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Gyarados #130: Gyarados
Pokémon
#132: Ditto Ditto
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Lapras (disambiguation).
Lapras
ラプラス Laplace
#131
131Lapras.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Ice
Category
Transport Pokémon
Abilities
Water Absorb or Shell Armor Hydration
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#131
Johto
#224
Hoenn
#286
Unova
#242
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-106
Oblivia
R-058
Height
8'02"
Imperial
2.5 m
Metric
Weight
485.0 lbs.
Imperial
220.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F131.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Monster and
Water 1 groups
41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 219 Battle Exp.: 2191*

Lapras (Japanese: ラプラス Laplace) is a dual-type Water/Ice Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

The aging process of Lapras, from child to adult

Lapras is a large sea creature that resembles a plesiosaur. It has four flippers, however its front ones are notably larger than its hind flippers. It has a long neck, and large black eyes. Lapras has curled ear-like appendages, and a short horn in the middle of its forehead. The majority of its body is blue, while its underside is a light cream color. Its most distinguishing feature is the heavy shell on its back, which is largely dotted with blunt knobs.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Lapras is most known for its fondness of moving people and Pokémon across bodies of water.

Lapras also possess the ability to sing, putting Pokémon and people to sleep. Some Lapras are able to develop Psychic abilities such as telepathy, such as the one belonging to Santa Claus or Satoshi's in Pokémon Zensho.

Lapras is also able to wield Electric-type attacks, and, on rare occasions, some are able to use the Dragon-type move Dragon Pulse—possibly due to their likeness to the plesiosaur.

Unlike most Pokémon, Lapras has the ability to learn human speech.

A Lapras speaking through telepathy

Behavior

Lapras are social, highly intelligent Pokémon, and they swim through the sea in large pods. They keep track of their fellow pod members through use of high-pitched songs they constantly sing, much like whales. Unfortunately they are very docile and do not like to fight, which has made them an easy target for hunters. They are currently very rare in the wild. Their songs have become very sorrowful in recent times as it has become harder and harder for these peaceful Pokémon to find others of their kind.

Habitat

Lapras are native to the cold waters of glacial regions, but they migrate to tropical areas such as the Orange Archipelago to raise their young. They are extremely rare due to hunting, and are nearly extinct. They still exist in secluded spots in Johto, the Sevii Islands, Sinnoh, and Unova, suiting their rarity and docility.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Lapras in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Lapras

In The Lost Lapras, Ash and his friends saved a baby Lapras from a trio of thugs, and then again from Team Rocket. Ash captured this Lapras and mostly used it as transportation between the islands of the Orange Archipelago. Lapras also took part in Ash's Gym battle with Danny from Navel Island to get his second Orange League Gym Badge, the Sea Ruby Badge, in Navel Maneuvers. It was returned to its family in Viva Las Lapras. Ash's Lapras made a return appearance in Lapras of Luxury along with his herd and it was revealed to have become the leader of them.

Other

Lapras first appeared in Holiday Hi-Jynx. This one helped Ash and his friends reunite a Jynx with Santa Claus. This Lapras was able to talk via telepathy.

Solidad also owns a Lapras, which debuted in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!.

Lapras appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness, taking Team Poképals across the Sea of Time.

A Lapras is set to appear in BW141.

Minor appearances

A Lapras appeared in a fantasy in Who Gets to Keep Togepi?.

Multiple Lapras also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest and Pokémon Heroes.

A Lapras appeared in Dueling Heroes.

A Lapras parent along with its child appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

Pryce of Mahogany Town owns multiple Lapras in Nice Pryce Baby.

In Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl, multiple Lapras appear when Crystal whistles.

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team, Angie used a Lapras in the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

A Lapras appeared in the beginning of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
Holiday Hi-Jynx Lapras Ash's Pokédex Lapras. This intellectually advanced Pokémon is able to understand human speech. With its mild temperament, Lapras prefers to carry humans on its back, rather than engage in Pokémon battles.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201

The most notable role of Lapras in Pokémon Adventures was being one of the Pokémon of Pryce. In his youth, Pryce lost two of his favorite Lapras, La Pris and La Prus, in an avalanche just as the Egg borne by them hatched. Unable to get over his loss, Pryce swore to save his Lapras and thus began researching into time travel, setting the events of the Johto saga in motion. Eventually, Pryce was able to capture Celebi and enter time, only to lose Celebi as the Poké Ball containing it was shattered, causing him to be unable to override time any further. However, the baby Lapras, La Glace, was able to enter the time in which Pryce's Lapras were separated, and the family enjoyed a happy reunion while Pryce was eventually lost in time.

201 Spoilers end here. 201

Years prior, in the Yellow chapter, Blue is seen capturing a wild Lapras and giving it to a kid in a flashback that dates to around the same time as Red's first fight with Giovanni.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Lapras

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ash saves a Lapras from a swarm of Krabby tormenting it. Like in the anime, Ash used this Lapras as a mode of transportation through the Orange Islands saga. It is not known in this version if he releases it. Misty also uses one as a mode of transportation.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Satoshi has a Lapras which originally belonged to Sabrina and was given to him after trying to defeat Giovanni.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS050 Extremely intelligent, able to understand human speech. A Pokémon that has been over-hunted almost to extinction. It can ferry people over water.

In the TCG

Main article: Lapras (TCG)

In the TFG

One Lapras figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky: Lapras is the Pokémon that ferries Pokémon to the Hidden Land. When Wigglytuff explored the Brine Cave and found the strange marking on the wall there, Lapras asked Wigglytuff not to investigate it further to keep the Hidden Land a secret. When the player and partner had to get to the Hidden Land to save the world, Lapras responded to the presence of the Relic Fragment that matched the pattern on the wall, shooting a beam into the sea, summoning Lapras. Lapras ferries the player, the partner, and Grovyle to the Hidden Land, along the way telling the story of what happened when Wigglytuff and Chatot came to Brine Cave. Later, after the player defeats Dialga at Temporal Tower, Lapras will be waiting at the beach and can ferry the player and the partner back to the Hidden Land again. There is no limit to how many times Lapras can do this.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A Pokémon that has been overhunted almost to extinction. It can ferry people across the water.
Blue
Yellow A gentle soul that can read the minds of people. It can ferry people across the sea on its back.
Stadium Capable of understand the language of humans, it enjoys ferrying people on its back. It is on the verge of extinction.
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 They have gentle hearts. Because they rarely fight, many have been caught. Their number has dwindled.
Generation 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
Emerald
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.
Generation IV
Diamond It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V
Black It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.
White
Black 2 Able to understand human speech and very intelligent, it loves to swim in the sea with people on its back.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
One Silph Co.
Blue (Japan)
One Silph Co.
Yellow
One Silph Co.
Generation II
Gold Silver
One per week Union Cave (Friday)
Crystal
One per week Union Cave (Friday)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One
Rare
Silph Co.
Icefall Cave
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Victory Road
Platinum
Rare Victory Road
HeartGold SoulSilver
One per week
Rare
Union Cave (Friday)
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Village Bridge (Surfing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Rare Village Bridge (Surfing in rippling water)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade



In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Beach
Pokémon Channel Cobalt Coast
Pokémon Pinball Saffron City
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 14
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Far-off Sea (45F-50F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Bottomless Sea (B1-B49)
Surrounded Sea (B10-B15)
Pokémon Ranger Fall City
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Lapras Beach
Rand's House
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave Normal Mode A & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: World Axle - B1F (post ending)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Beach Zone
Pokémon Conquest Nixtorm

Lapras will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using the following Wonder Mail code:

F ? J ? 6 9 0 ? 4 Q 6 C
C ! ? ? 8 ? 6 6 8 Q ? ♀
Objective: Rescue Lapras on floor 2 of Tiny Woods.

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Bite Lapras English United States 5 July 12 to August 8, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Future Sight Lapras English United States 5 November 8 to 14, 2002; December 20 to 26, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 130
190 - 237 370 - 464
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 535   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 95.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
077 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1010 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
1414 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1818 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
2222 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
2727 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
3232 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100100% 10
3737 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
4343 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
4949 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
5555 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Lapras obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lapras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lapras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 04040 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lapras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lapras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanth
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTirtougaCarracosta
AncientPower Rock Special 60 100% 5
BlastoiseNidokingSlowbroSlowkingDewgongRhydon
RhyperiorLaprasFeraligatrDelibirdTyranitarSwampert
ExploudAggronCrawdauntMiloticEmpoleonRampardos
BastiodonSnoverAbomasnow
Avalanche Ice Physical 60 100% 10
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterra
BidoofBibarelTirtougaCarracosta
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragonite
AxewFraxureHaxorus
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraAxewFraxureHaxorus Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
Stunfisk Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Foresight Normal Status —% 40
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLapras
MarillAzumarillDelibird
Future Sight* Psychic Special 100 100% 10
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingRhyhornRhydonRhyperior Horn Drill Normal Physical —% 5
LickitungLickilickyCorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
SnorlaxWhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
OmanyteOmastar Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
MudkipMarshtompSwampertClamperlHuntailGorebyss
PiplupPrinplupEmpoleonBuizelFloatzel
Whirlpool Water Special 35 85% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Lapras in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Lapras in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lapras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lapras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Block Psychic Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
B W B2 W2 Heal Bell Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Lapras can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Lapras cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lapras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lapras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sparkling Sea Horn Drill Normal Physical —% 5
Sparkling Sea Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Lapras can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lapras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lapras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Assist Lapras (Skyridge 71)
Energy Ball Lapras ex (EX Ruby & Sapphire 99)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin131.png Pin131.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani131.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP131.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 6.7%
Friend Area: Mystic Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP The shell on my back is the ultimate in ride comfort!
26%-50% HP Uh-oh... My health is down by half already.
1%-25% HP I'm dropping... I can't build any strength at all...
Level up There, I got my level up! I wonder if my ride is more comfortable?
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up There, I got my level up! I wonder if my ride is more comfortable?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP131.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 6.7%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Ice  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: None
Loops: N/A Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry  
If you can connect with Lapras, it may ferry you across the sea on its back.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It spits bubbles to attack.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW131.png PokéPark Pad entry:
You met Lapras at the Cape in the Beach Zone. She'll carry you on her back to the Iceberg Zone. Her favorite Attraction, Empoleon's Snow Slide, is there!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP131.png HP: ★★★★★ Move: Ice Beam
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Shell Armor
Defense: ★★★ Ability 2: Wave Rider
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Water Absorb
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Fujitaka, Hidemitsu, and Mitsuhide

Evolution

Lapras
Does not evolve
Lapras
 Water  Ice 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 131.png Spr 1y 131.png Spr 1g 131.png Spr b g1 131.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 131.png Spr 2s 131.png Spr 2c 131.png Spr b 2g 131.png
Spr 2g 131 s.png Spr 2s 131 s.png Spr 2c 131 s.png Spr b 2g 131 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 131.png Spr 3e 131.png Spr 3f 131.png Spr b 3r 131.png
Spr 3r 131 s.png Spr 3e 131 s.png Spr 3f 131 s.png Spr b 3r 131 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 131.png Spr 4d 131.png Spr 4h 131.png Spr b 4d 131.png
Spr 4d 131 s.png Spr 4d 131 s.png Spr 4h 131 s.png Spr b 4d 131 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 131.png Spr 5b 131.png Spr b 5b 131.png
Spr 5b 131 s.png Spr 5b 131 s.png Spr b 5b 131 s.png
Lapras For other sprites and images, please see Lapras images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Lapras shown with teeth in its Generation I artwork.
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Lapras was originally going to be called "Ness", which is derived from the Loch Ness Monster.
  • Due to their similar appearance, Shellos was initially thought to be a pre-evolution of Lapras. This was eventually proven to be false.
  • Excluding all legendary Pokémon, Lapras has the highest base stat total of a non-evolved Pokémon (with a grand total of 535 stat points). However, Lapras used to come second, as Snorlax used to hold this trait - having 5 more stat points than Lapras - until Generation IV, when Munchlax was introduced.
  • Lapras was depicted with teeth in its Generation I official artwork and in Pokémon Adventures.
  • Lapras is tied with Vanilluxe for having the highest base stat total of all non-legendary Ice-type Pokémon.
    • It also has the highest base HP of all Ice types.
  • Lapras is one of two Pokémon to use telepathy in a regular episode of the anime. The other is Ralts.
  • Along with Pikachu, Lapras is one of Veronica Taylor's favorite Pokémon.

Origin

This Pokémon is based on the fabled Loch Ness Monster in Scotland. The creature and this Pokémon are said to resemble an extinct order of marine reptiles known as Plesiosauria. However, while Lapras has a long neck, it is not nearly as long as the necks of those in the order Plesiosauria, whereas Lapras's body is very similar to the creature that is said to be in Loch Ness. Lapras's intelligence, singing and rarity can be comparable with some cetaceans, especially blue whales and humpback whales. It is also possible that its long neck and head (as well as its whole body) take some inspiration from the mast heads and hulls of Viking ships.

Name origin

Lapras is a corruption of Laplace.

Laplace may be a reference to Pierre-Simon Laplace, a mathematician who wrote several books on the mathematical properties of the sea and tides, or derive from la place (French for seat), referring to how passengers sit on its back like a seat to be ferried across bodies of water. It may also derived from lapis lazuli, a bright blue gem.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ラプラス Laplace From Pierre-Simon Laplace or la place
France Flag.png French Lokhlass Combination of a corruption of Loch and Laplace
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lapras Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Lapras Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Lapras Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 라프라스 Rapeuraseu Transliteration of Japanese name



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