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. ---
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. ---
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
I'll have to admit that was a really funny read. "Yes, too much water does kill them. Which is why they die if you repeatedly surf over them." "I was thinking more on the lines on why Prof. X can't mind attack Magneto cause of his metal helmet. But Jean Grey could just lob stuff to hit him." "Go outside. Pick up a rock. Drop it on a nearby ant or slow-moving bug and see what happens." --- Nintendo? PlayStation? no... http://mangafox.me/manga/mel_kano/v03/c016/27.html
Ansem_the_evil Posted 6/18/2012 5:27:56 PM
Bug existed in gen 1 while dark types came in gen 2 so it was not made ro counter the dark types --- My 3DS FC: 1332-7692-1950
theboogs Posted 6/18/2012 5:39:18 PM
Bug type exist because it is the most powerful type out there. It will become overpowered once Genesect is released due to his uber stats.
Meta289 Posted 6/18/2012 9:37:21 PM
The elements in Pokemon are divided into three types:
1. Definitely makes sense as an element (Grass, Fire, Water, Electric, Ice, Ground, Rock, Dark) 2. Okay, I guess that works (Poison, Steel, Normal) 3. Is that even an element (Dragon, Bug, Fighting, Flying, Ghost, Psychic) --- http://meta289.deviantart.com/#/d4j1eby The Pokemon Cycle. Don't deny its existence.
natchu96 Posted 6/18/2012 9:42:02 PM
It used to be the only thing Mewtwo was really weak to. Except the bug type was almost devoid of attack moves back then, so I guess other than the bug-catching answer, you'd think they were trolling. --- Official Lopunny of the Black 2 Board
Lexifox Posted 6/18/2012 9:45:17 PM
I just clicked the link.
Someone stole my theory on why Bugs are SE against Psychic and Dark (foreign thought process, hive mind, etc.). --- "Murder of the living is tragic, but murder of the idea is unforgivable." - Janus, speaker of the synod