Pokemon Go: All Aerodactyl Weaknesses & Pokemon Counters

Aerodactyl is a difficult Pokemon to counter in Pokemon Go, and this guide covers its weaknesses and best Pokemon to use against it.

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Aerodactyl is a difficult Pokémon to defeat in Pokémon Go. It frequently appears as a three-star raid opponent, one of the Team Rocket Leaders’ Pokémon, or PvP in the Great and Ultra Leagues. Aerodactyl packs a punch in combat in early every format. Taking it down won’t be easy. We will list the Pokémon weaknesses and the best Pokémon to counter Aerodactyl to help give you an advantage.

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How to Beat Aerodactyl in Pokemon Go

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All Aerodactyl Weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Aerodactyl is a Flying and Rock-type Pokémon, making it weak to Electric, Ice, Rock, Steel, and Water-type attacks in Pokemon Go. It is resistant to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ground, Normal, and Poison-type attacks, which you should steer clear from.

Of the choices, I recommend using an Electric, Ice, Rock, or Steel-type Pokémon to battle Aerodactyl. These choices typically have high defenses, and Pokémon with these types can sometimes overlap each other, meaning every attack they use against Aerodactyl will be super effective. Steel-types are usually my favorite, but it does limit your overall options when you’re trying to find a suitable team to use against Aerodactyl.

Best Pokémon Counters to Aerodactyl in Pokemon Go

The best Pokémon you want to use against the Aerodactyl in the raid include Metagross, Rampardos, and Zekrom.

Metagross is a Steel and Psychic-type Pokémon and is a perfect counter to Aerodactyl in Pokemon Go. It frequently appeared throughout Pokémon Go for you to capture in raids. You’ve probably encountered several forms and might have a few sitting in your collection. Metagross is particularly powerful because it has high attack and defense stats in PvP and PvE. Most of Aerodactyl’s attacks won’t be able to be effective against Metagross, and its best fast move, Bullet Punch, is super effective against it.

The second choice is Rampardos, a Rock-type Pokémon. Rampardos has an exceptionally high attack stat but a much lower defense stat. Luckily, it has quite a bit of health to remain in a fight to fire off its charged moves before it can faint. You want to treat it like a glass cannon, capable of dealing quite a bit of damage to Aerodactyl, but it won’t last long. An excellent middle choice Pokémon that will help you reach the finish line. You still want a strong tank like Metagross to hold the line, though.

The final best Pokémon counter to Aerodactyl is Zekrom, the legendary Dragon and Electric-type Pokémon. Normally, Electric Pokémon are not what you want to use against a Rock-type, but because Aerodactyl is also a Flying-type, you can use that to your advantage. Zekrom’s electric attacks can cut through Aerodactyl in any raid, PvP battle, or against any Team Rock leader. We’re always going to recommend it for this battle.

You’re going to need a full team of six Pokemon to use against Aerodactyl when battling against it in Pokemon Go raids. These are some of my other recommendations to help fill out the rest of your team.

  • Galarian Darmanitan
  • Gyarados
  • Kingler
  • Magnezone
  • Mamoswine
  • Primal Kyogre
  • Rhyperior
  • Terrakion
  • Thundurus
  • Tyrantrum

All of Aerodactyl’s Attacks in Pokemon Go

Aerodactyl might give you some trouble, and you can prepare for this Pokémon learning all about its attacks in Pokémon Go.

  • Fast attacks: Bite (Dark-type), Rock Throw (Rock-type), and Steel Wing (Steel-type)
  • Charged moves: Ancient Power (Rock-type), Earth power (Ground-type), Hyper beam (Normal-type), Iron Head (Steel-type), and Rock Slide (Rock-type)

You can expect any of these attacks to appear in Aerodactyl’s moveset in raids, PvP, and in a Team Rock battle. If you defeat Aerodactyl in a raid or a Team Rock battle, there’s a chance a shiny one will appear, and you can catch that one.