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Aerodactyl
Fossil Pokémon
プテラ
Ptera
#142
Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
Mega Aerodactyl
Mega 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
Mega Aerodactyl
Cacophony
Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Tough Claws
Mega Aerodactyl
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
8995 - 9251 steps
Height
5'11" 1.8 m
Aerodactyl
6'11" 2.1 m
Mega Aerodactyl
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
130.1 lbs. 59.0 kg
Aerodactyl
174.2 lbs. 79.0 kg
Mega Aerodactyl
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Aerodactylite [[|]]
Base experience yield
202
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
180
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Aerodactyl
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
Mega Aerodactyl
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
Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
Mega Aerodactyl
Footprint
F142.png None.png
Mega Aerodactyl
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

Contents

Biology

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Aerodactyl is a reptilian, bipedal Pokémon with large, membranous wings. It has small, sharply pointed ears, narrow eyes, a ridged snout with a gaping mouth, and a strong lower jaw full of serrated fangs. Its body is covered in light purplish gray skin with violet wing membranes. Aerodactyl's wings consist of a membrane running from the side of the body to the tip of an elongated finger. The clawed hands at the end of each wing allow it to grasp objects. There is a hump-like ridge with a single spike on its back and it has a strong tail with an arrow-shaped tip. Its talon-like feet have two toes in front and one in the back and are capable of scooping up and tightly clutching its prey in flight.

Aerodactyl is extant using Fossil revitalization but is considered extinct in the wild. However, modern technology cannot perfectly restore Aerodactyl to its original appearance. Due to the sharp appearance of Aerodactyl's fangs, it was originally thought to be exclusively a carnivore. However, the anime shows it joyfully consuming fruit. Due to being restored from the DNA of an Old Amber, a revived Aerodactyl displays much more aggressive behavior than expected, which usually leads to casualties.

Its serrated fangs and ferocious attitude were nevertheless very imposing, and it is said to be have been capable of effortlessly ripping out enemies' throats. These fangs can also tear trough any skin of a Pokémon to pieces, especially Steel-type. By spreading its impressive wings, Aerodactyl is believed to have flown by gliding through the skies, freely letting out its high-pitched cries. However, its walk was weak and slow when it touched the ground. When at rest it enjoyed the safety and seclusion of the mountains, where it liked to nest. There is well known theory that believes a large meteor impact caused Aerodactyl's extinction.

When Aerodactyl Mega Evolves, its eyes turn green and the body begins to turn to stone, which some researchers believe was its original appearance before fossilization. It grows larger in size and sprouts jagged black spikes all over its body: five spikes at the wrist joint of each wing replacing its hands, three small spikes along its tail, one spike on each ear, and a long spike on its chin. The spike on its back and its rear talons have also become black and stony. Rocky plates cover its eyebrows and the corners of its jaw. Similar stone ornaments are present on its chest on its torso: two small ridges flanking a longer ridge.

Because of the burden of Mega Evolution, Mega Aerodactyl is fiercer and more irritable than before. As a result, Mega Aerodactyl attacks anything that moves.

In the anime

In the main series

Aerodactyl in the anime
Mega Aerodactyl in the anime

Major appearances

In Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, an Aerodactyl scared off the other Generation I Fossil Pokémon that were chasing Ash and Team Rocket. It then kidnapped Ash, who was rescued by Jigglypuff's song. 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!.

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, an Aerodactyl was resurrected from a fossil alongside a giant Kabutops by Annie and Oakley. In the English dub, it was described as having been used by an evil Trainer to torment the civilians of Alto Mare but was drowned when a Latios brought water to the city. It was ordered to chase after Ash and Latias. It had blank, yellow-tinted eyes with no pupils and a thick black outline.

In Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!, an Aerodactyl was revived by Gary Oak. It 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 and 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.

In Wild in the Streets, Team Rocket accidentally revived an Aerodactyl from its fossil. Angered and confused, it terrorized Oreburgh City. It was eventually stopped by Dawn's Piplup and Buneary before Dr. Kenzo caught it

In A League of His Own!, Trevor was revealed to have caught an Aerodactyl. It was used in his battle against Alain in the Lumiose Conference, where it went up against Charizard but was soon defeated.

In JN038, Goh found an Old Amber in the Pewter Museum of Science, which was revived into an Aerodactyl due to Team Rocket's intervention. It went berserk as a result, but Goh caught it after calming it down. It reappeared in JN050.

Minor appearances

In Fossil Fools, a realistic Aerodactyl robot was part of the Ancient Pokémon Study Park exhibit.

Two Aerodactyl appeared in a fantasy in Where's Armaldo?.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, two Aerodactyl were flying within the Tree of Beginning, while a third was in the opening sequence of the movie.

Two Mirage Aerodactyl appeared in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, one of which kidnapped Professor Oak and Dr. Yung.

An Aerodactyl appeared in a fantasy in A Gruff Act to Follow!.

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

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

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

In Coming Back Into The Cold!, an Aerodactyl skeleton exhibit was in the Ambrette Town laboratory.

In The Tiny Caretaker!, two Aerodactyl were being looked after by a group of Scientists.

In Alola to New Adventure!, an Aerodactyl fossil was in the Pokémon School.

An Aerodactyl appeared in I Choose You!.

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.
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.

In Pokémon Origins

Aerodactyl's Fossil in Pokémon Origins

An Aerodactyl Fossil appeared in File 1: Red.

An Aerodactyl appeared in a fantasy in File 4: Charizard.

In the manga

Aerodactyl in Pokémon Adventures
Mega 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

Main article: Aero

Red obtains an Aerodactyl from a resurrected piece of Old Amber which he revives in Holy Moltres and names him Aero. He has since then used him 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.

An Aerodactyl capable of Mega Evolving appeared in a fantasy in PS560.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

An Aerodactyl appeared in Big Rampage at the Safari Zone!?.

An Aerodactyl appeared in Clefairy Evolves... At Last?!.

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

An Aerodactyl appeared in The Ancient Pokémon Discovery!.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

An Aerodactyl appeared in Find The Ancient Pokémon!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Aerodactyl (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#142
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 Johto
#224
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#142
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#229
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #068
Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII Alola
SM: #284
Alola
USUM: #382
Kanto
#142
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.
Ultra Sun Restored from DNA found in amber, this Pokémon exhibited ferocity that was greater than expected. Some casualties resulted.
Ultra Moon It flew through the open skies over the ancient continent as if they were its own. When it touched ground, its walk was weak and slow.
Let's Go Pikachu A savage Pokémon that died out in ancient times. It was resurrected using DNA taken from amber.
Let's Go Eevee
Mega Aerodactyl
Sun Part of its body has become stone. Some scholars claim that this is Aerodactyl's true appearance.
Moon When it Mega Evolves, it becomes more vicious than ever before. Some say that's because its excess of power is causing it pain.
Ultra Sun It will attack anything that moves. Mega Evolution is a burden on its body, so it's incredibly irritated.
Ultra Moon Mega Evolution awakened some dormant genes, bringing back the sharp rocks that once covered Aerodactyl's entire body.
Let's Go Pikachu The power of Mega Evolution has completely restored its genes. The rocks on its body are harder than diamond.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #127
Sword This is a ferocious Pokémon from ancient times. Apparently even modern technology is incapable of producing a perfectly restored specimen.
Shield Aerodactyl's sawlike fangs can shred skin to tatters—even the skin of Steel-type Pokémon.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Revive from Old Amber at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Blue (Japan)
Revive from Old Amber at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Yellow
Revive from Old Amber at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
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 from Old Amber at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Revive from Old Amber at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
Platinum
Revive from Old Amber at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
HeartGold SoulSilver
Revive from Old Amber at the Pewter Museum of Science in Pewter City
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
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
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Revive from Old Amber at the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Seafolk Village (Gift)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Seafolk Village (Gift)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Revive from Old Amber at the Cinnabar Lab on Cinnabar Island
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed (Wanderer)

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Blue Field: Cinnabar Island
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Randomly on the Ruby Field
Trozei!
Endless Level 4, Forever Level 53, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Sky Tower (21F-25F, Sky Tower Summit 1F-8F), Pitfall Valley (15F-25F), Joyous Tower (90F-99F)
Ranger
Fiore Temple
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Horn (8F-14F), Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Mt. Horn (8F-14F), Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Peril Cliffs
Ranch
Hayley's trades
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎ (Normal Mode A & S)
PokéPark Wii
Granite Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Sunny Seashore (post-ending)
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Battle Royale, Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 6
Shuffle
Silbern Museum: Stage 104
Nacht Carnival: Stage 516
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Volcanic Ravine (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 13: Stage 02
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Entei Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Masters EX
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)

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
SMUSUM 2019 World Championships Aerodactyl United States English 50 August 24 to 26, 2018

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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

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

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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
055 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
1010 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
1515 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2020 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
2525 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3030 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3535 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
4040 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4545 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
5050 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
5555 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
6060 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM54Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM66Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM67Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR47Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR51Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR97Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dFarfetch'dSirfetch'd Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
SwabluAltariaArchenArcheops Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
HoothootNoctowlWingullPelipperPidoveTranquill
FletchlingFletchinderTalonflameHawluchaNoibatNoivern
Roost Flying Status —% 10
CrobatXatuPelipperPidoveTranquillUnfezant
SigilyphArchenArcheopsRuffletBraviaryFletchling
FletchinderTalonflameNoibatNoivern
Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
SigilyphRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
WingullPelipper Wide Guard* Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Aerodactyl in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Celebrate Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dragon Rage × Dragon Special 0000 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Foresight × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Razor Wind × Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 090}}90% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 090}}90% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Sky Drop × Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Gust  Flying  Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin142.png Pinani142.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS142.png PinRSani142.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani142.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 142.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 R-198
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 R-258
It flies around while firing a powerful beam and supersonic waves from its mouth.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush142Body.png Walking Speed: 1.05 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 80
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT142.png

Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Aerodactylite Sprite.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#148
Shuffle142.png
Shuffle142M.png

Cloud Clear
Clears away one black-cloud disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Swap++
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 14
Erases unbreakable-block and rock disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
Pokémon GO
GO142.png Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 221 Base Defense: 159
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Steel Wing, Bite, Rock Throw*
Charged Attacks: Ancient Power, Iron Head, Hyper Beam, Rock Slide*, Earth Power*

Evolution

142Aerodactyl.png
Unevolved
Aerodactyl
 Rock  Flying 

Forms

Default
Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
 Rock  Flying 

Aerodactylite
Aerodactylite


Held Aerodactylite
Aerodactyl
Mega Aerodactyl
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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 142.png Spr b 6x 142.png Spr 6x 142.png Spr b 6x 142.png
Spr 6x 142M.png Spr b 6x 142M.png Spr 6x 142M.png Spr b 6x 142M.png
Spr 6x 142 s.png Spr b 6x 142 s.png Spr 6x 142 s.png Spr b 6x 142 s.png
Spr 6x 142M s.png Spr b 6x 142M s.png Spr 6x 142M s.png Spr b 6x 142M s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 142.png Spr b 7s 142.png Spr 7s 142.png Spr b 7s 142.png
Spr 7s 142M.png Spr b 7s 142M.png Spr 7s 142M.png Spr b 7s 142M.png
Spr 7s 142 s.png Spr b 7s 142 s.png Spr 7s 142 s.png Spr b 7s 142 s.png
Spr 7s 142M s.png Spr b 7s 142M s.png Spr 7s 142M s.png Spr b 7s 142M s.png
Front Back Front Back
142MS8.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
Image from
Red and Green
Image from
Red and Blue
Image from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Trivia

Origin

Aerodactyl's design is mostly based on rhamphorhynchids, a family of toothed pterosaurs. However, its pointed wings, spaded tail, and robust jaws also give it the semblance of a dragon, specifically wyverns.

Name origin

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

Ptera's name 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 Ptera Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 化石飛龍 Fasehkfēilùhng Literally "Fossil flying dragon". Can also be taken as "Fossil wyvern".
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 化石翼龍 / 化石翼龙 Huàshíyìlóng Literally "Fossil pterodactyl"


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External links

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