|This article belongs to the Classic Continuity|
Astrodactyl resembles a cross between a Pterodactyl and a glider. He has a large yellow beak-like mouth, green eyes, red skin, black and green clothing on his shoulders and waist, green braces around his wrists and ankles, and small, yellow, retractable wings that resemble a glider in appearance which are connected to a 'jetpack'-like structure on his back.
Astrodactyl wears the Omnitrix symbol on his left shoulder.
Powers and Abilities
Astrodactyl is capable of flying through the aid of his 'jetpack', with his retractable wings proving stability for this ability. He can create a propulsion blast from his jetpack using some kind of internalized star power to enhance his flight.[DJW 2]
Astrodactyl's star power can be used to create different forms of weapons,[DJW 2] the most common weapon being energy whips.
Astrodactyl can use his star power to fire an energy beam from his mouth.
Astrodactyl is very reliant on his jetpack for flying, meaning if it somehow got damaged, he would be at a disadvantage.
Astrodactyl is vulnerable to electricity, such as that generated by a Cerebrocrustacean.
- Astrodactyl first appeared in While You Were Away, where he battled Dr. Psychobos and helped destroy the supply of Amber Ogia.
- In The Frogs of War: Part 1, Astrodactyl battled the Incurseans before the Omnitrix's randomizer function switched him into Snare-oh.
- In Mud Is Thicker Than Water, Astrodactyl battled Psyphon's gang.
- In A Fistful of Brains, Astrodactyl escaped from Khyber's hunting grounds and briefly fought Negative Brainstorm until they both reverted.
- In The Vampire Strikes Back, Astrodactyl flew back to Anur Transyl after Rad ejected him from the Lovely Duck.
- In And Then There Were None, Astrodactyl battled Bad Gravattack and saved No Watch Ben from Eon.
- In Collect This, Astrodactyl freed himself and Rook before going after Collectimus.
- In Clyde Five, Astrodactyl chased after Clyde and battled some Techadon robots.
- In A New Dawn, Astrodactyl appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
- Season 3
- While You Were Away (first appearance; accidental transformation)
- The Frogs of War: Part 1 (randomizer)
- Season 4
- Season 5
- Season 6
- Season 7
- Season 8
- A New Dawn (cameo)
Astrodactyl is a playable alien in the game (not on 3DS).
Naming and Translations
|Bulgarian||Астродактил||From the original English name|
|Chinese|| 极光翼龙 (Former)|
| From 极光 (Jí Guāng), aurora, and 翼龙 (Yì Lóng), pterodactyl.|
From 光鞭 (Guāng Biān), light whip, and 翼手龙 (Yì Shǒu Lóng), pterodactyl.
|French||Astrodactyle||From the original English name|
|German||Astrodactylus||From astro and Pterodactylus, pterodactyl|
|Italian||Astrovolante||From astro and volante (flying)|
|Portuguese (Br)||Astrodáctilo||From astrodáctilo, astrodactyl|
|Romanian||Astrodactyl||From the original English name|
|Russian||Астродактиль||From the original English name|
|Spanish (HA)||Astrodactyl||From the original English name|
Astrodactyl's name is a portmanteau of the prefix "astro-", meaning star, and "pterodactyl", the first identified Pterosaur, a flying reptile.
- Despite both of them being flying animal-inspired aliens with energy-related powers, Derrick J. Wyatt does not consider Astrodactyl to be a "replacement" for Jetray.[DJW 4]
- The reason for this is because they never intended or even wanted to replace any aliens.[DJW 5]
- From Arc 4 of Omniverse onwards, Astrodactyl replaces Bloxx in the opening intro of the show, particularly in the part where the latter used to appear alongside Shocksquatch, Way Big, and Crashhopper.
- When Astrodactyl talks or becomes excited, he "squawks" like a parrot.
- The crew came up with Astrodactyl's name first, then figured out his appearance and powers from there.[DJW 6]
- Astrodactyl was designed by Steven Choi.[DJW 7]
- It is implied that Astrodactyl was never locked in the Omnitrix.[DJW 8]
- While Astrodactyl's star power is colored green, 17-year-old Mutant Kevin's star power is colored red.