Marowak, The Bone Keeper Pokémon. It is small and was originally very weak. Its temperament turned ferocious when it began using bones. The bone it holds is its key weapon. It throws the bone skillfully like a boomerang to KO targets. Small and weak, it is adept with its bone club. It has grown more vicious over the ages. It collects bones from an unknown place. A Marowak graveyard exists somewhere in the world, rumors say. It is the evolved form of a Cubone that has overcome its sadness at the loss of its mother and grown tough. It's tempered and hardened spirit is not easily broken.
A Good Moveset for Marowak would have to be this:
Hidden Power Rock OR AncientPower OR Rock Slide
Strategy Using Marowak
With Jolly nature and max EV's in speed, Marowak can
outrun all base 90 speed pokemon that don't have any
Of course, this Marowak must have rock head, to
prevent the recoil damage from Double edge. Its attack
with these current EV places maxes out at 518, that's
pretty impressive, and it will become even more
powerful with the aid of just one swords dance.
If you don't want Swords dance as one of its moves,
then try replacing it with a move such as HP
flying/Bug/Ghost, flying and bug both cover the grass
types that Marowak is weak against (just remember that
you can't have HP rock in the third moveset if you do
use HP Flying/bug/ghost)
Bonemerang becomes especially useful against Pokemon
who like to stall with substitute/subpunch/stall,
since it breaks all subs (apart from flying types,
which is immune to ground type moves).
To make up for Marowak's lack of speed, I suggest you
baton pass speed from a pokemon such as Ninjask(A
ninjask with substitute, which allows it to survive
moves while allowing its ability to boost its speed,
ready for the baton pass)
Max out the EVs in Attack and Speed for Marowak with any remaining in HP
Strategy Against Marowak
Marowak is a Pokémon that you don't want to get hit
by. With a decent base attack and an item that doubles
that, you are dealing with a Pokémon of attack power
that surpasses Groudon and Attack Deoxys (568 is
- In order to defeat Marowak, you'll need decent
prediction skills and something fast with good special
attack and preferably a Water, grass or Ice attack.
Prediction is required for when you switch in your
Pokémon (since no one would send Marowak in versus a
Pokémon with the ability to 1KO it before they can do
anything), since if it takes any damage, it'll most
likely be a KO or near to that. After that, you'll
probably need to predict what Pokémon will be switched
in to replace Marowak, since few people would leave
their Marowak to be fainted.
- If you see Marowak switched in and your Pokémon
isn't a flying type (or a levitator) and has a
Substitute up, chances are, it'll use Bonemarang, so
don't feel confident that you have a Sub to protect
- Also, be aware of the variety of moves Marowak has.
Rock Attacks, a no-recoil Double Edge and the anti-Sub
Bonemarang. Those alone guarantee Marowak to score a
normal damage hit and combined with Hidden Power gives
it a lot of coverage, so don't put any bets on
resisting all of its attacks.
- Finally, don't try to KO Marowak by using physical
attacks unless you've been doing some stat boosting.
110 Base defence is pretty good and since Marowak has
no weaknesses that lie in Physical Defence, you aren't
likely to get a KO. Same for using Special Attacks
that are normally effective. You probably won't get
the KO that you are after.
A good Contest Moveset for Marowak would have to be this for the Tough Contest best with Impish, Lax, Relaxed or Bold Nature:
Strategy Using Marowak
If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Swords dance, 2nd - Rock smash, 3rd - Swords dance, 4th - Rock smash, 5th - Earthquake/Double edge
Locations in Games
Trade from FR/LG
Trade from FR/LG
Fire Red/Leaf Green
Victory Road & Seavault Canyon