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Murkrow
Darkness Pokémon
#088
Murkrow.png
Type
Dark Flying
Unknown
Unknown
Abilities
Insomnia or Super Luck
Hidden Ability
Prankster
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg group
Flying
Hatch time
5355 steps
Height
0.5 m 1'08"
m
m
m
Weight
2.1 kg 4.6 lbs
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Base experience yield
81
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
With wings
Footprint
F088.png
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
35
Cry


Murkrow is a Dark/Flying dual-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Honchkrow when exposed to a Dusk Stone.

Pokédex Entry

Pokédex entry
Murkrow were feared as the alleged bearers of ill fortune. It shows strong interest in anything that sparkles. It will even try to steal rings from women.

Biology

Physiology

(Bulbapedia, 2018)

Murkrow is an avian Pokémon with black feathers. Its crooked, yellow beak and the three, feathery tufts on its head resemble a witch's nose and hat respectively. The feathery crest is smaller on the female than on the male. It has semi-circular, red eyes with white sclerae and pupils and a spiky collar of feathers around its neck. The shaggy feathers on its tail resemble the end of a broom, and there is a thin, red band at the base of the tail. Its yellow feet have four toes, three facing forward and one backward.

Natural Abilities

Murkrow has a fondness for anything sparkly, and it will steal things such as jewelry to bring it back to its nest. Its fondness for shiny objects go as far as fighting with other Pokémon that enjoy shiny objects, such as Meowth and Persian , to gain their stashes. Whenever it is chased, it loses the attacker by leading it down dark mountain trails, and sometimes it does this to travelers as a mean spirited prank. Superstition regards Murkrow as Pokémon of ominous things to come, and of great misfortune if one is seen at night. It is possible to train a Murkrow to repeat words, as seen under Team Rocket 's ownership.

Habitat

Murkrow usually lives in forests or swamps .

Game Locations

Availability
None This Pokémon cannot be obtained.
Common
Uncommon
Fossil
Rare Abandoned Factory, Mesto Mountain
One


Held Items

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Always


Base Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 42
42 - 103 80 - 201
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 42
42 - 103 80 - 201
Speed: 91
86 - 157 168 - 309
Total: 405   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type Effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:
  • If Miracle Eye is used by an opponent, the effectiveness of  Psychic-type  moves is 1×.
  • If Gravity is in effect, or this Pokémon is affected by Smack Down or Ingrain, the effectiveness of  Ground-type  moves is 1×.


Moves

By Leveling Up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
01 Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
01 Peck Flying Physical 35 100% 35
05 Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
11 Haze Ice Status —% 30
15 Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35
21 Night Shade Ghost Special Varies 100% 15
25 Assurance Dark Physical 50 100% 10
31 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
35 Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
41 Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
45 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
51 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
55 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
61 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
65 Quash Dark Status 100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Murkrow obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Murkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Murkrow

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMFlying.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TMFlying.png Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TMNormal.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMPsychic.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMDark.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMPsychic.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TMDark.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMFlying.png Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TMDark.png Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMFire.png Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TMNormal.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMIce.png Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TMDark.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMPsychic.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMDark.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMWater.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMPsychic.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TMNormal.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMFlying.png Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png Secret Power Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMGhost.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TMFlying.png Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 090}}90% 5
TMNormal.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMDark.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TMDark.png Snatch Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TMGhost.png Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TMSteel.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TMNormal.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMFire.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMNormal.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMFlying.png Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TMDark.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMDark.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TMElectric.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMDark.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMPoison.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMNormal.png Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Murkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Murkrow

By breeding

By breeding
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Assurance Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
Mirror Move Flying Status —% 20
Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
Psycho Shift Psychic Status 100% 10
Roost Flying Status —% 10
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Murkrow
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Murkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Murkrow

Evolution

Murkrow.png
Unevolved
Murkrow
 Dark  Flying 
Dusk Stone
Dusk Stone

Honchkrow.png
First evolution
Honchkrow
 Dark  Flying 


Sprites

Front Back
GenderM.png 088.png 088b.png
GenderF.png 088f.png 088bf.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png 088s.png 088sb.png
GenderF.png 088sf.png 088sbf.png

Trivia

(Bulbapedia, 2018)

  • Murkrow shares its category name with Sableye . They are both known as the Darkness Pokémon.
  • Despite being a Generation II Pokémon, it was actually only available in Kanto in Pokémon Gold, Silver , and Crystal . The same is true for Slugma and Houndour . All three can be obtained in Johto via the Safari Zone in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver .
  • Murkrow can be seen as a parallel to Misdreavus . Both of them are Generation II Pokémon whose only evolutionary event utilizes a Dusk Stone into their evolved forms. Murkrow is exclusive to Pokémon FireRed , Diamond , and Black while Misdreavus is exclusive to LeafGreen, Pearl, and White. Additionally, both appear to be based on witches.
  • Murkrow is the only Pokémon that evolves with a Dusk Stone that is not a Ghost-type .
  • Murkrow is the lightest Dark-type Pokémon.
  • Murkrow comes before Misdreavus in the Johto Pokédex, but Murkrow's evolution, Honchkrow , comes after Misdreavus's evolution, Mismagius , in the Sinnoh part of the National Pokédex.
  • In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon , Murkrow is programmed to be able to learn Punishment through breeding , but no other Pokémon in the Flying Group can pass down Punishment as an Egg Move in those games. Vullaby and Mandibuzz are the only Flying Egg Group Pokémon that can learn Punishment, but they cannot pass down the move due to being female-only species.


Origin

Murkrow is based on a crow , more specifically the Carrion Crow . Its crest resembles that of the Black Hawk-Eagle . Its crest can also be taken to resemble a pointed hat, and its tail the bristles of a broom, giving it a resemblance to a witch in flight. In regards to its Generation IV evolution, it can also be taken to resemble a gang member under a head Honchkrow . Its ability to mimic voices is referencing crows' and ravens' ability to imitate other sounds.

Name Origin

Murkrow is a combination of murky or murder (a group of crows) and crow .
Yamikarasu is a combination of 闇yami (darkness) and 烏karasu (crow).

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