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Murkrow (Pokémon)

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Murkrow
ヤミカラス Yamikarasu
#198
198Murkrow.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Dark Flying
Category
Darkness Pokémon
Abilities
Insomnia or Super Luck Prankster
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#213
Hoenn
#343
Sinnoh
#074
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-046
Almia
R-185
Oblivia
R-055 N-186
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
4.6 lbs.
Imperial
2.1 kg
Metric
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F198.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Flying group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 107 Battle Exp.: 1071*

Murkrow (Japanese: ヤミカラス Yamikarasu) is a dual-type Dark/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Honchkrow when exposed to a Dusk Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Murkrow is a small bird Pokémon with black feathers. Murkrow's shaggy, feathery tail bears the resemblance of the end of a broom, and has a small, short, red rod-like beginning segment of it. Murkrow has a crooked, yellow beak that resembles a witch's nose, a feather-crest that resembles a witch's hat and semi-circular eyes with red pupils. Murkrow's neck seems thin in comparison to the size of the head it supports, with an extension of feathers on its neck like a collar. Murkrow has four toes on its yellow feet, three forward and one backward.

Gender differences

Females have a smaller feather crest.

Special abilities

Being a Dark-type, it has most of the abilities and attributes that are standard to them. It also has an effect of unluckiness about it, but it mostly applies to its opponents. It's also possible to train one to repeat words like a real world parrot (as seen under Team Rocket's ownership), though Chatot is more famous for this ability.

Behavior

Murkrow have a fondness for anything that's sparkly and has been known to steal things such as jewelry from people and hide them in all sorts of secret locations. It is these kleptomaniac tendencies that make Murkrow rivals with Meowth. Whenever a Murkrow finds itself being chased, it will lead the attacker to a dark mountain trail where the foe is bound to get itself lost. In the anime, it is said that when a Murkrow flies over someone's head late at night, something bad will happen.

Habitat

Murkrow usually live in forests or swamps, but they have been known to move into cities.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Murkrow are scavengers, and will eat most anything.

In the anime

Murkrow in the anime

Major appearances

Paul's Murkrow

Paul has a Honchkrow who evolved from his Murkrow. It debuted in Top-Down Training!.

Other

Murkrow have been seen causing trouble in Big Town. The first instance was in Pikachu & Pichu in which Pikachu landed on their pole.

Murkrow made its anime debut in All That Glitters! where a flock of Murkrow stole Ash's Badges.

A Murkrow was owned by a witch named Lily in Hocus Pokémon.

While Ash and his friends were searching for a restaurant in Like a Meowth to a Flame, they were attacked by a flock of Murkrow. Ash's Pikachu tried to scare the Murkrow away with Thunderbolt, but they kept on coming back. Tyson's Meowth got rid of the Murkrow by using Fury Swipes on them.

Minor appearances

A Murkrow appeared in Trouble in Big Town where it popped the balloons Little Pichu hanged on.

Several Murkrow were among the inhabitants of the Dragon Holy Land in Great Bowls of Fire!.

Two Murkrow appeared briefly in Pokémon Heroes.

Murkrow appeared in Tree's a Crowd.

Multiple Murkrow appeared in Destiny Deoxys, The Rise of Darkrai and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Two Murkrow appeared in A Rivalry to Gible On!

A Murkrow appeared in A Bite to Remember.

A Murkrow also appeared in Try for the Family Stone!.

A Murkrow appeared in Casting a Paul on Barry! where it flew over Team Rocket.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP184 Murkrow Ash's Pokédex Murkrow, the Darkness Pokémon. Murkrow confuse would-be attackers by luring them into dark mountain trails, where they are sure to get lost.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP040 Murkrow Dawn's Pokédex Murkrow, the Darkness Pokémon. Many people believe that if you see a Murkrow at night it will bring bad luck.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Murkrow as it appears in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gold, Silver, and Crystal all have Murkrow. However, Silver is the only one who actually has it on his team, which has since evolved into a Honchkrow at the start of the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter. Gold caught one at the start of Volume 8 while Crystal caught hers as one of the many Pokémon she captured for Professor Oak's research.

Karen is later seen with two Murkrow. Like Silver, she uses them for flight transport. Ariana of the newest Team Rocket incarnation also has a Murkrow.

In the TCG

Main article: Murkrow (TCG)

In the TFG

One Murkrow figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold Feared and loathed by many, it is believed to bring misfortune to all those who see it at night.
Silver It is said that when chased, it lures its attacker onto dark mountain trails where the foe will get lost.
Crystal It hides any shiny object it finds in a secret location. Murkrow and Meowth loot one another's stashes.
Stadium 2 Feared and loathed by many, it is believed to bring misfortune to all those who see it at night.
Generation III
Ruby Murkrow was feared and loathed as the alleged bearer of ill fortune. This Pokémon shows strong interest in anything that sparkles or glitters. It will even try to steal rings from women.
Sapphire
Emerald Murkrow were feared as the alleged bearers of ill fortune. It shows strong interest in anything that sparkles. It will even try to steal rings from women.
FireRed It is said that when chased, it lures its attacker onto dark mountain trails where the foe will get lost.
LeafGreen Feared and loathed by many, it is believed to bring misfortune to all those who see it at night.
Generation IV
Diamond It is believed that seeing this Pokémon at night will bring about ominous occurrences.
Pearl It appears near travelers to lure them into deep forests. It is said to carry misfortune.
Platinum If spotted, it will lure an unwary person into chasing it, then lose the pursuer on mountain trails.
HeartGold Feared and loathed by many, it is believed to bring misfortune to all those who see it at night.
SoulSilver It is said that when chased, it lures its attacker onto dark mountain trails where the foe will get lost.
Generation V
Black If spotted, it will lure an unwary person into chasing it, then lose the pursuer on mountain trails.
White
Black 2 If spotted, it will lure an unwary person into chasing it then lose the pursuer on mountain trails.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 7, 16, and 18Night
Crystal
Common Routes 7, 16, and 18Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Few Lost Cave (FireRed only)
Colosseum
One Shadow PKMN Lab (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Eterna Forest and Lost TowerNight (Diamond only)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Routes 7, 16Night, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Suburban Area
Generation V
Black White
Rare Abundant Shrine (Black only)
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Pinwheel Forest (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Jet
Endless Level 47
Forever Level 13
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Great Canyon (5F-7F)
Western Cave (1F-2F)
Wish Cave (39F-42F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
World Abyss (B1-B14)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Pueltown
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Teakwood Forest
Dark Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Hauntyard: Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Nintendo event Pokémon in 2001#Murkrow Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2001 5 Never
List of Nintendo event Pokémon in 2002#Murkrow Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2002 5 Never
List of Nintendo event Pokémon in 2002#Murkrow Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2003 5 Never
List of Japanese Nintendo event Pokémon in 2006#Murkrow Gotta Catch 'Em All #3 Japan 2006 10 Never

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 42
42 - 103 80 - 201
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 42
42 - 103 80 - 201
Speed: 91
86 - 157 168 - 309
Total: 405   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
00Start Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
055 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1111 Haze Ice Status 0000 —% 30
1515 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
2121 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
2525 Assurance Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3131 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3535 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
4141 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 —% 5
4545 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
5151 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 30
5555 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
6161 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
6565 Quash Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Murkrow obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Murkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Murkrow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 010}}10% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Murkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Murkrow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SpearowFearowMurkrowHonchkrowWoobatSwoobat Assurance Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwanna
RuffletBraviary
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
ZubatGolbatCrobatNatuXatu Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrio Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
MurkrowHonchkrow Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwanna
FeatherDance Flying Status 100% 15
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwablu
AltariaChatotSigilyph
Mirror Move Flying Status —% 20
SwabluAltaria Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
HoothootNoctowlNatuXatu Psycho Shift Psychic Status 90% 10
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowHoothoot
NoctowlWingullPelipperChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwanna
Roost Flying Status —% 10
GolbatCrobat Screech Normal Status 85% 40
NoctowlAltariaTogekissPidoveTranquillUnfezant
Sigilyph
Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
SigilyphRuffletBraviary
Whirlwind Normal Status 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobat
AerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowTaillowSwellowWingull
PelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptorArchenArcheops
DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary
Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35


  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Murkrow in Generation V
  • 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 Murkrow in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Murkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Murkrow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snatch Dark Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Murkrow can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Murkrow cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Murkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Murkrow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Windswept Sky Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Windswept Sky Roost Flying Status —% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Murkrow can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Murkrow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Murkrow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani198.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP198.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.2%
Friend Area: Flyaway Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't blame me if you get lost in dungeons!
26%-50% HP I have half my HP left, and that's about it.
1%-25% HP I'm doomed... I don't know my way around...
Level up There, I've leveled up. I hope nothing ominous happens...
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up There, I've leveled up. I hope nothing ominous happens...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP198.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Dark  Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
( Dark )
Field move: None
Loops: 9 Min. exp.: 48 Max. exp.: 62
Browser entry  
Murkrow misleads people that enter its forest. Don't lose sight of it!
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dark  Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
( Dark )
Field move: Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by releasing a dark pulse.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Dark  Dark Assist.png
( Dark )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It sends gusts of dark wind to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW198.png PokéPark Pad entry:
You'll find Murkrow following Honchkrow around the garden in the Haunted Zone. Murkrow is an ace at Pelipper's Circle Circuit and Salamence's Air Ace.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PPW198.png Strong: Pikachu icon.png Weak: Snivy icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
They've been Honchkrow's subordinates since he was a leader of the Tech Area. Each of them wants to be a boss someday.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Murkrow
Unevolved
Murkrow
 Dark  Flying 
Dusk Stone
Dusk Stone


Honchkrow
First evolution
Honchkrow
 Dark  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 198.png Spr 2s 198.png Spr 2c 198.png Spr b 2g 198.png
Spr 2g 198 s.png Spr 2s 198 s.png Spr 2c 198 s.png Spr b 2g 198 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 198.png Spr 3e 198.png Spr 3r 198.png Spr b 3r 198.png
Spr 3r 198 s.png Spr 3e 198 s.png Spr 3r 198 s.png Spr b 3r 198 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 198 m.png Spr 4p 198 m.png Spr 4h 198 m.png Spr b 4d 198 m.png
Spr 4d 198 f.png Spr 4p 198 f.png Spr 4h 198 f.png Spr b 4d 198 f.png
Spr 4d 198 m s.png Spr 4p 198 m s.png Spr 4h 198 m s.png Spr b 4d 198 m s.png
Spr 4d 198 f s.png Spr 4p 198 f s.png Spr 4h 198 f s.png Spr b 4d 198 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 198 m.png Spr 5b 198 m.png Spr b 5b 198 m.png
Spr 5b 198 f.png Spr 5b 198 f.png Spr b 5b 198 f.png
Spr 5b 198 m s.png Spr 5b 198 m s.png Spr b 5b 198 m s.png
Spr 5b 198 f s.png Spr 5b 198 f s.png Spr b 5b 198 f s.png
Murkrow For other sprites and images, please see Murkrow images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Murkrow is based on a crow, more specifically the carrion crow. Its crest resembles that of the black hawk-eagle. Its crest can also be taken to resemble a pointed hat, and its tail the bristles of a broom, giving it a resemblance to a witch in flight. In regards to its Generation IV evolution, it can also be taken to resemble a gang member under a head Honchkrow. Its ability to mimic voices is referencing crows' and ravens' ability to imitate other sounds.

Name origin

Murkrow is a combination of murky and crow. It may also be a combination of murder (a group of crows) and crow.

Yamikarasu is a combination of 闇 yami (dark) and 烏 karasu (crow).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヤミカラス Yamikarasu From yami and karasu
France Flag.png French Cornèbre From corneille and ténèbre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Murkrow Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kramurx From Krähe and Murks
Italy Flag.png Italian Murkrow Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니로우 Nirou


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