Marowak

Marowak is a Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Bone Keeper Pokémon.

Marowak has a new Alolan form introduced in Pokémon Sun/Moon.

Pokédex data

National № 105
Type Ground
Species Bone Keeper Pokémon
Height 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 45.0 kg (99.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Rock Head
2. Lightning Rod
Battle Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 105 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
204 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
105 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
209 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
061 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
164 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
198 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
105 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
171 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 149
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 110
202 350
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 45
85 207
Total 425 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 Marowak.

Pokédex data

National № 105
Type Fire Ghost
Species Bone Keeper Pokémon
Height 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 34.0 kg (75.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Cursed Body
2. Lightning Rod
Rock Head (hidden ability)
Local № 105 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
204 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
105 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
209 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
061 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
164 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
198 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
105 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
171 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 149
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 110
202 350
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 45
85 207
Total 425 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 28, outside Alola)
(Level 28, Nighttime, in Alola)
#105
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
Fire · Ghost

Marowak changes

Pokédex entries

Marowak

Red
Blue
The bone it holds is its key weapon. It throws the bone skillfully like a boomerang to KO targets.
Yellow Small and weak, this POKéMON is adept with its bone club. It has grown more vicious over the ages.
Gold It has been seen pounding boulders with the bone it carries in order to tap out messages to others.
Silver It collects bones from an unknown place. A MAROWAK graveyard exists somewhere in the world, rumors say.
Crystal Somewhere in the world is a cemetery just for MAROWAK. It gets its bones from those graves.
Ruby
Sapphire
MAROWAK is the evolved form of a CUBONE that has overcome its sadness at the loss of its mother and grown tough. This POKéMON’s tempered and hardened spirit is not easily broken.
FireRed It is small and was originally very weak. Its temperament turned ferocious when it began using bones.
LeafGreen The bone it holds is its key weapon. It throws the bone skillfully like a boomerang to KO targets.
Emerald A MAROWAK is the evolved form of a CUBONE that has grown tough by overcoming the grief of losing its mother. Its tempered and hardened spirit is not easily broken.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
HeartGold It has been seen pounding boulders with the bone it carries in order to tap out messages to others.
SoulSilver It collects bones from an unknown place. Some whisper that a MAROWAK graveyard exists somewhere in the world.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
X It is small and was originally very weak. Its temperament turned ferocious when it began using bones.
Y The bone it holds is its key weapon. It throws the bone skillfully like a boomerang to KO targets.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Marowak is the evolved form of a Cubone that has overcome its sadness at the loss of its mother and grown tough. This Pokémon’s tempered and hardened spirit is not easily broken.
Sun Originally, it was weak and timid. After evolution, its temperament becomes violent, and it begins to wield bones as weapons.
Moon This Pokémon is out for vengeance on its natural enemy, Mandibuzz. It throws bones like boomerangs to try to take it down.
Ultra Sun It throws bones at Mandibuzz to knock it down. It’s thought that Marowak is trying to avenge its parent.
Ultra Moon They thump their bones rhythmically to communicate among themselves. There are nearly 50 different rhythmic patterns.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Small and weak, this Pokémon is adept with its bone club. It has grown more vicious over the ages.
Sword This Pokémon overcame its sorrow to evolve a sturdy new body. Marowak faces its opponents bravely, using a bone as a weapon.
Shield When this Pokémon evolved, the skull of its mother fused to it. Marowak’s temperament also turned vicious at the same time.

Alolan Marowak

Sun The bones it possesses were once its mother’s. Its mother’s regrets have become like a vengeful spirit protecting this Pokémon.
Moon Its custom is to mourn its lost companions. Mounds of dirt by the side of the road mark the graves of the Marowak.
Ultra Sun The rich greenery of the Alola region is hard on Marowak. It controls fire to stay alive.
Ultra Moon When it beats opponents with its bone, the cursed flames spread to them. No amount of water will stop those flames from burning.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
It has transformed the spirit of its dear departed mother into flames, and tonight it will once again dance in mourning of others of its kind.
Sword This Pokémon sets the bone it holds on fire and dances through the night as a way to mourn its fallen allies.
Shield The cursed flames that light up the bone carried by this Pokémon are said to cause both mental and physical pain that will never fade.

Moves learned by Marowak

Moves learnt by level up

Marowak learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
12HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
16RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
20FlingDarkPhysical 100
24Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
31Bone RushGroundPhysical 25 90
36Focus EnergyNormalStatus
42EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
48BonemerangGroundPhysical 50 90
54ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
60Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
1False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
1Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
12Flame WheelFirePhysical 60 100
16HexGhostSpecial 65 100
20FlingDarkPhysical 100
24Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
31Bone RushGroundPhysical 25 90
36Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
42EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
48BonemerangGroundPhysical 50 90
54ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
60Flare BlitzFirePhysical 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Marowak learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Shadow BoneGhostPhysical 85 100

Egg moves

Marowak learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Marowak egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Belly DrumNormalStatus
CurseGhostStatus
DetectFightingStatus
Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
LeerNormalStatus 100
Perish SongNormalStatus
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100

Move Tutor moves

Marowak can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Burning JealousyFireSpecial 70 100
PoltergeistGhostPhysical 110 90
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Marowak is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Marowak is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Marowak learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bone ClubGroundPhysical 65 85
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScreechNormalStatus 85
1Swords DanceNormalStatus
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
2Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
6LeerNormalStatus 100
12Bone ClubGroundPhysical 65 85
14HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
18RageNormalPhysical 20 100
24Focus EnergyNormalStatus
26BonemerangGroundPhysical 50 90
36ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
48Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bone ClubGroundPhysical 65 85
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScreechNormalStatus 85
1Swords DanceNormalStatus
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
2Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
6LeerNormalStatus 100
12Bone ClubGroundPhysical 65 85
14Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
18RageNormalPhysical 20 100
24Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
26BonemerangGroundPhysical 50 90
36ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
48Flare BlitzFirePhysical 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Marowak learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Swords DanceNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Marowak is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Marowak sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Marowak  sprite from Red & Blue Marowak  sprite from Silver Marowak  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Marowak  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Marowak  sprite from Black & White Marowak  sprite from X & Y Marowak  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Marowak  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Marowak Shiny sprite from Silver Marowak Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Marowak Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Marowak Shiny sprite from Black & White Marowak Shiny sprite from X & Y Marowak Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Marowak

Red
Blue
Cerulean Cave, Victory Road
Yellow Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
Rock Tunnel
Crystal Route 9, 10, Rock Tunnel
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Sevault Canyon, Victory Road
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Cubone
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Rock Tunnel
Black
White
Route 15
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Cubone
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Evolve Cubone
Ultra Sun Heahea Beach
Ultra Moon Evolve Cubone
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Fuchsia City
Sword
Shield
Evolve Cubone

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Marowak
Japanese ガラガラ (Garagara)
German Knogga
French Ossatueur

Name origin

marrow
material inside bone
whack
to hit