Competitive Information for Aerodactyl [Gold/Silver]
Rock / Flying
Evolutions / Family:
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Aerodactyl? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Aerodactyl is an interesting Rock and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's super common to find yourself dealing with Aerodactyl when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Aerodactyl is weak to Electric, Ice, Rock, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sky Attack / Wing Attack
- Ancient Power / Rock Throw
Physical Sweeper Aerodactyl (Retro)
Aerodactyl is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (power doubles on dig).
♦ Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2).
♦ Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
♦ Ancient Power is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
♦ Rock Throw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
Wondering what moves can Aerodactyl learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Aerodactyl can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Aerodactyl
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Aerodactyl's EVs for Gold/Silver
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