0142 Aerodactyl

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    68.6
  • Main moves:
    Steel Wing, Rock Slide, Earth Power
  • Type
    ROCK
    FLYING
  • Level:
    18.5-21.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 20 1/15/15CP 1496
  • Buddy Distance:
    5km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    135
  • Defense:
    103.9
  • Stamina:
    118
  • Overall:
    1656

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Key Wins

Key Losses

Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastSteel Wing3.53.52General
2FastRock Throw2.54.82Heavy Damage
3FastBite241Heavy Damage
4ChargedRock Slide459027 - 6 - 7 - 6General
5ChargedEarth Power10% chance -1 Def opponent55901.648 - 8 - 8 - 8High Energy Debuff
6ChargedAncient Power10% chance +1 Atk +1 Def self45721.67 - 6 - 7 - 6Boost
7ChargedIron Head50701.48 - 7 - 7 - 7Coverage
8ChargedHyper Beam801501.8812 - 11 - 12 - 11Neutral Nuke
Weaknesses
electric
x1.6
ice
x1.6
rock
x1.6
steel
x1.6
water
x1.6
Resistances
poison
x0.625
normal
x0.625
ground
x0.625
flying
x0.625
fire
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Aerodactyl is a Rock & Flying Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Rock, Steel, Water, Electric and Ice moves. Aerodactyl's strongest moveset is Rock Throw & Rock Slide and it has a Max CP of 2,783.

About

"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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Rock Throw + Rock Slide and Earth Power

The addition of Rock Throw from the July 2019 move rebalance improves Aerodactyl's damage output as it's the only option that benefits from STAB. Bite is a very niche way to deal with the popular bulky Psychic and Ghost-types like Cresselia or Giratina, but this shouldn't be Aerodactyl's primary role. 

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 cumbersome moveset also ruins Aerodactyl's dreams of soaring to new heights which is rather unfortunate. The only significant use so far has been the GBL Season 4 Flying Cup. 

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 lacks sufficient stats for Master League. 

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