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Aerodactyl (Pokémon)

Kabutops #141: Kabutops
Pokémon
#143: Snorlax Snorlax
Aerodactyl
Fossil Pokémon
プテラ
Ptera
#142
Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
Mega Aerodactyl
Mega Aerodactyl

Aerodactyl

Aerodactyl

Aerodactyl
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Flying
Unknown Unknown
Mega Aerodactyl
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rock Head or Pressure
Aerodactyl
Cacophony
Cacophony
Unnerve
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability
Tough Claws
Mega Aerodactyl

Mega Aerodactyl Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
7905 - 8159 steps
Height
5'11" 1.8 m
Aerodactyl
6'11" 2.1 m
Mega Aerodactyl
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
130.1 lbs. 59.0 kg
Aerodactyl
174.2 lbs. 79.0 kg
Mega Aerodactyl
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
Aerodactylite {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#142
Kanto
#229
Johto
#297
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#068
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-198
Fiore
R-258
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
202
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
180
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F142.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Aerodactyl (Japanese: プテラ Ptera) is a dual-type Rock/Flying Fossil Pokémon.

It is resurrected from an Old Amber, and while is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Aerodactyl using the Aerodactylite.

Biology

Aerodactyl is a large, bipedal Pokémon. Its head has two vicious eyes, pointed ears and a mouth full of serrated fangs. It has light violet-gray skin over much of its body, two pale violet membranes stretched between its arms and sides. Aerodactyl has plate-like spines going down its back, leading to its strong, triangular spade-tipped tail. Its talon-like feet are capable of scooping up and tightly clutching its prey.

When Aerodactyl Mega Evolves, its body begins to turn to stone, which, according to some researchers, was how it looked before it fossilized.[1] This Pokémon becomes paler and gains multiple black spikes all over its body. There are five spikes on each wing replacing its hands, three on its tail, one large spike on its back, and one on the back of each foot. Five additional spikes appear on its head: two replacing its pointed ears, two on the sides of its face and one on its chin. There are now two black plates above its eyes. It has three dark bumps on its chest: two small marks and a longer mark between the other two. Its eyes have changed to a dark green color.

Due to the sharp appearance of Aerodactyl's fangs, it was originally thought to be a carnivore. However, the anime shows it joyfully consuming fruit. Still, its sharp fangs are very imposing, and are said to be used to rip out the throats of its enemies easily. With its impressive wings, Aerodactyl is well at home within the skies. It fearlessly soars high, letting out its high-pitched cries freely. When at rest it enjoys the safety and seclusion of the mountains where it likes to nest. Aerodactyl is extant using Fossil revitalization, but is considered extinct in the wild.

In the anime

Aerodactyl in the anime

Major appearances

Aerodactyl first appeared in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. It scared off the other Generation I Fossil Pokémon that were chasing Ash and Team Rocket. It then kidnapped the young Trainer, who was rescued by his Charizard. Todd took a photo of this Aerodactyl, which was seen in Pokémon Paparazzi. The same Aerodactyl appeared in a flashback in Who Gets To Keep Togepi? and The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

Fossils of Kabutops and Aerodactyl were resurrected by Annie and Oakley in Pokémon Heroes; in the English dub, they were once used by an evil Pokémon Trainer to torment the civilians of Alto Mare, but were drowned when a Latios brought water to the city. They were sent to chase after Ash and Latias. They have blank, yellow-tinted eyes with no pupils and are lined with a thick black outline.

Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl featured an Aerodactyl that was revived by Gary Oak. The Aerodactyl seemed to enjoy eating a pear-like fruit that grew in the forests of an island. Team Rocket agents Butch and Cassidy wanted to steal this Aerodactyl in order to present it to Dr. Namba, but were stopped by Gary's Umbreon and Dodrio, and the Aerodactyl itself, who sent the two Rockets flying with a Hyper Beam.

Another Aerodactyl appeared in Wild in the Streets, where it terrorized Oreburgh City after being revived from its Fossil state, until it was caught by Dr. Kenzo.

Minor appearances

Two Aerodactyl can be seen flying within the Tree of Beginning in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Also, one appeared in the opening of the movie.

A Mirage Aerodactyl appeared in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon to kidnap Professor Oak and Dr. Yung.

An Aerodactyl made a brief cameo in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

An Aerodactyl appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

An Aerodactyl that can Mega Evolve into Mega Aerodactyl appeared in Mega Evolution Special I.

An Aerodactyl appeared as a skeleton in an exhibit in the Ambrette Town laboratory in Coming Back Into The Cold!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP046 Aerodactyl Ash's Pokédex Aerodactyl, an extinct Flying Pokémon. Its hard fangs suggest that it was a carnivore. Its sharp claws were probably used to capture prey.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP017 Aerodactyl Dawn's Pokédex Aerodactyl, the Fossil Pokémon. An ancient Flying-type, it is equipped with sharp saw-like teeth.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Aerodactyl in Pokémon Adventures

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

An Aerodactyl appeared in Fossil + Pokémon = Aerodactyl!? where it got revived from an Old Amber.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Red obtains an Aerodactyl from a resurrected piece of Old Amber which he revives in Holy Moltres and names it Aero. He has since then used it extensively for aerial transportation and combat. Another appeared as a silhouette in the Holy Moltres in Blaine's fantasy of what the Old Amber would turn into when it was revived.

Lance has his own Aerodactyl that he also uses for aerial transportation and combat which first appeared in Extricated from Exeggutor. He also owns multiple other Aerodactyl which were used in his Dragon-type army that were used to attack the mainlands of Kanto. They first appeared in Playing Horsea.


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Lance owns an Aerodactyl as seen in Space Havoc!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Aerodactyl (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A ferocious, prehistoric Pokémon that goes for the enemy's throat with its serrated saw-like fangs.
Blue
Yellow A savage Pokémon that died out in ancient times. It was resurrected using DNA taken from amber.
Stadium A Pokémon that was resurrected from the genes of an ancient dinosaur. With sharp fangs, it is very vicious.
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 A vicious Pokémon from the distant past. It appears to have flown by spreading its wings and gliding.
Generation 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
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.
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V
Black A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
White
Black 2 A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
White 2
Generation 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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Revive Old Amber at Cinnabar Island's Pokémon Lab
Blue (Japan)
Revive Old Amber at Cinnabar Island's Pokémon Lab
Yellow
Revive Old Amber at Cinnabar Island's Pokémon Lab
Generation II
Gold Silver
Trade Chansey on Route 14
Crystal
Trade Chansey on Route 14
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Revive Old Amber at Cinnabar Island's Pokémon Lab
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Revive Old Amber at the Oreburgh Mining Museum
Platinum
Revive Old Amber at the Oreburgh Mining Museum
HeartGold SoulSilver
Revive Old Amber at the Pewter Museum of Science
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation IV
Black White
Revive from Old Amber at the Nacrene Museum
Black 2 White 2
Revive from Old Amber at the Nacrene Museum
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Revive from Old Amber at the Ambrette Town Fossil Lab

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Cinnabar Island
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Randomly on the Ruby Field
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 4
Forever Level 53
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Sky Tower (21F-25F)
Sky Tower Summit (1F-8F)
Pitfall Valley (15F-25F)
Joyous Tower (90F-99F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Peril Cliffs
My Pokémon Ranch Random trade with Hayley*
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎
Pokémon Rumble Blast Canyon: Sunny Seashore (post ending)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Granite Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Rock Throw Aerodactyl English United States 5 February 21 to 27, 2003
BWB2W2 Pokémon Adventure Camp Aerodactyl Japan Japanese 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Ranch Kasib Berry Kasib Berry (100%)
Events* Babiri Berry Babiri Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Aerodactyl
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total: 515   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 60.


Mega Aerodactyl
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 135
126 - 205 247 - 405
Defense: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Total: 615   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
00Start Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
00Start Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
00Start Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
099 Roar Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1717 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
2525 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3333 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4141 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4949 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100100% 10
5757 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
6565 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
7373 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
8181 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Aerodactyl obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Aerodactyl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Aerodactyl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Aerodactyl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Aerodactyl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SpearowFearowMurkrowHonchkrowWoobatSwoobat Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmory Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
AltariaArchenArcheops Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
Hoothoot Noctowl Foresight Normal Status —% 40
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrow
WingullPelipper
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowHoothoot
NoctowlWingullPelipperChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwannaFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame
NoibatNoivern
Roost Flying Status —% 10
SkarmoryFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotXatuMurkrowHonchkrow
PelipperPidoveTranquillUnfezantSigilyphDucklett
SwannaRuffletBraviaryFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame
NoibatNoivern
Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
SigilyphRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
Wingull Wide Guard* Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Aerodactyl in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Aerodactyl in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Aerodactyl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Aerodactyl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Aerodactyl can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Aerodactyl cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Aerodactyl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Aerodactyl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin142.png Pin142.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS142.png PinRS142.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani142.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP142.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.4%
Friend Area: Ancient Relic
Phrases
51%-100% HP It isn't just birds that can fly!
26%-50% HP Blast it... Only half HP already?
1%-25% HP I've had it... I can barely keep flying...
Level up Yes! I leveled up! Watch me soar higher!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yes! I leveled up! Watch me soar higher!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP142.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Rock  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 93 Max. exp.: 118
Browser entry  
Aerodactyl freely roams the sky while loosing devastating rays.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Rock  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Browser entry  
It flies around while firing a powerful beam and supersonic waves from its mouth.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW142.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Aerodactyl, along with Staraptor, is the Caretaker of the sky in the Granite Zone. Look up and marvel at his amazing skill at Salamence's Air Ace.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

142Aerodactyl.png
Unevolved
Aerodactyl
 Rock  Flying 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 142.png Spr b g1 142.png Spr 1y 142.png Spr b g1 142.png Spr 1g 142.png Spr b g1 142.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 142.png Spr b 2g 142.png Spr 2s 142.png Spr b 2g 142.png Spr 2c 142.gif Spr b 2c 142.png
Spr 2g 142 s.png Spr b 2g 142 s.png Spr 2s 142 s.png Spr b 2g 142 s.png Spr 2c 142 s.gif Spr b 2g 142 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 142.png Spr b 3r 142.png Spr 3e 142.gif Spr b 3r 142.png Spr 3f 142.png Spr b 3f 142.png
Spr 3r 142 s.png Spr b 3r 142 s.png Spr 3e 142 s.gif Spr b 3r 142 s.png Spr 3f 142 s.png Spr b 3f 142 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 142.png Spr b 4d 142.png Spr 4d 142.png Spr b 4p 142.png Spr 4h 142.png Spr b 4h 142.png
Spr 4d 142 s.png Spr b 4d 142 s.png Spr 4d 142 s.png Spr b 4p 142 s.png Spr 4h 142 s.png Spr b 4h 142 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 142.png Spr b 5b 142.png Spr 5b 142.png Spr b 5b 142.png
Spr 5b 142 s.png Spr b 5b 142 s.png Spr 5b 142 s.png Spr b 5b 142 s.png
Front Back Front Back
142MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Aerodactyl images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Skeletal sprites

Spr 1g 142 f.png Spr 1b 142 f.png Spr 3f 142 f.png
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Origin

It appears to be based upon pterosaurs, prehistoric flying reptiles, particularly the rhamphorhynchoidea branch, due to Aerodactyl's possession of teeth and a long tail. It also seems to possess some dragon-like characteristics, such as that of a wyvern, a two legged variety of dragon, which would explain its being on Lance's team.

Name origin

Aerodactyl is a combination of aero (Greek for air) and pterodactyl.

Ptera derives from pterosaur.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese プテラ Ptera From pterosaur
France Flag.png French Ptéra Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Aerodactyl Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Aerodactyl Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Aerodactyl Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프테라 Peutera Transliteration of Japanese name


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Last modified on 16 September 2014, at 01:08