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Best Moveset for Honchkrow in Pokemon GO

We've explained the best moveset for Honchkrow in Pokemon GO.
We've explained the best moveset for Honchkrow in Pokemon GO. / The Pokemon Company, Niantic Labs

We've explained the best moveset for Honchkrow in Pokemon GO.

Trainers have the chance to obtain their very own Honchkrow thanks to Murkrow's Spotlight Hour this Tuesday, Oct. 26. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pokemon GO trainers will be able to encounter Murkrow at a much higher rate with the chance to be shiny. All those who participate in the event will benefit from twice the experience for evolving their Murkrows.

So, with such an evolutionary-centric condition, what better information to have than the best moveset for Honchkrow?

Best Moveset for Honchkrow in Pokemon GO

Honchkrow is a dark and flying-type, meaning that dark and flying-type moves will prompt the game's 20% Same-Type Attack Bonus (STAB) buff. Therefore, the best moveset for this Pokemon contains the quick move Snarl and charged move Brave Bird.

Snarl is a dark-type move listed with 12 damage, but does 13 damage per second (DPS). It generates just over 12 energy per second (EPS). Despite the other move in Honchkrow's move pool, Peck, also benefiting from STAB as a flying-type move, Snarl is still the better choice. Peck only does 12 DPS with a 10 EPS output.

There are three charged moves that benefit from STAB in Honchkrow's move pool: Brave Bird, Sky Attack, and Dark Pulse. Sky Attack and Dark Pulse are both listed at 80 damage with the former doing 48 DPS and the latter doing 32 DPS. They cost 25 and just over 16 energy per cast, respectively. These aren't terrible options, of course, but they don't hold up against Brave Bird.

Brave Bird is listed with 130 damage and does 78 DPS at 50 energy per cast. This may seem like a lot, but, given the other options, the trade off is typically worth it.

Trainers can evolve their Murkow into a Honchkrow using 100 candies and a Sinnoh Stone. Honchkrow can have a maximum CP of 3065 and maximum HP 201 at level 50. Its highest stat is it attack, clocking in at 243.