Event Pokémon Aerodactyl comes to 2019 Pokémon World Championships

The Pokémon Company International has announced an event Pokémon distribution for the upcoming 2019 Pokémon World Championships. All registered attendees at the Pokémon World Championships will have a chance to receive this event Pokémon. This time around, it will be a special Aerodactyl.

This Rock/Flying-type is available for Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. Attendees can get one Aerodactyl per game as long as they bring their 3DS family system to the event.

The event Aerodactyl will be available outside of the venue’s main event hall. As a result, players can obtain their Aerodactyl without a Worlds entry badge. Signs at the venue will inform players about distribution times and download instructions.

It is currently unconfirmed if Aerodactyl will appear in the Galar Region Pokédex. Therefore, it is unknown if the event Aerodactyl can be transferred to Pokémon Sword and Shield. Players will have to wait to see if they can take this event Pokémon with them to Generation VIII.

Details about the event Pokémon Aerodactyl

The Aerodactyl from the event Pokémon distribution will be level 50 with the Unnerve ability. This ability prevents opposing Pokémon from eating held berries. The Aerodactyl will also hold a Rare Bone, which can be sold at a high price to in-game Poké Marts.

This event Aerodactyl will know the move Celebrate, which it cannot learn under any other circumstances. In fact, Celebrate is exclusive to event Pokémon. This move does not have an actual effect in battle. When used in battle, text will appear congratulating the player.

Celebrate does have an effect when powered up by the Normalium Z, however. Celebrate-Z boosts each of the user’s stats by one stage. This move also has a use in Pokémon Contests, although Contests do not appear in the Generation VII Pokémon games.

Three Rock-type moves round out the Aerodactyl’s move set. Two of these moves, Rock Polish and Wide Guard, are status moves. This event Pokémon comes with only one offensive move, Ancient Power.

The 2019 Pokémon World Championships will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. August 16 – 18. Registration for the Pokémon World Championships is now open. If you’re interested, check out more details about the event and be sure to register.


Dylan Tate
Dylan Tate is a student in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, including Smash Bros., Splatoon, ARMS, and Pokémon. Dylan also writes esports news articles for Daily Esports.


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