Goh's Aerodactyl

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Goh's Aerodactyl
ゴウのプテラ Go's Ptera
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Goh's Aerodactyl
Debuts in Restore and Renew!
Caught at Pewter Museum of Science
Evolves in Restore and Renew!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Cerise Park
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This Pokémon spent less than 1 episode as Old Amber.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Old Amber N/A
As Aerodactyl Unknown Unknown

Goh's Aerodactyl (Japanese: ゴウプテラ Go's Aerodactyl) is the thirty-first Pokémon that Goh obtained in the Kanto region, and his sixty-fifth overall.

In the anime


Aerodactyl and Goh

Aerodactyl debuted in Restore and Renew!, during a visit that Goh, Ash, and Chloe made to the Pewter Museum of Science. Goh was digging for Fossils when he found a piece of Old Amber, which he took to be revived by the Curator. Overnight, Team Rocket broke into the Museum as Aerodactyl revived, causing it to go on a rampage. Alerted by the disturbance, Goh looked for Aerodactyl and found it and decided to catch it. Aerodactyl was able to defeat Raboot before going up against his Golurk and was defeated, allowing Goh to add Aerodactyl to his team.

In Leaping Toward the Dream!, Goh used Aerodactyl to find an Alolan Ninetales as part of his quest for Project Mew.

In Showdown at the Gates of Warp!, Aerodactyl reverted into an Egg as a result of a clash between Dialga and Palkia distorting time. After Arceus stopped the fight between Dialga and Palkia, the Temporal and Spatial Pokémon repaired the distortions their fighting had caused and restored all the devolved Pokémon back to normal.

In This Could be the Start of Something Big!, Aerodactyl attended a surprise party hosted by the Lab members commemorating Goh and Ash's departure.

Personality and characteristics

As inherent to its species, Aerodactyl is initially seen as a very aggressive Pokémon that Goh only gains the confidence of after defeating it in battle. In its subsequent appearances, Aerodactyl is seen to be closely integrated with the rest of Goh's Pokémon. It is one of Goh's main Pokémon for aerial support, alongside Flygon.


As an Egg As an Old Amber
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Moves used

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Using Iron Head
Move First Used In
Rock Slide Restore and Renew!
Dragon Breath Restore and Renew!
Iron Head Restore and Renew!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


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Artwork for Find the difference

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Aerodactyl first appeared in Leaping Toward the Dream!. Goh used Aerodactyl to find an Alolan Ninetales as part of his quest for Project Mew.


  • Aerodactyl is the first Fossil Pokémon to be caught by a main character.
    • It is also the first Fossil Pokémon to have its Egg shown in the anime.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Aerodactyl.

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