In Pokémon GO there is a new raid with Mega Aerodactyl. We show you the best counters with which you can defeat the boss monster as easily as possible.
Hamburg – There has been a new raid in Pokémon GO since January 25, 2023. This time, the Flying/Rock-type Pokémon Mega Aerodactyl is on the hit list as the boss. With poor preparation, a raid boss in Pokémon GO can quickly wipe the floor with you. So that you and your friends can defeat the monster in the current raid as easily as possible, we show you the best counters for Mega Aerodactyl in the guide.
|name of the game||Pokemon GO|
|Release (date of first publication)||July 06, 2016|
|genre||Augmented reality, mobile|
Pokémon GO: Mega Aerodactyl Counter Guide – These 20 attackers can knock out the raid boss
Mega Aerodactyl has these weaknesses: Mega Aerodactyl has multiple vulnerabilities in combat. Rock, Steel, Water, Electric, and Ice-type attacks all deal 1.6 times their normal damage against the Pterosaur-type Pokémon. So you have a variety of strong types to choose from against the raid boss, but the boss does not have any greater vulnerabilities beyond these. You don’t have to hope for double or even quadruple damage with any of your attacks.
Top 20 counters against Mega Aerodactyl: In this overview you can see a selection of 20 Pokémon that are best suited if you want to play against Mega Aerodactyl in the raid. We have also determined the strongest attacks for you. We deliberately left out Shadow Pokémon and Mega Pokémon in this listing so you can see which Normal Pokémon give you the best chance against Mega Aerodactyl.
|meta gross||Bullet slash, star slash|
|Voltrian||Thunderbolt, Charge Blast|
|Zekrom||Charge Beam, Fusion Bolt|
|Empoleon||Metal Claw, Aqua Howitzer|
|Voltolos – Animal spirit form||Volt Change, Thunderbolt|
|Kyurem||Steel Wings, Glaciate|
|rhyperior||Catapult, Rock Launcher|
|Raikou||Thunder Shock, Electric Shock|
|Sumpex||Aqua Gun, Aqua Howitzer|
|dialga||metal claw, iron skull|
|terracotta||Catapult, Stone Hail|
|jirachi||Charging beam, kismet wish|
|Admurai||Cascade, aqua howitzer|
|Stalobor||metal claw, iron skull|
|impergator||Aqua Gun, Aqua Howitzer|
|Monargoras||stone throw, meteor ray|
|electric||Thunder Shock, Electric Shock|
|mamuttel||powder snow, avalanche|
So you see, whether you bet on rock, water, ice or electric doesn’t make much of a difference. Each type has one or more Pokémon that can take on Mega Aerodactyl.
Pokémon GO: Mega Aerodactyl Counter Guide – How to create the new raid © Niantic/ingame.de (Montage)
How many trainers do you need: As a rule, it should be enough for two of you to face Mega Aerodactyl, as long as you both have a good counter in Pokémon GO. However, if you are still inexperienced and/or don’t have a good counter-Pokémon at the start, it’s better to get a third team member on board. In addition, your Pokémon should be at least level 40 so that you have an easy time in the Mega Raid.
Pokémon GO: Mega Aerodactyl Counter Guide – Attack Stats and Shiny Form
These are the stats of Mega Aerodactyl: Once you’ve defeated Mega Aerodactyl, you’ll have the opportunity to capture it for your own team. So that you know whether it is worth it, beyond bragging rights, you can see all the values of the pterosaur in this list:
- Attack value: 242
- Defense value: 177
- CP value: 9000
- Maximum CP: 43686
Is there a shiny Mega Aerodactyl? Shiny collectors rejoice, we can answer this question with a clear “yes”. The shiny version of Mega Aerodactyl has a rather flashy pink coloration. If you are faced with such a specimen to catch after the fight, you can consider yourself very lucky.
January may be coming to an end, but there are still a few exciting events and spotlights to catch up on in Pokémon GO before the end of the month. Check out our January 2023 Pokémon GO Monthly Overview for the latest on the remaining events.