How to catch Aerodactyl in Pokemon GO is no easy task. Aerodactyl is pretty difficult to find, but there are a few ways to catch one if you keep your eyes open. Here's how to find the Fossil Pokemon!
How to Catch Aerodactyl in Pokemon GO
The most direct way to catch Aerodactyl is to fight it in Raids. Aerodactyl is a Tier 3 Raid Boss and can be solo'd because of its low defense. Bring some good Rock, Steel or Water types to take it down.
Another way to find Aerodactyl is to encounter it by Research Task. There's one task that will make you defeat five raids and will reward you with an Aerodactyl encounter. However, this task will be randomly given out when you spin them at Pokestops, so you'll have to keep checking.
The last normal non-event way to find Aerodactyl is just in the wild, but it's really rare. There have been reports of it being found on beaches and grasslands.
Previously, Aerodactyl was featured as part of the Meltan quest. Now that that quest is over, the guaranteed Aerodactyl is no more. The only way to get it now is the hard way.
Photo courtesy of Niantic.