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I don't understand what dark is exactly. Both the general concept of the type as well as the themeing aesthetics of it's Pokemon.
Electric, water, grass. The pokemon of these types are generally are electric, sea, or plant themed.
But what's with Dark? When I think dark I think Night and Evil. Other than a generally darker pallet I don't see much of a connection. And that pallet only seems to apply to about half of the dark types.
There are maybe 3 Dark types that in my mind appropriately fit the theme that I think of.
What am I missing about this type's aesthetic?
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In Japan, it's known as the Evil type. Generally, Dark type Pokemon vary by degrees: Like Fire has various subgroups among how that fire is personified: Actual fire, magma, smoke, etc, Dark has mischievous, cruel, vicious, and so on. For example, take Absol, Zoroark, Honchkrow, and Hydreigon.
Absol: Well meaning, but it's atonement to natural disasters means tragedy follows it. It's not actively evil, it just can't help but be hated for it's attempts to warn.
Zoroark: Mischievous, it likes to trick people with it's talent for illusions, but hardly evil.
Honchkrow: They can be cruel, striking viciously at those who betray it, but it doesn't go out and attack others. Evil? More like a lack of qualms.
Hydreigon: Vicious and crazed, this Pokemon will attack anything near it, it's arms devouring all they can get their teeth in. Definitely Evil.
The theme for Dark type Pokemon is Evil: whether intentionally or not, you'll find pain and suffering wherever a Dark type Pokemon can be found. They don't always mean it, but it's always there.