For me, one of the greatest mysteries of the Pokemon world is the lack of Dark-type Gym Leaders. I knew that the fifth generation was going to be a pioneer for fresh new ideas, and was expecting one of Unova's Gym Leaders to train Dark-type Pokemon. But once again, there is no Dark-type Gym! Does anyone have any idea why this is? Is it because the Gym Leaders are supposed to be "good", and players might associate a Dark Gym Leader with "bad" and "evil"?
It seems really silly to me; Dark Pokemon use the forces of darkness in battle but they're not actually bad. If there was a Dark-type Gym Leader, this fact could be mentioned in the game; the Leader tells the player that Dark Pokemon are good on the inside and can become close friends. That would actually be a really interesting story element, and a really interesting Gym Leader. Does anyone else agree? We've had Karen and Sidney, but it's about time a Gym Leader turned to the Dark side!