Aerodactyl (Pokémon)

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Aerodactyl
Fossil Pokémon
プテラ
Ptera
#142
Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
Mega Aerodactyl
Mega Aerodactyl



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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
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
130.1 lbs. 59.0 kg
Aerodactyl
174.2 lbs. 79.0 kg
Mega Aerodactyl
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Aerodactylite [[|]]
Base experience yield
202
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
180
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Aerodactyl
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
Mega Aerodactyl
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
Mega Aerodactyl
Footprint
F142.png None.png
Mega Aerodactyl
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

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

Aerodactyl is extant using Fossil revitalization but is considered extinct in the wild. 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 the 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 the body begins to turn to stone, which some researchers believe was its original appearance before fossilization. It grows larger in size and sprouts jagged black spikes all over its body: five spikes at the wrist joint of each wing replacing its hands, three small spikes along its tail, one spike on each ear, and a long spike on its chin. The spike on its back and its rear talons have also become black and stony. Rocky plates cover its eyebrows and the corners of its jaw. Similar stone ornaments are present on its chest on its torso: two small ridges flanking a longer ridge. Because of the burden of Mega Evolution, Mega Aerodactyl is fiercer and more irritable than before.

In the anime

In the main series

Aerodactyl in the anime
Mega Aerodactyl in the anime

Major appearances

In Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, an Aerodactyl scared off the other Generation I Fossil Pokémon that were chasing Ash and Team Rocket. It then kidnapped Ash, who was rescued by Jigglypuff's song. Todd took a photo of this Aerodactyl, which was seen in Pokémon Paparazzi. The same Aerodactyl appeared in a flashback in Who Gets To Keep Togepi? and The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

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

In Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!, an Aerodactyl was revived by Gary Oak. It seemed to enjoy eating a pear-like fruit that grew in the forests of an island. Team Rocket agents Butch and Cassidy wanted to steal this Aerodactyl and present it to Dr. Namba, but were stopped by Gary's Umbreon and Dodrio, and the Aerodactyl itself, who sent the two Rockets flying with a Hyper Beam.

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

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

Minor appearances

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Aerodactyl appeared in I Choose You!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP046 Aerodactyl Ash's Pokédex Aerodactyl, an extinct Flying Pokémon. Its hard fangs suggest that it was a carnivore. Its sharp claws were probably used to capture prey.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP017 Aerodactyl Dawn's Pokédex Aerodactyl, the Fossil Pokémon. An ancient Flying type, it is equipped with sharp saw-like teeth.

In Pokémon Origins

Aerodactyl's Fossil in Pokémon Origins

An Aerodactyl Fossil appeared in File 1: Red.

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

In the manga

Aerodactyl in Pokémon Adventures
Mega Aerodactyl in Pokémon Adventures

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Aero

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

Another appeared as a silhouette in the Holy Moltres in Blaine's fantasy of what the Old Amber would turn into when it was revived.

Lance has his own Aerodactyl that he also uses for aerial transportation and combat which first appeared in Extricated from Exeggutor. He also owns multiple other Aerodactyl which were used in his Dragon-type army that were used to attack the mainlands of Kanto. They first appeared in Playing Horsea.

An Aerodactyl capable of Mega Evolving appeared in a fantasy in the X & Y chapter.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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

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

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

An Aerodactyl appeared in The Ancient Pokémon Discovery!.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

An Aerodactyl appeared in Find The Ancient Pokémon!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Aerodactyl (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#142
Red A ferocious, prehistoric Pokémon that goes for the enemy's throat with its serrated saw-like fangs.
Blue
Yellow A savage Pokémon that died out in ancient times. It was resurrected using DNA taken from amber.
Stadium A Pokémon that was resurrected from the genes of an ancient dinosaur. With sharp fangs, it is very vicious.
Generation II Johto
#224
Gold A vicious Pokémon from the distant past, it appears to have flown by spreading its wings and gliding.
Silver This vicious Pokémon is said to have flown in ancient skies while shrieking high-pitched cries.
Crystal In prehistoric times, this Pokémon flew freely and fearlessly through the skies.
Stadium 2 A vicious Pokémon from the distant past. It appears to have flown by spreading its wings and gliding.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#142
Ruby Aerodactyl is a Pokémon from the age of dinosaurs. It was regenerated from genetic material extracted from amber. It is imagined to have been the king of the skies in ancient times.
Sapphire
Emerald Aerodactyl is a Pokémon from the age of dinosaurs. It was regenerated from DNA extracted from amber. It is imagined to have been the king of the skies.
FireRed It was regenerated from a dinosaur's genetic matter that was found in amber. It flies with high-pitched cries.
LeafGreen A ferocious, prehistoric Pokémon that goes for the enemy's throat with its serrated, sawlike fangs.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#229
Diamond A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold A vicious Pokémon from the distant past, it appears to have flown by spreading its wings and gliding.
SoulSilver This vicious Pokémon is said to have flown in ancient skies while shrieking high-pitched cries.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
White
Black 2 A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #068
Hoenn
#—
X It was regenerated from a dinosaur's genetic matter that was found in amber. It flies with high-pitched cries.
Y This vicious Pokémon is said to have flown in ancient skies while shrieking high-pitched cries.
Omega Ruby Aerodactyl is a Pokémon from the age of dinosaurs. It was regenerated from genetic material extracted from amber. It is imagined to have been the king of the skies in ancient times.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #284
Alola
USUM: #382
Kanto
#142
Sun A Pokémon from the age of the dinosaurs. It used its sawlike fangs to shred its prey before eating them.
Moon In ancient times, it ruled the skies. A widely accepted theory is that it went extinct due to a large meteor impact.
Ultra Sun Restored from DNA found in amber, this Pokémon exhibited ferocity that was greater than expected. Some casualties resulted.
Ultra Moon It flew through the open skies over the ancient continent as if they were its own. When it touched ground, its walk was weak and slow.
Let's Go Pikachu A savage Pokémon that died out in ancient times. It was resurrected using DNA taken from amber.
Let's Go Eevee
Mega Aerodactyl
Sun Part of its body has become stone. Some scholars claim that this is Aerodactyl's true appearance.
Moon When it Mega Evolves, it becomes more vicious than ever before. Some say that's because its excess of power is causing it pain.
Ultra Sun It will attack anything that moves. Mega Evolution is a burden on its body, so it's incredibly irritated.
Ultra Moon Mega Evolution awakened some dormant genes, bringing back the sharp rocks that once covered Aerodactyl's entire body.
Let's Go Pikachu The power of Mega Evolution has completely restored its genes. The rocks on its body are harder than diamond.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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
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
Shuffle
Silbern Museum: Stage 104
Nacht Carnival: Stage 516
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Volcanic Ravine (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 13: Stage 02
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Entei Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Masters
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Rock Throw Aerodactyl English United States 5 February 21 to 27, 2003
BWB2W2 Pokémon Adventure Camp Aerodactyl Japan Japanese 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013
SMUSUM 2019 World Championships Aerodactyl United States English 50 August 24 to 26, 2018

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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

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

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Aerodactyl's learnsets 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
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.4%
Friend Area: Ancient Relic
Phrases
51%-100% HP It isn't just birds that can fly!
26%-50% HP Blast it... Only half HP already?
1%-25% HP I've had it... I can barely keep flying...
Level up Yes! I leveled up! Watch me soar higher!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 142.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
Flying
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 93 Max. exp.: 118
Browser entry R-198
Aerodactyl freely roams the sky while loosing devastating rays.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
Flying
Field move: Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Browser entry R-258
It flies around while firing a powerful beam and supersonic waves from its mouth.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush142Body.png Walking Speed: 1.05 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 80
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW142.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Aerodactyl, along with Staraptor, is the Caretaker of the sky in the Granite Zone. Look up and marvel at his amazing skill at Salamence's Air Ace.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT142.png

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

#148
Shuffle142.png
Shuffle142M.png

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

Evolution

142Aerodactyl.png
Unevolved
Aerodactyl
 Rock  Flying 

Forms

Default
Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
 Rock  Flying 

Aerodactylite
Aerodactylite


Held Aerodactylite
Aerodactyl
Mega Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
 Rock  Flying 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 142.png Spr b g1 142.png Spr 1y 142.png Spr b g1 142.png Spr 1g 142.png Spr b g1 142.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 142.png Spr b 2g 142.png Spr 2s 142.png Spr b 2g 142.png Spr 2c 142.png Spr b 2c 142.png
Spr 2g 142 s.png Spr b 2g 142 s.png Spr 2s 142 s.png Spr b 2g 142 s.png Spr 2c 142 s.png Spr b 2g 142 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 142.png Spr b 3r 142.png Spr 3e 142.png Spr b 3r 142.png Spr 3f 142.png Spr b 3f 142.png
Spr 3r 142 s.png Spr b 3r 142 s.png Spr 3e 142 s.png Spr b 3r 142 s.png Spr 3f 142 s.png Spr b 3f 142 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 142.png Spr b 4d 142.png Spr 4d 142.png Spr b 4p 142.png Spr 4h 142.png Spr b 4h 142.png
Spr 4d 142 s.png Spr b 4d 142 s.png Spr 4d 142 s.png Spr b 4p 142 s.png Spr 4h 142 s.png Spr b 4h 142 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 142.png Spr b 5b 142.png Spr 5b 142.png Spr b 5b 142.png
Spr 5b 142 s.png Spr b 5b 142 s.png Spr 5b 142 s.png Spr b 5b 142 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 142.png Spr b 6x 142.png Spr 6x 142.png Spr b 6x 142.png
Spr 6x 142M.png Spr b 6x 142M.png Spr 6x 142M.png Spr b 6x 142M.png
Spr 6x 142 s.png Spr b 6x 142 s.png Spr 6x 142 s.png Spr b 6x 142 s.png
Spr 6x 142M s.png Spr b 6x 142M s.png Spr 6x 142M s.png Spr b 6x 142M s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 142.png Spr b 7s 142.png Spr 7s 142.png Spr b 7s 142.png
Spr 7s 142M.png Spr b 7s 142M.png Spr 7s 142M.png Spr b 7s 142M.png
Spr 7s 142 s.png Spr b 7s 142 s.png Spr 7s 142 s.png Spr b 7s 142 s.png
Spr 7s 142M s.png Spr b 7s 142M s.png Spr 7s 142M s.png Spr b 7s 142M s.png
Front Back Front Back
142XYMS.png For other sprites and images, please see Aerodactyl images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Skeletal sprites

Spr 1g 142 f.png Spr 1b 142 f.png Spr 3f 142 f.png
Image from
Red and Green
Image from
Red and Blue
Image from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Trivia

Origin

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

Name origin

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

Ptera's name derives from pterosaur.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese プテラ Ptera From pterosaur
France Flag.png French Ptéra Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Aerodactyl Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Aerodactyl Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Aerodactyl Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프테라 Ptera Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 化石飛龍 Fasehkfēilùhng Literally "Fossil flying dragon". Can also be taken as "Fossil wyvern".
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 化石翼龍 / 化石翼龙 Huàshíyìlóng Literally "Fossil pterodactyl"


Related articles

External links

Kabutops #141: Kabutops
Pokémon
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