Murkrow is an avian Pokémon with black feathers. Its crooked, yellow beak and the three, feathery tufts on its head resemble a witch's nose and hat respectively. The feathery crest is smaller on the female than on the male. It has semi-circular, red eyes with white sclerae and pupils and a spiky collar of feathers around its neck. The shaggy feathers on its tail resemble the end of a broom, and there is a thin, red band at the base of the tail. Its yellow feet have four toes, three facing forward and one backward.
Murkrow awakens at dusk and moves during the night. It has a fondness for anything sparkly, and it will go as far as fighting with other Pokémon, such as Meowth or Gabite, in order to gain their stashes. However, it is also known to give these sparkly objects to Trainers that it is fond of. Whenever it is chased, it loses the attacker by leading it down dark mountain trails, and sometimes it does this to travelers as a mean-spirited prank. Its thieving and nocturnal nature has led it to become representative of misfortune. It was believed that saying, "Workrum, Workrum—bad luck, don't come," would serve as a protective incantation to drive away bad luck caused by seeing a Murkrow. It is possible to train a Murkrow to repeat words, as seen under Team Rocket's ownership. Murkrow usually live in flocks (referred to as "murders") amongst forests and swamps. Murkrow may also act as a servant of Honchkrow; with groups of at least 100 flying in at Honchkrow's call. There is a saying for Murkrow that goes, "Get home before the Murkrow fly."
Murkrow evolves into Honchkrow.
(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)
Paul has a Murkrow, which evolved into a Honchkrow. It debuted in Top-Down Training!.
Murkrow debuted in Pikachu & Pichu, where a multitude of them were causing trouble in Big Town. They first appeared when Pikachu landed on their pole.
Three Murkrow made their main series debut in All That Glitters!, where they stole Ash's Badges. They then joined forces with Ash's Noctowl against Team Rocket, and Ash eventually got back his Badges.
In Hocus Pokémon, Lily has a Murkrow that often sat on her shoulder and helped her with spells.
In Like a Meowth to a Flame, multiple Murkrow attacked Ash and his friends for unknown reasons as they were searching for a restaurant. Pikachu tried to scare the Murkrow away with Thunderbolt, but they kept on coming back. Tyson's Meowth then arrived and got rid of the Murkrow by using Fury Swipes on them.
In PK20, a Murkrow stole a large diamond ring piece that Pikachu and Meowth's groups were after. Murkrow accidentally dropped the piece later on.
In Try for the Family Stone!, Mitchell has a Murkrow that would play pranks on travelers by causing hallucinations.
In Mimikyu Unmasked!, three Murkrow kept stealing Jessie's Malasadas and later stole Mimikyu's rag. More Murkrow later attacked Jessie and Mimikyu.
In Star Night, Star Flight!, Goh caught a Murkrow while investigating a town in Johto.
In Trouble in Big Town, a Murkrow popped the balloons Little Pichu hung onto.
In Great Bowls of Fire!, multiple Murkrow were living in the Dragon Holy Land.
Two Murkrow appeared in Tie One On!.
Two Murkrow appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.
A Murkrow appeared in Tree's a Crowd.
A Murkrow appeared in A Bite to Remember.
A Murkrow appeared in Going, Going, Yawn.
In Who's Flying Now?, a Murkrow was featured in the Fortree City Feather Festival.
Multiple Murkrow appeared in Destiny Deoxys.
Multiple Murkrow appeared in The Rise of Darkrai.
A Murkrow appeared in Journey to the Unown!.
Multiple Murkrow appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
In A Rivalry to Gible On!, two Murkrow were living on Mt. Shady.
In Dawn of a Royal Day!, a Coordinator's Murkrow competed in the Arrowroot Contest.
In Casting a Paul on Barry!, a Murkrow flew over Team Rocket.
In Mystery on a Deserted Island!, Cilan's demonstration featured a Murkrow evolving into a Honchkrow.
Multiple Murkrow appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.
In Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!, a wild Murkrow stole a snack that Clemont's Chespin was about to eat.
A Trainer's Murkrow appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.
A Trainer's Murkrow appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.
In A Seasoned Search!, two Murkrow were attracted by Bounsweet's Sweet Scent during her attempts to attract an Oricorio.
In Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?, a Murkrow was scared off by a Gengar.
In Tough Guy Trials!, three Murkrow flew above Team Rocket during a call to Matori.
In Dummy, You Shrunk the Kids!, a Murkrow tried to attack a shrunken Ash and Lillie as they were riding on a Comfey.
In Securing the Future!, three Trainers' Murkrow joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.
Multiple Murkrow appeared in Evolving Research!. One attacked Sophocles's Charjabug but failed to injure it.
In Show Me the Metal!, a Murkrow attempted to steal a nut from one of the Meltan, which had fallen on top of a Pokémon School building. Rowlet eventually retrieved it and gave it back to the Meltan.
In Got Meltan?, a Murkrow stole the Meltan that befriended Rowlet. Though Rowlet got Meltan back, the Murkrow was revealed to still have Meltan's nut.
In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Murkrow competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.
A Trainer's Murkrow appeared in Finding a Legend!.
A Trainer's Murkrow appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.
In Sobble Spies a Stealthy Strategy!, four Murkrow actors shot a scene in an action movie directed by Kublock.
||Murkrow, the Darkness Pokémon. Murkrow confuse would-be attackers by luring them into dark mountain trails, where they are sure to get lost.
||Murkrow, the Darkness Pokémon. Many people believe that if you see a Murkrow at night, it will bring bad luck.
||Goh's Rotom Phone
||Murkrow, the Darkness Pokémon. A Dark and Flying type. If a Murkrow is seen at night, it is considered a bad omen, so many people dislike them.
A Murkrow appeared in The Eclipse.