Welcome, Trainers. In this installment of Generation Preparation, we'll be taking a look at the Big Boss Pokémon, Honchkrow.
CATEGORY: Big Boss Pokémon
TYPE: Dark / Flying
HEIGHT: 2' 11"
WEIGHT: 60.2 lbs.
MAX CP: 2566
Honchkrow is the evolved form of Murkrow. In the main-series games, Murkow needs a Dusk Stone to evolve into Honchkrow. It's unknown if Niantic will add this item into Pokémon GO or not.
PLACE IN THE META: Honchkrow is definitely an improvement over Murkrow. Its evolved stats will definetly make it a viable Dark-type and / or Flying-type attacker, assuming it gets the best-possible moves. Honchkrow is not forecasted to be the best possible attacker in either of those categories, but is certainly expected to be up there in the ranks.
Honchkrow is a Dark-type and a Flying-type. This means it is resistant to Grass-, Dark-, and Ghost-type attacks, and "immune" to Psychic-type and Ground-type attacks. Honchkrow is weak to Ice-, Electric-, Rock-, and Fairy-type attacks.
LIKELY MOVEPOOL: Out of the Fast Moves we currently have in Pokémon GO, the following are the ones that seem most likely to be given to Honchkrow:
Out of the Charged Moves we currently have in Pokémon GO, the following are the ones that seem most likely to be given to Honchkrow:
Should Niantic add any new moves, the following are good candidates for Honchkrow's movepool:
LOOKING AHEAD: Looking beyond Generation 4, Honchkrow gains no evolution, exclusive Z-Move, or Mega Evolution.
Thanks for reading, Trainers!
SOURCE: Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook, The Official National Pokédex: Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon Edition, Stats Calculated by GO Hub | IMAGE CREDIT: The Pokémon Company
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