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Murkrow
198
ヤミカラス Yamikarasu
198Murkrow
Generation II
Evolutionary line
198430
Type(s)
Type Dark  Type Flying
Species Darkness Pokémon
Abilities Insomnia
Super Luck
Prankster (DW)
Pokédex
Umbreon ← 198 → Slowking
Kanto N/A Johto 208/213
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 074
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 051
Alola 277/078
Evolves from None
Evolves into Honchkrow
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
4.6 lbs. 2.1 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Black Flying
Shape Footprint
Shape09
F198
Cry

Murkrow (Japanese: ヤミカラス Yamikarasu) is a Dark/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

Biology

Gender differences

Male Murkrows' hats are larger than females'.

Evolution

Murkrow evolves into Honchkrow by use of a Dusk Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Routes 7, 16, 18 (Night) Common
Crystal Routes 7 and 16 (Night) Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Lost Cave (FireRed only) Few
Diamond/Pearl Eterna Forest and Lost Tower (Night) (Diamond only) Common
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 7, 16, and 18 Uncommon
Black/White Abundant Shrine (Black only) Rare
X/Y Route 15, Route 16 Hordes


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Jet,
Endless Level 47,
Forever Level 13,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Great Canyon (5F-7F)
Western Cave (1F-2F)
Wish Cave (39F-42F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Concealed Ruins (B1F-B29F)
World Abyss (B1F-B14F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Pueltown


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Gold
Feared and loathed by many, it is believed to bring misfortune to all those who see it at night.
Silver
It is said that when chased, it lures its attacker onto dark mountain trails where the foe will get lost.
Crystal
It hides any shiny object it finds in a secret location. Murkrow and Meowth loot one another's stashes.
Ruby
Murkrow was feared and loathed as the alleged bearer of ill fortune. This Pokémon shows strong interest in anything that sparkles or glitters. It will even try to steal rings from women.
Sapphire
Murkrow was feared and loathed as the alleged bearer of ill fortune. This Pokémon shows strong interest in anything that sparkles or glitters. It will even try to steal rings from women.
Emerald
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.
FireRed
It is said that when chased, it lures its attacker onto dark mountain trails where the foe will get lost.
LeafGreen
Feared and loathed by many, it is believed to bring misfortune to all those who see it at night.
Diamond
It is believed that seeing this Pokémon at night will bring about ominous occurrences.
Pearl
It appears near travelers to lure them into deep forests. It is said to carry misfortune.
Platinum
If spotted, it will lure an unwary person into chasing it, then lose the pursuer on mountain trails.
HeartGold
Feared and loathed by many, it is believed to bring misfortune to all those who see it at night.
SoulSilver
It is said that when chased, it lures its attacker onto dark mountain trails where the foe will get lost.
Black
If spotted, it will lure an unwary person into chasing it, then lose the pursuer on mountain trails.
White
If spotted, it will lure an unwary person into chasing it, then lose the pursuer on mountain trails.
Black 2
If spotted, it will lure an unwary person into chasing it, then lose the pursuer on mountain trails.
White 2
If spotted, it will lure an unwary person into chasing it, then lose the pursuer on mountain trails.
X
It hides any shiny object it finds in a secret location. Murkrow and Meowth loot one another's stashes.
Y
Feared and loathed by many, it is believed to bring misfortune to all those who see it at night.
Omega Ruby
Murkrow was feared and loathed as the alleged bearer of ill fortune. This Pokémon shows strong interest in anything that sparkles or glitters. It will even try to steal rings from women.
Alpha Sapphire
Murkrow was feared and loathed as the alleged bearer of ill fortune. This Pokémon shows strong interest in anything that sparkles or glitters. It will even try to steal rings from women.
Sun
They awaken at dusk and take wing in the twilight,leading to the expression, "Get home before the Murkrow fly"
Moon
Seen as a symbol of bad luck, it's generally disliked. Yet it gives presents-objects that sparkle or shine-to Trainers it's close to.
Ultra Sun
It has a weakness for shiny things. It’s been known to sneak into the nests of Gabite—noted collectors of jewels—in search of treasure.
Ultra Moon
It searches for shiny things for its boss. Murkrow’s presence is said to be unlucky, so many people detest it.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
85
Defense
42
Sp. Atk
85
Sp. Def
42
Speed
91
Total
405

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
5 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
11 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
15 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
21 Night Shade ?? 100% 15 Ghost Special
25 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
31 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
35 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
41 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
45 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
51 Tailwind —% 30 Flying Status
55 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
61 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
65 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM60 Quash 10% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Clever ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM60 Quash 10% 15 Dark Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Smart
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Type Smart ♥♥
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Type Smart 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel
TM50 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 198 front S 198 front C 198 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 198 front E 198 front RS 198 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 198 front Pt 198 front HGSS 198 front
DP 198f front Pt 198f front HGSS 198f front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Murkrow BW Murkrow BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Murkrow XY Murkrow XY
Shiny Murkrow XY Shiny Murkrow XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • Murkrow is the opposite of Togetic. Murkrow brings ill fortune and Togetic brings good fortune, because the Fairy and Dark-types don't get along with each other. The same about them is they have 405 stat total, their evolutions are Flying-type, and they both take a stone to evolve.
  • Despite Murkrow steals objects (especially rings from women), it can learn Thief only through a TM.

Name origin

The name "Murkrow" is derived from the words murky and crow. It could also be a combination of the words murder and crow, since a group of crows is called a murder. Its Japanese name, Yamikarasu, is a combination of yami (darkness), and yatagarasu, the crow in Japanese mythology that is said to be the embodiment of the sun.

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See also