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[[File:Type Ground.gif|link=Ground type]]  
Species Bone Keeper Pokémon
Abilities Rock Head
Battle Armor (Dream World)
None ← 105 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Cubone]]
Evolves into None
(ガラガラ Garagara)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Brown>Brown</font>
Shape Footprint
Marowak is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


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 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.


Marowak evolves from Cubone as level 28.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) 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

Pokédex entries




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


  • 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 word combo 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 only wild Pokémon that can not be caught by normal gameplay and no cheating, you have to run away or defeat it.
  • 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.


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