Honchkrow, The Big Boss Pokémon. It is merciless by nature. It is said that it never forgives the mistakes of its Murkrow followers. It makes its MURKROW cronies bring it food. It idles its time away, grooming itself in its nest. If one utters a deep cry, many MURKROW gather quickly. For this, it is called "Summoner of Night".
Honchkrow is such a cool Pokémon, and a huge improvement from Murkrow. It has amazing Attack, a nice movepool, nice stats in general, and is just awesome. Despite its base 100 HP, Honchkrow suffers from having being incredibly frail thanks to Stealth Rock and its ridiculously bad bad defences.
Insomina: This prevents Honchkrow from falling asleep which can be handy but falls short of usefulness in comparison to the other ability.
Honchkrow was band from hanging out in street alleys
- Brave Bird
Man, Honchkrow hits hard. Brave Bird is a base 120 STAB move that completely wrecks anything that doesn't resist it. The recoil sucks, but it isn't like Honchkrow will last long anyway. Superpower wrecks most Steel types that want to take Honchkrow's STAB moves on. It also gets amazing coverage with Honchkrow's Dark moves. Night Slash leeches off of Superpower and is a great move in general. Sucker Punch is stronger and more on the revenge killing side of things.
- Brave Bird
This mixed Honchkrow is a monster. Attacking from both sides of the spectrum really makes it a threat. Brave Bird is the really powerful attack, just be careful of the recoil. Superpower murders a lot of Steel types, with Heat Wave there to take out any others. Sucker Punch is a great move that bypasses Honchkrow's bad Speed, so it really needs using.
The head honch has a Nasty Plot in store
- Nasty Plot
This Honchkrow variation is a huge surprise, considering most Honchkrow used are physical. Nasty Plot boosts Honchkrow's already nice Special Attack to pretty big levels. Dark Pulse is your standard move, reliable, STAB, and strong. Heat Wave takes out any Steel types that don't care about the other moves, and it really does take them out quickly. As this is a special set, Honchkrow is required to have Superpower to decimate a certain egg carrying blob, as well as a few other Pokémon.
EVs and Nature:
Every single Honchkrow set
Drill Peck, Mean Look, Perish Song, Substitute, Thunder Wave, Taunt
Steel types are the best switch ins to Honchkrow. They resist both STABs and can hurt it badly due to its awful defences. Skarmory, Forretress, Metagross, and Scizor are all great examples, although they all have to watch out for Heat Wave and repeated Brave Bird for Scizor and Forretress. Heatran is the best switch in thanks to resisting the STABs of Honchkrow, but also being immune to Heat Wave, although it does have to watch out for Superpower. Stuff like Gyarados and bulky Waters in general can do really well against Honchkrow, but Gyarados specifically because of Intimidate. Tyranitar is another good switch in, just don't get hit by Superpower.
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