Honchkrow

Honchkrow is a Dark/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Big Boss Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 430
Type Dark Flying
Species Big Boss Pokémon
Height 0.9 m (2′11″)
Weight 27.3 kg (60.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Insomnia
2. Super Luck
Moxie (hidden ability)
Local № 075 (Diamond/Pearl)
075 (Platinum)
052 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
278 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
079 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
075 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
141 (Legends: Arceus)
233 (Scarlet/Violet)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 30 (3.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 177
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 100
310 404
Attack 125
229 383
Defense 52
98 223
Sp. Atk 105
193 339
Sp. Def 52
98 223
Speed 71
132 265
Total 505 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Honchkrow.

Evolution chart

(use Dusk Stone)

Honchkrow changes

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
SoulSilver
It is merciless by nature. It is said that it never forgives the mistakes of its MURKROW followers.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called “Summoner of Night.”
X
Omega Ruby
If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called “Summoner of Night.”
Y
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.
Brilliant Diamond Becoming active at night, it is known to form flocks with numerous Murkrow in tow.
Shining Pearl It makes its Murkrow cronies bring it food. It idles its time away, grooming itself in its nest.
Legends: Arceus One cry from this Pokémon, and a murder of Murkrow come flying. At such times, one would think the curtain of night had fallen, plunging the world into jet-black darkness.
Scarlet It is merciless by nature. It is said that it never forgives the mistakes of its Murkrow followers.
Violet A single cry from this nocturnal Pokémon, and more than 100 of its Murkrow cronies will assemble.

Moves learned by Honchkrow

Moves learnt by level up

Honchkrow learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1HazeIceStatus
1Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
1QuashDarkStatus 100
1Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
1Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
25SwaggerNormalStatus 85
35Nasty PlotDarkStatus
45Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
55Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
65ComeuppanceDarkPhysical 1 100

Egg moves

Honchkrow learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Honchkrow gen 9 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
FlatterDarkStatus 100
Perish SongNormalStatus
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
WhirlwindNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Honchkrow is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

Honchkrow learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
6SnarlDarkSpecial 55 95
11RoostFlyingStatus
18Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
25Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
30Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
34Nasty PlotDarkStatus
43Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
52Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Honchkrow can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
Calm MindPsychicStatus
Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
RestPsychicStatus
Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
SnarlDarkSpecial 55 95
SwiftNormalSpecial 60

Honchkrow sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Honchkrow  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Honchkrow  sprite from Black & White Honchkrow  sprite from X & Y Honchkrow  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Honchkrow  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Honchkrow Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Honchkrow Shiny sprite from Black & White Honchkrow Shiny sprite from X & Y Honchkrow Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Honchkrow Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Honchkrow

Diamond Evolve Murkrow
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Murkrow
Black Abundant Shrine
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Murkrow
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Evolve Murkrow
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poké Pelago
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond Evolve Murkrow
Shining Pearl Trade/migrate from another game
Legends: Arceus Bathers' Lagoon, Cloudpool Ridge
Scarlet
Violet
Tagtree Thicket, Asado Desert, Casseroya Lake, North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Two), North Province (Area Three), East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Two), East Province (Area Three), South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Three), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area One), West Province (Area Two), West Province (Area Three), Glaseado Mountain, The Pokémon League

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Honchkrow
Japanese ドンカラス (Dongkarasu)
German Kramshef
French Corboss

Name origin

honcho
leader, boss
crow
a species of bird