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Pokemon Go Mega Aerodactyl Counters and Weaknesses

Mega Aerodactyl is taking over the Mega Raids, here's its counters and weaknesses.

Updated: Jan 7, 2022 1:23 pm
Aerodactyl mega raid counters

Mega Abomasnow is out of Pokemon Go and taking its place is Mega Aerodactyl in the Mega raids. So, you’ll – no doubt – be wondering how can you get your hands on your own Mega Aerodactyl and how to beat the powerful Rock / Flying fossil Pokemon.

Well first thing’s first, as with all first-time Mega evolutions, turning your Aerodactyl into a Mega will cost you 200 Mega Energy. Any time after that, it’ll only cost 40 Mega Energy. So you’re going to need to need to partake in a few Mega Raids to amass a nice amount of Mega Energy.

Mega Aerodactyl Weaknesses

As Mega Aerodactyl is a rock / flying type, you’ll need to bear in mind it’s weaknesses and resistances when going up against it.

Weaknesses:

  • Rock
  • Steel
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Ice

Resistances:

  • Ground
  • Normal
  • Flying
  • Poison
  • Bug
  • Fire

Mega Aerodactyl Counters

Here’s the best Pokemon to bring with you to a Mega Aerodactyl raid:

PokémonQuick moveMain moveEffective
damage
 Darmanitan (Galarian Zen)  Ice Fang  Avalanche246%
 Zacian (Crowned Sword)  Metal Claw  Wild Charge237%
 Zacian (Crowned Sword)  Metal Claw  Iron Head230%
 Metagross  Bullet Punch  Meteor Mash221%
 Kyurem (White)  Steel Wing  Blizzard219%
 Thundurus (Therian)  Thunder Shock  Thunderbolt218%
 Thundurus (Therian)  Volt Switch  Thunderbolt214%
 Zekrom  Charge Beam  Wild Charge214%
 Darmanitan (Galarian Zen)  Ice Fang  Ice Punch213%
 Rampardos  Smack Down  Rock Slide212%
 Deoxys (Attack)  Zen Headbutt  Zap Cannon209%
 Kingler  Bubble  Crabhammer208%
 Deoxys (Normal)  Charge Beam  Thunderbolt204%
 Zacian (Crowned Sword)  Snarl  Wild Charge202%
 Darmanitan (Galarian Standard)  Ice Fang  Avalanche201%
 Kyogre  Waterfall  Hydro Pump199%
 Kyogre  Waterfall  Surf198%
 Zacian (Crowned Sword)  Metal Claw  Play Rough194%
 Electivire  Thunder Shock  Wild Charge194%
 Thundurus (Therian)  Volt Switch  Thunder194%
 Dialga  Metal Claw  Iron Head194%

Mega Aerodactyl best moveset

You’ve got yourself an Aerodactyl now, one that’s got good stats and you’ve got enough energy to mega evolve. Well here’s the best moveset to give your Aerodactyl, that way you know you’ve got the best possible version of the Pokemon.

The best moves for Mega Aerodactyl are Rock Throw and Rock Slide when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense 

  Rock Throw16 dps
  Rock Slide35.6 dps

Defense 

  Rock Throw16 dps
  Rock Slide35.6 dps

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