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How to Beat Mega Aerodactyl Raids in Pokemon GO & Best Counters

To win a Mega Aerodactyl Raid in Pokemon GO, you will want to take it on with a Raid party of at least 4 Pokemon trainers. This is the recommendation for any Tier 4 Mega Raid boss.

Additionally, all of these trainers should be using strong Pokemon to exploit Mega Aerodactyl’s weaknesses.

Before you find out its weaknesses and the best counters, make sure you know the top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids!

What Type is Mega Aerodactyl?

Mega Aerodactyl is a Rock/Flying-type Pokemon, which makes it an interesting one to fight.

This is because it has five different weaknesses but resists six different attack types.

Pokemon GO Mega Aerodactyl

Mega Aerodactyl Weaknesses

Mega Aerodactyl is weak to the following five types of attacks:

  • Electric
  • Ice
  • Rock
  • Steel
  • Water

Each of these attack types deals 160% damage to Mega Aerodactyl, so you will want to use Pokemon with those attack types to take it down quicker.

These are the strongest Pokemon of every type that Mega Aerodactyl is weak to:

Mega Aerodactyl Resistances

Mega Aerodactyl resists attacks of these types:

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

Attacks of each of the above types deal just 63% damage to Mega Aerodactyl.

Mega Aerodactyl Raid Pokemon GO

Best Pokemon to Counter Mega Aerodactyl in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Mega Aerodactyl in Pokemon GO Raids include Xurkitree, Metagross, Zekrom, and Rampardos.

Additionally, there are plenty of powerful Mega Pokemon that work very well against it, like Mega Manectric, as well as the strongest Water-type Mega Pokemon!

These are the 10 best Pokemon to use in Mega Aerodactyl Raids:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega SwampertMega Swampert Pokemon GOWater GunHydro Cannon
Mega ManectricMega Manectric Pokemon GOThunder FangWild Charge
Mega BlastoisePokemon GO Mega BlastoiseWater GunHydro Cannon
XurkitreeXurkitree Pokemon GOSparkDischarge
MetagrossMetagross Pokemon GOBullet PunchMeteor Mash
RampardosPokemon GO RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
Therian Forme ThundurusPokemon GO Therian Forme ThundurusVolt SwitchThunderbolt
ZekromPokemon GO ZekromCharge BeamWild Charge
RhyperiorPokemon GO RhyperiorMud-SlapEarthquake
KyogreKyogre Pokemon GOWaterfallSurf

Find out how to boost the amount of Candy you earn in Pokemon GO so you can power up your Pokemon before fighting in this Raid!

Pokemon GO Mega Aerodactyl Level

When is Mega Aerodactyl in Pokemon GO Raids?

Mega Aerodactyl is in Pokemon GO Raids from January 24 to February 1, 2023. This is during the Crackling Voltage event.

Also in Raids during this week is the Electric-type Legendary, Tapu Koko. Check out our Tapu Koko Raid guide to find out how to beat it!

Best Aerodactyl Attacks & Moveset

The strongest attacks for Aerodactyl in Pokemon GO are Rock Throw and Rock Slide.

If you want to add an additional charged attack to its moveset for the GO Battle League, then Hyper Beam and Earth Power are both good options.

These are all of the attacks that Aerodactyl can learn in Pokemon GO:

Fast AttacksCharged Attacks
Bite (Dark)Hyper Beam (Normal)
Rock Throw (Rock)Ancient Power (Rock)
Steel Wing (Steel)Rock Slide (Rock)
Iron Head (Steel)
Earth Power (Ground)
Frustration (Normal – Shadow Aerodactyl only)
Return (Normal – Purified Aerodactyl only)

The best way to teach your Pokemon new attacks is by using Elite Fast and Charged TMs!

Aerodactyl & Mega Aerodactyl Stats

Mega Evolving Aerodactyl significantly raises its attack and defense stats, helping it deal huge damage:

StatAerodactylMega Aerodactyl
Attack221292
Defense159210
Stamina190190
Max CP 31474655

There are loads of powerful Mega Evolutions in Pokemon GO, and the list keeps on growing. Here’s every Mega Pokemon currently in Pokemon GO!

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