Aerodactyl (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Aerodactyl (disambiguation).
Aerodactyl
Fossil Pokémon
プテラ
Ptera
#0142
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
35 cycles
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
Footprint
F0142.png F000.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.

Biology

Aerodactyl is a reptilian, bipedal prehistoric Pokémon that resembles a pterosaur with several draconic features. It has small sharply pointed ears, narrow dark green eyes, a ridged snout, a gaping mouth, and a strong lower jaw full of serrated fangs. Its body is covered in light blue-gray skin and it has large, violet membranous wings. The clawed hands at the end of each wing allow it to grasp objects. There is a hump-like ridge with a 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's serrated saw-like fangs and ferocious attitude were very imposing in its time. Its fangs can rip out throats and tear through the skin of any Pokémon to pieces, even Steel-type Pokémon. By spreading its wings, Aerodactyl is believed to have flown by gliding through the skies, freely letting out its high-pitched cries. However, it is slow to walk on land. It liked to nest in the mountains, where it enjoyed both safety and seclusion. Aerodactyl lived in prehistoric times, and was theorized to become extinct thanks to a giant meteor impact. It was restored in modern times using genetic material extracted from amber; some casualties occurred during these attempts. Even still, this restoration is not considered perfect.

Forms

Aerodactyl can Mega Evolve into Mega Aerodactyl.

As Mega Aerodactyl, its eyes turn bright green and parts of its body turn to stone, which some researchers believe to be its original appearance before fossilization. It grows larger and sprouts jagged black spiky rocks 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.

The power of Mega Evolution allows some of Aerodactyl's dormant genes to reawaken. The rocks on Mega Aerodactyl's body are harder than diamond. 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.

Mega
Aerodactyl
0142Aerodactyl-Mega.png

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#142
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) 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
 S  M : #284
Alola
 US  UM : #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
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
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.
Brilliant Diamond It's a Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Pokédex Image Aerodactyl SM.png Pokédex Image Aerodactyl-Mega SM.png
Aerodactyl in the Alolan Pokédex Mega Aerodactyl in the Alolan Pokédex

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)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Revive from Old Amber at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


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
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
Generation VIII
MD DX
Sky Tower (22F-31F), Pitfall Valley (15F-25F), Buried Relic (50F-51F, 95F-98F), Joyous Tower (94F-97F), Purity Forest (92F-99F)
Fainted Pokémon: Great Canyon, Lightning Field
New Snap
Fireflow Volcano
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Silbern Museum: Stage 104
Nacht Carnival: Stage 516
Masters EX
Poké Fair sync pair scout: Blue (Classic) & Aerodactyl (Mega Aerodactyl)
Scottie/Bettie & AerodactylEgg


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 Japanese Japan 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013
SMUSUM 2019 World Championships Aerodactyl English United States 50 August 16 to 18, 2019

Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Bitter Berry Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow
Gold Silver
Crystal
Ranch
Kasib Berry Kasib 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 IX, 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

Aerodactyl is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+ and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM30
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM48
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM54
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM57
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM66
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM67
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM97
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR02
Bag TR Fire Sprite.png
TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR10
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR12
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15
Bag TR Fire Sprite.png
TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36
Bag TR Fire Sprite.png
TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR47
Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png
TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR51
Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png
TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62
Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png
TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR67
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75
Bag TR Rock Sprite.png
TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76
Bag TR Rock Sprite.png
TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR89
Bag TR Flying Sprite.png
TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR97
Bag 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM02
Bag TM Dragon SwSh Sprite.png
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM05
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM26
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM32
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM35
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM47
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM47 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM51
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM58
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM59
Bag TM Dragon SwSh Sprite.png
TM59 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM66
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM69
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM71
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM76
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM94 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM96
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM97
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM97 Defog Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM98
Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png
TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'd
Farfetch'd
Sirfetch'd
Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
Swablu
Altaria
Archen
Archeops
Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
Hoothoot
Noctowl
Wingull
Pelipper
Pidove
Tranquill
Fletchling
Fletchinder
Talonflame
Hawlucha
Noibat
Noivern
Roost Flying Status —% 10
Crobat
Xatu
Pelipper
Pidove
Tranquill
Unfezant
Sigilyph
Archen
Archeops
Rufflet
Braviary
Fletchling
Fletchinder
Talonflame
Noibat
Noivern
Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
Sigilyph
Rufflet
Braviary
Noibat
Noivern
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
Wingull
Pelipper
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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SpearowFearowMurkrowHonchkrow
Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
Farfetch'd
Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
SwabluAltaria
Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotCrobatXatuMurkrowHonchkrowPelipper
Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
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 - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP 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 - IX
 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
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • 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 Sword and Shield
  • 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

Aerodactyl

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 Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 142.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Battle
Connected to: Remoraid, Cacturne, Excadrill, Sandile, Heliolisk
Connection Orb Set: 9

Phrases
Normal I'm the king of the sky! I won't let anyone get in my way up there!
Low HP (< 50%) I just have to hang on…until the worst passes…
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
Aerodactylite Shuffle.png
Rock
None Shuffle.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.png Swappable Skill(s): Swap++
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 14
Erases unbreakable-block and rock disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
Pokémon GO
GO142.png Base HP: 190 Base Attack: 221 Base Defense: 159
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Aerodactyl Mega Energy200/40/20/10
Fast Attacks: Steel Wing, Bite, Rock Throw*
Charged Attacks: Ancient Power, Iron Head, Hyper Beam, Rock Slide*, Earth Power*, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon
New Pokémon Snap
NPS142.png
Photodex entry #143
Aerodactyl rules the air in and around the volcano where many prehistoric Pokémon live. It seems to like amber—maybe it brings back memories of old friends.


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO0143Satchel.png
Satchel

Mega Aerodactyl

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 142M.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Battle
Connected to: Remoraid, Cacturne, Excadrill, Sandile, Heliolisk
Connection Orb Set: 9

Phrases
Normal I'm the king of the sky! I won't let anyone get in my way up there!
Low HP (< 50%) I just have to hang on…until the worst passes…
Pokémon GO
GO142M.png Base HP: 190 Base Attack: 292 Base Defense: 210
Egg Distance: N/A 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, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Form data

Mega Evolution

Default
Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
 Rock  Flying 

Aerodactylite
Aerodactylite


Held Aerodactylite
Aerodactyl
Mega Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
 Rock  Flying 

Evolution data

Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
Spr 1g 142.png Spr b g1 142.png Spr 1b 142.png Spr b g1 142.png Spr 1y 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 2s 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 2s 142 s.png Spr 2c 142 s.png Spr b 2c 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 3e 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 3e 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 4p 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 4p 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 5b2 142.png Spr b 5b2 142.png
Spr 5b 142 s.png Spr b 5b 142 s.png Spr 5b2 142 s.png Spr b 5b2 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 6o 142.png
Spr b 6o 142.png
Spr 6x 142M.png
Spr b 6x 142M.png
Spr 6o 142M.png
Spr b 6o 142M.png
Spr 6x 142 s.png
Spr b 6x 142 s.png
Spr 6o 142 s.png
Spr b 6o 142 s.png
Spr 6x 142M s.png
Spr b 6x 142M s.png
Spr 6o 142M s.png
Spr b 6o 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
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 142.png
Spr 7p 142 s.png
Spr 7p 142M.png
Spr 7p 142M s.png
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0142.png HOME0142 s.png
HOME0142M.png HOME0142M s.png
0142MS.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

In the anime

Main series

Aerodactyl in the anime
Mega Aerodactyl in the anime

Major appearances

Goh's Aerodactyl

In Restore and Renew!, 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.

Other

Aerodactyl debuted in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, where it scared off the other Kantonian 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 Showdown at the Gates of Warp!, an Aerodactyl appeared under the ownership of Alternate World Goh.

An Aerodactyl appeared in HZ043, under the ownership of Sidian.

Minor appearances

An Aerodactyl Egg in the anime

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!.

In The Mew from Here!, a Aerodactyl was seen on Faraway Island.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN038 Aerodactyl Goh's Rotom Phone Aerodactyl, the Fossil Pokémon. A Rock and Flying type. Aerodactyl ruled the skies in ancient times, but went extinct when a giant asteroid struck the planet.

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

How I Became a Pokémon Card

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

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue arc

Main article: Aero

In Holy Moltres, an Aerodactyl appears as a silhouette in Blaine's fantasy of what the Old Amber would turn into when it would be revived. Later, 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.

Yellow arc

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.

X & Y arc

An Aerodactyl capable of Mega Evolving appeared in a fantasy in Trevenant Pokes.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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!.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

An Aerodactyl appeared in Find The Ancient Pokémon!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Aerodactyl (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Aerodactyl's design is mostly based on pterodactyloids, a family of pterosaurs that lived in the Jurassic period. Its long tail, however, is derived from rhamphorhynchids. Additionally, its pointed wings, spaded tail, and robust jaws give it the resemblance of a dragon, specifically wyverns.

The rocks that appear on Mega Aerodactyl's body is a reference to atavism whereby an ancestral genetic trait reappears after having been lost through evolutionary change in previous generations. The rock on Mega Aerodactyl's chin is similar to goatee.

Name origin

Aerodactyl may be a combination of ἀέρος aéros (Greek for air) or aeroplane, and pterodactyl.

Ptera may be derived from pterosaur or Pteranodon.

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 Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 化石翼龍 / 化石翼龙 Huàshíyìlóng From 化石 huàshí and 翼龍 / 翼龙 yìlóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 化石飛龍 Fasehkyihklùhng*
化石飛龍 Fasehkfēilùhng*
From 化石 fasehk and 翼龍 yihklùhng
From 化石 fasehk and 翼龍 fēilùhng


Related articles

References

External links


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