Competitive Information for Aerodactyl (mega) [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Aerodactyl-mega aerodactyl-mega
Base Stats for Aerodactyl-Mega

Rock / Flying

Abilities:
Tough ClawsTough Claws: This Pokemon's contact moves have their power multiplied by 1.3.


Evolutions / Family:
Aerodactyl

Weakness Chart for Rock/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
0x
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
2x
2x
2x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Aerodactyl-mega? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Aerodactyl-mega in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

HeatranTapu%20BuluRotom-WashGarchompTyranitarMagnezoneBlacephalonGastrodonGolisopodBreloomMetagrossRoserade


Aerodactyl is a decent Rock and Flying-typed Pokemon. Aerodactyl are common Pokemon to see in the SM metagame. Aerodactyl is weak to Electric, Ice, Rock, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Aerodactyl-Mega
Item: Aerodactylite
Ability: Tough Claws
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge / Rock Slide
- Fire Fang
- Ice Fang

Physical Sweeper Aerodactyl-Mega (Analytic)

Aerodactyl is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Tough Claws, Aerodactyl's contact moves have their power multiplied by 1.3.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Stone Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Rock-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Fire Fang is a physical 65-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch).
Ice Fang is a physical 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch).




Species: Aerodactyl-Mega
Item: Aerodactylite
Ability: Tough Claws
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Sky Attack

Physical Sweeper Aerodactyl-Mega (Tough Claws)

Aerodactyl is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Tough Claws, Aerodactyl's contact moves have their power multiplied by 1.3.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Aerodactyl-mega? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Aerodactyl-mega in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

HeatranTapu%20BuluRotom-WashGarchompTyranitarMagnezoneBlacephalonGastrodonGolisopodBreloomMetagrossRoserade


Species: Aerodactyl-Mega
Item: Aerodactylite
Ability: Tough Claws
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sky Attack

Doubles Physical Sweeper Aerodactyl-Mega (Tough Claws)

Aerodactyl is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Tough Claws, Aerodactyl's contact moves have their power multiplied by 1.3.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Aerodactyl-mega 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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Air Cutter
60
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Dragon Rage
--
100%
10
Deals 40 HP of damage to the target.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Razor Wind
80
100%
10
Charges, then hits foe(s) turn 2. High crit ratio.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Sky Drop
60
100%
10
User and foe fly up turn 1. Damages on turn 2.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to paralyze. 10% chance to flinch.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Celebrate
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Whirlwind
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Aerodactyl-mega can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Aerodactyl-mega

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