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Marowak (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Cubone
Pokémon
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Marowak
ガラガラ Garagara
#105
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Ground '
Category
Bone Keeper Pokémon
Abilities
Rock Head or Lightningrod
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#105
Johto
#204
Hoenn
#273
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3′03″
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
99.2 lbs.
Imperial
45.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F105.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Monster group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 124 Battle Exp.: 1241*

Marowak (Japanese: ガラガラ Garagara) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Cubone at level 28.

Biology

Physiology

It looks mostly like a larger Cubone. Its head has grown into the skull it wore as a baby, changing its shape.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Marowak are highly skilled at fighting with the bones they carry around, capable of using them as Template:M2 for close combat or as Template:M2 throwing weapons.

Marowak, and its pre-evolution, Cubone, are the only known Pokémon that learn Bone Club and Bonemerang.

Behavior

Upon evolution, Marowak has overcome the grief of never seeing its mother. Its behavior has become ferocious and savage.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Marowak anime.JPG
Marowak in the anime

Marowak first appeared in Bad to the Bone under the ownership of Otoshi, who had recently got his gym badges stolen by Team Rocket. The Marowak left Otoshi because it felt that if he lost his badges, he lost the respect Marowak had for him. Marowak finally decided to come back and help its trainer when he battled Team Rocket to get his badges back.

Luana, the Gym Leader of Kumquat Island, used a Marowak and an Alakazam against Ash's Pikachu and Charizard in Pokémon Double Trouble.

During the first round of the Hoenn League in From Brags to Riches, Morrison's opponent, Gavin, used a Marowak and a Machamp against Morrison's Gligar and Growlithe. Gavin's Marowak defeated Morrison's Growlithe and was defeated by Morrison's Gligar.

In The Ole' Berate and Switch, a Pokémon trainer used a Marowak in a fake tournament that was created by Team Rocket.

At the start of Gymbaliar, Jessie faced an a opponent with a Marowak. It defeated her Dustox.

In the manga

Super Nerd William used a Marowak in Template:PSV of Pokémon Special to attack Yellow using its Bonemerang.

In the TCG

Main article: Marowak (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red The bone it holds is its key weapon. It throws the bone skillfully like a Template:M2 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 began using bones as weapons.
Generation II
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
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 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.
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 Template:M2 to KO targets.
Generation IV
Diamond From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
Pearl From its birth, this savage Pokémon constantly holds bones. It is skilled in using them as weapons.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Rare Victory Road
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Unknown Dungeon
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Rock Tunnel
Crystal
Rare Rock Tunnel
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Victory Road, Seven Island
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Capture from Cipher Admin Eldes)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Cubone
Platinum
None Evolve Cubone
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In addition, an uncatchable but wild ghost version of a Marowak mother appeared in Pokémon Tower during Generation I and III.

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 3
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Evolve from Cubone
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Mt. Travail (1F-19F)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 425   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 50.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 44+ Purified moves
Shadow End Shadow Box XD 105.png Sing Normal
Shadow Panic Shadow Earthquake Ground
-- Swords Dance Normal
-- Rock Slide Rock

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 105.png Spr 1y 105.png Spr 1g 105.png Spr b g1 105.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 105.png Spr 2s 105.png Spr 2c 105.gif Spr b 2g 105.png
Spr 2g 105 s.png Spr 2s 105 s.png Spr 2c 105 s.gif Spr b 2g 105 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 105.png Spr 3e 105.png Spr 3f 105.png Spr b 3r 105.png
Spr 3r 105 s.png Spr 3e 105 s.png Spr 3f 105 s.png Spr b 3r 105 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 105.png Spr 4d 105.png Spr 4h 105.png Spr b 4d 105.png
Spr 4d 105 s.png Spr 4d 105 s.png Spr 4h 105 s.png Spr b 4d 105 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 105.png Spr 5b 105.png Spr b 5b 105.png
Spr 5b 105 s.png Spr 5b 105 s.png Spr b 5b 105 s.png
Marowak For other sprites and images, please see Marowak images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Marowak's original English name was going to be "Guardia," the spanish word for guardian.
  • Marowak's Generation I sprites show it with bone-like spikes on its back. They were dropped in later generations.
  • When holding the Thick Club, Marowak can reach an absolute maximum Attack stat of 568 – the highest non-boosted Attack stat in the game.
  • Until the release of Lucario (which can learn Bone Rush) in Generation IV, Marowak had three signature moves, tying with Vespiquen and Porygon-Z for the most signature moves.

Origin

It may be based on the Aboriginal people who throw boomerangs to catch food.

Name origin

Marowak's name might be 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 Template:P2.

In other languages

  • German: Knogga - from Knochen (bone).
  • French: Ossatueur - Os is French for bone, and tueur means slayer.
  • Korean: 텅구리 Tungguri

Notes


External links

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