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Murkrow (Pokémon)

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Murkrow
ヤミカラス Yamikarasu
#198
150
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Dark Flying
Category
Darkness Pokémon
Abilities
Insomnia or Super Luck
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#208
Hoenn
#343
Sinnoh
#074
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1′08″
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
4.6 lbs.
Imperial
2.1 kg
Metric
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F198.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Flying group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 107 Battle Exp.: 1071*

Murkrow (Japanese: ヤミカラス Yamikarasu) is a Dark/Flying-type Pokémon.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Murkrow is a small bird Pokémon with black feathers. Murkrow's feathery tail bears the resemblance of end of a broom. Murkrow has a crooked, yellow beak that resembles a witch's nose, a feather-crest that remebles a witch's hat and semi-circle eyes with red pupils.

Gender differences

Females have a smaller feather crest.

Special abilities

Behavior

Murkrow have a fondness for anything that's sparkly and and has been known to steal things such as jewelry from people and hide them in all sorts of secret locations. It is these kleptomaniac tendencies that make Murkrow rivals with Meowth. Whenever a Murkrow finds itself being chased, it will lead the attacker to a dark mountain trail where the foe is bound to get itself lost.

Habitat

Murkrow usually live in forests, but they have been known to move into cities.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Murkrow have been seen causing trouble in Big Town. The first instance was in Pikachu and Pichu in which Pikachu landed on their pole.

A flock of Murkrow stole Ash's badges in All That Glitters.

A Murkrow was owned by a witch named Lily in Hocus Pokémon.

While Ash and co. were searching for a restaraunt called "Noodle Gnosh", they were attacked by a flock of Murkrow in Like a Meowth to a Flame. Ash's Pikachu tried to scare the Murkow away with Thunderbolt, but they kept on coming back. Tyson's Meowth got rid of the Murkrow by using Fury Swipes on them.

Paul has a Murkrow that he used against Cynthia's Garchomp in DP040. It lost, however.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special

Gold, Silver and Crys all have Murkrows. However, Silver is the only one who's Murkrow is on his team.

In the TCG

In the TFG

One Murkrow figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 Feared and loathed by many, it is believed to bring misfortune to all those who see it at night.
Generation III
Ruby 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.
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.
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.
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.
Generation IV
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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 7 and 16 (Night only)
Crystal
Common Routes 7 and 16 (Night only)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Few Lost Cave (FireRed only)
Colosseum
One Shadow Pokémon Lab (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Eterna Forest and Lost Tower (Diamond, night only)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Jet
Endless Level 47
Forever Level 13
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Great Canyon (5F-7F)
Western Cave (1F-2F)
Wish Cave (39F-42F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
42
42 - 103 80 - 201
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
42
42 - 103 80 - 201
91
86 - 157 168 - 309
Total:
405
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None

Note: If Miracle Eye is used, the effectiveness of Psychic becomes 100.

Learnset

By leveling up

Game Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Peck Peck Peck
Astonish
5     Pursuit
9   Astonish  
11 Pursuit   Haze
14   Pursuit  
15     Wing Attack
16 Haze
21     Night Shade
22   Haze  
25     Assurance
26 Night Shade    
27   Night Shade  
31 Faint Attack   Taunt
35   Faint Attack Faint Attack
40   Taunt  
41 Mean Look   Mean Look
45     Sucker Punch
48   Mean Look  

By TM/HM

Number Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM03 Curse    
TM04   Calm Mind Calm Mind
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM09 Psych Up    
TM10 Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12   Taunt Taunt
TM13 Snore    
TM16 Icy Wind    
TM17 Protect Protect Protect
TM18   Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM20 Endure    
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM27 Return Return Return
TM29     Psychic
TM30 Shadow Ball Shadow Ball Shadow Ball
TM31 Mud Slap    
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM34 Swagger    
TM35 Sleep Talk    
TM39 Swift    
TM40   Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM41   Torment Torment
TM42 Dream Eater Facade Facade
TM43 Detect Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM46 Thief Thief Thief
TM47 Steel Wing Steel Wing Steel Wing
TM49   Snatch Snatch
TM50 Nightmare    
TM51     Roost
TM58     Endure
TM63     Embargo
TM66     Payback
TM73     Thunder Wave
TM77     Psych Up
TM78     Captivate
TM79     Dark Pulse
TM82     Sleep Talk
TM83     Natural Gift
TM85     Dream Eater
TM87     Swagger
TM88     Pluck
TM90     Substitute
HM02 Fly Fly Fly
HM05     Defog

By breeding

By tutoring

Special moves

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

Origin

Murkrow resembles a crow, however its crest can be taken to resemble a pointed hat, and its tail the bristles of a broom, giving it a resemblance to a witch in flight.

Name origin

Murkrow's name is a combination of murky and crow. Its Japanese name is a combination of 闇 yami, dark, and 烏 karasu, crow.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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