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Lapras (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Lapras (disambiguation).
Lapras
Transport Pokémon
ラプラス
Laplace
#131
Lapras

Lapras

Lapras

Lapras
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ice
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Shell Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Hydration
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Lapras

Mega Lapras Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
10455 - 10709 steps
Height
8'02" 2.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
485.0 lbs. 220.0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#131
Kanto
#224
Johto
#286
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#242
Unova
Coastal
#150
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-106
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-058
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
219
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
187
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body03.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F131.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

The aging process of Lapras, from child to adult

Lapras is a large sea creature that resembles a plesiosaur. It has a spotted, blue hide with a cream underside. Its neck is long, and it has large black eyes. There is a short horn in the middle of its forehead and curled ears placed farther back on its head. Instead of legs, it has four flippers with the foremost pair being larger than the hind. On its back is a heavy, gray shell covered in blunt knobs.

Lapras is a gentle, helpful Pokémon that enjoys ferrying people across bodies of water. However, this docility has made it an easy target for hunters, who have nearly driven it to extinction. An intelligent Pokémon, it is able to understand human speech. It has been known to travel the seas in large pods. To keep in touch with other of its kind, it sings enchanting melodies. In the anime it was shown that Lapras is able to develop psychic abilities such as telepathy. Lapras is native to the seas.

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.

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

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.

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

A Lapras is set to appear in XY049.

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.

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

Multiple Lapras appeared in Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!.

Multiple Lapras appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

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

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

Another Lapras appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

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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

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 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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Received from a person in Silph Co.
Blue (Japan)
Received from a person in Silph Co.
Yellow
Received from a person in Silph Co.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Union Cave (Weekly)Fr
Crystal
Union Cave (Weekly)Fr
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Received from a person in Silph Co.
Icefall Cave (Surfing)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Victory Road (Surfing)
Platinum
Victory Road (Surfing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Union Cave (Weekly)Fr
Safari Zone (Surfing)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Village Bridge (Surfing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Village Bridge (Surfing in rippling water)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Received from a man on Route 12
Route 12 and Azure Bay (Surfing)
Friend Safari (Ice)

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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 09090 100100% 10
3737 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
4343 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
4747 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
5050 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 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
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanth
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTirtougaCarracosta
TyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
AmauraAurorusBergmiteAvalugg Avalanche Ice Physical 60 100% 10
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterra
BidoofBibarelTirtougaCarracostaBergmiteAvalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragonite
AxewFraxureHaxorus
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraAxewFraxureHaxorus
SkrelpDragalgeClawitzer
Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
Stunfisk Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Foresight Normal Status —% 40
Aurorus Freeze-Dry Ice Special 70 100% 20
PsyduckDelibird Future Sight* Psychic Special 120 100% 10
Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTyrunt
Tyrantrum
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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

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

131Lapras.png
Unevolved
Lapras
 Water  Ice 

Sprites

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

Trivia

Lapras shown with teeth in its Generation I artwork.
Riding on Lapras in Azure Bay

Origin

Lapras is based on the fabled Loch Ness Monster in Scotland. The creature and this Pokémon resemble an extinct order of marine reptiles known as Plesiosauria. Lapras's shell and horn may be inspired by placodonts. Its intelligence, singing, and rarity can be comparable to some cetaceans, especially blue whales and humpback whales. Its long neck and robust body may also be inspired by 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


Related articles

External links

Gyarados #130: Gyarados
Pokémon
#132: Ditto Ditto


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