Competitive Information for Murkrow [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Murkrow murkrow
Base Stats for Murkrow

Dark / Flying


Evolutions / Family:
Murkrow

Weakness Chart for Dark/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
0.5x
  
2x
  
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
2x
  
  
0x
2x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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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.


Species: Murkrow
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Drill Peck / Sky Attack
- Return
- 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.

Drill Peck is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Flying-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
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).




Species: Murkrow
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Pursuit / Thief
- Icy Wind
- Detect
- Toxic

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.

Pursuit is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if the foe is switching 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).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Beat Up
10
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if the foe is switching out.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Drill Peck
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
Fly
70
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Night Shade
--
100%
15
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Mirror Move
--
--
20
User uses the target's last used move against it.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


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

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