Aerodactyl (Fossil 1)

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Aerodactyl LV.28
プテラ Ptera
Illus. Kagemaru Himeno
Evolution stage
Mysterious Fossil Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Mysterious Fossil
Card name Aerodactyl
Type Fighting
Hit Points 60
retreat cost
English expansion Fossil
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 1/62
Japanese expansion Mystery of the Fossils
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Fossil
Rarity Rare
English card no. 16/62
Card GB set Mystery
Card GB ID C34
Card GB 2 set We Are Team Rocket
Card GB 2 ID G33
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Aerodactyl.

Aerodactyl (Japanese: プテラ Ptera) is a Fighting-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It is part of the Fossil expansion.

Card text

Pokémon Power:
Prehistoric Power
No more Evolution cards can be played. This power stops working if Aerodactyl is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
Wing Attack

Pokédex data

Aerodactyl - Fossil Pokémon
No. Height Weight
142 5'11" (1.8 m) 130 lbs. (59 kg)
Pokédex entry
A ferocious prehistoric Pokémon that goes for the enemy's throat with its serrated saw-like fangs.


  • This was the first Pokémon card to have a Resistance to its own type.
  • A prerelease version of this card was created as a Pokémon League promo. It featured the holographic version of this card.
  • There are 2 versions of the prerelease cards. One features the old US "starry foil" pattern that was used in the Base - Fossil sets and the other features a gold stamp and the "cosmic" foil pattern that was used in the Team Rocket set - on.


Prehistoric Power's Japanese name is that of AncientPower, a move that later appeared in Generation II of the Pokémon games that Aerodactyl can learn. Wing Attack is also a move in the games that Aerodactyl can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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