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Pokémon Go Mega Aerodactyl counters and weaknesses explained

A mega dinosaur.

Mega Aerodactyl is the mega evolution for Aerodactyl which was released into Pokémon Go as part of the Mountains of Power event running into January 2022.

To obtain Mega Aerodactyl, you need to defeat the Pokémon in mega raids to collect its specific Mega Energy. Once you have the correct amount, you'll be able to enact its evolution for a short time.

Below you'll find Mega Aerodactyl's counters and weaknesses to help you defeat it and, don't forget, Remote Raid passes allow you to join mega raids from across the world.

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Mega Aerodactyl counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

If you want to mega evolve Aerodactyl in Pokémon Go, you must collect its Mega Energy by defeating Mega Aerodactyl in a number of raids. Below you'll find the counters and weaknesses for Mega Aerodactyl to help you contribute to these battles:

  • Mega Aerodactyl type - Rock and flying-type
  • Mega Aerodactyl is weak against - Electric, ice, rock, steel and water-types
  • Mega Aerodactyl counters - Raikou, Swampert (or Mega Swampert), Metagross (or Mega Metagross), Kyogre (Primal Kyogre works well here), Xurkitree, Rhyperior, Mega Blastoise, Terrakion and Zekrom
  • Mega Aerodactyl resistances - Normal, Flying, Rock, Poison, Fire
  • Other Mega Aerodactyl notes - For the non-legendary Pokémon, it's a good idea to use an Elite TM to ensure they have a set of powerful attacks.

The Season of Hidden Gems has arrived, bringing with it a new Go Battle League season. Depending on your region, you can currently battle Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf in five-star raids. Elsewhere, be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. This incense may also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Mega Aerodactyl CP in Pokémon Go

Here you'll find the raid boss CP for Mega Aerodactyl in Pokémon Go:

  • Mega Aerodactyl CP - 43686

Winning this raid will reward you with Mega Aerodactyl Energy rather than an encounter with Aerodactyl, which is why Mega Aerodactyl doesn't have any catch-related CP levels for mega raids.

Everything we know about Aerodactyl

Aerodactyl is a Gen 1 Pokémon which, in the mainline Pokémon games, is often obtained by reviving a piece of Old Amber at certain labs dotted across the world of Pokémon.

The Aerodactyl you receive, however, is not the Pokémon in its true form. If you wish to see how Aerodactyl looked in the prehistoric era, then you need to conduct its Mega Evolution. Doing so will cause rocks to sprout across Aerodactyl's body, emphasising its draconic appearance.

Aerodactyl is inspired by both dragons and a type of dinosaur known as Pterosaurs. Palaeontologists would later look to Aerodactyl for inspiration when naming a pterosaur genus - Aerodactylus.

Good luck battling Mega Aerodactyl!

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