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

Biology

Physiology

Murkrow is a black crow-like bird that shares stereotypical traits with witches. The feathers on its head look like a hat and its tail looks like a broom. Its beak and feet are yellow, and its eyes are red. Shiny Murkrow are purple.

Behavior

Murkrow is considered to be unpopular and are generally viewed as unlucky. Many superstitiously believe that a person will be forever lost in a forest if they follow a Murkrow.

Just like real crows, Murkrow is attracted to shiny objects, and often competes with Meowth and Gible for this reason. They will also give shiny gifts to their Trainers.

Gender differences

Males have bigger "hats" than females.

Evolution

Murkrow evolves into Honchkrow by use of a Dusk Stone.

Game info

Game locations

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


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Murkrow's Stats
HP
60
Attack
85
Defense
42
Sp. Atk
85
Sp. Def
42
Speed
91
Total
405

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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 60 100% 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
50 Tailwind —% 15 Flying Status
55 Sucker Punch 70 100% 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
5 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
11 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
15 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
21 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 3 0 ♥
25 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
31 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
35 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
41 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
45 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
50 Tailwind —% 30 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
55 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
61 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
65 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 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 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 Faint 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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 3
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Smart 3
5 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
11 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
15 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 3
21 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 3
25 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Beauty 2
31 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Smart 0
35 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Smart 2
41 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Beauty 2
45 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 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.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Cool 4 0 ♥
9 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Smart 2 3 ♥
14 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
22 Haze —% 30 Ice Beauty 3 0 ♥
27 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Smart 2 1 ♥
35 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
40 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
48 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Beauty 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.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying
11 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark
16 Haze —% 30 Ice
26 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost
31 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark
41 Mean Look —% 5 Normal
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
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 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 ♥
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 ♥
TM60 Quash 10% 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 ♥
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
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 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
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
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.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Smart 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Cool 2 0 ♥
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Smart 1 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 Accuracy 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.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Assurance Spearow, Fearow, Murkrow, Woobat, Swoobat 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
Brave Bird Farfetch'd, Taillow, Swellow, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary, Talonflame, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye 120 100% 15 Flying Physical
Confuse Ray Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Natu, Xatu 100% 10 Ghost Status
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Pikipek, Trumbeak, Toucannon 80 100% 20 Flying Physical
Feather Dance Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Chatot, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Ducklett, Swanna, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Pikipek, Trumbeak, Toucannon, Oricorio 100% 15 Flying Status
Feint Attack Murkrow 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
Flatter * Woobat 100% 15 Dark Status
Mirror Move Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Swablu, Altaria, Chatot, Sigilyph, Oricorio —% 20 Flying Status
Perish Song Swablu, Altaria —% 5 Normal Status
Psycho Shift Hoothoot, Noctowl, Natu, Xatu 100% 10 Psychic Status
PunishmentUSUM None * 100% 5 Dark Physical
Roost Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Wingull, Pelipper, Chatot, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Ducklett, Swanna, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame, Noibat, Noivern, Pikipek, Trumbeak, Toucannon, Oricorio —% 10 Flying Status
Screech Golbat, Crobat, Noibat, Noivern, Pikipek, Trumbeak, Toucannon 85% 40 Normal Status
Sky Attack Noctowl, Altaria, Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Sigilyph, Rufflet, Braviary, Noibat, Noivern —% 20 Normal Status
Wing Attack Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Aerodactyl, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Taillow, Swellow, Wingull, Pelipper, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Archen, Archeops, Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary, Noibat, Noivern 60 100% 35 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Assurance Spearow, Fearow, Murkrow, Woobat, Swoobat 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Brave Bird Farfetch'd, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary, Talonflame 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Confuse Ray Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Natu, Xatu 100% 10 Ghost Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 20 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Feather Dance Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Chatot, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Ducklett, Swanna 100% 15 Flying Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Feint Attack Murkrow 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
Flatter * Woobat 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Mirror Move Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Swablu, Altaria, Chatot, Sigilyph —% 20 Flying Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Perish Song Swablu, Altaria —% 5 Normal Status Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Psycho Shift Hoothoot, Noctowl, Natu, Xatu 100% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Roost Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Wingull, Pelipper, Chatot, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Ducklett, Swanna, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame, Noibat, Noivern —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Screech Golbat, Crobat, Noibat, Noivern 85% 40 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Sky Attack Noctowl, Altaria, Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Sigilyph, Rufflet, Braviary, Noibat, Noivern —% 20 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Wing Attack Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Aerodactyl, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Taillow, Swellow, Wingull, Pelipper, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Archen, Archeops, Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary, Noibat, Noivern 60 100% 35 Flying Physical 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Assurance Spearow, Fearow, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Woobat, Swoobat 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
Brave Bird Farfetch'd, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary 120 100% 15 Flying Physical
Confuse Ray Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Natu, Xatu 100% 10 Ghost Status
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 20 Flying Physical
Faint Attack Murkrow 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
FeatherDance Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Chatot, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Ducklett, Swanna 100% 15 Flying Status
Mirror Move Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Swablu, Altaria, Chatot, Sigilyph —% 20 Flying Status
Perish Song Swablu, Altaria —% 5 Normal Status
Psycho Shift Hoothoot, Noctowl, Natu, Xatu 90% 10 Psychic Status
Roost Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Wingull, Pelipper, Chatot, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Ducklett, Swanna —% 10 Flying Status
Screech Golbat, Crobat 85% 40 Normal Status
Sky Attack Noctowl, Altaria, Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Sigilyph, Rufflet, Braviary 100% 20 Normal Status
Wing Attack Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Aerodactyl, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Taillow, Swellow, Wingull, Pelipper, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Archen, Archeops, Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary 60 100% 35 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Brave BirdHGSS Starly, Staravia, Staraptor 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Cute 2
Confuse Ray Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Natu, Xatu 100% 10 Ghost Status Smart 2
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 15 Flying Physical Cool 3
Faint Attack Murkrow, Honchkrow 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Smart 2
FeatherDance Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Chatot 100% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
Mirror Move Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Swablu, Altaria, Chatot —% 20 Flying Status Smart 2
Perish Song Swablu, Altaria —% 5 Normal Status Beauty 2
Psycho Shift Hoothoot, Noctowl, Natu, Xatu 90% 10 Psychic Status Cool 0
Screech Golbat, Crobat 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 2
Sky Attack Noctowl, Altaria, Togekiss 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 1
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor 100% 20 Normal Status 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Confuse Ray Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Natu, Xatu 100% 10 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 15 Flying Cool 4 0 ♥
FeatherDance Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot 100% 15 Flying Beauty 2 0 ♥
Mirror Move Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Swablu, Altaria —% 20 Flying Smart 1 0 ♥
Perish Song Swablu, Altaria —% 5 Normal Beauty 2 1 ♥
Sky Attack Altaria 140 90% 5 Flying Cool 3 0 ♥
Wing Attack Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Aerodactyl, Taillow, Swellow, Wingull, Pelipper 60 100% 35 Flying Cool 3 0 ♥
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot 100% 20 Normal Smart 3 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 15 Flying
Mirror Move Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow —% 20 Flying
Quick Attack Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot 40 100% 30 Normal
Sky AttackC Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Aerodactyl 140 90% 5 Flying
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot 100% 20 Normal
Wing Attack Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Aerodactyl 65 100% 35 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

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
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 ♥
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
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 3
Heat Wave HGSSPt 100 90% 10 Fire Special Beauty 2
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
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
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
Uproar HGSSPt 50 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 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.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Dream Eater FRLGEXD 100 100% 15 Psychic Smart 2 2 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Nightmare XD 100% 15 Ghost Smart 1 3 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Sky Attack XD 140 90% 5 Flying Cool 3 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Cool 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.

This Pokémon learns no moves by Tutoring.
Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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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's tendency to steal things, it can learn Thief only through a TM.
  • Early designs shows that Murkrow originally had a pointy hat and a slightly differently shaped tail, as seen in the Gold and Silver Beta.

Origin

Murkrow is based on a crow with stereotypical traits of witches. It is likely based on the concept that crows are considered to be unlucky. The fact that it collects shiny objects are also seen in real crows.

Etymology

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. The "mur" in its name may also come from Mercury, the Roman patron god of thieves (among other things).

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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