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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Eggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating
2 / 5
PvP Attacker Rating
-
Defense Tier
-

Pokemon Stats

59.00 kg Weight
1.80 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2783
ATK 221
DEF 159
STA 190

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Steel Wing is slightly better than Bite; which one is better comes down to the target’s weaknesses and resistances.

  • Rock Slide is overall Aerodactyl’s best charge move. Ancient Power performs a bit worse on offense. 

  • Steel Wing can be paired with Iron Head for meh Steel-type DPS.

  • Hyper Beam is a weak pick, lacking any relevant coverage.

  • Earth Power in an odd choice since it lacks STAB, but can pair with Steel Wing against Rock-type foes. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Steel Wing is superior to Bite, having significantly higher base damage.

  • Ancient Power can be used often on defense, but it is easily dodged.

  • Iron Head does damage earlier, and Aerodactyl may still live long enough to use it.

  • Hyper Beam is simply awful.

  • Rock Slide has a much earlier damage window than Ancient Power and hits a little bit harder if not dodged. 

  • Earth Power can offer coverage against Aerodactyl's weaknesses to Electric, Rock, and Steel, but has a late damage window. 

PVE Overview

Aerodactyl's movepool in the main series Pokemon games has no shortage of STAB Flying and Rock-type moves. Unfortunately it doesn't get a fast STAB move in Pokemon Go. Aerodactyl has decent stats and a very cool type combination, but a garbage movepool relegates it to total unviability on offense and defense.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Steel Wing or Bite + Rock Slide and Earth Power

Steel Wing and Bite are very similar and both emphasize raw damage output over energy generation. The former can offer coverage against coverage against Aerodactyl's weakness to Rock and Ice-type opponents, while Bite is a way to deal with the popular bulky Psychic and Ghost-types like Cresselia or Giratina. 

Rock Slide is the best charge move for Aerodactyl, gets STAB, costs less energy compared to other options, and sees the most frequent use by a long shot. Earth Power can be used to cover Aerodactyl's vulnerabilities against Electric, Rock, and Steel-type foes, but costs more energy. The rest of Aerodactyl's charge moves are disappointingly bad. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 0 / 5

Aerodactyl is one of the most unusual contenders in PvP, if it can even be considered a contender at all. With an offensive-based stat distribution that results in relatively low bulk, and a Rock/Flying typing which gives five weaknesses to common typings, Aerodactyl might just end up fainting faster than any meta pick in PvP. A suboptimal moveset also ruins Aerodactyl's dreams of soaring to new heights which is rather unfortunate. Maybe Mega Aerodactyl will be introduced one day with way more potential. 

Ultra League: 0 / 5

A higher CP cap in Ultra League benefits Aerodactyl's offensive stat, but not enough to give it sufficient wins against the meta. Even with Bite, Aerodactyl still loses to the bulkier Psychic tanks like Cresselia. Consider other options. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Aerodactyl has a max CP of 2783, which is insufficient for Master League. 

Fast Moves

6
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00
11
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.30
7.50
13.75
17.19

Charge Moves

70
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Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.50
0.25
0.00
2.12
20.00
25.00
42.42
150
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.80
0.30
0.00
1.50
39.47
49.34
59.21
60
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.40
0.00
1.20
31.58
39.47
37.89
80
More Info

Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.70
1.10
0.00
1.60
29.63
37.04
47.41
100
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.70
0.00
2.00
27.78
34.72
55.56

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 75
Stardust 75,000

Other

Female Ratio 12.5 %
Male Ratio 87.5 %
Flee Rate 9.0 %
Egg Distance to Hatch
10 km
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Flying Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Rock Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013339
2001.57081
2002106123
2002.5142165
4003178207
4003.5214249
4004251291
4004.5287333
6005323375
6005.5359417
6006396459
6006.5432501
8007468543
8007.5504585
8008540627
8008.5577669
10009613711
10009.5649753
100010685795
100010.5719835
130011754875
130011.5788914
130012822954
130012.5856994
1600138911034
160013.59251073
1600149591113
160014.59941153
19001510281193
190015.510621232
19001610961272
190016.511311312
22001711651352
220017.511991391
22001812331431
220018.512681471
25001913021511
250019.513361550
25002013701590
250020.514051630
30002114391670
300021.514731710
30002215081749
300022.515421789
35002315761829
350023.516101869
35002416451908
350024.516791948
40002517131988
400025.517472028
40002617822068
400026.518162107
45002718502147
450027.518852187
45002819192227
450028.519532266
50002919872306
500029.520222346
50003020562386
500030.520732406
60003120902426
600031.521072445
60003221252465
600032.521422485
70003321592505
700033.521762525
70003421932545
700034.522102565
80003522272585
800035.522442604
80003622622624
800036.522792644
90003722962664
900037.523132684
90003823302704
900038.523472724
100003923642744
1000039.523812763
100004023992783
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