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)

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.

Moves learned by Honchkrow

Moves learnt by level up

Honchkrow learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95
1AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
1HazeIceStatus
1Mean LookNormalStatus
1Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
1Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
1TailwindFlyingStatus
1TauntDarkStatus 100
1TormentDarkStatus 100
1Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
25SwaggerNormalStatus 85
35Nasty PlotDarkStatus
45Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
55Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
65QuashDarkStatus 100
75Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100

Egg moves

Honchkrow learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Honchkrow egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
FlatterDarkStatus 100
Perish SongNormalStatus
Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
WhirlwindNormalStatus
Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Honchkrow is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Honchkrow cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by level up

Honchkrow learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1HazeIceStatus
1Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
1PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
1Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
1Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
25SwaggerNormalStatus 85
35Nasty PlotDarkStatus
45Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
55Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
65QuashDarkStatus 100
75Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100

Egg moves

Honchkrow learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Honchkrow egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
FlatterDarkStatus 100
Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
Perish SongNormalStatus
Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
RoostFlyingStatus
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
WhirlwindNormalStatus
Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Honchkrow can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Honchkrow. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100 Level up
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60 Level up
Mean LookNormalStatus Level up
Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100 Level up
PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100 Level up
TailwindFlyingStatus Level up
TauntDarkStatus 100 Level up
TormentDarkStatus 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Honchkrow is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Honchkrow can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Honchkrow sprites

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

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 Location data not yet available

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