Aerodactyl

Aerodactyl
プテラ
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Kabutops < Aerodactyl > Mega Aerodactyl
Species
Type
Fossil Pokémon
Rock.gif Flying.gif
Number
Ability
#142
Height
Weight
5’11" (1.8 m)
130.1 lbs. (59kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Aerodactyl (プテラ) is the 142nd Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Rock/Flying-Type, and is known as the Fossil Pokémon.

Aerodactyl can use one of two Abilities; Rock Head, which protects it from receiving recoil damage from moves where it would receive it, or Pressure, which doubles the PP of moves used by opponents. Its Hidden Ability is Unnerve, which prevents its opponents from using held Berries.

Aerodactyl does not evolve and does not have a pre-evolved form, but can Mega Evolve into Mega Aerodactyl.

Aerodactyl is in the Flying Egg Group, and its Egg takes 8,960 steps to hatch. It takes Aerodactyl 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Aerodactyl's design is based off of pterosaurs. Its body is purple in color, with large, darker purple widespread wings. It has pointed ears, and has a long snout and large lower jaw. Aerodactyl has small hands on its wings, and both of its feet contain two toes. Its long tail is tipped like an arrow.

Gender Differences

Aerodactyl does not have any distinctive features to differentiate between the male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

In most of its game appearances, the only way to obtain Aerodactyl is to revive an Old Amber. In Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, one can be obtained from the Pewter Museum. This carries over in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Instead of a fossil revival, an Aerodactyl can be traded for in-game on Route 14 by trading a Chansey in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, Old Amber can be mined in the Sinnoh Underground after the defeat of the Elite Four. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, they can be found by using Rock Smash on breakable rocks in the Ruins of Alph.

A Worker at Twist Mountain gives the player a random fossil once a day, including an Old Amber in Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2. They can also be bought in Join Avenue.

In Pokémon X and Y, breakable rocks can be smashed in Glittering Cave to uncover Old Amber. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, these rocks can be broken at different Mirage Islands.

A gift Aerodactyl is given to the player from a woman in Seafolk Village.

Spin-Off Games

Trading Card Game

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Movies

Manga

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Aerodactyl is in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With a phenomenal base 130 Speed stat that puts it ahead of Pokémon like Sneasel and Virizion as well as certain Choice Scarf users like Hoopa and Emboar, Aerodactyl is a great revenge killer and late-game cleaner. It is only outsped by Accelgor and Choice Scarf users with a base Speed higher than 70, and its good base 105 Attack and usable offensive movepool make it a very potent threat. As the tier's fastest Pursuit user, Aerodactyl can trap certain frail Pokémon that try to switch out on it like Hoopa and Fletchinder. Its best set is a Life Orb attacker set that utilizes the combination of STAB Stone Edge and Earthquake to hit the majority of the tier for neutral damage while having Pursuit trapping ability and Aerial Ace to revenge kill Virizion or Roost to maintain longevity. Aerodactyl's flaws lie in its mediocre bulk which can give it trouble switching into certain attacks and its inability to break through bulky defensive walls. It also has some common weaknesses to Steel, Rock, and Ice attacks.

Aerodactyl is also viable in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. While outclassed by Mega Aerodactyl for the most part, base form Aerodactyl still has a niche as a suicide Stealth Rock lead. With a great Speed stat and Taunt, Aerodactyl is usually assured an opportunity to set up Stealth Rock while preventing the opposition from doing the same. It can Taunt Defoggers, and against Rapid Spin users like Mega Blastoise and Tentacruel, it can use Double-Edge to knock itself out after it has been knocked down to its Focus Sash. For Forretress, Aerodactyl can run Fire Blast and tear it apart in that regard. However, Aerodactyl cannot run any other viable sets in UU due to the presence of Mega Aerodactyl, and a suicide lead is rather team specific and can sometimes struggle in certain matchups.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow -- Revive Old Amber
Gold/Silver/Crystal Only One Route 14 (Trade for Chansey)
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen -- Revive Old Amber
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum -- Revive Old Amber
HeartGold/SoulSilver -- Revive Old Amber
Black/White -- Revive Old Amber
Black 2/White 2 -- Revive Old Amber
X/Y -- Revive Old Amber
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire -- Revive Old Amber
Sun/Moon Only One Seafolk Village (Gift)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red A ferocious, prehistoric Pokémon that goes for the enemy's throat with its serrated saw-like fangs.
Blue A ferocious, prehistoric Pokémon that goes for the enemy's throat with its serrated saw-like fangs.
Yellow A savage Pokémon that died out in ancient times. It was resurrected using DNA taken from amber.
II Gold A vicious Pokémon from the distant past, it appears to have flown by spreading its wings and gliding.
Silver This vicious Pokémon is said to have flown in ancient skies while shrieking high-pitched cries.
Crystal In prehistoric times, this Pokémon flew freely and fearlessly through the skies.
III Ruby Aerodactyl is a Pokémon from the age of dinosaurs. It was regenerated from genetic material extracted from amber. It is imagined to have been the king of the skies in ancient times.
Sapphire Aerodactyl is a Pokémon from the age of dinosaurs. It was regenerated from genetic material extracted from amber. It is imagined to have been the king of the skies in ancient times.
Emerald Aerodactyl is a Pokémon from the age of dinosaurs. It was regenerated from DNA extracted from amber. It is imagined to have been the king of the skies.
FireRed It was regenerated from a dinosaur's genetic matter that was found in amber. It flies with high-pitched cries.
LeafGreen A ferocious, prehistoric Pokémon that goes for the enemy's throat with its serrated, sawlike fangs.
IV Diamond A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
Pearl A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
Platinum A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
HeartGold A vicious Pokémon from the distant past, it appears to have flown by spreading its wings and gliding.
SoulSilver This vicious Pokémon is said to have flown in ancient skies while shrieking high-pitched cries.
V Black A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
White A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
Black 2 A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
White 2 A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
VI X It was regenerated from a dinosaur's genetic matter that was found in amber. It flies with high-pitched cries.
Y This vicious Pokémon is said to have flown in ancient skies while shrieking high-pitched cries.
Omega Ruby Aerodactyl is a Pokémon from the age of dinosaurs. It was regenerated from genetic material extracted from amber. It is imagined to have been the king of the skies in ancient times.
Alpha Sapphire Aerodactyl is a Pokémon from the age of dinosaurs. It was regenerated from genetic material extracted from amber. It is imagined to have been the king of the skies in ancient times.
VII Sun A Pokémon from the age of the dinosaurs. It used its sawlike fangs to shred its prey before eating them.
Moon In ancient times, it ruled the skies. A widely accepted theory is that it went extinct due to a large meteor impact.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
80
. 270 364 .
Atk
105
193 215 309 339
Def
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Atk
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
75
139 155 249 273
Speed
130
238 265 359 394

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Start Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Fire Fang Fire.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Thunder Fang Electric.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Wing Attack Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
Start Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Scary Face Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
9 Roar Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
17 Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
25 Ancient Power Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
33 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
41 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
49 Sky Drop Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
57 Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
65 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
73 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
81 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM51 Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Other.png
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM59 Brutal Swing Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM76 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Assurance Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Dragon Breath Dragon.gif 60 100 Special.png
Foresight Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Physical.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Whirlwind Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Wide Guard Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 175 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 120*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 160*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 200*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 175 -- Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 120 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 160 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

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Aerodactyl

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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