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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
#0131
Lapras
Lapras
Gigantamax Lapras
Gigantamax Lapras



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ice
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Lapras
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Shell Armor Cacophony
Gigantamax Lapras
Cacophony
Hydration
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Gigantamax Lapras
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
40 cycles
Height
8'02" 2.5 m
Lapras
78'09"+ 24.0+ m
Gigantamax Lapras
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
485.0 lbs. 220.0 kg
Lapras
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Lapras
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
219
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
187
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Lapras
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Lapras
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
Shape
Body03.png
Footprint
F0131.png F000.png
Gigantamax Lapras
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Lapras can Gigantamax into Gigantamax Lapras if it has the Gigantamax Factor.

Biology

Comparison between Lapras's younger and older appearances

Lapras is a marine reptilian Pokémon that resembles a plesiosaur. It has a blue hide with darker blue spots and a cream-colored underside. It has large brown eyes, a short horn on its forehead, and tightly curled ears. It has a long neck and four flippers. The foremost flippers are larger than the hind. On its back is a heavy, gray shell covered in blunt knobs.

Lapras Paddle

Lapras is a gentle, helpful Pokémon that enjoys ferrying people across bodies of water. In the past, its docility made it an easy target for hunters, and it was driven to near extinction. Recent protection efforts have seen Lapras become overabundant instead, which is now affecting the fish Pokémon numbers in some areas. An intelligent Pokémon, it can understand human speech. Lapras has been known to travel in large pods across the seas, spanning both polar and tropical areas. To keep in touch with others of its kind, it sings enchanting melodies. Lapras usually sing when it is in a good mood. In the anime it was shown that Lapras can develop psychic abilities such as telepathy. In Alola, Lapras is used as a Ride Pokémon called Lapras Paddle, Alolan natives use Lapras to travel and fish for Pokémon in the water.

Forms

Lapras has a Gigantamax form.

As Gigantamax Lapras, it becomes larger in size and more armored. Its shell resembles a cruise ship or ocarina with four gray and red stripes surrounding it, and it has four spikes on top of its shell with one steel spike resembling a funnel, which has three red clouds surrounding it. The sclera in Lapras' eyes change colors to white, yellow, and blue. A light blue ring of fine thin lines resembling a musical sheet created from ice particles circles around its shell.

5,000 people can ride on the shell of Gigantamax Lapras for a very comfortable ride without any issues. Lapras can use its giant ring to break any icebergs that may prevent it from swimming. According to Oleana, Gigantamax Lapras's shell is not part of its body, as the shell has a logarithmic spiral structure.[1]

Gigantamax Lapras is the only known Pokémon capable of using the G-Max Move G-Max Resonance.

Gigantamax Lapras
0131Lapras-Gigantamax.png


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. During the player's exploration of Brine Cave, the partner's Relic Fragment resonates with a painting in the deepest part of the cave, and this summons 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.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Lapras runs the Lapras Travel Liner, which allows the player to visit other continents in the world. After the completion of the main story arc, Lapras will be recruitable after the player has established 100 connections.

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#131
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) 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 understanding the language of humans, it enjoys ferrying people on its back. It is on the verge of extinction.
Generation II Johto
#219
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#131
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 People have driven Lapras almost to the point of extinction. In the evenings, it 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.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#224
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 Unova
 B2  W2 : #242
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 Kalos
Coastal #150
Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #268
Alola
 US  UM : #353
Kanto
#131
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.
Ultra Sun It likes swimming around with people on its back. In the Alola region, it's an important means of transportation over water.
Ultra Moon They've been so cherished that there's now an overabundance. The fish Pokémon population has declined in waters with too many Lapras.
Let's Go Pikachu A gentle soul that can understand human speech. It can ferry people across the sea on its back.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#361
Galar
Crown Tundra #190
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword A smart and kindhearted Pokémon, it glides across the surface of the sea while its beautiful song echoes around it.
Shield Crossing icy seas is no issue for this cold-resistant Pokémon. Its smooth skin is a little cool to the touch.
Brilliant Diamond It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.
Shining Pearl
Gigantamax Lapras
Sword Over 5,000 people can ride on its shell at once. And it's a very comfortable ride, without the slightest shaking or swaying.
Shield It surrounds itself with a huge ring of gathered ice particles. It uses the ring to smash any icebergs that might impede its graceful swimming.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#145
Scarlet It ferries people across the sea on its back. It may sing an enchanting cry if it is in a good mood.
Violet Able to understand human speech and very intelligent, it loves to swim in the sea with people on its back.


Pokédex Image Lapras SM.png Pokédex Image Lapras SV Blueberry.png
Lapras in the Alola Pokédex Lapras in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Received from a person in Silph Co. (Saffron City)
Blue (Japan)
Received from a person in Silph Co. (Saffron City)
Yellow
Received from a person in Silph Co. (Saffron City)
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. (Saffron City)
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 in Rocky Beach - default, with 10 Waterside points, with 14 Waterside points, and with 18 Waterside points)
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)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Wilds (Surfing)
Poké Pelago*
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Breaker Coast (Surfing)
Poké Pelago*
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Received from a person in Silph Co. (Saffron City)
Routes 19 and 20
Generation VIII
Sword
Route 9 (fishing)
Route 2 (one), Lake of Outrage, North Lake Miloch, West Lake Axewell (Wanderer)
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Wild Area News (Gigantamax Factor)
Shield
Route 9 (fishing)
Route 2 (one), Lake of Outrage, North Lake Miloch, West Lake Axewell (Wanderer)
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Giant's Seat (Max Raid Battle) (Gigantamax Factor)
Expansion Pass
Frigid Sea (Surfing)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Victory Road (Surfing)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Polar Biome
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Beach
Pinball
Blue Field: Saffron City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Cobalt Coast
Trozei!
Secret Storage 14, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red
Wonder Mail code
MD Blue
Far-off Sea (45F-50F)
Ranger
Fall City
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B10F-B15F), Miracle Sea (B10F-B17F, Deep Miracle Sea B3F), Bottomless Sea (B21F-B25F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B10F-B15F), Miracle Sea (B10F-B17F, Deep Miracle Sea B3F), Bottomless Sea (B21F-B25F)
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode A & S)
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone
Ranger: GS
Lapras Beach, Rand's House
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: World Axle - B1F (post-ending)
Conquest
Nixtorm
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Make a Big Splash! (Reward), Conductor Room: Frozen Runway
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2We
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Secret Cove (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 06: Stage 05
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Aegislash Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Rowlet Sea, Butterfree Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Far-Off Sea (45F-50F)
Mystery House: Northwind Field
New Snap
Blushing BeachDay Level 2+, Maricopia Reef Day Level 3, Evening, Lental SeafloorLevel 3
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Isla Asul: Stage 43
Nacht Carnival: Stage 549
Masters EX
Sync pair scout: Lorelei & Lapras, Melony & Lapras (Gigantamax)
Scottie/Bettie & LaprasEgg
UNITE
Purchase for 12,000 Aeos Coins/575 Aeos Gems


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

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/Region 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
SwSh Winter 2020 World Hobby Fair Gigantamax Lapras Worldwide Japan 50 January 19 to February 29, 2020
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News Yes hide 17, 30, 40, 50, 60 December 1 to 31, 2020
Sh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50, 60 January 9 to 31, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 60 January 9 to 31, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 60 January 31 to February 6, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 30, 60 June 2 to 29, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 30, 60 June 17 to 28, 2020

Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Bitter Berry Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow
X Y
Mystic Water Mystic Water (100%)
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Sword Shield
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
130
190 - 237 370 - 464
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
535
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 IX, 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

Lapras is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
055 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
1010 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1515 Life Dew Water Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2525 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
3030 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
3535 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
4040 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
4545 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
5555 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
6060 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
6565 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 03030% 5
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM019Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM046Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM053Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM053 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM077Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM100Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM106Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM106 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TM110Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM187Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM187 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM193Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM208Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM209Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM226Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM226 Dragon Cheer Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM227Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM227 Alluring Voice Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM228Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM228 Psychic Noise Psychic Special 07575 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 or an alternate form of Lapras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonShellosGastrodon
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterraBergmiteAvaluggAvaluggPincurchin
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Mirror Herb*
Fissure Ground Physical 30% 5
Eiscue
Freeze-Dry Ice Special 70 100% 20
RhyhornRhydonRhyperior
Horn Drill Normal Physical 30% 5
Primarina
Sparkling Aria Water Special 90 100% 10
Mirror Herb*
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Lapras
  • 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

TCG-only moves

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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin131.png Pinani131.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani131.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 131.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 6.7%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 131.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to after connecting with 100 Pokémon and visiting every continent
Connected to: Pikachu (♀), Cofagrigus
Connection Orb Set: 7

Phrases
Normal I can go to any part of the world with you… If you need me to.
Low HP (< 50%) I mustn't give up. I cannot!
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 R-106
If you can connect with Lapras, it may ferry you across the sea on its back.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-058
It spits bubbles to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush131Body.png Walking Speed: 1.63 seconds Base HP: 64
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
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!
Pokémon Conquest
PCP131.png HP: ★★★★★ Move: Ice Beam
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Shell Armor
Ability 2: Wave Rider
Ability 3: Water Absorb
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Fujitaka, Hidemitsu, and Mitsuhide
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Water
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Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Shock Attack


Pokémon GO
GO131.png Base HP: 277 Base Attack: 165 Base Defense: 174
Egg Distance: 10 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Frost Breath, Water Gun*, Ice Shard
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump*, Surf*, Blizzard, Skull Bash*, Dragon Pulse×, Ice Beam, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon
New Pokémon Snap
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Photodex entry #101
Lapras is so intelligent that it can understand human speech—and it’s got a beautiful singing voice, too! On days when the sea is calm, you can often see young Lapras swimming with their parents.


Costumes in Pokémon GO
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Scarf Blanche-themed
accessory

In Pokémon GO, Lapras could be obtained by completing 5/6 of the Special Research, Jump-Start Research.

Form data

Gigantamax

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 Water  Ice 

Dynamax Band
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
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Evolution data

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Unevolved
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 Water  Ice 



Sprites

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Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
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131MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Lapras images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Lapras in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Lapras

Lapras made its physical main series debut in The Lost Lapras, where Ash and his friends saved a young one from a trio of thugs, and then again from Team Rocket. Ash caught this Lapras and mostly used it as transportation between the islands of the Orange Archipelago. It was returned to its family in Viva Las Lapras. Ash's Lapras became the leader of the herd in their appearance in Lapras of Luxury.

Lapras herd
The Lapras herd in the anime

In Viva Las Lapras, Ash and his friends located Lapras's school off the coast of Tarroco Island. However, the group wanted nothing to do with Ash's Lapras and they swam away. Later, Ash's group rescued the school from Captain Crook and his crew of Pokémon poachers, and Ash's Lapras subsequently returned to the herd.

In Lapras of Luxury, Ash and his friends met Naomi, a marine biologist and Lapras expert, near New Bark Town. They also re-encountered Ash's Lapras and its herd as they continued their annual migration from the Orange Islands to the Johto region. Ash's Lapras became the leader of the herd after it defeated Team Rocket, who were attempting to snatch the group. The Lapras herd later left to continue their migration.

Lapras (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)

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

Other

Lapras made its physical TV debut in Holiday Hi-Jynx under ownership of Santa Claus, where it helped Ash and his friends reunite a Jynx with Santa Claus. This Lapras was able to talk via telepathy.

In Snorlax Snowman, two Lapras saved Pikachu and his friends after their ice boat fell apart.

In Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!, three Lapras appeared whenever Crystal whistles.

In May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!, Solidad used a Lapras during the Performance Stage of the Kanto Grand Festival. It was later used in a two-on-two Contest Battle along with Butterfree.

Three Lapras appeared in Bonnie for the Defense!, including a young Lapras who was being taken care of by Heidi, Kye, and Jay. With the help of Ash and his friends, they returned this Lapras back to the sea. It reappeared in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

In Alola to New Adventure!, Lana used a Poké Ride Lapras. It reappeared in a flashback in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, and physically reappeared in So Long, Sophocles! and That New Old Gang of Mine!.

In I Choose You!, Verity's Lapras ferried her, Ash, and Sorrel across a lake after they escaped a group of angry Primeape.

A Lapras appeared in a fantasy in Rivals in the Dark of Night!, where it was revealed to be one of Lucius's Pokémon. It made its first physical appearance in HZ031 as the leader of a group of wild Pokémon that robbed ships of food while pretending to lead them out of fog. In the next episode, it reentered its Ancient Poké Ball and allowed Liko to take it with her.

Minor appearances

Lapras debuted in Who Gets to Keep Togepi?, where it was seen in Misty's fantasy about what the Egg that the group had could hatch into.

Lapras made its physical debut in Pikachu's Vacation, where one was seen at the Pokémon Theme Park.

Multiple Lapras appeared in the opening intro of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

In Dueling Heroes, a Trainer's Lapras competed the Whirl Cup.

A Lapras parent and child appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

In Nice Pryce Baby, Pryce kept several Lapras at the Mahogany Gym.

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, Angie used a Lapras provided to her by the Pokémon Summer Academy for the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

A Lapras appeared in the opening sequence 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!.

A Lapras appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Three Poké Ride Lapras appeared in a fantasy in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!.

A Poké Ride Lapras appeared in Partner Promises!.

In I Choose You!, multiple Lapras were swimming in the ocean.

In a flashback in Mission: Total Recall!, Lusamine, Gladion, and Lillie used a Poké Ride Lapras.

A Lapras was swimming in the ocean in the Where Are You Going, Eevee? segment at the end of Lillier and the Staff!. It reappeared in a flashback in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!.

A Trainer's Lapras appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

Mew transformed from a Tauros directly into a Lapras in Enter Pikachu! while being chased by Goh and Chloe.

A Trainer's Lapras appeared in A Festival Reunion!.

Multiple Lapras appeared in Memories of a Warming Kindness!.

A Lapras appeared in Grabbing the Brass Ring!.

A Trainer's Lapras appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!. It was used in a battle against Ash where it battled against Lucario. Four wild Lapras also appeared in the same episode.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY049 Lapras Serena's Pokédex Lapras, the Transport Pokémon. Lapras enjoys carrying people on its back, and it understands what people are saying.

Pokémon Origins

In File 3: Giovanni, a Silph Co. Scientist gave Red a Lapras as thanks for saving him from Team Rocket. Since then, Red often used it to travel on water.

Pokémon Generations

In The Challenger, Lorelei used a Lapras against Blue's Alakazam. It lost after being thrown to the floor with Psychic.

Gigantamax Lapras in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Early-Evening Waves, a Lapras was living in the lake where Nessa was doing a photo shoot.

In Assistant, Melony's Gigantamax Lapras had a battle against Gordie's Gigantamax Coalossal.

GOTCHA!

Two Lapras briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, with one under the ownership of Red and the other under the ownership of Lorelei.

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

A Lapras hatching from its Egg in Pokémon Adventures
Gigantamax Lapras in Pokémon Adventures
Main article: Ash's Lapras

In Play Misty For Me, Misty was revealed to own a Lapras.

In The Orange Islands, Ash saved 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 if it was released in this canon or not.

Magical Pokémon Journey

A Lapras appeared in Horsea's Necklace.

Pokémon Adventures

In a flashback in Lapras Lazily, Blue caught a wild Lapras and gave it to Evan, at around the same time as Red's first fight with Giovanni.

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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 GS 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. The child Lapras first appeared in Irked Igglybuff and Curmudgeonly Cleffa and the parents appeared in The Last Battle XIV.

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

Iris was seen owning a Lapras in One Way or Another.

Sun uses a Ride Lapras to transport him through water. It first appeared in True Identity and the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill.

Melony's Gigantamax Lapras appeared in Swaying!! Murky Memories, during her Gym battle against Hop.

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.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

Spenser owns a Lapras, as seen in The Predestined Battle!.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Lapras appeared in Extreme Power!! The Friday Pokémon and Get up Again, Bayleef.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Charmander appeared in a flashback in GDZ33, under the ownership of a researcher.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team

Main article: Lapras (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)

Lapras appeared in BET5.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Lapras appeared in The Scarlet Scroll: Kunoichi's Situation, under the ownership of Mitsuhide.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Lapras appeared in To the Pokémon League!!, under the ownership of Lorelei.

A Lapras appeared in Escape from Magma!?.

Pokémon Zensho

In PZ07, Sabrina was revealed to own a telepathic Lapras. After Satoshi helped Sabrina defeat Giovanni at Silph Co., she gave Lapras to him.

In the TCG

Main article: Lapras (TCG)

Other appearances

Lapras in Pokémon UNITE

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In World of Light, the player will need Lapras to travel the sea. Lapras also appears as a Spirit.

Pokémon UNITE

Main article: Lapras (UNITE)

Lapras is playable through obtaining a Unite License. It is a ranged defender.

Lapras in the music video for Celestial

Celestial

Lapras appeared in the music video for Celestial.

In the TFG

One Lapras figure has been released.

Trivia

Riding on Lapras in Azure Bay

Origin

Lapras may be based on the fabled Loch Ness Monster in Scotland. The creature and this Pokémon resemble an extinct order of marine reptiles known as Plesiosauria, who lived between the Triassic and Cretaceous periods. Lapras's shell and horn may be inspired by placodonts (close relatives of plesiosaurs that lived during the Triassic period). 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 mastheads and hulls of Viking ships. In addition, its shell, combined with its aquatic nature and history of being hunted to near extinction may be based on sea turtles.

As suggested in Pocket Monsters Encyclopedia, Lapras could be the turtle ridden by the folklore hero Taro Urashima. This is also implied by its category the transport Pokémon along with it often being presented in various pieces of media as a form of transportation across bodies of water.

Gigantamax Lapras may be based on a cruise ship or possibly a music box or ocarina.

Name origin

Lapras may be derived from 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. Alternatively, Laplace may be derived from la place (French for seat), referring to how passengers sit on its back like a seat to be ferried across bodies of water.

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 From Loch Ness, Laplace, and la classe[2]
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 Lapras Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 拉普拉斯 Lāpǔlāsī*
乘龍 / 乘龙 Chénglóng*
From 拉普拉斯 Lāpǔlāsī
From chéng and 龍 / 龙 lóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 拉普拉斯 Lāaipóulāaisī*
背背龍 Buihbuihlùhng*
From 拉普拉斯 Lāaipóulāaisī
From buih and lùhng


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