Aerodactyl, The Fossil Pokémon. It died out centuries ago, and has been brought back using DNA from fossils. It is known to be very vicious. Said to take to the skies letting out high pitched shreiks. It was the king of the skies back in Prehistoric times.

Battle Moveset

The best Moveset for Aerodactyl would have to be this:


Double Edge
Rock Slide
Aerial Ace

Items Attached:

Choice Band

Preferred Nature:


Preferred Ability:

Rock Head

Strategy Using Aerodactyl

Well, you may have noticed that my set for today is a bit different than I usually have it, it would seem that there is very little strategy involved, and you would be correct about the moveset. However, the setup requires some thought before the battle, and if you do the setup in a bad way you will get burned, this moveset or not. First to pull this set off you MUST have Rock Head, don't even think about Double-edge without it, the recoil from a choice banded hit will deliver a hard blow on poor Aerodactyl. Next you may be wondering why I put jolly instead of Adamant, since that would benefit this set since it has 4 attack moves. Well, the thing you have to be aware of that there is a big change from G/S/C, and it is that speed matters and pokemon don't survive like they used to. With jolly you can out speed other speed enhanced pokemon, such as Sceptile, Alakazam, Dugtrio, Raikou, Starmie, and Jolteon. Now, while not all of these appear in the R/S games, you should expect to see all but one of those in FRLG, so be prepared for the worst! if you didn't know couple of today's move involve FRLG move tutors, but I assure ou they are well worth it. This set is a killer sweeper, and has even gotten the best of some of my teams a few times. It is very deadly, fast, and does not waste time kicking you all over the arena while laughing at you all the while. Rock Slide for a powerful STAB move, Earthquake for type coverage and good damage, non-withstanding that those two moves cover most any pokemon with regular damage that I can think of, and don't e-mail if I forgot one! Double-Edge is more powerful than both Rock Slide and Earthquake when all 3 are doing normal damage. Aerial Ace, while providing STAB, also makes sure you have a move that OHKOs Sceptile, Heracross, and other such pesky pokemon that can pack a big hit if you aren't careful, even with a type advantage. Sorry for the lack of so called Strategy today, but if you use this set I think you'll find that Aero is a top tier pokemon in the next generation.

EV Corner: Hello, well, I am going to add something more for the Players online, who can control their EVs, but that comes later. Aero is pretty straight forward with its EVs, just try to get as much attack and speed as you can, the closer to the max, the better. For those who can control their EVs through the bots or netbattle, use 252 attack and speed, as well as 4 into hp, that should be a good set up, simple, standard, and effective.

If you have complaints about this set and description please e-mail me at, thanks!

Strategy Against Aerodactyl

Heh, this is a pretty hard one to be quite honest. Since Aero is very good. I would suggest a thiefing Skarmory. Now, that is not exactly a good set, to be honest, but Skarmory is the most reliable pokemon to take a hit, and just pray to God it doesn't have fire blast. Or, you could try other tactics. Such as luring it to use rock slide against a bird then switching to something such as Metagross, as it is strong against rock. But that really doesn't solve many problems. This is an extremely hard pokemon to take down and it depends on your team, if yuor team isn't built very good and you aren't a good predictor, Aerodactyl can eat you alive. The damned bird did it to me, it can do it to you. Caution is required against it, thats for sure

Contest Moveset

The best Moveset for Aerodactyl would have to be this for the Cool Contest best with Lonely, Adament, Naughty or Brave Nature:


Dragon Claw
Iron Tail
Aerial Ace

Items Attached:

Red Scarf

Strategy Using Aerodactyl

Iron Tail is a great cool contest move as it removes points from opponents. Dragon Claw and Dragonbreath are interchangable combos. Aerial ace earns triple points if your pokemon moves first. This set shouls nab wins on Cool contests easily.

Locations in Games


Trade From FR/LG


Trade From FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Get Old Amber from Pewter Museum and Revive at at Cinnibar

Animé Appearences

Aerodactyl has had many Animé Appearence, but only 3 True appearences. The first was where it was awoken by Jessie and james trying to blow up a Mountain, kidnapped Ash and had to fight Ash's newly evolved Charizard. Second, Annie & Oakley de-fossilised One and it caused mayhem all through the city of Alto Mare. And Finally, Gary invited Prof. Oak and Tracey to an Island where an Aerodactyl had recently been de-fossilised and needed help

Episode 046: Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
Episode 050: Who Gets To Keep Togepi
Episode 055: Pokémon Paparazzi
Episode 165: Fossil Fools
Movie 5: Heroes - Latios & Latias!
Episode 278: Ruin With A View
Episode 293: Stairway To Devon
Special 16: Pokémon Researcher Gary & The Revived Aerodactyl

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