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What is a good moveset for Aerodactyl?

2 votes

Mine has the ability Pressure. Mine knows:

Strength: Good power, high accuracy.

Rock Slide: Decent power, decent accuracy, good chance to cause flinching, STAB, used to deal with Ice types.

Iron Head: Good power, high accuracy, good chance to cause flinching, used to deal with Rock types.

Crunch: Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to lower Defense.

Aerodactyl Learnset

asked Jul 19, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Aerodactyl (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Taunt
- Stealth Rock
- Stone Edge
- Aerial Ace
wich fang should I have?

11 Answers

7 votes

THE FLINCH KING!!

Aerodactyl @ Razor Fang/King's Rock
Jolly (+ Spd, -SAtk)

  • Rock Slide (Flinch + STAB)
  • Iron Head (Flinch + Coverage)
  • Bite/(Fire/Ice/Thunder) Fang (Flinch + Coverage)
  • Earthquake (a must)
answered Jan 28, 2012 by Dark"jo"ray
:D flinch
All mighty flinch king ! =^.^=
I have to call the flinch abuse center.......
lol just joking ;p
3 votes

As fire knocks out 2 of his weaknesses, I would get Fire Fang
Stone Edge(strong STAB)
Earthquake(u know y!)
Iron Head or Crunch(whichever one you like best!!)

Hope this Helps!

answered Jul 19, 2010 by Swampert
2 votes

Aerodactyl (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SAtk)

Role: Sweeper

- Stone Edge
- Aqua Tail
- Crunch/Fire Fang
- Earthquake

Stone Edge is a good stab move.
Aqua Tail is good coverage.
Chrunch is good coverage.
Earthquake even more coverage.
Fire Fang For Ferrothron And Forretress.

answered Feb 12, 2012 by Mystic Flygon
edited Feb 12, 2012 by Mystic Flygon
1 vote

Taunt: Good move for a lead.

Stealth Rock: Aother good lead move.

Roost: Heals Aerodactyl.

Stone Edge: STAB.

A great option is Substitute, which Aerodactyl can use with Roost. Aqua Tail is a good move. Ice Fang is another good move, as is Fire Fang. Fire Blast can be used to deal with special foes.

answered Dec 14, 2010 by trachy
i have EXACTLY this set! is it right that he's the fastest user of stealth rock and taunt apart from deoxys?
^ prankster sableye
1 vote

Gen V

Aerodactyl (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Stealth Rock
  • Whirlwind
  • Taunt
  • Stone Edge

Classic lead. Use Taunt to stop the opponent from setting up entry hazards and Taunting you. Then set up stealth Rock. Use Whirlwind to damage the foes team, while also finding out what their team is. This can give you an advantage as you'll know which of your Pokemon you'll have to protect so they can deal with the foe's Pokemon, while also damaging the foe's team, destroying Focus Sashes and making them easier to defeat. Stone Edge is so you can attack if need be. Focus Sash allows you to survive if you guessed wrong with Taunt, allowing you to still set up stealth Rock. Max Speed so you can get everything in and outspeed the foe, that way they can't Taunt you. Attack EVs for Stone Edge.

answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 4, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Aerodactyl (M) @ Choice Band

Role: Sweeper

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Ice Fang
  • Thunder Fang
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge

Ice Fang and Thunder Fang gets Bolt Beam coverage. Earthquake is coverage ( Soo much coverage ) While Stone Edge is STAB and power.

answered Oct 25, 2011 by Josh
1 vote

Double/Triple Battle

Aerodactyl (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Tailwind
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Fly

Tailwind provides team support. Rock Slide gets STAB and hits multiple foes. Earthquake hits multiple foes. Fly is STAB that can hit any foe and is good in Triple because the foe can't as easily predict you. It also allows for classic Will Pressure stalling.

answered Jan 22, 2012 by trachy
1 vote

Aerodactyl

Bubble Gum Assassin (Aerodactyl) (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Unnerve
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Earthquake
  • Aqua Tail
  • Stone Edge
  • Aerial Ace
answered Jun 25, 2012 by 5th of November
edited Jun 26, 2012 by 5th of November
Bubblegum??? more like candy floss
0 votes

Aerodactyl
item: Choice Band
ability: Pressure
EV's: Atk & Spd
Nature: Adamant

  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Crunch
  • Ice Fang

This moveset covers all of its weakness and it has 193 normal effectiveness and 476 super effective. With Choice Band Aerodactyl can almost destroy whole teams, I think.

answered Oct 29, 2012 by NO1974
0 votes

you can only get this with a Firered or Leafgreen, and then data drain forward to Soul Silver or Heart Gold:

Ability: Rock Head
Held item: muscle band

Double Edge/ high atk, with no down time, and the ability gaurds against the 1/3 damage recoil.
[go to the move tutor on victory road, he will teach this just once. for some reason, the later move tutors do not teach this move to Aerodactyl, and you can not breed it into the Pokemon, in advance games or DS games. I have already tried multiple times, in every way I could think of, despite the poke guides I bought lacking the move in learned, TM, egg, and tutor move sets for ds onward... so sad. T.T]

Sky Attack/ it has a power-up moment, but with high atk, STAB bonus, 30% flinch possibility, and high crit. hit rate, this is awesome.
[a heafty 64 battle points will gain this from the Battle Frontier move tutors]

Earthquake/ high attk, gets rid of those pesky electric, rock and steel Pokemon for the most part. Also, it doesnt bring you in direct contact with opponents with contact abilities, which are often of types that are weak to ground-type moves- electric, poison, fire....
[good ole TM 26. you can get extras of this by getting a pickup ability pkmn and leveling it up high.]

Roost/ if you EV train aerodactyl for the Def and sp.Def value, this is perfect against that guy that thought he was finally rid of your Aerodactyl.
[TM 51 from Falkner the Violet gym leader.]

answered Dec 28, 2012 by SneaselSnow
0 votes

Aerodactyl @ Shell Bell
Trait: Pressure
Impish Nature (+Def -Atk)
EVs 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

  • Incinerate (Covers Steel and Ice weakness, good power, burns berries)
  • Earthquake (Covers Water, Rock and Electric weakness and AMAZING POWER!)
  • Crunch (Good damage, lowers def)
  • Sky Drop (Stalling, STAB and DO NOT use against flying type)
answered Dec 20, 2013 by Bob Mcfluffykins
Why are you putting a special move on Aerodactyl? Special attack is his worst stat at 60.
• Thunder Fang
• Earthquake
• Smack Down
• Aerial Ace/Roost

Thunder Fang and Earthquake both provide lots of type coverage. Aerial Ace is just for STAB, but it can be replaced by Roost to get health back if you like. The reason Smack Down is there is for three reasons.
1. Provides STAB.
2. Provides coverage.
3. Can be used in case the opponent is weak to Earthquake, but for some reason is immune to it (Magnet Rise, Levitate, etc).