Honchkrow (ドンカラス Donkarasu) is a Dark/Flying-Type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Honchkrow more closely resembles a raven instead of a crow, as compared to its pre-evolution. It is fatter and blackish-blue with red under its wings and at the tip of its tail. Unlike its pre-evolution, its feet are black and it has white markings around its eyes. It also has a white, fluffy feathery object covering its bloated breast. Its hat is also differently shaped and so is its tail, which is longer and has white on it. The shiny is purple.

Behavior

One Honchkrow commands a group of Murkrow. If a Murkrow fails to obey it, then it will be punished.

Evolution

Honchkrow is the evolved form of Murkrow, evolving by use of a Dusk Stone.

Game Info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Murkrow (Diamond Only) None
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Murkrow with Dusk Stone None
Black and White Abundant Shrine (Black only) Rare


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Dark Crater Pit (B7-B14)Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Oil Field Hideout


Pokédex Entries

  • Diamond

    Becoming active at night, it is known to swarm with numerous Murkrow in tow.

  • Pearl

    It makes its Murkrow cronies bring it food. It idles its time away, grooming itself in its nest.

  • Platinum

    If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."

  • HeartGold

    It is merciless by nature. It is said that it never forgives the mistakes of its Murkrow followers.

  • SoulSilver

    It is merciless by nature. It is said that it never forgives the mistakes of its Murkrow followers.

  • Black

    If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."

  • White

    If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."

  • Black 2

    If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."

  • White 2

    If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."

  • X

    If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."

  • Y

    Becoming active at night, it is known to swarm with numerous Murkrow in tow.

  • Omega Ruby

    If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Becoming active at night, it is known to swarm with numerous Murkrow in tow.

  • Sun

    A single cry from this nocturnal Pokémon and more than a hundred of its Murkrow cronies will assemble.

  • Moon

    If its Murkrow cronies fail to catch food for it, or if it feels they have betrayed it, it will hunt them down wherever they are and punish them.

  • Ultra Sun

    It will absolutely not forgive failure from or betrayal by its goons. It has no choice in this if it wants to maintain the order of the flock.

  • Ultra Moon

    Its goons take care of most of the fighting for it. The only time it dirties its own hands is in delivering a final blow to finish off an opponent.


Stats

Honchkrow's Stats
HP
100
Attack
125
Defense
52
Sp. Atk
105
Sp. Def
52
Speed
71
Total
505

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
1 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
1 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
1 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
25 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
35 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
45 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
55 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
65 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
75 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
1 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
1 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
35 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
45 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
55 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
65 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
75 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 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.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
1 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
1 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
35 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
45 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
55 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
65 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
75 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Smart 3
1 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
1 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 3
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
35 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Cute 0
45 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Beauty 3
55 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 2
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 Accuracy 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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
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
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal 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 Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Clever 2 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 Accuracy 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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
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
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 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 Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Smart 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Smart 0
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Cute 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Smart 1
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Smart 1
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Honchkrow can learn, refer to Murkrow.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Sky Attack USUM 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Sky Attack ORAS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Sky Attack B2W2 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Superpower B2W2 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Air Cutter HGSSPt 55 95% 25 Flying Special Cool 2
Heat Wave HGSSPt 100 90% 10 Fire Special Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 2
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Sky Attack HGSS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 1
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Spite HGSSPt 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2
Sucker Punch HGSSPt 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
Superpower HGSSPt 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
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

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Battle Revolution, Honchkrow pretends to shoot guns from its wings.
    • When it faints, it falls onto its back and pull its hat down.
  • Unlike its pre-evolution, Honchkrow has no gender differences.

Origin

Honchkrow is based on a crow or raven with stereotypical traits of witches and/or plague doctors. Its appearance and behavior could draw inspiration from Prohibition-era Mafia bosses, and could also be a reference to the fact that a group of crows is called a murder.

Etymology

Honchkrow is a portmanteau of "honcho" (boss) and "crow."

Donkarasu is a portmanteau of don (a title given to Mafia bosses) and 烏 (karasu, crow)

Gallery

See also

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