Competitive Information for Murkrow [Gold/Silver]
Dark / Flying
Evolutions / Family:
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Murkrow? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Murkrow is an astounding Dark and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's not-uncommon to see Murkrow show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Murkrow is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Drill Peck / Sky Attack
- Shadow Ball
- Steel Wing
Physical Sweeper Murkrow (Retro)
Murkrow is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Murkrow from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2).
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Murkrow's defense by 1 stage).
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Pursuit / Thief
- Icy Wind
Special Sweeper Murkrow (Retro)
Murkrow is an outstanding Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Murkrow from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Thief is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Murkrow has no item, it steals the target's).
♦ Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Murkrow this turn).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Murkrow learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Murkrow can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Murkrow
- Moves: Psych Up + Haze
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Detect, Endure, Protect
- Moves that Break Screens: Haze
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