Aerodactyl #142

Combat Moves

When in battle, touch the screen to attack with combat moves, and the Pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Bite Dark 6
Steel Wing Steel 11
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Iron Head Steel 60 3
Ancient Power Rock 70 3
Hyper Beam Normal 150 2
  • Hatches From 10km Egg

When in battle, touch the screen to attack with combat moves, and the Pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokémon Aerodactyl

Max BS 3147
Атака 221
Protection 159
Resistance 190

How to find and catch the Aerodactyl Pokémon?

Aerodactyl may be found in farms, parks, and forested slopes. It sometimes spawns in stone quarries.

On the map, the Pokemon Aerodactyl is very uncommon. It may sometimes hatch from an egg or catch on some occasion.


Evolution family

Aerodactyl is part of a one-member family.




#142 Aerodactyl

200 Aerodactyl_mega_energy
Mega Aerodactyl




#142 Aerodactyl

200 Aerodactyl_mega_energy
Mega Aerodactyl



  • Aerodactyl was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Aerodactyl was released at the start of Adventure Week 2018 on May 24th, 2018.
  • Icon_Shadow_Pokemon Shadow form of Aerodactyl was released at the start of The Seasons Change: Part 2 on October 12th, 2020.
    • Shiny form of Shadow Aerodactyl was released at the start of Team GO Rocket Celebration on February 2nd, 2021.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6Increased spawns in:
Adventure Week 2022: Jun 7 – 12
Mega Raid Challenge: 2020 Sep 1 – 7
Pokémon GO Fest 2018: Jul 14 – 15
Adventure Week 2017: May 18 – 25
1,590 Increased chance/Previously in:
7-km – Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time: 2021 Jul 23 – Aug 3
7-km – 2020 Feb 18 – Jun 8
10-km – 2018 Dec 18 – 2019 Dec 16
10-km – A Colossal Discovery: 2019 Nov 1 – 4
2-km – Adventure Week 2019: Jun 4 – 11
10-km – 2016 Jul 6 – 2018 Spring
10-km – Legendary Week: 2018 Mar 5 – 16
2-km – Eggstravaganza 2017: Apr 13 – 20
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 18,678Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
1,193 Field Research:
Win 5 raids: Since 2019 Jan
Hatch 2 Eggs: Adventure Week 2022
Use an Incense: 2021 May
Win 3 raids: Mega Raid Challenge
Hatch an Egg: 2020 Jul
Win a raid;
Win a Trainer Battle against another Trainer;
Make a new friend;
Trade a Pokémon with a friend: A Colossal Discovery
Catch 5 Omanyte or Kabuto: Adventure Week 2019
Use an item to evolve a Pokémon: 2019 Jan – Apr
Hatch 2 Eggs: Let’s Go Celebration
Evolve an Omanyte or Kabuto: Adventure Week 2018
Spin 6 PokéStops that were not previously visited: 2018 May
Special Research/Timed Research:
Ultra Unlock 2021: Time – 3rd part: Catch 10 Omanyte or Kabuto
Kanto Celebration Event – Completing 4th part
Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto – 5th part: Make 3 Nice Throws in a row
Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto – 7th part: Evolve a Pokémon
Team GO Rocket

(weather boosted)
Rescuing from Leaders:
2021 Feb 2 – May 18

Mega Aerodactyl

  • Mega Aerodactyl was released at the start of Mountains of Power on January 7th, 2022.Shiny_Pokemon_icon
  • Shiny form of Mega Aerodactyl was released on the same day.
Aerodactyl_mega_energy (1) Mega Energy required:
Initial Base Mega_Level High Mega_LevelMega_Level Max Mega_LevelMega_LevelMega_Level
200 40 20 10
Energy Sources Details
Mega Raid Battles
Obtain Mega Energy from Mega Raid Battle
Boss CP 43,686Catch CP 1,590/1,988 (weather boosted)
2022 Jun 7 – 16
2022 Jan 7 – Feb 1
Research tasks
Field Research:
25× – Power up Pokémon 10 times: 2022 Jun
25× – Power up Pokémon 5 times;
70× – Power up Pokémon 10 times: A Mega Moment



Aerodactyl is a reptile, bipedal prehistoric Pokémon that looks like a pterosaur but has some draconic characteristics. It features short, sharply pointed ears, narrow dark green eyes, a ridged nose, a gaping mouth, and a powerful lower jaw with serrated fangs. It has big violet membranous wings and a body coated in pale blue-gray skin. It can hold items with its clawed paws at the end of each wing. It features a hump-like ridge on its back with a spike, and a powerful tail with an arrow-shaped tip. Its talon-like feet feature two toes in front and one in behind, and it can sweep up and securely hold its prey while flying.

Aerodactyl’s serrated saw-like teeth and fierce demeanor were quite intimidating at the time. Its teeth are capable of ripping out throats and tearing through the skin of any Pokémon, even Steel-type Pokémon. Aerodactyl is said to have soared through the air by expanding its wings and freely giving forth high-pitched screams. Walking on land, on the other hand, is sluggish. It preferred to nest in the highlands, where it could be secure and alone. Aerodactyls existed in ancient periods and were thought to have fallen extinct due of a massive meteor strike. It was rebuilt in contemporary times using genetic material retrieved from amber, although some people died in the process. Despite this, the repair is not deemed flawless.

Mega Evolution’s power causes part of Aerodactyl’s latent genes to resurface. When it transforms into Mega Aerodactyl, its eyes become brilliant green and sections of its body turn to stone, which some scholars think is its original look before fossilization. It grows in size and sprouts jagged black spiky rocks all over its body, including five spikes at each wing’s wrist joint, three small spikes along its tail, one spike on each ear, and a long spike on its chin. Its back spike and rear talons have likewise become black and stone. Its brows and the corners of its mouth are covered with rocky plates. Similar stone ornaments can be found on its chest and torso, with two small ridges flanking a larger ridge. Mega Aerodactyl’s body rocks are tougher than diamond. Mega Aerodactyl is fiercer and more irritable than before due to the burden of Mega Evolution. Mega Aerodactyl, as a consequence, attacks everything that moves.


 Best moveset for Aerodactyl

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Aerodactyl’s greatest moves are Rock Throw and Rock Slide. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Rock Throw 16 dps
  Rock Slide 35.6 dps


  Rock Throw 16 dps
  Rock Slide 35.6 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Bite 6 8 12
  Rock Throw 12 7.8 16
  Steel Wing 11 7.5 13.8
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Hyper Beam 150 -26.3 39.5
  Ancient Power 70 -9.4 24
  Rock Slide 80 -18.5 35.6
  Iron Head 60 -26.3 31.6
  Earth Power 100 -13.9 27.8
  Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
  Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves highlighted in gr