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 2′11″ (0.9 m)
Weight 60.2 lbs (27.3 kg)
Abilities Insomnia
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)
Japanese Donkarasu

Training

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

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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)

Name origin

honcho
leader, boss
crow
a species of bird

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.

Moves learned by Honchkrow

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.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1HazeIce
1Night SlashDark 70 100
1PursuitDark 40 100
1Sucker PunchDark 70 100
1Wing AttackFlying 60 100
25SwaggerNormal 85
35Nasty PlotDark
45Foul PlayDark 95 100
55Night SlashDark 70 100
65QuashDark 100
75Dark PulseDark 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 Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlying
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Icy WindIce 55 95
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
TailwindFlying
UproarNormal 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
AssuranceDark 60 100 Level up
Feint AttackDark 60 Level up
Mean LookNormal Level up
Night ShadeGhost 100 Level up
PeckFlying 35 100 Level up
TailwindFlying Level up
TauntDark 100 Level up
TormentDark 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
60QuashDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1HazeIce
1Night SlashDark 70 100
1PursuitDark 40 100
1Sucker PunchDark 70 100
1Wing AttackFlying 60 100
25SwaggerNormal 85
35Nasty PlotDark
45Foul PlayDark 95 100
55Night SlashDark 70 100
65QuashDark 100
75Dark PulseDark 80 100

Egg moves

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

Pre-evolution moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
AssuranceDark 60 100 Level up
Feint AttackDark 60 Level up
Mean LookNormal Level up
Night ShadeGhost 100 Level up
PeckFlying 35 100 Level up
TailwindFlying Level up
TauntDark 100 Level up
TormentDark 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
60QuashDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Honchkrow sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Honchkrow  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Honchkrow  sprite from Black & White Honchkrow  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Honchkrow Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Honchkrow Shiny sprite from Black & White Honchkrow Shiny sprite from X & Y

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