Best Mega Aerodactyl counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Aerodactyl counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

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          Best performing move types

          • Electric27.5%
          • Water21.5%
          • Rock17.5%
          • Steel17.0%
          • Ice12.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *31.26784.9211333.8s59.9
          2Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *28.99740.8912359.0s55.8
          3Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *31.00559.7416354.7s55.6
          4Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *28.65468.7819390.9s50.4
          5Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *27.30534.4016397.0s49.8
          6Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *27.45483.3518402.3s49.0
          7Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 28.79392.9122404.2s48.8
          8Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 30.01332.6227408.1s48.7
          9XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 29.50346.8125408.9s48.5
          10Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 30.08308.3329416.0s48.1
          11MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *25.51548.8316418.5s47.4
          12Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 29.58301.6829423.6s47.2
          13Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 29.56301.1329424.0s47.2
          14Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 28.43341.2026422.1s46.9
          15Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *27.35381.8823423.4s46.5
          16Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 27.80353.2525425.7s46.4
          17Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 27.30370.0124427.0s46.2
          18Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 24.40530.7816436.7s45.4
          19Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 28.28291.5030441.8s45.2
          20Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 23.90559.8116440.8s45.2
          21ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricWild Charge 25.35439.4820437.0s45.1
          22KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *24.43500.3617440.4s44.9
          23Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 26.44349.8325443.3s44.5
          24MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *23.05587.0115451.7s44.3
          25Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 26.15348.9525447.4s44.1
          26RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 28.13256.9335460.1s43.9
          27Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 28.82222.4640474.1s43.5
          28Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 26.23303.5929461.7s43.0
          29Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 27.83235.6638476.2s42.8
          30RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *23.34455.8819464.6s42.5
          31Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw ElectricWild Charge 26.02288.1831470.8s42.2
          32DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 22.58497.9518470.8s42.2
          33Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 24.70346.1925468.4s42.1
          34JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 22.21519.5817474.6s42.0
          35EmpoleonEmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *22.82459.9619472.7s41.8
          36SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *22.57474.1218474.6s41.7
          37GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *25.04313.7528474.1s41.7
          38Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterAqua Tail *24.80322.0227474.7s41.6
          39RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 23.60384.6223474.9s41.4
          40KyuremKyuremSteelSteel Wing IceGlaciate *24.81314.0328477.4s41.4
          41BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 25.06294.5530481.3s41.2
          42Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 27.18213.0042500.1s41.1
          43Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 20.92587.8615491.4s41.0
          44MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 24.26321.4627483.0s40.8
          45Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 26.37230.0539497.8s40.8
          46ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 24.60301.2929485.4s40.8
          47Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 23.02390.2423483.1s40.8
          48Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirElectricCharge Beam IceTriple Axel 23.64336.3726487.7s40.4
          49KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 24.30295.9130492.1s40.2
          50Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 22.62382.2923492.0s40.0
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Mega Aerodactyl in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Mega Aerodactyl down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Mega Aerodactyl counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Swampert, Shadow Metagross, and Shadow Rhyperior. The table also includes Mega Blastoise, Shadow Swampert, Shadow Raikou, and Shadow Mamoswine, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Mega Aerodactyl type chart

          When fighting Mega Aerodactyl, keep in mind the following that Rock and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Ice, Rock, Steel, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fire, Flying, Ground, Normal, and Poison type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Mega Aerodactyl Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • rainRainy
          • rainRainy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • snowSnow
          • snowSnow
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • fogFog
          • cloudyCloudy

          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.