There are few Dark- and Flying-type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but Murkrow and its evolution Honchkrow are a good choice. Honchkrow has high HP, Attack, and Special Attack stats, making it a somewhat bulky sweeper. If you want to add Honchkrow to your party, you’ll need to get one first. This may leave you wondering how to evolve Murkrow into Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
How to get Honchkrow in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
To evolve Murkrow into Honchkrow in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you need to find a Dusk Stone. Murkrow cannot evolve by simply leveling up, only by using a Twilight Stone. Like the Dawn Stone, the Dusk Stone cannot be purchased from the Delibird Presents store like other evolution stones. Instead, you will need to find one in the wild.
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The best place to search and find a Twilight Stone in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is behind the Montenevera Gymor to east of Cascarrafa. Go to the locations marked below and you will see a Pokéball containing the Dusk Stone.
With the Dusk Stone in hand, you just need to use it on Murkrow to turn it into Honchkrow. Press X to bring up your menu and place Murkrow in your party if he’s not already there. Select Bag and scroll down to Other Items, the tab represented by the candy icon. Scroll down to the Dusk Stone and select it, then use it on Murkrow.
For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, see How to Evolve Rockruff into Dusk Lycanroc in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and How to Evolve Bonsly into Sudowoodo in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in Pro Game Guides.