[VGC 2015] Aerodactyl

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[OVERVIEW]

Aerodactyl is the fastest user of Tailwind and the fastest support Pokemon in the metagame. However, it faces competition from other Tailwind users that possess more bulk, such as Togekiss and Suicune, with Aerodactyl's niches over them being its blistering Speed, its ability to disrupt teams with Sky Drop, and its ability to check Mega Charizard Y. Aerodactyl's weaknesses to many common types and its low bulk make it reliant on its Focus Sash. Aerodactyl is also checked by common Pokemon in the metagame, such as Choice Scarf Landorus-T and Rotom-W, as well as weather teams. Aerodactyl's Attack isn't the highest, so it is severely crippled by Intimidate and Will-O-Wisp.

[SET]
name: Offensive Support
move 1: Rock Slide
move 2: Sky Drop / Wide Guard / Taunt
move 3: Tailwind
move 4: Protect
item: Focus Sash
ability: Unnerve
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Rock Slide is Aerodactyl's best STAB move and is really useful with Aerodactyl's high Speed, which allows Aerodactyl to outspeed most of the unboosted metagame and potentially net crucial flinches. Sky Drop is a very disruptive support move that turns the battle into a 1v1 situation for a turn; it can also subdue a threat to Aerodactyl's partner for one turn. Keep in mind that Sky Drop will not work on any Pokemon weighing above 200 kg (440.9 lbs), such as Virizion and Terrakion. Wide Guard protects Aerodactyl and its partner from common spread moves, such as Rock Slide, while Taunt can be used to shut down status inducers or opposing speed control setters. Tailwind boosts the Speeds of Aerodactyl and its partner for three turns. Protect allows Aerodactyl to scout for opposing Fake Out users and acts as general protection against hits that can break Aerodactyl's Focus Sash.

Set Details
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Aerodactyl has really low bulk, so there isn't a need to invest into it. Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly nature allows Aerodactyl to take advantage of its high Speed so that it can set up Tailwind. Maximum Attack investment allows Aerodactyl to hit as hard as possible. Focus Sash allows Aerodactyl to survive at least one hit. Unnerve stops the foe's Berry from being eaten, which is very useful against Pokemon that generally carry Sitrus Berry such as Rotom-H and Thundurus.

Usage Tips
========

Aerodactyl works great as a lead because a first-turn Tailwind can put massive pressure on your opponent. Be wary of Fake Out users, however. Don't sacrifice Aerodactyl after it has used Tailwind, as it can always be useful by disrupting the foe with Sky Drop or flinches from Rock Slide. Again, keep in mind that Sky Drop will not be able to pick up Pokemon that weigh 200 kg (440.9 lbs) or over, such as Virizion and Terrakion.

Team Options
========

Pokemon with middling Speed tiers that benefit greatly from Tailwind, such as Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Gardevoir, are great partners with Aerodactyl. Notably, Mega Kangaskhan offers Fake Out support, which gives Aerodactyl an easier time to set up Tailwind. Aerodactyl, in turn, can allow Kangaskhan to set up with Power-Up Punch more easily by potentially immobilizing a threat for a turn with Sky Drop. Aerodactyl's Unnerve can also allow Mega Kangaskhan to beat Pokemon that are EVed to survive its attacks with a Sitrus Berry activating in between. Mega Charizard Y is protected by Aerodactyl's Wide Guard, while Aerodactyl can also remove bulky Fire-types, such as Rotom-H, that give Mega Charizard Y trouble. Mega Charizard Y, in turn, is able to check common Steel-types, such as Ferrothorn and Aegislash, that wall Aerodactyl's attacks. Heatran is another Pokemon with a middling Speed tier that greatly appreciates Tailwind, as well as Wide Guard to block Earthquake. Aerodactyl can also use Sky Drop to check Fighting-types and cripple a threat to Heatran so that it can set up a Substitute. Setup sweepers are also good partners for Aerodactyl due to its access to Sky Drop, which can give those sweepers an easier time setting up by crippling a threat. Gyarados is a great Aerodactyl partner, as Aerodactyl gives it an easier time setting up by using Sky Drop on a Pokemon that threatens Gyarados or offering Wide Guard support against Rock Slide. Although it doesn't benefit from Tailwind, Ferrothorn has great type synergy with Aerodactyl. Aerodactyl is able to protect Ferrothorn from Heat Wave with Wide Guard and can also threaten opposing Fire- and Fighting-types. Ferrothorn, in turn, can switch into Water-, Rock-, and Electric-type attacks aimed at Aerodactyl while also being able to force out opposing Ice-types. Other Steel-types, such as Aegislash, are great partners, as they can switch into Ice- and Rock-type attacks aimed at Aerodactyl. Aegislash also greatly benefits from Wide Guard, protecting it from common spread moves, such as Earthquake and Heat Wave.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Aerodactylite is an option, but generally there are better Mega Evolutions to use. Earthquake hits Heatran; however, Aerodactyl already has limited moveslots. Stone Edge can be used over Rock Slide, as it bypasses Wide Guard and allows Aerodactyl to check Mega Charizard Y more reliably, but Aerodactyl's high Speed and Rock Slide's flinch chance make it a better choice over Stone Edge. Ice Fang is an alternate coverage move that hits Landorus-T hard.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Steel-types**: Steel-types, such as Aegislash and Ferrothorn, give Aerodactyl massive trouble. Aegislash has Wide Guard to protect its side from Aerodactyl's Rock Slide while also taking minimal damage from Sky Drop. Aegislash can also force out Aerodactyl with Flash Cannon, while Ferrothorn doesn't really care about either of Aerodactyl's attacks and can easily OHKO it with Gyro Ball.

**Taunt**: Taunt shuts down both Tailwind and Protect. This makes Aerodactyl susceptible to being KOed due to its low bulk.

**Intimidate and Burns**: Intimidate and burns will lower Aerodactyl's damage output immensely, although getting flinches with Rock Slide and disrupting foes with Sky Drop are still important.

**Speed Control**: Speed control will lower Aerodactyl's blistering Speed, allowing foes to take advantage of its low bulk and KO it.

**Weather**: Hail, sand, and rain teams all threaten Aerodactyl. Hail teams have Blizzard users that can OHKO Aerodactyl, with the residual hail damage breaking its Focus Sash. Sand teams typically pack Sand Rush Excadrill, which outspeeds Aerodactyl and can deal massive damage to it with Iron Head, and rain teams utilize Swift Swim users, which can outspeed and OHKO Aerodactyl.
 
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[OVERVIEW]

Aerodactyl is the fastest user of Tailwind and the fastest support Pokemon in the metagame. Aerodactyl, however, However, it faces competition from other Tailwind users that possess more bulk, such as Togekiss and Suicune, (AC) with Aerodactyl's niches over them being its blistering Speed, its ability to disrupt teams with Sky Drop, and its ability to check Mega Charizard Y. Aerodactyl's weaknesses to many common types combined with and its low defenses bulk makes it reliant on its Focus Sash. Aerodactyl is also checked by common Pokemon in the metagame, such as Choice Scarf Landorus-T and Rotom-W, (AC) as well as weather teams. Aerodactyl's Attack isn't the highest, (AC) so it is severely crippled by Intimidate and Will-O-Wisp.

[SET]
name: Offensive Support
move 1: Rock Slide
move 2: Sky Drop / Wide Guard / Taunt
move 3: Tailwind
move 4: Protect
item: Focus Sash
ability: Unnerve
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Rock Slide is Aerodactyl's best STAB move and is really useful with Aerodacytyl's high Speed, as that which allows Aerodactyl to outspeed most of the unboosted metagame and potentially net crucial flinches. Sky Drop is a very disruptive support move that turns the battle into a 1v1 situation for a turn; it can also remove subdue a threat to Aerodactyl's partner for one turn. Keep in mind that Sky Drop will not work on any Pokemon weighing above 200 KG kg (440.9 lbs). Wide Guard protects against Aerodactyl and its partner from common spread moves, such as Rock Slide, (AC) while Taunt can be used to shut down status users inducers or opposing speed control users setters. Tailwind is a form of speed control and boosts the Speed of Aerodactyl and its partner for 3 three turns. Protect allows Aerodactyl to scout for opposing Fake Out users as well as being and acts as general protection against hits that can break Aerodactyl's Focus Sash.

Set Details
========

Aerodactyl has really low defenses bulk, so there isn't a need to invest into it. Maximum Speed invesetment with a Jolly nature allows Aerodactyl to take advantage of its high Speed so that it can set up Tailwind. Maximum Attack investment allows Aerodactyl to hit as hard as possible. Focus Sash is the preferred item because it allows Aerodactyl to take a survive onehit. Unnerve is a useful ability that stops the opponent's foe's Berry from activating, which is very useful against Pokemon such as Rotom-H and Thundurus who that generally carry a Sitrus Berry.

Usage Tips
========

Aerodactyl works great as a lead because a first-turn 1 Tailwind can put massive pressure on your opponent. Be wary of Fake Out users, however. Don't sack sacrifice Aerodactyl after it has used Tailwind, as because it can always be useful by disrupting your opponent the foe with Sky Drop or flinches from Rock Slide flinches. Again, keep in mind that Sky Drop will not be able to pick up Pokemon that weigh over 200 KG kg (440.9 lbs).

Team Options
========

Pokemon with middling Speed tiers that benefit greatly from Tailwind, such as Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Gardevoir, are great partners with Aerodactyl. Notably, Mega Kangaskhan, in particular, offers Fake Out support, (AC) which gives Aerodactyl an easier time to set up Tailwind. Aerodactyl, in turn, can allow Kangaskhan to set up with Power-Up Punch easier more easily by potentially removing immobilizing a threat for a turn with Sky Drop. Aerodactyl's Unnerve ability can also allow Mega Kangaskhan to beat Pokemon that are EVed (I'll let the next GP guy decide what to do with this...) to survive its Attacks attacks with a Sitrus Berry activating in between. Mega Charizard Y is protected by Aerodactyl's Wide Guard, while Aerodactyl can also remove bulky Fire-types, such as Rotom-H, which that gives Mega Charizard Y trouble. Mega Charizard Y, in turn, is able to check common Steel-types, such as Ferrothorn and Aegislash, that walls Aerodactyl's attacks. Set(remove space)up sweepers also are good partners for Aerodactyl due to its access to Sky Drop, which can give those sweepers an easier time of setting up by removing crippling a threat. One example is Gyarados which is a great Aerodactyl partner, as Aerodactyl gives it an easier time of setting up by removing using Sky Drop on a Pokemon that threatens Gyarados, while also and offering Wide Guard support against Rock Slide. Albeit, not a Pokemon that is benefited at all by Although it doesn't benefit from Tailwind, Ferrothorn is a great partner for Aerodactyl because they have has great type synergy together with Aerodactyl. Aerodactyl is able to protect Ferrothorn from Heat Wave with Wide Guard while also being able to threaten opposing Fire- and Fighting-types. Ferrothorn, in turn, can switch into Water-, Rock-, and Electric-type attacks aimed at Aerodactyl while also being able to force out opposing Ice-types. Other Steel-types, such as Aegislash, are great partners, as it they can switch into Ice- and Water-type (Are you sure?) attacks aimed at Aerodactyl. Aegislash is also greatly benefitted by benefits from Wide Guard support, protecting it from common spread moves, such as Earthquake and Heat Wave. Heatran is another Pokemon with a middling Speed tier that is greatly benefitted by appreciates Tailwind, (AC) as well as and Wide Guard to protect from block Earthquakes. Aerodactyl can also use Sky Drop to check Fighting-types with Sky Drop and remove cripple a threat to Heatran so that it can set up a Substitute.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Mega Aerodactyl Aerodactylite is an option, (AC) but it generally isn't the best Pokemon to use, as there are better Mega Evolutions to use. Earthquake hits Heatran,; (change to semicolon) however, Aerodactyl already has a limited moveslots. Stone Edge can be used over Rock Slide, as it bypasses Wide Guard and allows Aerodactyl to check Mega Charizard Y more reliably, however the but Aerodactyl's high Speed combined with and Rock Slide's flinch chance makes it a better choice over Stone Edge. Ice Fang is an alternate coverage move that hits Landorus-T hard.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Steel-types**: Steel-types, such as Aegislash and Ferrothorn, give Aerodactyl massive trouble. Aegislash has Wide Guard to protect its side from Aerodactyl's Rock Slide while also taking minimal damage from Sky Drop. Aegislash can also force out Aerodactyl with a Flash Cannon, (AC) while Ferrothorn doesn't really care about either of Aerodactyl's attacking moves attacks and can easily kill (OH?)KO it with a Gyro Ball.

**Taunt**: Taunt shuts down both Tailwind and Protect. This makes Aerodactyl susceptible to being KOed due to its low defenses bulk.

**Intimidate and Burns**: Intimidate and burns will lower Aerodactyl's damage output immensely, (AC) although getting flinches with Rock Slide and disrupting foes with Sky Drop disruption are still important.

**Speed Control**: Speed control will lower Aerodactyl's blistering Speed, (AC) thus allowing your opponent foes to take advantage of its low defenses bulk and KO it.

**Weather**: Weather Hail, sand, and rain teams, such a Hail, Sand, and Rain, all threaten Aerodactyl. Hail teams can easily allow have Blizzard users to that can (OH?)KO Aerodactyl, with the residual Hail hail damage breaking its Focus Sash,. (change to period) Sand teams can allow typically pack Sand Rush Excadrill, which to outspeeds Aerodactyl and can deal massive damage to it with Iron Head, and Rain rain teams can allow common utilize Swift Swim users, which can to outspeed and OHKO Aerodactyl.

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[OVERVIEW]

Aerodactyl is the fastest user of Tailwind and the fastest support Pokemon in the metagame. Aerodactyl, however, However, it faces competition from other Tailwind users that possess more bulk, such as Togekiss and Suicune, (AC) with Aerodactyl's niches over them being its blistering Speed, ability to disrupt teams with Sky Drop, and its ability to check Mega Charizard Y. Aerodactyl's weakness to many common types combined with its low defenses makes it reliant on its Focus Sash. Aerodactyl is also checked by common Pokemon in the metagame, such as Choice Scarf Landorus-T and Rotom-W as well as weather teams. Aerodactyl's Attack isn't the highest so it is severely crippled by Intimidate and Will-O-Wisp.

[SET]
name: Offensive Support
move 1: Rock Slide
move 2: Sky Drop / Wide Guard / Taunt
move 3: Tailwind
move 4: Protect
item: Focus Sash
ability: Unnerve
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Rock Slide is Aerodactyl's best STAB move and is really useful with Aerodacytyl's Aerodactyl's high Speed, as that it allows Aerodactyl to outspeed most of the unboosted metagame and potentially net crucial flinches. Sky Drop is a very disruptive support move that turns the battle into a 1v1 situation for a turn; it can also remove a threat to Aerodactyl's partner for one turn. Keep in mind that Sky Drop will not work on any Pokemon weighing above 200 KG (440.9 lbs). Wide Guard protects against Aerodactyl and its partner from common spread moves, (RC) such as Rock Slide, (AC) while Taunt can be used to shuts down status users or opposing speed control users. Tailwind is a form of speed control and boosts the Speed of Aerodactyl and its partner for 3 turns. Protect allows Aerodactyl to scout for opposing Fake Out users as well as and being provides general protection against hits that can break Aerodactyl's Focus Sash.

Set Details
========

Aerodactyl has really low defenses so there isn't a need to invest into it them. Maximum Speed invesetment investment with a Jolly nature allows Aerodactyl to take advantage of its high Speed so that it can set up Tailwind. Maximum Attack investment allows Aerodactyl to hit as hard as possible. Focus Sash is the preferred item because it allows Aerodactyl to take a hit avoid being easily OHKOed (Aerodactyl isn't so frail that it's gonna get KOed by . Unnerve is a useful ability that stops the opponent's Berry from activating, which is very useful against Pokemon such as Rotom-H and Thundurus who generally carry a Sitrus Berry.

Usage Tips
========

Aerodactyl works great as a lead because a turn 1 Tailwind can put massive pressure on your opponent. Be wary of Fake Out users, however. Don't sack Aerodactyl after it has used Tailwind because it can always be useful by disrupting your opponent with Sky Drop or Rock Slide flinches. Again, keep in mind that Sky Drop will not be able to pick up Pokemon that weigh 200 KG (440.9 lbs).

Team Options
========

Pokemon with middling Speed tiers that benefit greatly from Tailwind, such as Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Gardevoir, and are great partners with Aerodactyl. Mega Kangaskhan, in particular, offers Fake Out support which gives Aerodactyl an easier time to set up Tailwind. Aerodactyl, in turn, can allows Kangaskhan to set up with Power-Up Punch easier by potentially removing a potential threat for a turn with Sky Drop. Aerodactyl's Unnerve ability can also allow Mega Kangaskhan to beat Pokemon that are EVed to survive its Attacks attacks with a Sitrus Berry activating in between. Mega Charizard Y is protected by Aerodactyl's Wide Guard, while Aerodactyl can also remove bulky Fire-types, such as Rotom-H, which gives Mega Charizard Y trouble. Mega Charizard Y, in turn, is able to check common Steel-types, such as Ferrothorn and Aegislash, that walls Aerodactyl's attacks. Set up Setup sweepers also are good partners for Aerodactyl due to its Aerodactyl's access to Sky Drop, which can give those sweepers an easier time of setting up by removing a threat. One example is Gyarados which is a great Aerodactyl partner, as Aerodactyl gives it an easier time of setting up by removing a Pokemon that threatens Gyarados, (RC) while also offering Wide Guard support against Rock Slide. Albeit, Despite not a Pokemon that is benefited at all by Tailwind benefiting from Tailwind at all, Ferrothorn is a great partner for Aerodactyl because they have has great synergy together with Aerodactyl. Aerodactyl is able to protect Ferrothorn from Heat Wave with Wide Guard while also being able to threaten opposing Fire- and Fighting-types. Ferrothorn, in turn, can switch into Water-, Rock-, and Electric-type attacks aimed at Aerodactyl while also being able to force out opposing Ice-types. Other Steel-types, such as Aegislash, are great partners, as it they can switch into Ice- and Water-type (afaik most Steel-types in VGC can't stomach Water-type moves easily save for Ferrothorn. You sure this is right?) attacks aimed at Aerodactyl. Aegislash is also greatly benefitted by Wide Guard support, protecting it from common spread moves, such as Earthquake and Heat Wave. Heatran is another Pokemon with a middling Speed tier that is greatly benefitted benefits by Tailwind and Wide Guard to protect from Earthquakes. Aerodactyl can also use Sky Drop to check Fighting-types with Sky Drop and remove a threat to Heatran so that it can set up a Substitute.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Mega Aerodactyl is an option, (AC) but it generally isn't the best Pokemon to use, as there are better Mega Evolutions to use. Earthquake hits Heatran, however, (RC) but Aerodactyl already has a limited moveslot. Stone Edge can be used over Rock Slide, as it bypasses Wide Guard and allows Aerodactyl to check Mega Charizard Y more reliably, however the but Aerodactyl's high Speed combined with Rock Slide's flinch chance makes it a better choice over Stone Edge. Ice Fang is an alternate coverage move that hits Landorus-T hard.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Steel-types**: Steel-types, such as Aegislash and Ferrothorn, give Aerodactyl massive trouble. Aegislash has Wide Guard to protect itself and its teammate from Aerodactyl's Rock Slide, (AC) while also taking takes minimal damage from Sky Drop. (remove period) , (AC) and Aegislash can also force forces out Aerodactyl out with a Flash Cannon. (Add period) while Ferrothorn doesn't really care about either of Aerodactyl's attacking moves and can easily kill KO it with a Gyro Ball.

**Taunt**: Taunt shuts down both Tailwind and Protect. This makes Aerodactyl susceptible to being KOed due to its low defenses.

**Intimidate and Burns**: Intimidate and burns will lower Aerodactyl's damage output immensely, (AC) although getting flinches with Rock Slide's chance of flinching and Sky Drop's disruption are still important.

**Speed Control**: Speed control will lower Aerodactyl's blistering Speed thus allowing your opponent to take advantage of its low defenses and KO it.

**Weather**: Weather teams, such a namely Hail, Sand, and Rain, all threaten Aerodactyl. Hail teams can easily allow Blizzard users to easily KO Aerodactyl, with the residual Hail damage breaking its Focus Sash, Sand teams can allow Excadrill to outspeed Aerodactyl and deal massive damage to it with Iron Head, and Rain teams can allow common Swift Swim users to outspeed and OHKO Aerodactyl.
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Aerodactyl is the fastest user of Tailwind and the fastest support Pokemon in the metagame. Aerodactyl, however, However, it faces competition from other Tailwind users that possess more bulk, such as Togekiss and Suicune, (AC) with Aerodactyl's niches over them being its blistering Speed, ability to disrupt teams with Sky Drop, and its ability to check Mega Charizard Y. Aerodactyl's weakness to many common types combined with its low defenses makes it reliant on its Focus Sash. Aerodactyl is also checked by common Pokemon in the metagame, such as Choice Scarf Landorus-T and Rotom-W as well as weather teams. Aerodactyl's Attack isn't the highest so it is severely crippled by Intimidate and Will-O-Wisp.

[SET]
name: Offensive Support
move 1: Rock Slide
move 2: Sky Drop / Wide Guard / Taunt
move 3: Tailwind
move 4: Protect
item: Focus Sash
ability: Unnerve
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Rock Slide is Aerodactyl's best STAB move and is really useful with Aerodacytyl's Aerodactyl's high Speed, as that it allows Aerodactyl to outspeed most of the unboosted metagame and potentially net crucial flinches. Sky Drop is a very disruptive support move that turns the battle into a 1v1 situation for a turn; it can also remove a threat to Aerodactyl's partner for one turn. Keep in mind that Sky Drop will not work on any Pokemon weighing above 200 KG (440.9 lbs). Wide Guard protects against Aerodactyl and its partner from common spread moves, (RC) such as Rock Slide, (AC) while Taunt can be used to shuts down status users or opposing speed control users. Tailwind is a form of speed control and boosts the Speed of Aerodactyl and its partner for 3 turns. Protect allows Aerodactyl to scout for opposing Fake Out users as well as and being provides general protection against hits that can break Aerodactyl's Focus Sash.

Set Details
========

Aerodactyl has really low defenses so there isn't a need to invest into it them. Maximum Speed invesetment investment with a Jolly nature allows Aerodactyl to take advantage of its high Speed so that it can set up Tailwind. Maximum Attack investment allows Aerodactyl to hit as hard as possible. Focus Sash is the preferred item because it allows Aerodactyl to take a hit avoid being easily OHKOed (Aerodactyl isn't so frail that it's gonna get KOed by . Unnerve is a useful ability that stops the opponent's Berry from activating, which is very useful against Pokemon such as Rotom-H and Thundurus who generally carry a Sitrus Berry.

Usage Tips
========

Aerodactyl works great as a lead because a turn 1 Tailwind can put massive pressure on your opponent. Be wary of Fake Out users, however. Don't sack Aerodactyl after it has used Tailwind because it can always be useful by disrupting your opponent with Sky Drop or Rock Slide flinches. Again, keep in mind that Sky Drop will not be able to pick up Pokemon that weigh 200 KG (440.9 lbs).

Team Options
========

Pokemon with middling Speed tiers that benefit greatly from Tailwind, such as Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Gardevoir, and are great partners with Aerodactyl. Mega Kangaskhan, in particular, offers Fake Out support which gives Aerodactyl an easier time to set up Tailwind. Aerodactyl, in turn, can allows Kangaskhan to set up with Power-Up Punch easier by potentially removing a potential threat for a turn with Sky Drop. Aerodactyl's Unnerve ability can also allow Mega Kangaskhan to beat Pokemon that are EVed to survive its Attacks attacks with a Sitrus Berry activating in between. Mega Charizard Y is protected by Aerodactyl's Wide Guard, while Aerodactyl can also remove bulky Fire-types, such as Rotom-H, which gives Mega Charizard Y trouble. Mega Charizard Y, in turn, is able to check common Steel-types, such as Ferrothorn and Aegislash, that walls Aerodactyl's attacks. Set up Setup sweepers also are good partners for Aerodactyl due to its Aerodactyl's access to Sky Drop, which can give those sweepers an easier time of setting up by removing a threat. One example is Gyarados which is a great Aerodactyl partner, as Aerodactyl gives it an easier time of setting up by removing a Pokemon that threatens Gyarados, (RC) while also offering Wide Guard support against Rock Slide. Albeit, Despite not a Pokemon that is benefited at all by Tailwind benefiting from Tailwind at all, Ferrothorn is a great partner for Aerodactyl because they have has great synergy together with Aerodactyl. Aerodactyl is able to protect Ferrothorn from Heat Wave with Wide Guard while also being able to threaten opposing Fire- and Fighting-types. Ferrothorn, in turn, can switch into Water-, Rock-, and Electric-type attacks aimed at Aerodactyl while also being able to force out opposing Ice-types. Other Steel-types, such as Aegislash, are great partners, as it they can switch into Ice- and Water-type (afaik most Steel-types in VGC can't stomach Water-type moves easily save for Ferrothorn. You sure this is right?) attacks aimed at Aerodactyl. Aegislash is also greatly benefitted by Wide Guard support, protecting it from common spread moves, such as Earthquake and Heat Wave. Heatran is another Pokemon with a middling Speed tier that is greatly benefitted benefits by Tailwind and Wide Guard to protect from Earthquakes. Aerodactyl can also use Sky Drop to check Fighting-types with Sky Drop and remove a threat to Heatran so that it can set up a Substitute.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Mega Aerodactyl is an option, (AC) but it generally isn't the best Pokemon to use, as there are better Mega Evolutions to use. Earthquake hits Heatran, however, (RC) but Aerodactyl already has a limited moveslot. Stone Edge can be used over Rock Slide, as it bypasses Wide Guard and allows Aerodactyl to check Mega Charizard Y more reliably, however the but Aerodactyl's high Speed combined with Rock Slide's flinch chance makes it a better choice over Stone Edge. Ice Fang is an alternate coverage move that hits Landorus-T hard.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Steel-types**: Steel-types, such as Aegislash and Ferrothorn, give Aerodactyl massive trouble. Aegislash has Wide Guard to protect itself and its teammate from Aerodactyl's Rock Slide, (AC) while also taking takes minimal damage from Sky Drop. (remove period) , (AC) and Aegislash can also force forces out Aerodactyl out with a Flash Cannon. (Add period) while Ferrothorn doesn't really care about either of Aerodactyl's attacking moves and can easily kill KO it with a Gyro Ball.

**Taunt**: Taunt shuts down both Tailwind and Protect. This makes Aerodactyl susceptible to being KOed due to its low defenses.

**Intimidate and Burns**: Intimidate and burns will lower Aerodactyl's damage output immensely, (AC) although getting flinches with Rock Slide's chance of flinching and Sky Drop's disruption are still important.

**Speed Control**: Speed control will lower Aerodactyl's blistering Speed thus allowing your opponent to take advantage of its low defenses and KO it.

**Weather**: Weather teams, such a namely Hail, Sand, and Rain, all threaten Aerodactyl. Hail teams can easily allow Blizzard users to easily KO Aerodactyl, with the residual Hail damage breaking its Focus Sash, Sand teams can allow Excadrill to outspeed Aerodactyl and deal massive damage to it with Iron Head, and Rain teams can allow common Swift Swim users to outspeed and OHKO Aerodactyl.
Sorry man; I didn't know you were working on this. Darn.
It's a very solid AM check, and you actually caught a few things that I missed (I've since added them to my own check). You also weren't afraid to cut out fluff; although that's not always necessary, your changes were welcome in this regard. Impressive work! I'll stamp this retroactively and would love to see you on the team soon.

Two things to remember:
  1. A couple of your subjective changes in the Team Options paragraph weren't entirely necessary, such as the first sentence and the sentence about setup sweepers.
  2. Weather terms (sun, rain, etc.) are not capitalized.
 

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Implemented, thanks for the check! I must've still been thinking of Ferrothorn when I said that Steel-types can switch into Water-type attacks aimed at Aerodactyl, so sorry about that haha.
 
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[OVERVIEW]

Aerodactyl is the fastest user of Tailwind user and the fastest support Pokemon in the metagame. However, it faces competition from other Tailwind users that possess more bulk, such as Togekiss and Suicune, with Aerodactyl's niches over them being its blistering Speed, its ability to disrupt teams with Sky Drop, and its ability to check Mega Charizard Y. Aerodactyl's weaknesses to many common types and its low bulk make it reliant on its Focus Sash. Aerodactyl is also checked by common Pokemon in the metagame, such as Choice Scarf Landorus-T and Rotom-W, as well as weather teams. Aerodactyl's Attack isn't the highest, so it is severely crippled by Intimidate and Will-O-Wisp.

[SET]
name: Offensive Support
move 1: Rock Slide
move 2: Sky Drop / Wide Guard / Taunt
move 3: Tailwind
move 4: Protect
item: Focus Sash
ability: Unnerve
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Rock Slide is Aerodactyl's best STAB move and is really useful with Aerodactyl's high Speed,(RC) which allows Aerodactyl to outspeed most of the unboosted metagame and potentially net crucial flinches. Sky Drop is a very disruptive support move that turns the battle into a 1v1 situation for a turn; it can also subdue a threat to Aerodactyl's partner for one turn. Keep in mind that Sky Drop will not work on any Pokemon weighing above 200 kg (440.9 lbs). Wide Guard protects Aerodactyl and its partner from common spread moves, such as Rock Slide, while Taunt can be used to shut down status inducers or opposing speed control setters. Tailwind boosts the Speed of Aerodactyl and its partner for three turns. Protect allows Aerodactyl to scout for opposing Fake Out users and acts as general protection against hits that can break Aerodactyl's Focus Sash.

Set Details
========

Aerodactyl has really low bulk so there isn't a need to invest into it. Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly nature allows Aerodactyl to take advantage of its high Speed so that it can set up Tailwind. Maximum Attack investment allows Aerodactyl to hit as hard as possible. Focus Sash allows Aerodactyl to survive at least one hit. Unnerve stops the foe's Berry from being eaten activating, which is very useful against Pokemon such as Rotom-H and Thundurus that generally carry Sitrus Berry.

Usage Tips
========

Aerodactyl works great as a lead because a first-turn Tailwind can put massive pressure on your opponent.(RP) ,(AC) however,(AC) Be be wary of Fake Out users,(RC) however. Don't sacrifice Aerodactyl after it has used Tailwind, as it can always be useful by disrupting the foe with Sky Drop or flinching (Faulty Parallelism) flinches from Rock Slide. Again, keep in mind that Sky Drop will not be able to pick up Pokemon that weigh 200 kg (440.9 lbs) or over.

Team Options
========

Pokemon with middling Speed tiers that benefit greatly from Tailwind, such as Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Gardevoir, are great partners with Aerodactyl. Notably, Mega Kangaskhan offers Fake Out support, which gives Aerodactyl an easier time to set up Tailwind. Aerodactyl, in turn, can allow Kangaskhan to set up with Power-Up Punch more easily by potentially immobilizing a threat for a turn with Sky Drop. Aerodactyl's Unnerve can also allow Mega Kangaskhan to beat Pokemon that are EVed to survive its attacks with a Sitrus Berry activating in between. Mega Charizard Y is protected by Aerodactyl's Wide Guard, while Aerodactyl can also remove bulky Fire-types, such as Rotom-H, that give Mega Charizard Y trouble. Mega Charizard Y, in turn, is able to check common Steel-types, such as Ferrothorn and Aegislash, that wall Aerodactyl's attacks. Setup sweepers are also are good partners for Aerodactyl due to its access to Sky Drop, which can give those sweepers an easier time setting up by crippling a threat. Gyarados is a great Aerodactyl partner, as Aerodactyl gives it an easier time setting up by using Sky Drop on a Pokemon that threatens Gyarados, and offering Wide Guard support against Rock Slide. Although it doesn't benefit from Tailwind, Ferrothorn has great type synergy with Aerodactyl. Aerodactyl is able to protect Ferrothorn from Heat Wave with Wide Guard while also being able to threaten opposing Fire- and Fighting-types. Ferrothorn, in turn, can switch into Water-, Rock-, and Electric-type attacks aimed at Aerodactyl while also being able to force out opposing Ice-types. Other Steel-types, such as Aegislash, are great partners, as they can switch into Ice- and Rock-type attacks aimed at Aerodactyl. Aegislash also greatly benefits from Wide Guard, protecting it from common spread moves, such as Earthquake and Heat Wave. Heatran is another Pokemon with a middling Speed tier that greatly appreciates Tailwind, as well as Wide Guard to block Earthquake. Aerodactyl can also use Sky Drop to check Fighting-types and cripple a threat to Heatran so that it can set up a Substitute.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Aerodactylite is an option, but generally there are better Mega Evolutions to use. Earthquake hits Heatran; however, Aerodactyl already has limited moveslots. Stone Edge can be used over Rock Slide, as it bypasses Wide Guard and allows Aerodactyl to check Mega Charizard Y more reliably but Aerodactyl's high Speed and Rock Slide's flinch chance makes it a better choice over Stone Edge. Ice Fang is an alternate coverage move that hits Landorus-T hard.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Steel-types**: Steel-types, such as Aegislash and Ferrothorn, give Aerodactyl massive trouble. Aegislash has Wide Guard to protect (add space) its side from Aerodactyl's Rock Slide while also taking minimal damage from Sky Drop. Aegislash can also force out Aerodactyl with Flash Cannon, while Ferrothorn is barely damaged by doesn't really care about either of Aerodactyl's attacks and can easily OHKO it with Gyro Ball.

**Taunt**: Taunt shuts down both Tailwind and Protect. This makes Aerodactyl susceptible to being KOed due to its low bulk.

**Intimidate and Burns**: Intimidate and burns will lower Aerodactyl's damage output immensely, although getting flinches with Rock Slide and disrupting foes with Sky Drop are is still important.

**Speed Control**: Speed control will lower Aerodactyl's blistering Speed, allowing (add space) foes to take advantage of its low bulk and KO it.

**Weather**: Hail, sand, and rain teams all threaten Aerodactyl. Hail teams have Blizzard users that can OHKO Aerodactyl, with the residual hail damage breaking its Focus Sash. Sand teams typically pack Sand Rush Excadrill, which outspeeds Aerodactyl and can deal massive damage to it with Iron Head, and rain teams utilize Swift Swim users, which can outspeed and OHKO Aerodactyl.
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Aerodactyl is the fastest user of Tailwind user (both fine) and the fastest support Pokemon in the metagame. However, it faces competition from other Tailwind users that possess more bulk, such as Togekiss and Suicune, with Aerodactyl's niches over them being its blistering Speed, its ability to disrupt teams with Sky Drop, and its ability to check Mega Charizard Y. Aerodactyl's weaknesses to many common types and its low bulk make it reliant on its Focus Sash. Aerodactyl is also checked by common Pokemon in the metagame, such as Choice Scarf Landorus-T and Rotom-W, as well as weather teams. Aerodactyl's Attack isn't the highest, so it is severely crippled by Intimidate and Will-O-Wisp.

[SET]
name: Offensive Support
move 1: Rock Slide
move 2: Sky Drop / Wide Guard / Taunt
move 3: Tailwind
move 4: Protect
item: Focus Sash
ability: Unnerve
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Rock Slide is Aerodactyl's best STAB move and is really useful with Aerodactyl's high Speed,(RC) (keep this comma) which allows Aerodactyl to outspeed most of the unboosted metagame and potentially net crucial flinches. Sky Drop is a very disruptive support move that turns the battle into a 1v1 situation for a turn; it can also subdue a threat to Aerodactyl's partner for one turn. Keep in mind that Sky Drop will not work on any Pokemon weighing above 200 kg (440.9 lbs). (maybe list one or two notable examples? idk) Wide Guard protects Aerodactyl and its partner from common spread moves, such as Rock Slide, while Taunt can be used to shut down status inducers or opposing speed control setters. Tailwind boosts the Speeds of Aerodactyl and its partner for three turns. Protect allows Aerodactyl to scout for opposing Fake Out users and acts as general protection against hits that can break Aerodactyl's Focus Sash.

Set Details
========

Aerodactyl has really low bulk, (AC) so there isn't a need to invest into it. Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly nature allows Aerodactyl to take advantage of its high Speed so that it can set up Tailwind. Maximum Attack investment allows Aerodactyl to hit as hard as possible. Focus Sash allows Aerodactyl to survive at least one hit. Unnerve stops the foe's Berry from being eaten activating, which is very useful against Pokemon such as Rotom-H and Thundurus that generally carry Sitrus Berry such as Rotom-H and Thundurus.

Usage Tips
========

Aerodactyl works great as a lead because a first-turn Tailwind can put massive pressure on your opponent.(RP) ,(AC) however,(AC) Be be wary of Fake Out users,(RC) however. (don't implement those, OP. FO: if you're using "however" to mean "but", it MUST be preceded by a semicolon and followed by a comma. "can put massive pressure on your opponent; however, be wary" would be alright. I do think that the original was fine as is though.) Don't sacrifice Aerodactyl after it has used Tailwind, as it can always be useful by disrupting the foe with Sky Drop or flinching (Faulty Parallelism) (not quite; "flinches" is being used as a noun here, aka "disrupting the foe with flinches from Rock Slide". parallelism is important! but it's not an issue in this sentence) flinches from Rock Slide. Again, keep in mind that Sky Drop will not be able to pick up Pokemon that weigh 200 kg (440.9 lbs) or over (same as previous note; maybe list an example?).

Team Options
========

Pokemon with middling Speed tiers that benefit greatly from Tailwind, such as Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Gardevoir, are great partners with Aerodactyl. Notably, Mega Kangaskhan offers Fake Out support, which gives Aerodactyl an easier time to set up Tailwind. Aerodactyl, in turn, can allow Kangaskhan to set up with Power-Up Punch more easily by potentially immobilizing a threat for a turn with Sky Drop. Aerodactyl's Unnerve can also allow Mega Kangaskhan to beat Pokemon that are EVed to survive its attacks with a Sitrus Berry activating in between. Mega Charizard Y is protected by Aerodactyl's Wide Guard, while Aerodactyl can also remove bulky Fire-types, such as Rotom-H, that give Mega Charizard Y trouble. Mega Charizard Y, in turn, is able to check common Steel-types, such as Ferrothorn and Aegislash, that wall Aerodactyl's attacks. Setup sweepers are also are good partners for Aerodactyl due to its access to Sky Drop, which can give those sweepers an easier time setting up by crippling a threat. (if you think this is important you can keep it, OP) Gyarados is a great Aerodactyl partner, as Aerodactyl gives it an easier time setting up by using Sky Drop on a Pokemon that threatens Gyarados, and or offering Wide Guard support against Rock Slide. Although it doesn't benefit from Tailwind, Ferrothorn has great type synergy with Aerodactyl. Aerodactyl is able to protect Ferrothorn from Heat Wave with Wide Guard and can also while also being able to threaten opposing Fire- and Fighting-types. Ferrothorn, in turn, can switch into Water-, Rock-, and Electric-type attacks aimed at Aerodactyl while also being able to force out opposing Ice-types. Other Steel-types, such as Aegislash, are great partners, as they can switch into Ice- and Rock-type attacks aimed at Aerodactyl. Aegislash also greatly benefits from Wide Guard, protecting it from common spread moves, such as Earthquake and Heat Wave. Heatran is another Pokemon with a middling Speed tier that greatly appreciates Tailwind (then why not move the Heatran sentences up to the beginning, where you talk about other Pokemon with middling Speed tiers that benefit greatly from Tailwind?), as well as Wide Guard to block Earthquake. Aerodactyl can also use Sky Drop to check Fighting-types and cripple a threat to Heatran so that it can set up a Substitute.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Aerodactylite is an option, but generally there are better Mega Evolutions to use. Earthquake hits Heatran; however, Aerodactyl already has limited moveslots. Stone Edge can be used over Rock Slide, as it bypasses Wide Guard and allows Aerodactyl to check Mega Charizard Y more reliably, (AC) but Aerodactyl's high Speed and Rock Slide's flinch chance make it a better choice over Stone Edge. Ice Fang is an alternate coverage move that hits Landorus-T hard.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Steel-types**: Steel-types, such as Aegislash and Ferrothorn, give Aerodactyl massive trouble. Aegislash has Wide Guard to protect (add space) its side from Aerodactyl's Rock Slide while also taking minimal damage from Sky Drop. Aegislash can also force out Aerodactyl with Flash Cannon, while Ferrothorn is barely damaged by doesn't really care about (both are fine) either of Aerodactyl's attacks and can easily OHKO it with Gyro Ball.

**Taunt**: Taunt shuts down both Tailwind and Protect. This makes Aerodactyl susceptible to being KOed due to its low bulk.

**Intimidate and Burns**: Intimidate and burns will lower Aerodactyl's damage output immensely, although getting flinches with Rock Slide and disrupting foes with Sky Drop are is (getting and disrupting = multiple things, so "are" is fine) still important.

**Speed Control**: Speed control will lower Aerodactyl's blistering Speed, allowing (add space) foes to take advantage of its low bulk and KO it.

**Weather**: Hail, sand, and rain teams all threaten Aerodactyl. Hail teams have Blizzard users that can OHKO Aerodactyl, with the residual hail damage breaking its Focus Sash. Sand teams typically pack Sand Rush Excadrill, which outspeeds Aerodactyl and can deal massive damage to it with Iron Head, and rain teams utilize Swift Swim users, which can outspeed and OHKO Aerodactyl.
 

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Implemented, thanks for the checks :)
I moved the Heatran description to the top with the other Pokemon that has middling Speed tiers. Aerodactyl is finished and ready to be uploaded :)
 

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