Murkrow

Murkrow is a Dark/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Darkness Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 198
Type Dark Flying
Species Darkness Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Abilities 1. Insomnia
2. Super Luck
Prankster (hidden ability)
Local № 208 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
074 (Diamond/Pearl)
074 (Platinum)
213 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
051 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
277 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
078 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 30 (3.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 81
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 42
80 201
Sp. Atk 85
157 295
Sp. Def 42
80 201
Speed 91
168 309
Total 405 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 Murkrow.

Evolution chart

(use Dusk Stone)

Murkrow changes

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
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
White
If spotted, it will lure an unwary person into chasing it, then lose the pursuer on mountain trails.
Black 2
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
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.

Moves learned by Murkrow

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
5PursuitDark 40 100
11HazeIce
15Wing AttackFlying 60 100
21Night ShadeGhost 100
25AssuranceDark 60 100
31TauntDark 100
35Feint AttackDark 60
41Mean LookNormal
45Foul PlayDark 95 100
50TailwindFlying
55Sucker PunchDark 70 100
61TormentDark 100
65QuashDark 100

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

Murkrow 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
TailwindFlying
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Murkrow 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
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
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

Murkrow 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Quick AttackNormal 40 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
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
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
5PursuitDark 40 100
11HazeIce
15Wing AttackFlying 60 100
21Night ShadeGhost 100
25AssuranceDark 60 100
31TauntDark 100
35Feint AttackDark 60
41Mean LookNormal
45Foul PlayDark 95 100
50TailwindFlying
55Sucker PunchDark 70 100
61TormentDark 100
65QuashDark 100

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

Murkrow 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
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
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

Murkrow 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Quick AttackNormal 40 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
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
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Murkrow sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Murkrow  sprite from Silver Murkrow  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Murkrow  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Murkrow  sprite from Black & White Murkrow  sprite from X & Y Murkrow  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Murkrow Shiny sprite from Silver Murkrow Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Murkrow Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Murkrow Shiny sprite from Black & White Murkrow Shiny sprite from X & Y Murkrow Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Murkrow

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 7, 16, 18
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Lost Cave
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Eterna Forest, Lost Tower
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 7, 16
Black Abundant Shrine
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 15, 16
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Vast Poni Canyon, Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Hau'oli Cemetery

Other languages

English Murkrow
Japanese ヤミカラス (Yamikarasu)
German Kramurx
French Cornèbre

Name origin

murky
dark, gloomy
crow
a species of bird
murder
a group of crows