Murkrow, The Darkness Pokémon. Feared by many, it is believed to bring misfortune to all who see it at night. When it is chased, it lures it's attackers into a Dark Mountain with trails where the attacker will get lost. It hides any shiny objects it finds in a secret location. Murkrow and Meowth have been known to loot eachother's stashes. It has even been known to steal rings off of women.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Murkrow would have to be this:


Drill Peck
Confuse Ray
Shadow Ball
Hidden Power Fighting

Items Attached:

Liechi Berry

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Murkrow

Murkrow has been given some of the worst stats defense wise. However its speed and attack strengths allows it to work well as both a physical sweeper and special sweeper(although the special sweeper is a little risky).
Baton passing Speed and attack from Ninjask would benefit this pokemon and would make it quite a decent pokemon. The EV's are to boost Murkrow's attack and Speed.
The nature, Jolly, helps promote Murkrow's speed while hindering the stat it isn't using, special attack.
Drill peck gains STAB due to being a part flying type. It also loses its weakness to fighting types. However, its chances of surviving most strong physical/special attacks are low.
Use confuse ray against your opponent so if it gives the chance of hitting itself, and gives you time to attack too. Shadow ball and HP fighting to cover some more types. If you wish, replace HP fighting with HP rock.
Murkrow as a pokemon isn't the best defense wise, but with boosts from baton passers it could be considered powerful.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Speed & Attack for Murkrow with any remaining in HP

Strategy Against Murkrow

Murkrow's defenses are both equally low so any attack except Psychic should topple it. Electric and Ice will work very well

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Murkrow would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:


Aerial Ace
Confuse Ray
Shadow Ball
Perish Song

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Murkrow

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Aerial ace, 2nd - Confuse ray, 3rd - Aerial ace/Shadow ball, 4th - Perish song, 5th - Aerial ace

Locations in Games


Trade from C/FR/LG


Snatched From Cipher Peon Lare in Shadow Research Institute

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Island 5 Cave (Fire Red Only)

Animé Appearences

Murkrow has had a few Animé Appearences although many were cameos. It's first appearence was in Millennium town, causing problems high up in the air. After that a group stole all of Ash's Badges and Ash had to get them back. After that, a Pokémon Witch had one to help get ingredients for a potion that turns Ash into a Pikachu

Short 3: Pikachu & Pichu!
Episode 186: All That Glitters!
Winter 7: Balloon Strife
Episode 243: Hocus Pokémon!
Episode 255: Great Bowls Of Fire!
Movie 5: Heroes - Latios & Latias!
Episode 270: Tie One On!
Episode 283: Tree's A Crowd!
Episode 287: A Bite To Remember!
Episode 332: Heat Badge! Win The Blazing Battle!
Episode 360: Fortree City's Feather Carnival!
Pichu Bros. Party Panic!

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