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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Aerodactyl is one of the few [[Generation I]] Pokémon that, as of Generation V, still have no evolutionary relatives, along with {{p|Farfetch'd}}, {{p|Kangaskhan}}, {{p|Pinsir}}, {{p|Tauros}}, {{p|Lapras}}, and {{p|Ditto}}.
 
 
* In the [[Pokémon Red and Green beta|Pokémon Red and Blue beta]], Aerodactyl was originally known as "Ptera", from its Japanese name.
 
* In the [[Pokémon Red and Green beta|Pokémon Red and Blue beta]], Aerodactyl was originally known as "Ptera", from its Japanese name.
 
** Aerodactyl's German and French names are the same as its English and Japanese names, respectively.
 
** Aerodactyl's German and French names are the same as its English and Japanese names, respectively.

Revision as of 20:53, 11 January 2012

Kabutops #141: Kabutops
Pokémon
#143: Snorlax Snorlax
Aerodactyl
プテラ Ptera
#142
142Aerodactyl.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Rock Flying
Category
Fossil Pokémon
Abilities
Rock Head or Pressure Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#142
Johto
#229
Hoenn
#297
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-198
Almia
R-258
Height
5'11"
Imperial
1.8 m
Metric
Weight
130.1 lbs.
Imperial
59.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F142.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Flying group 31 cycles
(7905 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
2
Base Exp.: 202 Battle Exp.: 2021*

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

It is resurrected from an Old Amber and is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

It is widely considered to be extinct, and is only found by resurrecting it from the Old Amber.

Physiology

A ferocious, prehistoric Pokémon, it possesses serrated, saw-blade-like fangs that it uses to tear through the throats of its prey. Its wings have skin stretched from its side to its arms. The triangular-shaped tip of its tail is gray, as is the tail itself, which is connected to its oval-shaped body. Aerodactyl have dark green eyes, though the iris is barely visible.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Aerodactyl is capable of flying at great speeds and tearing through prey with its fangs. It is also very durable due to its rock-hard body. Aerodactyl also shows some form of relationship to Dragons, thus allowing it to learn Dragon- and Fire-type moves such as Dragon Claw, Fire Blast, and Flamethrower.

Behavior

Aerodactyl's preferred method of killing its victims is by tearing through their throats with its serrated, saw-like fangs.

Habitat

The exact habitat of Aerodactyl is unknown. Even though living samples have been found underground in caves, so far most Aerodactyl are revived from Old Amber. It most likely lived in mountainous areas.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the episode Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, Ash's Pokédex states "Its hard fangs suggest it might have been a carnivore. Its sharp claws were probably used to capture prey." Despite this analysis, in the episode Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl, the Aerodactyl seemed to enjoy eating a pear-like fruit that grew in the forests of an island, would would imply this it was more of a herbivore.

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.

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.

Minor appearances

Aerodactyl can be seen flying within the Tree of Beginning in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

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

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 Template:Type2, it is equipped with sharp saw-like teeth.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Red's Aerodactyl, Aero

Pokémon Adventures

Red obtains an Aerodactyl from a resurrected piece of Old Amber which he revives in Holy Moltres. He has since then used it extensively for aerial transportation and combat.

Lance has his own Aerodactyl that he also uses for aerial transportation and combat.

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 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
One Revive Old Amber
Blue (Japan)
One Revive Old Amber
Yellow
One Revive Old Amber
Generation II
Gold Silver
One Trade Chansey on Route 14
Crystal
One Trade Chansey on Route 14
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Fossil Revive Old Amber
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Fossil Revive Old Amber
Platinum
Fossil Revive Old Amber
HeartGold SoulSilver
Fossil Revive Old Amber
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Fossil Revive from Old Amber
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


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

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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.


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 V, 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
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
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
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
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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 100100% 20
1717 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
2525 AncientPower 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 V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 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 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 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 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 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
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 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 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 TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SpearowFearowMurkrowHonchkrowWoobatSwoobat Assurance Dark Physical 50 100% 10
ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmory Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
AltariaArchenArcheops DragonBreath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
Hoothoot Noctowl Foresight Normal Status —% 40
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrow
WingullPelipper
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowHoothoot
NoctowlWingullPelipperChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwanna
Roost Flying Status —% 10
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotXatuMurkrowHonchkrow
PelipperPidoveTranquillUnfezantSigilyphDucklett
SwannaRuffletBraviary
Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
SigilyphRuffletBraviary
Whirlwind Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Aerodactyl in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black 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

Dream World-only moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream World Assurance Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Dream World Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Aerodactyl can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • 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 event 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.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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

Aerodactyl
Does not evolve
Aerodactyl
 Rock  Flying 

Sprites

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

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, or aeroplane, and the similar sounding pterodactyl. Ptera is simply an abbreviation of pterosaur.

In other languages

Language Name Name Origin
German Aerodactyl
French Ptera From Greek suffix -ptera
Korean 프테라 Peutera
Chinese (Mandarin) 化石翼龍 / 化石翼龙 Huàshíyìlóng Literally "Fossil pterodactyl".
Chinese (Cantonese) 化石飛龍 Fasehkfēilùhng Literally "Fossil flying dragon". Can also be taken as "Fossil wyvern".


External links

Notes

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