Pokemon GO Mega Aerodactyl Raid Guide: Best Encounters and Weaknesses

Find out all of the information you'll need to take on Mega Aerodactyl in this Pokemon GO Raid guide!

by Shaun Cichacki


If you’re looking to flex the power of your team in Pokemon GO, you’ll have a great opponent to try and bring down with Mega Aerodactyl. While their standard form is already powerful enough, this Mega Evolved version is looking to bring the pain to you and your team, especially if you aren’t properly prepared. That’s where we come into play.

You’ll want to make sure that you’ve studied up on Mega Aerodactyl, so you’ll be able to find out their strengths, weaknesses, and the best counter Pokemon that you can bring to the fight, so you’ll be able to add another new Pokemon to your team as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at what makes them a great choice to add to your team, as well as the chance to add another shiny to your collection.

Mega Aerodactyl Raid Guide – Strengths, Weaknesses, and Counter Pokemon

If you’re looking to fight this Mega Monster, you’ll want to make sure that you and your friends have a good team put together, and they have a large list of types that they are strong against, so make sure that you can expose their weakness with your most powerful Pokemon of that type will help make this raid easier to handle.

Mega Aerodactyl Strengths – 63% Damage Taken

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

Mega Aerodactyl Weaknesses – 160% Damage Taken

  • Rock
  • Steel
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Ice

This Rock/Flying-type Pokemon does have a nice set of weaknesses to expose, so make sure that you’re bringing along some of these Pokemon to the fight, and prepare for a great battle!

Pokemon Name Fast Move Charged Move
Zacian (Crowned Sword) Metal Claw Wild Charge
Metagross Bullet Punch Meteor Mash
Kyurem (White) Steel Wing Blizzard
Thundurus (Therian Forme) Thunder Shock Thunderbolt
Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide

If you’ve brought any of these Pokemon to the fight, you should have a fairly easy chance to claim victory over Mega Aerodactyl. If you’re struggling, make sure to switch your types up, and let your friends know what you’re planning to bring to the fight so they may be able to cover any holes in the weakness list.

If you’re looking to use this Pokemon on your team, you’ll find them to be a strong competitor, with a great attack, some nice defense, but a lower stamina pool compared to some other Mega Evolutions. Let’s take a look at their stats, and see if they would fit in on your team.

Mega Aerodactyl Stats

  • Max CP – 4,118
  • Max HP – 162
  • Attack – 292
  • Defense – 210
  • Stamina – 190
  • Best Fast Move – Rock Throw
  • Best Charged Move – Rock Slide

If you’re bringing this Pokemon into a battle against another that is weak to ground attacks, you’ll find that their great attack power can help you bring a fight to a close quickly, so put that into consideration depending on your opponent. They will also work great in different raids, allowing you to inflict lots of punishment on those that are weak to their type.

And that’s all there is to know about the Mega Aerodactyl raids! You’ll find all of the upcoming raids for this month, as well as some more individual information when you check out our Pokemon GO guide section. You’ll find out all about the newest updates to the game, new Pokemon Spotlight Hours, and so much more.

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