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 5′11″ (1.8 m)
Weight 130.1 lbs (59.0 kg)
Abilities Pressure
Rock Head
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)

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 (base 8,960 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 6′11″ (2.1 m)
Weight 174.2 lbs (79.0 kg)
Abilities 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)

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 (base 8,960 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.

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.

Moves learned by Aerodactyl

Moves learnt by level up

Aerodactyl learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1Ice FangIce 65 95
1Iron HeadSteel 80 100
1Scary FaceNormal 100
1SupersonicNormal 55
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
1Wing AttackFlying 60 100
9RoarNormal
17AgilityPsychic
25Ancient PowerRock 60 100
33CrunchDark 80 100
41Take DownNormal 90 85
49Sky DropFlying 60 100
57Iron HeadSteel 80 100
65Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
73Rock SlideRock 75 90
81Giga ImpactNormal 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AssuranceDark 60 100
CurseGhost
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
ForesightNormal
PursuitDark 40 100
RoostFlying
Steel WingSteel 70 90
TailwindFlying
WhirlwindNormal
Wide GuardRock

Move Tutor moves

Aerodactyl can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
DefogFlying
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Laser FocusNormal
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
TailwindFlying

Moves learnt by TM

Aerodactyl is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
2Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
76FlyFlying 90 95
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Aerodactyl can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Dragon RageDragon 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Aerodactyl learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1Ice FangIce 65 95
1Iron HeadSteel 80 100
1Scary FaceNormal 100
1SupersonicNormal 55
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
1Wing AttackFlying 60 100
9RoarNormal
17AgilityPsychic
25Ancient PowerRock 60 100
33CrunchDark 80 100
41Take DownNormal 90 85
49Sky DropFlying 60 100
57Iron HeadSteel 80 100
65Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
73Rock SlideRock 75 90
81Giga ImpactNormal 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AssuranceDark 60 100
CurseGhost
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
ForesightNormal
PursuitDark 40 100
RoostFlying
Steel WingSteel 70 90
TailwindFlying
WhirlwindNormal
Wide GuardRock

Moves learnt by TM

Aerodactyl is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
2Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
76FlyFlying 90 95
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Aerodactyl can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Dragon RageDragon 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Aerodactyl sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

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

Other languages

English Aerodactyl
Japanese プテラ (Ptera)
German Aerodactyl
French Ptéra

Name origin

aero-
flying prefix
pterodactyl
prehistoric flying reptile