Lapras

Lapras
ラプラス
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Gyarados < Lapras > Ditto
Species
Type
Transport Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#131
Height
Weight
8'02"
485 lbs
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Lapras (メタモン) is the 131st Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Water/Ice type, and is known as the Transport Pokémon.

Lapras can use one of two Abilities: Water Absorb, which gives it an immunity to Water-type moves, recovering 25% of its Maximum Hit Points each time hit by one, or Shell Armor, which gives it an immunity to critical hits. Its Hidden Ability is Hydration, which restores its status problems at the end of the turn when in the rain.

Lapras does not evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Lapras is in the Egg Groups Monster and Water 1, its Egg takes approximately 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes Lapras 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Lapras' design is based off a variety of marine creatures, including the Loch Ness monster. It is blue in color, with its lower jaw and underside being a cream color. It has darker blue spots in various places on its body, and has a long neck, a small horn atop its head and curled ears. Its hard, grey shell on its back has many small protrusions scattered along it, and it swims using its four flippers.

Gender Differences

Lapras have no gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

In Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, a Lapras is given to the player at Silph Co. after defeating Giovanni and Team Rocket. The same holds true in the remakes Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal, a Lapras can be caught on the lowest floor of Union Cave every Friday, with the same being true in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

As well as the gift Lapras that is given at Silph Co., it can also be caught in the wild at Icefall Cave in FireRed and LeafGreen.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, Lapras appears in Victory Road in an area that can be accessed once defeating the Elite Four. In addition to the Lapras at Union Cave, it can also be caught in the Rocky Beach area of the Safari Zone in HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Lapras can be caught at the Village Bridge by Surfing in Shaking Spots in Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.

In Pokémon X and Y, a gift Lapras is given to the player by a character on Route 12. It can also be caught by Surfing at Route 12 and Azure Bay, and can be caught in the Friend Safari.

Lapras appears at Poni Wilds by Surfing in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Spin-off Games

Trading Card Game

Lapras is listed in 13 sets, the Southern Islands and HeartGold/SoulSilver Promo sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Versus (2), Skyridge and Platinum sets; as an Uncommon Card in the Next Destinies set; and as a Rare Card in the Fossil (2), EX Ruby and Sapphire, EX Legend Maker, Great Encounters, HeartGold/SoulSilver, Next Destinies and XY sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Ash would find a beached Lapras at Tangello Island. With the help of Tracey, the Pokémon was delivered to the Pokémon Center after Ash stopped three local punks from physically abusing it. Ash would capture that Lapras and would eventually deliver it back to its family, but not before transporting Ash, Misty, and Tracey around the Orange Islands, and eventually helping Ash win the Orange League. Ash's Lapras also appeared in the episode Lapras of Luxury.

Other trainers have also used Lapras, including Pryce and Solidad.

Movies

Ash's Lapras was a major part of The Power of One, as it was ferring Ash & Company between the islands in order to bring the natural order back into balance whilst Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres were fighting.

Wild Lapras also made appearances in Pikachu's Vacation, both Pikachu's Winter Vacation shorts, Heroes - Latios & Latias, Pokémon Ranger & The Temple of the Sea, and Zoroark - Master of Illusions.

Manga

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Lapras finds itself in the PU tier of competitive battling. With a solid STAB combination and Freeze-Dry to destroy common Water-type checks like Politoed and Roselia, Lapras has a nice niche over other offensive Water-types like Simipour. With Water Absorb, Lapras can comfortably switch into one of the tier's biggest threats in Floatzel, serving as a nice wallbreaker with some role compression to benefit its overall team. It is best used as a Choice Specs attacker that uses its STAB attacks to break through defensive cores. However, Lapras suffers in its weakness to Stealth Rock and common attacking types like Grass, Fighting, and Electric, which makes it somewhat reliant on team support. It is also relatively slow, leaving it vulnerable to being revenge killed.

Lapras is also viable in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. It sports great neutral coverage due to having a good Water STAB and Freeze-Dry, with the former allowing for it to hit common Freeze-Dry switch-ins like Piloswine and Fire-types, while the latter gives it the ability to hit Pokémon like Lanturn and Mantine super effectively. It has impressive natural bulk, a x4 resistance to Ice-type attacks, and Water Absorb, giving it decent defensive utility. On the flip side, however, Lapras is weak to common attacking types in Grass, Fighting, Electric, and Rock. It is weak to Stealth Rock, limiting the number of times it can switch in. Lapras is also a bit on the slow side, leaving it outsped a number of threatening Pokémon in the tier. It has to rely on Choice Specs to get the most power out of it due to a rather average Special Attack stat.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow Only One Silph Co. (Gift)
Gold/Silver/Crystal Only One Union Cave on Fridays
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen One Silph Co. (Gift)
Firered/LeafGreen Rare Icefall Cave
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Citadark Cave)
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Rare Victory Road)
HeartGold/SoulSilver One Union Cave on Fridays
HeartGold/SoulSilver Rare Safari Zone: Rocky Beach
Black/White 5% (Surf) Village Bridge (Shaking Spots)
Black 2/White 2 5% (Surf) Village Bridge (Shaking Spots)
X/Y Only One Route 12 (Gift)
X/Y 1% (Surf) Route 12, Azure Bay
X/Y -- Friend Safari
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon 5% (Surf) Poni Wilds

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red A Pokémon that has been overhunted almost to extinction. It can ferry people across the water.
Blue A Pokémon that has been overhunted almost to extinction. It can ferry people across the water.
Yellow A gentle soul that can read the minds of people. It can ferry people across the sea on its back.
II Gold They have gentle hearts. Because they rarely fight, many have been caught. Their number has dwindled.
Silver It ferries people across the sea on its back. It may sing an enchanting cry if it is in a good mood.
Crystal This gentle Pokémon loves to give people rides and provides a very comfortable way to get around.
III Ruby People have driven Lapras almost to the point of extinction. In the evenings, this Pokémon is said to sing plaintively as it seeks what few others of its kind still remain.
Sapphire People have driven Lapras almost to the point of extinction. In the evenings, this Pokémon is said to sing plaintively as it seeks what few others of its kind still remain.
Emerald People have driven Lapras almost to the point of extinction. In the evenings, this Pokémon is said to sing plaintively as it seeks what few others of its kind still remain.
FireRed Its high intelligence enables it to understand human speech. It likes to ferry people on its back.
LeafGreen A Pokémon that has been overhunted almost to extinction. It can ferry people across the water.
IV Diamond It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.
Pearl It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.
Platinum It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.
HeartGold They have gentle hearts. Because they rarely fight, many have been caught. Their number has dwindled.
SoulSilver It ferries people across the sea on its back. It may sing an enchanting cry if it is in a good mood.
V Black It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.
White It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.
Black 2 Able to understand human speech and very intelligent, it loves to swim in the sea with people on its back.
White 2 Able to understand human speech and very intelligent, it loves to swim in the sea with people on its back.
VI X They have gentle hearts. Because they rarely fight, many have been caught. Their number has dwindled.
Y Its high intelligence enables it to understand human speech. It likes to ferry people on its back.
Omega Ruby People have driven Lapras almost to the point of extinction. In the evenings, this Pokémon is said to sing plaintively as it seeks what few others of its kind still remain.
Alpha Sapphire People have driven Lapras almost to the point of extinction. In the evenings, this Pokémon is said to sing plaintively as it seeks what few others of its kind still remain.
VII Sun Its high intelligence enables it to comprehend human speech. When it’s in a good mood, it sings in its beautiful voice.
Moon These Pokémon were once near extinction due to poaching. Following protective regulations, there is now an overabundance of them.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
130
. 370 464 .
Atk
85
157 175 269 295
Def
80
148 165 259 285
Sp. Atk
85
157 175 269 295
Sp. Def
95
175 195 289 317
Speed
60
112 125 219 240

Moves

Via Level-up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Sing Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
Start Growl Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
4 Mist Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
7 Confuse Ray Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
10 Ice Shard Ice.gif 40 100 Physical.png
14 Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
18 Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
22 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
27 Perish Song Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
32 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
37 Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
43 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
47 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png
50 Sheer Cold Ice.gif ?? 30 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM67 Smart Strike Steel.gif 70 -- Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM79 Frost Breath Ice.gif 60 90 Special.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM98 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Ancient Power Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
Avalanche Ice.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Dragon Dance Dragon.gif -- -- Other.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 85 100 Special.png
Fissure Ground.gif  ?? 30 Physical.png
Foresight Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Freeze-Dry Ice.gif 70 100 Special.png
Future Sight Psychic.gif 120 100 Special.png
Horn Drill Normal.gif  ?? 30 Physical.png
Refresh Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Tickle Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Whirlpool Water.gif 35 85 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 120 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 160*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 185 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 190 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 120*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 160 -- Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Physical.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 190 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Generation IV Exlusive Moves

By TM/HM

TM23: Iron Tail
TM34: Shock Wave
TM43: Secret Power
TM58: Endure
TM78: Captivate
TM83: Natural Gift

By Move Tutor

Platinum, Heart Gold and Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Heart Gold and Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Heal Bell Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Lapras

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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