This walkthrough will guide you through everything you need to know on evolving Murkrow into Honchkrow in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The only way you can evolve Murkrow into Honchkrow is by giving it a Dusk Stone. Guide also includes where to catch a Murkrow, How to get a Dusk Stone.
Where to Find Murkrow
The best place and time to catch Murkrow is when walking with Cheryl through Eterna Forest at night. Access Eterna Forest from route 205. There is a 20% chance of finding it in grass or anywhere in the forest. Murkrow can be also be caught in other areas in both Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in the following locations:
- Lost Tower (Floors 1-5)
- Grassland Cave
- Riverbank Cave
- Rocky Cave
- Still-Water Cavern
- Sunlit Cavern
Where to Find a Dusk Stone
There are several evolutionary items you’ll need to find to evolve your Pokémon. The Dusk Stone is one of many evolution items. If you want to make use of the beastly Honchkrow or the special-attacking powerhouse Mismagius, you need to search for a Dusk Stone. This walkthrough will show you where to look for a Dawn Stone in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. There are two Dusk Stones to find.
#1 Galactic Warehouse
First, defeat Jupiter at Lake Acuity to obtain the warehouse storage Key. Go to the Galactic Warehouse area on the left side of Veilstone City. Dusk Stone can be found just inside the warehouse.
#2 Victory Road
After the Elite Four, you can enter a new area on Victory Road. The Dusk Stone can be found in the final room inside of Victory Road area. Once inside, climb all the way to the top on the left and push aside the rocks to reach the Dusk Stone.
#3 Bogsunk Cavern
The third location where you can find Dusk Stone is Bogsunk Cavern inside Grand Underground.
How to Evolve Murkrow Into Honchkrow
Murkrow does not evolve by leveling up. The only way you can evolve Murkrow into Honchkrow is by giving it a Dusk Stone. It is recommended that a player level up until level 25 or 35 after catching a Murkrow. Then, give the dusk Dusk Stone to Murkrow and watch it evolve.
To do so, open your bag, choose the Dusk Stone from it, and then choose the Murkrow from your Party. This will immediately start a short evolution animation, and you will now have an Honchkrow.