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Why are Bug type moves good against Dark and Psychic?

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asked Jul 25, 2013 by TheBestLucarioFan
edited Aug 26, 2013 by Pokemaster
Wow three exactly the same awnsers within a minute of each other o.O

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The logic behind Bug being x2 against Psychic is thus:

The Psychic type is based on the mind, and the mind has irrational fears, namely the dark, ghosts and bugs. That's why Psychic types are weak against those, but have a resistance to Fighting, because of the old "mind over substance" idea.

The logic behind Bug being x2 against Dark is thus:

Since most bugs are active at night, under the cover of darkness, they thrive in places in places that have little to no light, e.g. woodlice live in dark, dank places, usually under fallen trees. Hence why Fire is x2 against Bug because many real life species need to be in moist soil most of the time, ergo why bugs have a ground resistance.

This is mostly fan based logic though, but imo it makes sense.

answered Jul 25, 2013 by fondant
selected Jul 25, 2013 by TheBestLucarioFan
but bugs don't destroy darkness...
The logic is probably that since bugs do well in darkness, it isnt effective against them
dark has regular effectiveness on bug
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I'd probably say since alot of bugs are active during the night, they can 'combat' it so they're most well equipped to exist in it (or fight it I suppose? xD).
Errm. Bug is good against Psychic since Bugs make most people creeped out in their mind. Alternatively maybe something like Hive mind mentality? (Psychic enters a singular mind = no problem, enters a mind linked to thousands of other minds = overload!)

Other then that... Gamefreak logic :D
Though some other people may know the answer to this question :D

answered Jul 25, 2013 by Sempiternus
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Look at his for dark. I read somewhere that Psychic was meant to be like people. and the 3 most common fears people have are Death (Ghost), The dark (Dark) and Insects (Bug) so therefore these three are the types super effective against Psychic :D

answered Jul 25, 2013 by Sofa's World
what about heights? shouldn't psychic be weak to flying?
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OK, you've got to remember that it is all speculation and there is no true answer to this question.

Bug is super-effective to Psychic because the fear of bugs is a common phobia which can throw off the balance of the mind.

Bug is super-effective against Grass because bugs eat grass, plants, etc

This is the harder one. Dark is weak to Bug because bugs almost "own the night". Its kind of hard to figure out because they aren't the only nocturnal creature.

Yeah, please consider that none of this 100% correct because, again, there is no exact answer.

answered Jul 25, 2013 by melcakes