Aerodactyl

Aerodactyl is a Rock/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Fossil Pokémon.

Aerodactyl has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 142
Type Rock Flying
Species Fossil Pokémon
Height 1.8 m (5′11″)
Weight 59.0 kg (130.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Rock Head
2. Pressure
Unnerve (hidden ability)
Local № 142 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
224 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
142 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
229 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
068 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
284 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
382 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
142 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
127 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 180
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 35 (8,739–8,995 steps)

Base stats

HP 80
270 364
Attack 105
193 339
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 130
238 394
Total 515 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Aerodactyl.

Pokédex data

National № 142
Type Rock Flying
Species Fossil Pokémon
Height 2.1 m (6′11″)
Weight 79.0 kg (174.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Tough Claws
Local № 142 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
224 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
142 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
229 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
068 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
284 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
382 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
142 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
127 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 215
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 35 (8,739–8,995 steps)

Base stats

HP 80
270 364
Attack 135
247 405
Defense 85
157 295
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 150
274 438
Total 615 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Aerodactyl.

Evolution chart

Aerodactyl changes

Pokédex entries

Aerodactyl

Red
Blue
A ferocious, prehistoric POKéMON that goes for the enemy’s throat with its serrated saw-like fangs.
Yellow A savage POKéMON that died out in ancient times. It was resurrected using DNA taken from amber.
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.
Ruby
Sapphire
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
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.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A Pokémon that roamed the skies in the dinosaur era. Its teeth are like saw blades.
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
Alpha Sapphire
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.
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
Let's Go Eevee
A savage Pokémon that died out in ancient times. It was resurrected using DNA taken from amber.
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.

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
Let's Go Eevee
The power of Mega Evolution has completely restored its genes. The rocks on its body are harder than diamond.

Moves learned by Aerodactyl

Moves learnt by level up

Aerodactyl learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Ancient PowerRock 60 100
1BiteDark 60 100
5SupersonicNormal 55
10Wing AttackFlying 60 100
15Scary FaceNormal 100
20Rock SlideRock 75 90
25RoarNormal
30CrunchDark 80 100
35Iron HeadSteel 80 100
40Take DownNormal 90 85
45Stone EdgeRock 100 80
50AgilityPsychic
55Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
60Giga ImpactNormal 150 90

Egg moves

Aerodactyl learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Aerodactyl egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhost
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
RoostFlying
TailwindFlying
WhirlwindNormal
Wide GuardRock

Move Tutor moves

Aerodactyl can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlying 40 90
Meteor BeamRock 120 90

Moves learnt by TM

Aerodactyl is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Aerodactyl is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Aerodactyl learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Wing AttackFlying 60 100
7RoarNormal
14SupersonicNormal 55
21Rock ThrowRock 50 90
28AgilityPsychic
35CrunchDark 80 100
42Rock SlideRock 75 90
49FlyFlying 90 95
56Take DownNormal 90 85
63Hyper BeamNormal 150 90

Moves learnt by TM

Aerodactyl is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Aerodactyl sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Aerodactyl  sprite from Red & Blue Aerodactyl  sprite from Silver Aerodactyl  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Aerodactyl  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Aerodactyl  sprite from Black & White Aerodactyl  sprite from X & Y Aerodactyl  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Aerodactyl Shiny sprite from Silver Aerodactyl Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Aerodactyl Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Aerodactyl Shiny sprite from Black & White Aerodactyl Shiny sprite from X & Y Aerodactyl Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Aerodactyl

Red
Blue
Yellow
Cinnabar Island
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 14
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Cinnabar Island
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Oreburgh City
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Pewter City
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Nacrene City
X
Y
Ambrette Town
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Rustboro City
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Seafolk Village
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Cinnabar Island
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Aerodactyl
Japanese プテラ (Ptera)
German Aerodactyl
French Ptéra

Name origin

aero-
flying prefix
pterodactyl
prehistoric flying reptile