Prior to the start of the chapter, Murkrow was used to help Silver track down Lance, as seen in a flashback in Popular Pupitar. After finding him Murkrow battled his two Dragonair. Due to the darkness Lance returned them, allowing Murkrow to attack with Pursuit. The attack struck his Pupitar and ended the quick battle. After this Lance read Murkrow's memories in order to figure out what Silver wanted from him.
In Tyranitar War, Murkrow participated in Silver's battle against Gold. When Gold had Polibo attack Silver's Tyranitar with Water Gun Murkrow blocked the attack with Wing Attack, allowing Tyranitar to finish Polibo off. Later Murkrow helped Silver capture the Red Gyarados, using Pursuit to stop him from retreating.
In Delibird Delivery - 2, Murkrow chased the Masked Man and his Delibird after the two fled from battle. After catching up Murkrow attempts to attack Delibird but is quickly attacked in return by Blizzard. The Masked Man further taunts Silver by telling him that he played right into his trap. Despite this Silver recovers and has Murkrow deliver a barrage of Pecks at the Masked Man. Silver then uses his Gyarados to bring all the Gyarados that were forcibly evolved to him and launches a powerful Hyper Beam at him. Despite the attack though Silver is quickly defeated.
Honchkrow is often very quiet and tends to stay towards the sidelines unless needed. Despite this he is a fierce and powerful Pokémon, which is often seen when someone he cares about is in trouble. Honchkrow is also very stubborn at times and refuses to change his mind when he sets himself to a goal. He is Silver's main means of aerial transportation. As mentioned by Lance, Honchkrow has a strong memory and can remember everything that his Trainer has said and does.