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Type
Ground  
Species Bone Keeper Pokémon
Abilities Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor (DW)
Pokédex
Cubone ← 105 → Hitmonlee
Kanto 105 Johto 204/209
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 061
Evolves From Cubone
Evolves Into None
Marowak
105
ガラガラ Garagara
105Marowak
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
104105
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
99.2 lbs. 45.0 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Brown Monster
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F105
Cry

Marowak (Japanese: ガラガラ Garagara) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Marowak is the Bone Keeper Pokémon. It has a brown body with a sandy-colored underside. It has a single claw on its hands and feet. Its tail has a single protrusion near the end. The Pokémon's head seems to be an exoskeleton helmet and wields a long bone.

Special abilities

Marowak

Marowak in the anime

Marowak can have one of two abilities, Rock Head or Lightningrod. Rock Head prevents Marowak from taking Recoil Damage from using moves like Double-Edge. Lightningrod causes all Electric-type attacks to target Marowak. From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled at using them as weapons, throwing them with great skill like boomerangs to KO foes. Its attack power doubles when wielding a club.

Evolution

Marowak evolves from Cubone as level 28.

Game info

Game locations

Marowak Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Victory Road, Cerulean Cave Uncommon
Yellow Safari Zone Rare
Gold/Silver Rock Tunnel Rare
Crystal Route 9, 10, Rock Tunnel Rare
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Seven Island, Victory Road Rare
Diamond/ Pearl Evolve Cubone None
Platinum Evolve Cubone None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Rock Tunnel, Safari Zone Rare
Black/White Route 15 Uncommon
X/Y Evolve Cubone None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
The bone it holds is its key weapon. It throws the bone skillfully like a boomerang to KO targets.
Yellow
Small and weak, this Pokémon is adept with its Bone Club. It has grown more vicious over the ages.
Gold
It has been seen pounding boulders with the bone it carries in order to tap out messages to others.
Silver
It collects bones from an unknown place. A Marowak graveyard exists somewhere in the world, rumors say.
Crystal
Somewhere in the world is a cemetery just for Marowak. It gets its bones from those graves.
Ruby
Marowak is the evolved form of a Cubone that has overcome its sadness at the loss of its mother and grown tough. This Pokémon's tempered and hardened spirit is not easily broken.
Sapphire
Marowak is the evolved form of a Cubone that has overcome its sadness at the loss of its mother and grown tough. This Pokémon's tempered and hardened spirit is not easily broken.
Emerald
A Marowak is the evolved form of a Cubone that has grown tough by overcoming the grief of losing its mother. Its tempered and hardened spirit is not easily broken.
FireRed
It is small and was originally very weak. Its temperament turned ferocious when it began using bones.
LeafGreen
The bone it holds is its key weapon. It throws the bone skillfully like a boomerang to KO targets.
Diamond
From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
Pearl
From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
Platinum
From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
HeartGold
It has been seen pounding boulders with the bone it carries in order to tap out messages to others.
SoulSilver
It collects bones from an unknown place. A Marowak graveyard exists somewhere in the world, rumors say.
Black
From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
White
From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
Black 2
From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
White 2
From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
X
It is small and was originally very weak. Its temperament turned ferocious when it began using bones.
Y
The bone it holds is its key weapon. It throws the bone skillfully like a boomerang to KO targets.

Trivia

  • Marowak and its pre-Evolution Cubone for three generations were two of the only Pokémon to have three signature attacks. The attacks were Bone Club, Bonemerang, and Bone Rush.
  • Marowak's name comes from the combination of "marrow", a substance in bones, and "whack". Thus, it's name translates into "Bone Whack."
  • Three bones appear in the Nacrene City museum. A plate on the base of the display says the bones used to be wielded by a Pokémon, referring to Marowak or Cubone.
  • The ghost Marowak in Lavender Town is the first wild Pokémon that can not be caught by normal gameplay and no cheating, you have to run away or defeat it. The second is Black/White Kyurem.
  • Even though Marowak is not a Ghost type, it shares the trait of a ghost type in generation 1 and 3, it cannot be seen without a certain item.
  • Marowak was originally supposed to evolve into Kangaskhan, but this was changed right before the original games were released.

Etymology

Marowak's name was probably based on "Marrow" (Which is the inside of a bone) and "Whack" (The action of smacking something into something else; his/her bone).

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