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* Aerodactyl is one of four non-Hoenn Dex Pokémon available in [[Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire]]. The others are {{p|Chikorita}}, {{p|Cyndaquil}} and {{p|Totodile}}.
 
* Aerodactyl is one of four non-Hoenn Dex Pokémon available in [[Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire]]. The others are {{p|Chikorita}}, {{p|Cyndaquil}} and {{p|Totodile}}.
 
* Mega Aerodactyl has a unique base stat total of 615.
 
* Mega Aerodactyl has a unique base stat total of 615.
* Mega Aerodactyl is tied for the longest name of any Pokémon, the others being Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y. Aerodactyl has the longest name of all Pokémon that are able to mega evolve.
 
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 23:49, 24 June 2019

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Kabutops #141: Kabutops
Pokémon
#143: Snorlax Snorlax
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Aerodactyl (disambiguation).
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
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#142
Kanto
#229
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#068
Kalos
#284
Alola
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
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
Body style
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 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 reptilian, bipedal Pokémon with large, membranous wings. It has small, sharply pointed ears, narrow eyes, a ridged snout with a gaping mouth, and 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 bend 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. 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. 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. 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 ground. When at rest it enjoyed the safety and seclusion of the mountains, where it liked to nest.

When Aerodactyl Mega Evolves, its eyes turn green and 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.

In the anime

In the main series

Aerodactyl in the anime
Mega Aerodactyl in the anime

Major appearances

Aerodactyl debuted 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 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!.

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

An Aerodactyl appeared in Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!, where it 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.

An Aerodactyl appeared in Wild in the Streets, where it terrorized Oreburgh City after inadvertently being revived from its Fossil state by Team Rocket. It was eventually stopped by Dawn's Piplup and Buneary before being caught by Dr. Kenzo.

An Aerodactyl appeared in A League of His Own!, under the ownership of Trevor, where it was used in his battle against Alain in the Lumiose Conference. It battled against Charizard but was soon defeated.

Minor appearances

An Aerodactyl Fossil was seen in Fossil Fools.

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

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

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

Two Aerodactyl appeared in The Tiny Caretaker!, where they were being looked after by a group of Scientists.

A fossil of an Aerodactyl appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, 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.
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 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 the X & Y chapter.

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

Aerodactyl

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

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #068
Hoenn
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VI.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #284
Alola
USUM: #382
Kanto
#142
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

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

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
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

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
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 VII, 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

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
077 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1414 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
2121 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
2828 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3535 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4242 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
4949 Fly Flying Physical 09090 09595% 15
5656 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
6363 Hyper Beam Normal Special 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/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM02Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM02 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM05Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM05 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM07Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM07 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM09Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM09 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM12Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM12 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM14Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM14 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM19Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM19 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM27Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM27 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM34Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM34 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM37Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM37 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM41Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM41 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM46Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM46 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM50Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM50 Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM56Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM56 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • 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

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
011 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 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
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM02Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM19Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM23Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM51Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM58Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM69Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM76Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM76 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SpearowFearowMurkrowWoobatSwoobat Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
ZubatFarfetch'dSkarmoryRowlet Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
AltariaArchenArcheops Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
HoothootNoctowlRowletDartrixDecidueye Foresight Normal Status —% 40
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrow
Wingull
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowHoothoot
NoctowlWingullPelipperChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwannaFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame
NoibatNoivernPikipekTrumbeakToucannonOricorio
Roost Flying Status —% 10
SkarmoryFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotXatuMurkrowPelipper
PidoveTranquillUnfezantSigilyphDucklettSwanna
RuffletBraviaryFletchlingFletchinderTalonflameNoibat
Noivern
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 VII
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
S M US UM Defog Flying Status —% 15
S M US UM Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10
S M US UM Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
S M US UM Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
S M US UM Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
S M US UM Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
S M US UM Laser Focus Normal Status —% 30
S M US UM Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
S M US UM Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
  • 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

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
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!
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 Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
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.
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: 160 Base Attack: 221 Base Defense: 164
Egg Distance: 10 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Steel Wing, Bite
Charged Attacks: Ancient Power, Iron Head, Hyper Beam, Rock Slide*, Earth Power

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.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
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
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 make it resemble 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"


Related articles

Notes


External links

Kabutops #141: Kabutops
Pokémon
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