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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Marowak (disambiguation).
Marowak
Bone Keeper Pokémon
ガラガラ
Garagara
#105
Kantonian Marowak
Kantonian Marowak
Alolan Marowak
Alolan Marowak



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Types
Ground Unknown
Kantonian Marowak
Fire Ghost
Alolan Marowak
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rock Head or Lightning Rod
Kantonian Marowak
Cursed Body or Lightning Rod
Alolan Marowak
Cacophony
Battle Armor
Kantonian Marowak Hidden Ability
Rock Head
Alolan Marowak Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Marowak
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Kantonian Marowak
3'03" 1.0 m
Alolan Marowak
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
99.2 lbs. 45.0 kg
Kantonian Marowak
75.0 lbs. 34.0 kg
Alolan Marowak
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
124
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
149
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Kantonian Marowak
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Alolan Marowak
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Alolan Marowak
Footprint
F105.png None.png
Alolan Marowak
Pokédex color
Brown
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Marowak (Japanese: ガラガラ Garagara) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Cubone starting at level 28.

In Alola, Marowak has a Fire/Ghost-type regional form. It evolves from Cubone when leveled up at night starting at level 28. All Cubone in Alola evolve into this form regardless of their origin.

Contents

Biology

Marowak is a bipedal Pokémon with light brown skin and a cream-colored underside. Two small claws, one on each hand, serve as its thumbs, and one large nail on each foot make up its toes. It has a short tail with a small spike near the tip. Marowak's head is composed of the skull it once wore as a mask. It can no longer remove the skull, which has become part of its body. The skull has two pointed spikes on the back similar to ears and tiny nostrils on the tip of the snout. Marowak's triangular, brown eyes are also located in the skull. Marowak is well known for ferocity with its bone club, which it is said to collect from a hidden graveyard. Marowak and its pre-evolved form, Cubone, are the only known Pokémon that can learn Bone Club and Bonemerang, the only Pokémon capable of using the Thick Club item, and once claimed Bone Rush as another signature move.

Upon evolution, Marowak has overcome the grief of its mother's passing. Now ferocious and violent, Marowak is an adept combatant that uses the bone it carries as a weapon and a boomerang. Having evolved, it seeks vengeance on its natural enemy Mandibuzz, which prey on Cubone because of its naturally weak and timid demeanor. Marowak has also been recorded pounding on boulders with the bone club it carries in order to tap out messages to others. It lives in mountains to test its skills.

In the Alola region, Marowak was faced with an abundance of its natural enemies, Grass-type Pokémon. This harsh environment led it to bond closely with its friends, which is said to have created a sort of sixth sense and caused it to take a new form. Alolan Marowak's body is black and it has pale gray eyes. There is a dark, flamelike mark on its skull between the eyes. Compared to regular Marowak's squatter, thicker body, Alolan Marowak is relatively thin. White markings resembling shoulder blades, vertebrae, and hip bones are visible on its back. The bone Alolan Marowak uses is longer than the one regular Marowak uses. It customarily mourns its companions by burying them and dance in mourning.

Alolan Marowak rubs the bone it wields against its forehead to light the ends in a green flame, and then twirls the flaming bone. It specializes in an attack where it releases a weak ball of flame from its bone that will relentlessly pursue its foe. Alolans would fear it for a conjurer, due to its rarity and the fearful sight of it dancing with its bone.[1] The dance is also used as a way of mourning for its lost allies. Once its flames have spread onto an opponent, they are impossible to put out with water. The flames are known to cause both mental and physical pain. Alongside retaining the ability to learn Bone Club and Bonemerang and use the Thick Club, Alolan Marowak is the only known Pokémon that can learn Shadow Bone.

In the anime

In the main series

Marowak in the anime
Alolan Marowak in the anime

Major appearances

Kiawe's Marowak

Kiawe owns an Alolan Marowak that he caught in A Crowning Moment of Truth!. It was often seen outside of its Poké Ball.

Other

In Bad to the Bone, a Marowak belonged to Otoshi, who had recently got his Gym Badges stolen by Team Rocket. Marowak left Otoshi because it felt that if he lost his Badges, he lost the respect Marowak had for him. By the end of the episode, Marowak came back to help by battling Team Rocket to get his Badges back.

In Pokémon Double Trouble, Luana used a Marowak alongside an Alakazam in a Double Battle against Ash. They battled Pikachu and Charizard, and Marowak was defeated by Alakazam's redirected Hyper Beam.

In From Brags to Riches, Gavin used a Marowak alongside a Machamp during the first round of the Ever Grande Conference. They went up against Morrison's Gligar and Growlithe, and Marowak was eventually defeated by Gligar. It reappeared in a flashback in the next episode.

In The Ole' Berate and Switch!, Oriba and his Marowak entered a fake tournament created by Cassidy and Butch. Oriba later used Marowak in his battle against Ash, where it went up against Corphish; it was defeated.

In Gymbaliar!, Jeffrey used a Marowak in his battle against Jessie. It faced off against her Dustox, and it was able to defeat her with just a few hits with its bone.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's Marowak appeared in The Mandarin Island Miss Match.

A wild Marowak appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Marowak participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Marowak appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In Showdown at Linoone, a fantasy that explained the function of a Thick Club featured a Marowak.

A Marowak appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Coordinator's Marowak appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In Dawn's Early Night!, a Coordinator's Marowak was used along with a Cubone for the Double Performance required during the Hearthome Contest.

In To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!, Halverson's Marowak competed in the Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament.

In a flashback in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!, a Trainer's Marowak was going to battle Narissa alongside a Cubone, but they retreated when her Ditto transformed into Zapdos.

A Marowak made a cameo appearance in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Marowak appeared in BWS02.

A Marowak appeared in I Choose You!.

In Alola, Kanto!, Brock tried to compare a Trainer's Marowak with Kiawe's Alolan Marowak, only for the two Marowak to get into a fight with each other.

In A Little Rocket R & R!, a Trainer's Marowak was captured by the Matori Matrix but later freed by Ash and his friends.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP073 Marowak Ash's Pokédex Marowak, a Bone Keeper Pokémon. Despite its small size, its offensive and defensive strength is impressive.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM034 Marowak Rotom Pokédex Marowak, Alola Form. A Fire and Ghost type. The bone Marowak holds is precious to it and its greatest weapon. It uses the bone as a torch to unleash its attack.

In Pokémon Origins

Marowak in Pokémon Origins

In a flashback in File 2: Cubone, a Marowak was protecting her child Cubone from a group of Team Rocket Grunts, but was killed while doing so. Her ghost later haunted the Pokémon Tower, until she was reunited with her child and calmed down, thus allowing her to pass on into the afterlife.

In the manga

Alolan Marowak in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Kiawe's Marowak

Marowak debuted in A Tale of Ninetales, where it attacked two of Blue's fangirls.

Super Nerd Miles used a Marowak in Whacked by Marowak! in Pokémon Adventures to attack Yellow using its Bonemerang.

A Marowak briefly appeared in A Vicious Cycle of Possibilities, under the ownership of a Kanto Pokémon Federation member.

A Marowak appeared in a fantasy in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming.

In Innocent Scientist, a Marowak appeared in a flashback as one of the Pokémon trained by the International Police.

Three Alolan Marowak debuted in The Decision and the Tournament of Six, where they were dancing on a stage at a festival held in Iki Town.

Kiawe has an Alolan Marowak that debuted in Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island, where it battled Sun's Alolan Meowth, nicknamed Cent.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Marowak (ghost)

The ghost of Marowak appeared in PZ05.

In the TCG

Main article: Marowak (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#105
Red The bone it holds is its key weapon. It throws the bone skillfully like a boomerang to KO targets.
Blue
Yellow Small and weak, this Pokémon is adept with its Bone Club. It has grown more vicious over the ages.
Stadium Originally a small and weak Pokémon, it became rough and aggressive when it begin using bones as weapons.
Generation II Johto
#204
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.
Stadium 2 It collects bones from an unknown place. A Marowak graveyard exists somewhere in the world, rumors say.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#105
Ruby 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.
Sapphire
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.
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.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#209
Diamond From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
White
Black 2 From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #061
Hoenn
#—
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 Marowak is the evolved form of a Cubone that has overcome its sadness at the loss of its mother and grown tough. This Pokemon's tempered and hardened spirit is not easily broken.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #164
Alola
USUM: #198
Kanto
#105
Kantonian Marowak
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 Small and weak, this Pokémon is adept with its bone club. It has grown more vicious over the ages.
Let's Go Eevee
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 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.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #171
Kantonian Marowak
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
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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Victory Road and Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Victory Road and Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rock Tunnel
Crystal
Routes 9 and 10, Rock TunnelMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Victory Road and Sevault Canyon
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Cubone
Platinum
Evolve Cubone
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rock Tunnel and Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Scary Cave
Generation V
Black White
Route 15
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Ground)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade Kantonian Form
Evolve Cubone Alolan Form
Ultra Sun
Evolve Cubone in Ultra Space Kantonian Form
Evolve Cubone Alolan Form
Received from Samson Oak at Heahea Beach* (Totem-sized)
Ultra Moon
Evolve Cubone in Ultra Space Kantonian Form
Evolve Cubone Alolan Form
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Cubone Kantonian Form
Trade Marowak in Fuchsia City Alolan Form
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Cubone
Expansion Pass
Potbottom Desert Kantonian Form (Wanderer)
Reward for finding 50 Alolan Diglett Alolan Form

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Cubone
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Huge Storage 3, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Cubone
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Travail (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Sky Peak (8th Station Pass 1F - Sky Peak Summit Pass 5F), Mt. Travail (1F-19F)
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode C)
MD Blazing
Evolve Cubone
PokéPark Wii
Cavern Zone, Granite Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater
Rumble U
Magical Lake: In Need of Trees
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Tu
Shuffle
Jungle Verde: Stage 139 Kantonian Form
Event: Marowak Appears Alolan Form
Rumble World
Black Realm: Rugged Flats (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Gengar Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal Kanto Form
Mewtwo Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal Alolan Form

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Thick Club Thick Club (2%)
Crystal
Pokémon XD Thick Club Thick Club (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen Thick Club Thick Club (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Thick Club Thick Club (5%)
Black White Thick Club Thick Club (5%)
X Y Thick Club Thick Club (5%)

Base stats

Kantonian Marowak

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
425
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 50.

Alolan Marowak

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
425
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
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Marowak

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

Alolan Marowak

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up
Marowak
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
1212 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
1616 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
2020 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
2424 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100100% 10
3131 Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
3636 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
4242 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
4848 Bonemerang Ground Physical 05050 09090% 10
5454 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
6060 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marowak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marowak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Alolan Marowak
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
011 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
011 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
Evo.Evo. Shadow Bone Ghost Physical 08585 100100% 10
1212 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
1616 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2020 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
2424 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100100% 10
3131 Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
3636 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
4242 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
4848 Bonemerang Ground Physical 05050 09090% 10
5454 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
6060 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marowak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marowak
By TM/HM
Marowak
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM94Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR95Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marowak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marowak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Alolan Marowak
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM13Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM94Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR55Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR55 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR95Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marowak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marowak
By breeding
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CharmanderLaprasLarvitar Ancient Power* Rock Special 60 100% 5
LickitungSnorlaxLickilicky Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingBergmite
Avalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Missingno.* Detect Fighting Status —% 5
Missingno.* Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
LarvitarPupitarTyranitarSnoverAbomasnowAxew
FraxureHaxorusDruddigon
Leer Normal Status 100% 30
Lapras Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAvalugg Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Marowak 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 Marowak in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marowak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marowak
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By tutoring
Marowak
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marowak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marowak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Alolan Marowak
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Burning Jealousy Fire Special 70 100% 5
Sw Sh IoA Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Sw Sh IoA Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marowak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marowak
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By a prior evolution
Marowak
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - 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 Marowak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marowak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations
Alolan Marowak
Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 Marowak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marowak

Side game data

Marowak

Pokémon Pinball
Pin105.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani105.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mt. Deepgreen
Phrases
51%-100% HP This bone flies like a boomerang!
26%-50% HP Watch out for me. My health is down to about half.
1%-25% HP I'm bone weary... I can't even hurl my boomerang...
Level up Yes! I went up a level! My boomerang throwing is in peak form!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 105.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush105Body.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW105.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Marowak are seen in the Cavern Zone and Granite Zone. Blaziken's Boulder Bash is their favorite Attraction.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT105.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ground
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#116
Shuffle105.png

Damage Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.


Pokémon GO
GO105.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 144 Base Defense: 186
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Rock Smash
Charged Attacks: Bone Club, Dig, Earthquake, Frustration, Return

Alolan Marowak

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#116
Shuffle105A.png

Shadow Dance
Deals even more damage done by Ghost types in the combo when you make a match of five.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush105ABody.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
GO105A.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 144 Base Defense: 186
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hex, Rock Smash, Fire Spin*
Charged Attacks: Bone Club, Shadow Ball, Fire Blast, Flame Wheel*

Evolution

Cubone
Unevolved
Cubone
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 28
outside of Alola
Marowak
First evolution
Marowak
 Ground 
Rare Candy + Bag Z-Ring Sprite.png
Level 28
in Alola
at night
Marowak
First evolution
Marowak
Alolan Form
 Fire  Ghost 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 105.png Spr b g1 105.png Spr 1y 105.png Spr b g1 105.png Spr 1g 105.png Spr b g1 105.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 105.png Spr b 2g 105.png Spr 2s 105.png Spr b 2g 105.png Spr 2c 105.png Spr b 2c 105.png
Spr 2g 105 s.png Spr b 2g 105 s.png Spr 2s 105 s.png Spr b 2g 105 s.png Spr 2c 105 s.png Spr b 2g 105 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 105.png Spr b 3r 105.png Spr 3e 105.png Spr b 3r 105.png Spr 3f 105.png Spr b 3f 105.png
Spr 3r 105 s.png Spr b 3r 105 s.png Spr 3e 105 s.png Spr b 3r 105 s.png Spr 3f 105 s.png Spr b 3f 105 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 105.png Spr b 4d 105.png Spr 4d 105.png Spr b 4p 105.png Spr 4h 105.png Spr b 4p 105.png
Spr 4d 105 s.png Spr b 4d 105 s.png Spr 4d 105 s.png Spr b 4p 105 s.png Spr 4h 105 s.png Spr b 4p 105 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 105.png Spr b 5b 105.png Spr 5b 105.png Spr b 5b 105.png
Spr 5b 105 s.png Spr b 5b 105 s.png Spr 5b 105 s.png Spr b 5b 105 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 105.png Spr b 6x 105.png Spr 6x 105.png Spr b 6x 105.png
Spr 6x 105 s.png Spr b 6x 105 s.png Spr 6x 105 s.png Spr b 6x 105 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 105.png Spr b 7s 105.png Spr 7s 105.png Spr b 7s 105.png
Spr 7s 105A.png Spr b 7s 105A.png Spr 7s 105A.png Spr b 7s 105A.png
Spr 7s 105 s.png Spr b 7s 105 s.png Spr 7s 105 s.png Spr b 7s 105 s.png
Spr 7s 105A s.png Spr b 7s 105A s.png Spr 7s 105A s.png Spr b 7s 105A s.png
Front Back Front Back
105MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Marowak images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Marowak was originally known as "Guardia". This is the Spanish word for guardian.
  • According to some of Marowak's Generation II and IV Pokédex entries, somewhere exists a legendary Marowak graveyard. This is a reference to the elephants' graveyard of modern myth.
  • Alolan Marowak is the only dual-type Pokémon that shares no types with its pre-evolution.
  • Alolan Marowak, Weavile, and Porygon-Z are all the same weight as Dawn.
  • Though Alolan Marowak shares the Ability Rock Head with Cubone, a Cubone with Rock Head cannot evolve into an Alolan Marowak with the same Ability, as Rock Head is Cubone's first Ability and Alolan Marowak's Hidden Ability.

Origin

Marowak is reptilian in nature and seems to be loosely based on bipedal dinosaurs. It also could be based on primitive cultures that wore bones for decoration and used them for weapons. The use of its bone as a boomerang and as a weapon at the same time seems to be a reference to the boomerang's original use for hunting in Indigenous Australians cultures.

Alolan Marowak's design may draw inspiration from a fire dancer holding a fire staff or a fire knife, a Samoan traditional dance implement. Alolan Marowak may have also drawn inspiration from the Polynesian concept of mana, a spiritual essence that exists in all objects and people. It also allows people to imbue their "spirit" into other people and objects for protection or vengeance. In addition, Alolan Marowak may have been inspired by Nightmarchers, ghosts from Hawaiian mythology that march at night, are feared by the living, and traditionally are known for carrying torches as they march.

Name origin

Marowak is a combination of marrow and whack.

Garagara may be taken to mean がらがら (clattering). It is worth noting that garagara denotes heavier clattering than からから karakara.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガラガラ Garagara Onomatopoeia meaning "a heavy clattering"
France Flag.png French Ossatueur From os and tueur
Spain Flag.png Spanish Marowak Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Knogga From Knochen
Italy Flag.png Italian Marowak Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 텅구리 Teongguri From 텅텅 teongteong and 너구리 neoguri
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 格拉格拉 Gaaklāaigaaklāai Transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 嘎拉嘎拉 Gālāgālā Transliteration of Japanese name. 嘎拉嘎拉 also refers to a rattling sound.


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Notes

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