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Miss Doronjo
March 31st, 2011, 07:47 AM
Often nowadays, I've been thinking of the dark type pokemon. Do you think Dark Pokemon are truly "Dark" beings? As a poetic term in the Western World, darkness can also mean the presence of shadows, evil, or depression. But, can't Dark Pokemon are capable of love, or emphasizing? Or are they just pokemon that represent sinister and evil beings?

Any thoughts on Dark Pokemon? Any theories you'd like to share about them?

Cartz Ketchum
March 31st, 2011, 10:04 AM
Im going to quote Arbok here "Pokemon not evil, masters make do evil things" or somthing along those lines. But are dark pokemon just maybe looked at in the wrong way.

Now Evee is one of the cutest pokemon, and surly you would love it, and if you turned it into an umbreon surly it doesent have its love sucked out of it because its a dark type.

The 100 Mega Shock
March 31st, 2011, 11:03 AM
Dark = 悪 =Evil, wickedness, badness, malevolence, etc. We had to go with "Dark" because we were told we can't use words like soul, god, evil, etc., etc.


Well, yep. There you go - 'dey Evil.

RYOUKI
March 31st, 2011, 11:07 AM
I actually view Dark Pokemon as an opposite of Psychic, you know like Yin-Yang? I never view them as evil creatures and whatnots.

Guy
March 31st, 2011, 11:28 AM
I've never viewed any type of Pokémon to be "evil," least of all Dark types. I agree with what Catz Ketchum quoted on Arbok, it's not the Pokémon that are evil, but the actions their trainers set upon them. I also try to consider a Pokémon's nature. While one Dark type may be timid or calm, another may be mischievous. Still, that doesn't mean they're evil.

BenjiTheKid
March 31st, 2011, 01:33 PM
I've always viewed them as the opposite of psychic, too. Where the dark type is concerned, I think they would be more along the lines of "Pokemon that linger in the shadows and/or the night and are sneaky" than "evil" Pokemon. No Pokemon is inherently evil, after all.

Spacial Sage
March 31st, 2011, 01:36 PM
I figure it's a matter of choice; if a pokemon is evil, it can be evil. Of course there's also good dark-types too. I picture my tyranitar as a super-spunky dude who loves everything.

Theab95
March 31st, 2011, 02:10 PM
Pokemon cannot be evil unless the master is bad.

Angelus Domini
March 31st, 2011, 02:35 PM
There were cases where Pokemons terrorized humans. I don't know the reason, whether they're inherently evil or not but in the anime there was an unknown dragon Pokemon that terrorized Blackthorn City until it was defeated (probably killed?) by the first gym leader.

And in the Golden Boys manga, there was an evil Tyranitar that used to terrorize Johto before it was sealed up in Cianwood.

Also, there's a somewhat "evil" Tyranitar and Scizor running in the wild after it was captured by a Dark Ball by the masked marauder guy in the Celebi voice of the forest movie. They left after the masked marauder was probably killed by forest Pokemon that mobbed him.

And in the other games, there are Shadow Pokemon made by the Cipher organization.

And isn't Genosect evil?

Esper
March 31st, 2011, 02:42 PM
Their strength is in being tricky, probably because they can't all shoot fireballs and lightning bolts like other pokemon can. Pokemon fight each other. If fighting dirty makes one of them bad then you ought to include all the poison types, too, since poisoning your opponent isn't what you'd call a fair fight.

Hermione Granger
March 31st, 2011, 06:32 PM
I never viewed any dark-type Pokemon evil. I think those who train their dark Pokemon to be evil are the ones evil themselves. When raised in the wild, though, Pokemon aren't evil. They can hurt other Pokemon/people to protect their pack/home, not because their evil.

Azure Revolver
March 31st, 2011, 06:51 PM
I've always viewed them as the opposite of psychic, too. Where the dark type is concerned, I think they would be more along the lines of "Pokemon that linger in the shadows and/or the night and are sneaky" than "evil" Pokemon. No Pokemon is inherently evil, after all.

Damn, took the words right out of my mouth. I was going to say exactly that. >_>

PlatinumDude
April 1st, 2011, 10:42 PM
Dark Pokemon aren't necessarily evil. Some are mischievous, like Murkrow and a few are dangerous, like Hydreigon.

flight
April 1st, 2011, 10:44 PM
I believe that even Dark-type Pokemon have feelings/heart. Their manner of battling may be different, and that may be what could classify them as dark types, but otherwise, no, there is no "evil" in dark-types.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
April 2nd, 2011, 05:52 AM
Dark-type Pokemon, to me, have been ones that prefer the shadows or nighttime. Some are mysterious and can stir up a bit of trouble, but none are really "evil"... unless of course their trainers use them for that purpose.

Elite Four Karen uses Dark-types, and I wouldn't categorize her as "evil", not bny a long shot.

JP
April 2nd, 2011, 06:48 AM
I've always viewed them as the opposite of psychic, too. Where the dark type is concerned, I think they would be more along the lines of "Pokemon that linger in the shadows and/or the night and are sneaky" than "evil" Pokemon. No Pokemon is inherently evil, after all.

Pretty much how I feel about it as well. I don't see them as evil, just beings that like the darkness and can be sneaky and tricky.

ISA56 2.0
April 2nd, 2011, 07:54 AM
I've always just thought of Dark Pokemon as really dirty fighters, since they don't have the power to shoot fire, or ice, or lightning like other 'Mons.

mew_nani
April 2nd, 2011, 08:17 AM
I never really thought of Dark-types as evil. They might be mischevious, or sneaky, but not evil. After all, don't Absol try to warn people of impending natural disasters? And doesn't Umbreon result from an Eevee at max happiness at night? Of course some are quite a bit meaner. But not so mean as to be completely evil. (All Purrloin does is steal things.)

Mr Cat Dog
April 2nd, 2011, 11:03 AM
I've never assumed that evil can arise simply out of a type. Rather, to me, Dark refers to the type of power most of their moves possess: maybe some Dark energy is at work (dark matter... or, better yet, antimatter - Dark Pokemon are secretly the physicists of the Pokemon world).

Yeah... that's the theory: dark matter and the like!

XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE
April 2nd, 2011, 11:13 AM
I think of them more as mysterious and awesome tricksters as opposed to being evil :cool: