Mismagius < Honchkrow > Glameow

Species Type
Big Boss Pokémon Dark.pngFlying.png
Number Ability
#430 Insomnia/ Super Luck
Height Weight
2′11″ (0.9m) 60.2 lbs. (27.3kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Murkrow None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Flying 30
Tier EV Yield
UU 2 Attack Points

Honchkrow (ドンカラス) is the 75th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Dark/Flying Type, and is known as the Big Boss Pokémon.

Honchkrow can use one of two Abilities: Insomnia, which gives it an immunity to Sleep; or Super Luck, which doubles the Critical Hit Ratio of its attacks. Honchkrow use a different Dream World Ability than their previous form, as they use the Moxie Ability. This Ability increases its Attack by one stage each time it KO's an opposing Pokémon.

Murkrow can evolve into Honchkrow by using a Dusk Stone.

Honchkrow is in the Flying Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Honchkrow 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Honchkrow takes on the appearance of a dark crow whose head fur resembles that of a cowboy hat. The only parts that aren't dark are its yellow beak, light-colored chest fur and the red portion of its tail, which resembles a bush-like plant.

[edit] Gender Differences

Unlike its previous form Murkrow, Honchkrow doesn't have any differences to differentiate between Male and Female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

The only way to obtain a Honchkrow in Generation IV is to evolve a Murkrow. In Pokémon Black, Wild Honchkrow can be found at Abundant Shrine.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Honchkrow can be found at Sky Rift B1-B15, DPB1-B4 & DPB6-B9 in Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness. In Explorers of Sky, the floor range is the same but the dungeon is known as Sky Fissure. Honchkrow appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Mountain, Weird Rockland and Weird Forest on the even-numbered floors from 12F-22F; and Legendary Volcanic Island on floors 28, 30, 32-34, 36, 39, 43, 46, and 48 & 49; at Legendary Wetland it appears on floors 28-32, 34, 36 & 37, 40, 42-44, 47 and 49; and at Legendary Mountains on floors 31-37, 39, 42-44 and 47.

Honchkrow appears at the Oil Field Hideout in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Honchkrow appears in the Skies of the Oblivia Region in the Present; and in the Dark Temple Missions "Danger! Surrounded by Pokémon!" and "Ground-Shaking Dragon Pokémon!" by defeating it and obtaining its Slate.

Honchkrow can be obtained in the Haunted Zone by battling it after obtaining Murkrow in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Honchkrow appears at the Tech Area's Train Depot after befriending Murkrow. Battle Honchkrow to befriend it, after which you'll be able to call Honchkrow into battle.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Honchkrow is listed as a Common Card in the Platinum set, and as a Rare Card in the Mysterious Treasures, Supreme Victors, Undaunted (2) and Dragons Exalted sets. Honchkrow is listed as an Ultra Rare Card in the Secret Wonders set, this Honchkrow being a Lv. X Card.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Paul has used a Honchkrow since the episode Lost Leader Strategy!. It would lose to Ash's freshly-evolved Staraptor in the episode Pursuing a Lofty Goal, which featured a PokéRinger Contest, and would also be used in Paul's first 6-on-6 battle against Ash. It defeated Grotle, then was substituted.

[edit] Movies

Another trainer would use a Honchkrow in the film The Rise of Darkrai. Wild Honchkrow make an appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

[edit] Manga

Honchkrow's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Honchkrow finds itself in the Under-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. It has great offenses that are more than capable of sweeping, especially if it's using its Hidden Ability Moxie, which makes it even harder for Rock-and-Steel Types to counter than before, but it isn't very fast and the only thing going for it defensively is a relatively high HP statistic.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond None Evolve Murkrow
Pearl/Platinum None Trade
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Murkrow
Black 5% Abundant Shrine (Shaking Spots)
White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black2/White2 None Evolve Murkrow

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond Becoming active at night, it is known to swarm with numerous Murkrow in tow.
IV Pokémon Pearl It makes its Murkrow cronies bring it food. It idles its time away, grooming itself in its nest.
IV Pokémon Platinum If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."
IV Pokémon HeartGold It is merciless by nature. It is said that it never forgives the mistakes of its Murkrow followers.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It is merciless by nature. It is said that it never forgives the mistakes of its Murkrow followers.

V Pokémon Black If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."
V Pokémon White If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."
V Pokémon Black 2 If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called “Summoner of Night."
V Pokémon White 2 If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called “Summoner of Night."

VI Pokémon X If one utters a deep cry, many Murkrow gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night."
VI Pokémon Y Becoming active at night, it is known to swarm with numerous Murkrow in tow.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Speed Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 310 404 -
229 255 349 383
98 109 203 223
Sp. Atk
193 215 309 339
Sp. Def
98 109 203 223
132 147 241 265

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Astonish Ghost.png 30 100 Physical
Start Pursuit Dark.png 40 100 Physical
Start Haze Ice.png N/A N/A Status
Start Wing Attack Flying.png 60 100 Physical
25 Swagger Normal.png N/A 90 Status
35 Nasty Plot Dark.png N/A N/A Status
45 Foul Play Dark.png 95 100 Physical
55 Night Slash Dark.png 70 100 Physical
65 Quash Dark.png N/A 100 Status
75 Dark Pulse Dark.png 80 100 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM12 Taunt Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM29 Psychic Psychic.png 90 100 Special
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.png 80 100 Special
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM41 Torment Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM46 Thief Dark.png 40 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM60 Quash Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM63 Embargo Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM66 Payback Dark.png 50 100 Physical
TM67 Retaliate Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.png -- 100 Status
TM77 Psych Up Normal.png -- -- Status
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.png 100 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.png -- -- Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM95 Snarl Dark.png 55 95 Special
HM02 Fly Flying.png 90 95 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Whirlwind Flying.png -- 100% Status
Drill Peck Flying.png 80 100% Physical
Mirror Move Flying.png -- --% Status
Wing Attack Flying.png 60 100% Physical
Sky Attack Flying.png 140 90% Physical
Confuse Ray Ghost.png -- 100% Status
Featherdance Flying.png -- 100% Status
Perish Song Normal.png -- --% Status
Psycho Shift Psychic.png -- 90% Status
Screech Normal.png -- 85% Status
Faint Attack Dark.png 60 --% Physical
Brave Bird Flying.png 120 100% Physical
Roost Flying.png -- 100% Status
Assurance Dark.png 50 100% Physical

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Dark Pulse Dark.png 80 100% Special
Foul Play Dark.png 95 100% Physical
Heat Wave Fire.png 100 90% Special
Icy Wind Ice.png 55 95% Special
Roost Flying.png -- --% Status
Sky Attack Flying.png 140 90% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snatch Dark.png -- --% Status
Spite Ghost.png -- 100% Status
Superpower Fighting.png 120 100% Physical
Tailwind Flying.png -- --% Status
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special

[edit] Murkrow Exclusive Moves

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
1 Peck Flying.png 35 100 Physical
21 Night Shade Ghost.png ?? 100 Special
25 Assurance Dark.png 50 100 Physical
31 Taunt Dark.png N/A 100 Status
35 Faint Attack Dark.png 60 N/A Physical
41 Mean Look Normal.png N/A N/A Status
51 Tailwind Flying.png N/A N/A Status
55 Sucker Punch Dark.png 80 100 Physical
61 Torment Dark.png N/A 100 Status

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

NOTE: The only way a Honchkrow can learn any of these moves is for its pre-evolved form Murkrow to know them when they are transferred to a Fourth Generation and/or Fifth Generation, then evolving to Honchkrow. Otherwise, Honchkrow won't be able to learn these moves.

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Nightmare Ghost.png -- 100% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Air Cutter Flying.png 55 95% Special
Ominous Wind Ghost.png 60 100% Special
Sucker Punch Dark.png 80 100% Physical
Swift Normal.png 60 --% Special
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
Twister Dragon.png 40 100% Special

[edit] Evolution Line


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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