Honchkrow (Pokémon)

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Honchkrow
Big Boss Pokémon
ドンカラス
Dongkarasu
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Honchkrow



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Flying
Unknown Unknown
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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
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Weight
60.2 lbs. 27.3 kg
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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
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
35
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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.

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 into one. 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

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon Try Adventure

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
#—
Sinnoh
#075
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond Becoming active at night, it is known to swarm with numerous Murkrow in tow.
Shining Pearl It makes its Murkrow cronies bring it food. It idles its time away, grooming itself in its nest.


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
Brilliant Diamond
Evolve Murkrow
Shining Pearl
Trade


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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Pinsir Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Arceus Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal


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

Honchkrow is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Haze Ice Status 0000 —% 30
011 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
011 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
011 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 09595% 25
011 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 —% 5
011 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 15
011 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
2525 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
3535 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
4545 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
5555 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
6565 Quash Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
7575 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Honchkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Honchkrow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM04  TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM29  TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM47  TM47 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM51  TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM63  TM63 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM73  TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM78  TM78 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM79  TM79 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM85  TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88  TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94  TM94 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM97  TM97 Defog Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Honchkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Honchkrow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations


By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
     Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
      
 
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
      Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
      Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
     Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
   Flatter^ Dark Status 100% 15
   Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
     Psycho Shift Psychic Status 100% 10
   Screech Normal Status 85% 40
    Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
       Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
      
      
      
Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Honchkrow in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Honchkrow in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Honchkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Honchkrow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Honchkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Honchkrow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Honchkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Honchkrow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:  
Dark
Field move:  
(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
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Dark
Field move:
(past)
 
(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 ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  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
  Strong:   Weak:  
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: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 70 - 125   10

#444
 

Power of 5+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Nosedive
Pokémon GO
  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

 
Unevolved
Murkrow
 Dark  Flying 
 
Dusk Stone
 
First evolution
Honchkrow
 Dark  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  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.
  • Honchkrow can be seen as a parallel to Mismagius. Both are Generation IV Pokémon whose evolution process utilizes a Dusk Stone, and their pre-evolved forms were both introduced in Generation II. Honchkrow is exclusive to Diamond and Black while Mismagius is exclusive to Pearl and White.

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
  Japanese ドンカラス Dongkarasu From don and karasu
  French Corboss From corbeau and boss
  Spanish Honchkrow Same as English name
  German Kramshef From Krähe and Chef
  Italian Honchkrow Same as English name
  Korean 돈크로우 Doncrow From don and crow
  Cantonese Chinese 烏鴉頭頭 Wū Ā Tàuh Tàuh Literally "Crow chief"
  Mandarin Chinese 烏鴉頭頭 / 乌鸦头头 Wū Yā Tóu Tóu Literally "Crow chief"


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