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Aerodactyl

National Pokédex
Kabutops - Aerodactyl (#142) - Snorlax

Johto Pokédex
Kabutops - Aerodactyl (#224) - Snorlax
Japanese name Ptera
Evolves from Old Amber
Evolves into None
Generation First
Species Fossil Pokémon
Type Rock / Flying
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Weight 130.1 lb (59.0 kg)
Ability Rock Head / Pressure

Aerodactyl (プテラ Putera?, Ptera in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. The purpose of Aerodactyl in the games, anime and manga, as with all other Pokémon, is to battle both wild Pokémon, untamed creatures encountered while the player passes through various environments, and tamed Pokémon owned by Pokémon trainers.[2] It is listed as Pokémon #142 in the National Pokédex. Aerodactyl is a prehistoric Pokémon who is known for being a fast attacker, so it is used by many strategical players.[citation needed] Image File history File links Aerodactyl. ... This is a complete list of Pokémon which appear in the National Pokédex as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. ... Kabutops ) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ... Snorlax Kabigon in original Japanese language versions) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kabutops ) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ... Snorlax Kabigon in original Japanese language versions) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... Three small ammonite fossils, each approximately 1. ... // Pokémon types are special attributes which determine the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokémon species. ... // Pokémon types are special attributes which determine the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokémon species. ... // Pokémon types are special attributes which determine the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokémon species. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... It has been suggested that Shiny Pokémon be merged into this article or section. ... Japanese  ) is a language spoken by over 130 million people, mainly in Japan, but also by Japanese emigrant communities around the world. ... This is a complete list of Pokémon which appear in the National Pokédex as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Manga )   (pl. ... A chained book in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University A book is a set or collection of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of paper, parchment, or other material, usually fastened together to hinge at one side, and within protective covers. ... Various trading cards A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card which is intended for trading and collecting. ... Satoshi Tajiri , born on August 28, 1965) is a Japanese electronic game designer and the creator of Pocket Monsters, better known as Pokémon. ... Since Pokémon Crystal, trainers in the video games can be male or female. ... The National Pokémon Indexer, or National Pokédex for short, is a Pokémon Encyclopedia that is used in the popular video game franchise Pokémon. ...


The name "Aerodactyl" is derived from the prefix "aero-", which means air (as in aeroplane), and pterodactyl, because of both Aerodactyl's similar appearance to the pterodactyl and prehistoric status. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Biological characteristics

Aerodactyl is an assumed diurnal carnivore, though in the episode "Putting the Air back in Aerodactyl" it is shown eating fruit. A diurnal animal (dī-ŭrnəl) is an animal that is active during the daytime and sleeps during the night. ... This tigers sharp teeth and strong jaws are the classical physical traits expected from carnivorous mammalian predators A carnivore (IPA: ), meaning meat eater (Latin carne meaning flesh and vorare meaning to devour), is an animal that eats a diet consisting mainly of meat, whether it comes from live animals...


Aerodactyl is an ancient Pokémon from the prehistoric age. It was first regenerated from genetic material extracted from amber. It is imagined to have been the king of the skies in ancient times. It captures its prey with its talons and brings it to its nest. However, if the prey resists, it may use its razor-sharp teeth to immobilize it. When attacking its enemies/opponents, it goes for the throat with its sawlike fangs. In as much as it was fossilized, its rough skin became rock-hard and its wing muscles grew stronger due to overweight. It uses its broad wings to glide through the skies.


In the video games

Aerodactyl has an excellent Attack stat and a Speed stat that is very high (among the top 4% of all Pokémon). It is only outsped by Electrode, Ninjask, and Deoxys. That enables it to act as a physical sweeper, a fast Pokémon whose role is to strike fast and hard with physical attacks to decimate the opponent's team.


Aerodactyl is available in Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, and LeafGreen. In all of these games (with the exception of Gold, Silver, and Crystal), the player can find an Old Amber in Pewter City's museum. Once the player has access to Cinnabar Island, the player can deliver the Old Amber to a scientist, who then revives Aerodactyl from it. This method of reviving Pokémon is used for several different fossilized Pokémon. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, an Aerodactyl can be received by trading a Chansey for it on Route 14. Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996. ... Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the third in North America and Europe. ... In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This is a list of the major cities and locations from the fictional Kanto region featured in the Pokémon series. ... This is a list of the major cities and locations from the fictional Kanto region featured in the Pokémon series. ... Chansey , Lucky) are one of the 407 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ...


Aerodactyl appears as a playable character in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon in both Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS versions. The player can befriend it near the end of the game at several different areas. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team ) and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team ) are a matched pair of Pokémon games for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, respectively. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... “NDS” redirects here. ...


In competitve play, Aerodactyl is mostly used as a physical sweeper. Due to its massive speed, respectable attack and Rock Head ability (negating recoil damage from such moves as Double-Edge), Aerodactyl has the potential to pull off a late game finish, and can quickly turn the tide of a battle.


Most competitive battlers give Aerodactyl a Choice Band, so that its attack is boosted. Aerodactyl usually use Aerial Ace, Rock Slide, Earthquake and Double-Edge. These four moves allow Aerodactyl to cover most of his weaknesses, and can leave significant dents in its opponents.


In the Pokémon anime

Aerodactyl has few significant anime appearances. Its first appearance was earlier in the series, in which Aerodactyl is awoken by Team Rocket while they attempted to blow up a mountain. In another episode, Gary Oak invites Professor Oak and Tracey Sketchit to an island consisting entirely of Aerodactyls who had been recently de-fossilized and were in danger of being captured by Butch and Cassidy, members of Team Rocket. In the end, Gary defeated Team Rocket and protected the Aerodactyl. Gary Oak, known in Japan as Shigeru ), is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ... Professor Samuel Oak[1] is a human character who appears in the Pokémon video games, anime series, and manga. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In Pokémon Heroes: The Movie, two members of Team Rocket named Annie and Oakly had de-fossilized an Aerodactyl and used it to cause mayhem throughout the city of Alto Mare. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ...


Aerodactyl also appears in the episode "The Big Charge Of Ancient Pokemon!"


In the Pokémon manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Chapter 26, Aerodactyl only appears in the Cinnabar Laboratory after having been revived by Red. Aerodactyl then decided to challenge Moltres, who was being controlled by Team Rocket in order to eliminate Red, Blaine, and others. Moltres was outmatched by Red's Aerodactyl and loses the fight, but was retreated back by Team Rocket who escaped having failed their mission. Although Red was anticipating Articuno to be his new partner, he chose to stick with Aerodactyl instead. Red is a name used to refer to two related, but distinct, fictional characters in the Pokémon franchise, the protagonists of the series in their respective media. ... Moltres , Fire in original Japanese language versions) is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ... Team Rocket ) is a fictional syndicate in the metaseries Pokémon. ...


In the Pokémon Trading Card Game

Aerodactyl, as seen in the Pokémon Trading Card Game

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Aerodactyl first appeared in the Fossil set. He later appeared in the Neo Revelation and then later in the Skyridge set. In all three of these sets, it is a Fighting-type card. Aerodactly later appeared in both the EX Sandstorm set (as Aerodactyl EX) and EX Legend Maker as a Colorless type, and then in the EX Holon Phantoms (as Aerodactyl δ) as a fire type. Mysterious Fossil, the Trainer card that plays like a Pokémon card. ... A Shiny Gyarados, or more specifically, the Red Gyarados from the Lake of Rage. ... Forretress Skyridge is the sixteenth set of cards from the Pokémon Trading Card Game. ... Lileep EX Sandstorm is the eighteenth set of cards from the Pokémon Trading Card Game. ... EX Legend Maker is based on Pokémon found in the depths of hidden areas of the Pokémon world. ... EX Holon Phantoms is the thirteenth set of the Pokémon Trading Card Game released by Pokémon USA. It is set in an undeveloped area of Holon and marks the return of Delta Species Pokémon, after they debuted in EX Delta Species. ...


In other media

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References

Publications
  • Barbo, Maria. The Official Pokémon Handbook. Scholastic Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-439-15404-9.
  • Loe, Casey, ed. Pokémon Special Pikachu Edition Official Perfect Guide. Sunnydale, CA: Empire 21 Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-930206-15-1.
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., August 2004. ISBN 1-930206-50-X
  • Mylonas, Eric. Pokémon Pokédex Collector’s Edition: Prima’s Official Pokémon Guide. Prima Games, September 21 2004. ISBN 0-7615-4761-4
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon Emerald Version Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., April 2005. ISBN 1-930206-58-5
Notes
  1. ^ Pokemon Franchise Approaches 150 Million Games Sold. PR Newswire. Retrieved on 2006-02-28.
  2. ^ Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire Review (page 1) Ign.com. URL Accessed June 1, 2006.
  3. ^ Pokémon Trading Card Game "How to play" guide Pokemon-tcg.com. URL accessed July 3, 2006.
  4. ^ Pokemon Trading Card Game News; "Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire TCG Releases" Wizards.com. URL accessed July 3, 2006.

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Fossil Pokémon
1st Generation: OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsAerodactyl
2nd Generation: None
3rd Generation: LileepCradilyAnorithArmaldo
4th Generation: CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon

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Pokemon Crystal Pokémon of the Day: Aerodactyl (#142) - IGN FAQs (1117 words)
A standard Aerodactyl is scary; a beefed-up one is godly.
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The name "Aerodactyl" is derived from the prefix "aero-", which means air (as in aeroplane), and pterodactyl, a prehistoric flying reptile, because Aerodactyl resembles one.
Aerodactyl is an ancient Pokémon from the age of dinosaurs.
Aerodactyl is available in Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, Fire Red and Leaf Green, where you must take the Old Amber obtained from Pewter City to Cinnabar Island to be resurrected from the amber by a scientist and in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal by trading a Chansey for it on Route 14.
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