Profession doesn't have to dictate preferred types; personality should (and assuming that this is what the character wants). Team Rocket's overall preference for Poison didn't change in Gen II; they just used a couple Dark types on top of it. And there, you will notice that Giovanni was not the Poison type leader of Kanto, although the rest of his organization sure used that type. He used Ground types, which are outright destructive forces of power (the Nidos, the Rhy-line, Dugtrio). How does Ground not suit him? Giovanni wants power. Hell no he wouldn't use Dark types (aside from the Sandile line); they aren't as strong in comparison. They won't help him get what he wants.
And that's why I'm saying a Dark type gym just simply needs to find its place; it certainly can, but it doesn't have to be linked to an evil person to do so, since none of the current primarily!Dark type users are evil themselves. It can be linked to someone evil, for sure; any type can be. But they do not have to be, nor should they always assumed to be.
Perhaps it's just me, but aren't Gym Leaders' backgrounds usually more fleshed out?
Perhaps that's why they haven't had Dark GL's but have had Dark E4's--in the latter they can get away with very little/no backstory but in the former they can't, and haven't had the right situation for a Dark Gym yet?
I don't know, but I still think it's very, very odd that they've had >40 (depending on how you count changes in Gyms between games) gyms and haven't had a single Dark Gym. The change in leadership in Viridian between Generations I and II was a perfect opportunity. You could easily imagine an "evil" TR boss, unseen in Gen I, taking over the Gym for Giovanni.
That'd actually make for a really cool story. :)
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Karen says we should battle with the pokemon with love - do you consider THAT to be evil?
No excuse for "Dark" = "Evil" as a reason there were no Dark-type gyms. All the Dark-type elites were good guys XDD
After finding more info, I wish to further my guess. (This is not in an order).
Bug- comfirmed, Viola is the gym leader's name, also from the web screen shot
Fairy- the new type of course, this gym is shown with the main female character (see first page of forum)
Grass- seen when character is swinging with vines
Fire- seen from the lava screen shot in a trailer
Flying- with the new sky battles there has to be a gym that will have this, it would be smart of game freak, this type could also be found in the elite four or champion
Ice- almost 1/6 of the Kalos reigon has ice, its an assumption
Ground- with all the caves seen around the reigon, there has to be a ground type gym, I counted 9 caves, see for yourself
Dark- we all have been waiting to see this type in a gym
ELITE FOUR (flying type is considered)
Water, Electric, Rock and Normal- All these types are always a gym, if you exclude Wallace the champion of Hoenn, the creators decided to mix it up this time
CHAMPION- Various- they were creating a pattern but Iris ruined it, both Cynthia and Alder are various and Blue a few generations ahead
Thanks for showing an intrest in my opinion :) Please tell me yours on this Forum, the gyms and etc. are my favorite things about a new reigon
I am glad Game Freak finally made a female Bug-type Gym Leader, but it sucks that she is the first and weakest leader in the game.
ehh, no guys yet? The kids look okay... but I wish they have some good guys in this game.
of course, no one if probably going to be more yummier than N, though...
Wish that the Dark-type gym leader is a really cool guy. Maybe someone like a mafia baws
Last edited by Dark Chocolate; 13th June 2013 at 08:22 AM.