso on the Pokemon. I think there was a thread about this. Anyways, Umbreon is a night evolution of eevee, that doesn't make it evil.
Even then, Insects in movies kinda work on both sides of the spectrum.
(spiders and moths get a more "evil" vibe while butterflies and ladybugs tend to get a more "good" vibe.)
So if you look at it from that perspective it also explains why bug is supereffective against the Psychic (good) type as well.
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#15BardWannabePosted 6/18/2012 3:28:25 PM
Firstly, insects are the most numerous animal on the planet. Also keep in mind that a Bird type seems to have been planned to be in Gen 1 (see Missingno), so they apparently saw nothing wrong with types of animals being included among the Elements. The Bug type is in my top 3 Elements--I like them a lot.
#16erekwashere15Posted 6/18/2012 3:30:31 PM
ElSilverWind posted...
erekwashere15 posted...
ElSilverWind posted...
iRaithYou posted...
Bug types beat dark types ?


It's because bugs use pheromones and other kinds of vision to see, so darkness doesn't really deter them. Plus many bugs are more active at night.
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Dark is Evil, not lack of Light


That depends moreso on the Pokemon. I think there was a thread about this. Anyways, Umbreon is a night evolution of eevee, that doesn't make it evil.
Even then, Insects in movies kinda work on both sides of the spectrum.
(spiders and moths get a more "evil" vibe while butterflies and ladybugs tend to get a more "good" vibe.)
So if you look at it from that perspective it also explains why bug is supereffective against the Psychic (good) type as well.
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It's called the Evil type in Japan, and more resembles dishonorable tactics than what you were talking about.

To kill the argument before it spreads any further: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/PokemonTypeMatchups
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#17ElSilverWind(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2012 3:31:14 PM
BardWannabe posted...
Firstly, insects are the most numerous animal on the planet. Also keep in mind that a Bird type seems to have been planned to be in Gen 1 (see Missingno), so they apparently saw nothing wrong with types of animals being included among the Elements. The Bug type is in my top 3 Elements--I like them a lot.


This makes sense.
Plus the Bug type actually is my favorite :D
It just always felt out of place tough.
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#18Dark_ZoroarkPosted 6/18/2012 3:54:37 PM
Lu Aza posted...
I summon the MIGHTY ELEMENTAL FORCES OF NORMAL!

Wait, what?


Wow, I completely forgot that normal type existed.
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#19ElSilverWind(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2012 3:55:05 PM
erekwashere15 posted...
ElSilverWind posted...
erekwashere15 posted...
ElSilverWind posted...
iRaithYou posted...
Bug types beat dark types ?


It's because bugs use pheromones and other kinds of vision to see, so darkness doesn't really deter them. Plus many bugs are more active at night.
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Dark is Evil, not lack of Light


That depends moreso on the Pokemon. I think there was a thread about this. Anyways, Umbreon is a night evolution of eevee, that doesn't make it evil.
Even then, Insects in movies kinda work on both sides of the spectrum.
(spiders and moths get a more "evil" vibe while butterflies and ladybugs tend to get a more "good" vibe.)
So if you look at it from that perspective it also explains why bug is supereffective against the Psychic (good) type as well.
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It's called the Evil type in Japan, and more resembles dishonorable tactics than what you were talking about.

To kill the argument before it spreads any further: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/PokemonTypeMatchups

Oh not TVTropes -_- *sigh there goes my next 3 hours*
Hmmm . . . So bugs wear down the sneaky tricks of Dark types with their insect traits (kinda like chasing a fly) and don't fall for their tricks because of their hiveminded brains?
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#20drcossackPosted 6/18/2012 4:01:30 PM
"You can probably replace the sentence with any other type and it'll be similar reasoning. Instead, you should think why flying exists. Before tornadus, flying was always a sub-type."

Arceus...though, granted, that was a type replacement.
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