Corviknight: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

Corviknight: Type, Powers, Strengths, Weaknesses, Evolutions and Moves

The world of Pokémon has been a growing phenomenon since 1996, when the first pair of video games came out in stores. Pokémon started off as a video game series and although new creatures are primarily introduced in the video games, the anime series has become as popular as the video games. As of December 2021, there are almost 900 individual Pokémon identified by the PokéDex and in this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about one of them – Corviknight.

Corviknight is a dual Flying and Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII. It is the third and final evolution of Rookidee; Rookidee evolves to Corvisquire starting at Level 18, and Corvisquire, in turn, evolves into Corviknight starting at Level 38. By using the Dynamax Band, it can evolve into Gigantamax Corviknight. In the anime series, Corviknight is a very useful Pokémon used by people for travel. It is weak to Fire-, and Electric-type moves, and is super effective against Fairy-, Grass-, Bug- and Fighting-type Pokémon.

In this article, we are going to tell you all the information you’ll need if you want to breed a Corviknight in any of the games. You’ll find out about its type, its powers, its strengths and weaknesses, its evolutions, and its moves. We’re going to focus on both the core games, as well as other popular video games based on the Pokémon franchise.

Best moveset

While it is still not in the Pokémon GO videogame, the best moves for your Corvinight, as we can deduce from the currently available in-game moves list, are going to be Steel Wing and Brave Bird if you’re battling Pokémon in Gyms. Namely, this moveset should you the highest total DPS and should, likewise, be the best moveset for PVP battles. The official description for Steel Wing reveals the following: “The target is hit with wings of steel. This may also raise the user’s Defense stat”; as for Brave Bird, the attack is described as follows: “The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. This also damages the user quite a lot.”

Weaknesses and Counters

As a dual Flying and Steel-type Pokémon, Corviknight is super effective against Fairy-, Bug-, Grass- and Fighting-type Pokémon. It is weak against Fire-, and Electric-type Pokémon. It is immune to Poison- and Ground-type attacks. It deals and receives normal damage from Fighting-, Rock-, Ghost-, Water-, Ice-, and Dark-type Pokémon.


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Powers and abilities

Covriknight’s Stats, based on the most recent available data, are:

StatsBase StatsMin-MinMaxMax+Min-MinMaxMax+
HP173 205 337 400  
Special Attack6673105115127142205225 
Special Defense94105137150185206269295 

Although not released yet, thanks to data miners, we know that in Pokémon GO, Corviknight has a Base Stamina of 221, a Base Attack of 163, and a Base Defense of 192.

As for its abilities, they are:

  • Pressure: By putting pressure on the opposing Pokémon, it raises their PP usage. (or)
  • Unnerve: Unnerves opposing Pokémon and makes them unable to eat Berries.
  • Mirror Armor: Bounces back only the stat-lowering effects that the Pokémon receives. (Hidden Ability)


Corviknight is the third and final evolution of Rookidee. Rookidee is a Generation VIII Pokémon that first evolves to Corvisquire at Level 18, after which you simply need to level it up to Level 38 to get Corviknight. Corviknight doesn’t have a Mega Evolution, but it does have a Gigantamax form which lasts for three minutes and is obtained while using the Dynamax Band on Corviknight. This Pokémon doesn’t have any Regional Variants.

Corviknight Evolution 1 1

As of December 2021, Corviknight is still not available in Pokémon GO, so we’ll update these information once this Pokémon is actually released in the game.


As of Generation VIII, the movies that Corviknight can learn are:

  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Corviknight
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Corviknight
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

By leveling up

 Level  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP
1Steel WingSteelPhysical7090%25
1Iron DefenseSteelStatus—%15
1Metal SoundSteelStatus85%40
1Power TripDarkPhysical20100%10
1Hone ClawsDarkStatus—%15
Evo.Steel WingSteelPhysical7090%25
12Fury AttackNormalPhysical1585%20
28Scary FaceNormalStatus100%10
34Drill PeckFlyingPhysical80100%20
50Brave BirdFlyingPhysical120100%15


 Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
TM08Hyper BeamNormalSpecial15090%5
TM09Giga ImpactNormalPhysical15090%5
TM17Light ScreenPsychicStatus—%30
TM26Scary FaceNormalStatus100%10
TM30Steel WingSteelPhysical7090%25
TM47Fake TearsDarkStatus100%20
TM95Air SlashFlyingSpecial7595%15
TR01Body SlamNormalPhysical85100%15
TR13Focus EnergyNormalStatus—%30
TR27Sleep TalkNormalStatus—%10
TR46Iron DefenseSteelStatus—%15
TR48Bulk UpFightingStatus—%20
TR66Brave BirdFlyingPhysical120100%15
TR68Nasty PlotDarkStatus—%20
TR70Flash CannonSteelSpecial80100%10
TR74Iron HeadSteelPhysical80100%15
TR79Heavy SlamSteelPhysical100%10
TR85Work UpNormalStatus—%30
TR99Body PressFightingPhysical80100%10

By transfer from another generation

Since Corviknight was introduced in the most recent Generation, there is no way he could learn moves by transferring from another generation.

Although not released yet, thanks to data miners, we know that in Pokémon GO, Corviknight can use Steel Wing and Air Slash as Fast Attacks, and Brave Bird, Drill Peck, and Iron Head as Charge Attacks. When the Pokémon actually gets released in-game, this list is almost surely going to get expanded, but we’ll have to wait for more info on that.