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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Aerodactyl

Aerodactyl
Fossil Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Aerodactyl is a Rock and Flying Type Fossil Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Aerodactyl can be found with Rock Head, Pressure and Unnerve as an Ability and has a Slow growth rate with a 2 Speed EV Yield. We recommend the Jolly Nature, based on 515 combined Base Stats.

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Aerodactyl Stats and Abilities

Based on Aerodactyl Base IVs we consider this pokemon B-Tier choice. Aerodactyl Highest IV Stat is Speed 130 and the Lowest being Special Attack 60.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
E
HP80270364
C
Attack105193339
F
Defense65121251
E
Special Attack60112240
E
Special Defense75139273
A
Speed130238394
B
Total515
Aerodactyl Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Jolly
+10% Speed
-10% Special Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sweet
Dislikes: Dry
EV Yield2 Speed
Growth RateSlow
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsFlying
Egg Cycles35 (8,739–8,995 steps)
Abilities Description
Rock Head
Ability 1
Protects the Pokémon from recoil damage.
Pressure
Ability 2
Pressure makes any attack targeted at the ability-bearer - regardless of whether it hits - use 2 PP instead of 1.
Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Makes the foe nervous and unable to eat Berries.

How To Evolve Aerodactyl in BDSP

The Pokemon Aerodactyl does not have an evolution in the Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Series.

Where To Find Aerodactyl in BDSP

Aerodactyl has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 20 Aerodactyl, within the Mining Museum location using the Fossil method.

Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Mining Museum
Interact
Aerodactyl
Lv. 20

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Aerodactyl Weakness

Aerodactyl is a Rock and Flying Type pokemon. This will cause Aerodactyl to take More Damage from Steel, Water, Rock, Electric, Ice Type Moves, and Less Damage from Normal, Flying, Poison, Fire, Bug, Ground Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Steel
Water
Rock
Electric
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Normal
Flying
Poison
Fire
Bug
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage
Ground

What pokemon is Aerodactyl Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Tyranitar
S
Metagross

What pokemon is Aerodactyl Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Slaking
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Best Moves Aerodactyl in BDSP

Best Moveset for Aerodactyl Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
60
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
55
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
45
Stone Edge
Physical
150
80 5 High critical hit ratio.
40
Take Down
Physical
90
85 20 User receives recoil damage.

Best Moveset for Aerodactyl TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM38
Fire Blast
Special
110
85 5 May burn opponent.
TM26
Earthquake
Physical
100
100 10 Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Aerodactyl Level Up Moves

List of Moves Aerodactyl can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Bite
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

May cause flinching.
1
Ancient Power
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

May raise all user's stats at once.
5
Supersonic
Power: —
Acc: 55
PP: 20
Status

Confuses opponent.
10
Wing Attack
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

15
Scary Face
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Speed.
20
Rock Slide
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
25
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
30
Crunch
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
35
Iron Head
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
40
Take Down
Power: 90
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
45
Stone Edge
Power:
150
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
50
Agility
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
55
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
60
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
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Aerodactyl TM Moves

List of Moves Aerodactyl can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM02
Dragon Claw
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM12
Taunt
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Opponent can only use moves that attack.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM26
Earthquake
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM35
Flamethrower
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM38
Fire Blast
Power: 110
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power:
90
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power:
90
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM41
Torment
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Opponent cannot use the same move in a row.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM47
Steel Wing
Power: 70
Acc: 90
PP: 25
Physical

May raise user's Defense.
TM51
Roost
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half of its max HP and loses the Flying type temporarily.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM59
Dragon Pulse
Power: 85
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth. This attack never misses.
TM66
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM69
Rock Polish
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
TM71
Stone Edge
Power:
150
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM76
Stealth Rock
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM94
Fly
Power:
135
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Flies up on first turn, attacks on second turn.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM97
Defog
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness and clears fog.
TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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Aerodactyl Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Aerodactyl can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Curse
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Ghosts lose 50% of max HP and curse the opponent; Non-Ghosts raise Attack, Defense and lower Speed.
Dragon Breath
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May paralyze opponent.
Tailwind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Doubles Speed for 4 turns.
Whirlwind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
Wide Guard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user's team from multi-target attacks.
Assurance
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if opponent already took damage in the same turn.
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