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Honchkrow
Big Boss Pokémon
ドンカラス
Dongkarasu
#430
Honchkrow



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Insomnia or Super Luck Cacophony
Cacophony
Moxie
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Honchkrow
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Weight
60.2 lbs. 27.3 kg
Honchkrow
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
187
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
177
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Honchkrow
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
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0
Speed
0
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0
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Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F430.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
35
External Links

Honchkrow (Japanese: ドンカラス Dongkarasu) is a dual-type Dark/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Murkrow when exposed to a Dusk Stone.

Contents

Biology

Honchkrow is a dark-blue avian Pokémon with plumage resembling a person dressed in formal attire, one that most resembles a mob boss. It has a large feather crest resembling a fedora hat that has spikes extending from the back. It has circular red eyes with white sclerae and dark blue eyelids. Its yellow beak is slightly curved, and its head is supported by a broad, short neck. Honchkrow has a white and prominent crest of feathers on its chest that bears resemblance to a beard or cravat. Its wings have red feathers on the inside. Honchkrow has black feet with four toes. The tail's base is a white, cylindrical stalk, on which there is a growth of red feathers on the end. Honchkrow is known to be ruthless. With a mere cry, It can summon and organize flocks of Murkrow in this manner, and is known as the "summoner of the night" by the pitch black darkness that often accompany such a spectacle.

It is said that a Honchkrow will never forgive the mistakes of the Murkrow that follow it. These flocks have been seen flying at night. The purpose of the flocks is unclear, but they are known to collect food for the Honchkrow that organized them. Honchkrow normally spends the daytime hours tending to its feathers in solitude. It is a scavenger that lives in swamps, forests, human towns and cities, and plains.

In the anime

Honchkrow in the anime

Major appearances

Paul's Honchkrow

Honchkrow made its main series debut in a flashback in Lost Leader Strategy!, where it was revealed that Paul's Murkrow had evolved. Honchkrow made its physical debut in Aiding the Enemy, where it battled Turtwig.

Other

Multiple Honchkrow appeared in Mystery on a Deserted Island!, where at least one them was part of the Pirate's crew of Pokémon. Many of the Big Boss Pokémon later appeared on the Deserted Island with the treasure. When Ash and his friends went to the island, the Honchkrow were the first Pokémon the group saw.

Minor appearances

Honchkrow debuted in The Rise of Darkrai, under the ownership of a Coordinator named Allegra. It was sent out to try and clear away the fog surrounding Alamos Town with Defog. However, the move didn't work due to the fog being a by-product of Palkia's control over the space in the area.

A Honchkrow appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In Mystery on a Deserted Island!, Cilan's demonstration featured a Honchkrow evolving from a Murkrow.

In A Relay in the Sky!, a Trainer's Honchkrow competed in the Pokémon Sky Relay. It was in a team also consisting of Swanna and Emolga.

In Master Class Choices!, a Performer's Honchkrow competed in the Fleurrh Showcase. In Master Class is in Session!, it competed in the Gloire Showcase.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP100 Honchkrow Ash's Pokédex Honchkrow, the Big Boss Pokémon and the evolved form of Murkrow. Honchkrow recruits many Murkrow to travel with it, and it spends much of its time at home preening its feathers.

In the manga

Honchkrow in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Silver's Honchkrow

Honchkrow appeared in Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone, under Cyrus's command.

In Dealing With A Koffing Fit, Silver's Murkrow evolved into a Honchkrow alongside his Sneasel, which became a Weavile.

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

Mister Crow's main Pokémon is a Honchkrow.

In the TCG

Main article: Honchkrow (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#075
Johto
#—
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 It is merciless by nature. It is said that it never forgives the mistakes of its Murkrow followers.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."
White
Black 2 If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #052
Hoenn
#—
X If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."
Y Becoming active at night, it is known to swarm with numerous Murkrow in tow.
Omega Ruby If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."
Alpha Sapphire Becoming active at night, it is known to swarm with numerous Murkrow in tow.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #278
Alola
USUM: #079
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond
Evolve Murkrow
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Murkrow
Generation V
Black
Abundant Shrine (rustling grass)
White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Murkrow
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Murkrow
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Murkrow
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Murkrow
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Murkrow, Poké Pelago*
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Spacial Rift (B1F-B9F, B11F-B15F, Deep Spacial Rift B1F-B4F, B6F-B9F)
MD Sky
Spacial Rift (B1F-B9F, B11F-B15F, Deep Spacial Rift B1F-B4F, B6F-B9F)
Ranger: SoA
Oil Field Hideout
Rumble
Eternal Tower
PokéPark Wii
Trade
Ranger: GS
Sky, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: Everspring Valley (Post-ending)
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Protect Pichu in the Forest
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 1
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX37
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Colossal Tree (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
USUM Team Rainbow Rocket's Ambition Cyrus's Honchkrow All Japan 65 January 20 to March 11, 2018

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
Total:
505
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Honchkrow's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 430.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
Dark
Field move: Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Browser entry R-186
It looses gusts of dark wind and twisters. It also attacks with dark pulses.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:
(present)
Dark Assist.png
Dark
Field move:
(present)
Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Dark Assist.png
Dark
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-056/N-187
It releases dark pulses around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW430.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Nothing scares Honchkrow--except ghosts! He has the most fun at sky-based Attractions like Pelipper's Circle Circuit.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2430.png Strong: Pikachu icon.png Weak: Snivy icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He used to be a leader of the Tech Area, but he was impressed by Conkeldurr's spirit and handed over his position to him.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT430.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 10

#444
Shuffle430.png

Power of 5+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Nosedive
Pokémon GO
GO430.png Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 243 Base Defense: 103
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Peck, Snarl
Charged Attacks: Brave Bird, Psychic, Dark Pulse, Sky Attack*

Evolution

198Murkrow.png
Unevolved
Murkrow
 Dark  Flying 
Dusk Stone
Dusk Stone
430Honchkrow.png
First evolution
Honchkrow
 Dark  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 430.png Spr b 4d 430.png Spr 4p 430.png Spr b 4d 430.png Spr 4p 430.png Spr b 4d 430.png
Spr 4d 430 s.png Spr b 4d 430 s.png Spr 4p 430 s.png Spr b 4d 430 s.png Spr 4p 430 s.png Spr b 4d 430 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 430.png Spr b 5b 430.png Spr 5b 430.png Spr b 5b 430.png
Spr 5b 430 s.png Spr b 5b 430 s.png Spr 5b 430 s.png Spr b 5b 430 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 430.png Spr b 6x 430.png Spr 6x 430.png Spr b 6x 430.png
Spr 6x 430 s.png Spr b 6x 430 s.png Spr 6x 430 s.png Spr b 6x 430 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 430.png Spr b 7s 430.png Spr 7s 430.png Spr b 7s 430.png
Spr 7s 430 s.png Spr b 7s 430 s.png Spr 7s 430 s.png Spr b 7s 430 s.png
Front Back Front Back
430MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Honchkrow images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Honchkrow's English name uses a Japanese-origin word in its name ("honcho" is derived from hanchō), while Honchkrow's Japanese name uses a western-origin word in its name ("don" is derived from Italian don and Latin dominus). Both are leader-like names and sometimes are used for leaders of shadier organizations.

Origin

Honchkrow is based on a crow or raven. With its bulkier, more powerful appearance, Honchkrow looks much more like a raven than its pre-evolved form does, but its coloration resembles that of the hooded crow. While Murkrow appears to be based on witches of western folklore, Honchkrow's appearance is reminiscent of a crime boss, giving a new interpretation to Murkrow as a gang member under Honchkrow. Its crest even looks like a wide-brimmed fedora hat, an article of clothing often associated with mobsters. However, Honchkrow's tail does resemble a besom broom, which has long been connected with witchcraft, and its hat- and beard-like feathers also give the impression of a sorcerer or wizard. The design of Honchkrow's hat could also take inspiration from the hardened crests likened to that of the great hornbill and the cassowary.

Name origin

Honchkrow is a combination of honcho (a leader or boss) and crow.

Dongkarasu is a combination of don and 烏 karasu (crow).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドンカラス Dongkarasu From don and karasu
France Flag.png French Corboss From corbeau and boss
Spain Flag.png Spanish Honchkrow Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kramshef From Krähe and Chef
Italy Flag.png Italian Honchkrow Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 돈크로우 Donkeurou From don and crow
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 烏鴉頭頭 Wū Ā Tàuh Tàuh Literally "Crow chief"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 烏鴉頭頭 / 乌鸦头头 Wū Yā Tóu Tóu Literally "Crow chief"


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