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Pokemon GO - Aerodactyl Raid Guide Including Weakness and Best Counters

By Sam Woods

July 22, 2021

As part of the new Ultra Unlock Part 1 (Time) event, Niantic has reintroduced a bunch of Pokemon from a bygone era into Pokemon GO.

These Pokemon, including Kabuto, Omastar, Aerodactyl, Crandios and more, are appearing in Eggs, Raids and in the wild.

One of the Pokemon that is rearing its head in raids is one that players may be familiar with if they’ve previously gone head to head with Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff. That Pokemon is Aerodactyl.

To help refresh your memory, here is our very own Aerodactyl Raid Guide including every weakness and the best counters you’ll need to take it on.

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Every Aerodactyl Weakness in Pokemon GO

The Fossil Pokemon Aerodactyl has a total of five different weaknesses in Pokemon GO thanks to its dual Flying and Rock typing.

The five weaknesses are as follows: Electric, Ice, Rock, Steel and Water-type moves.

Aerodactyl Raid Guide and Best Counters

Aerodactyl can be beaten solo, it’s a little tricky, but it can be done, especially as its range of weaknesses means there are plenty of solid counters.

There are three very strong Mega options in the form of Mega Blastoise, Mega Gyarados and Mega Manectric – each of which will boost Pokemon that share their respective type’s moves.

Following that, and in order of effectiveness, these are the Pokemon you’ll want to bring to Aerodactly Raids – Metagross, Zekrom, Kyogre, Rampardos, Rhyperior, Dialga, Kingler, Therian Forme Thundurus and Magnezone.

The best moveset for each of the above Pokemon can be found below:

  • Mega Blastoise – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Mega Gyarados – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Mega Manectric – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Metagross – Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Kyogre – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Rampardos – Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior – Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Dialga – Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Kingler – Metal Claw/Crabhammer
  • Therian Forme Thundurus – Volt Switch/Thunder Bolt
  • Magnezone – Spark/Wild Charge
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Sam Woods
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Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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