Talk:Lapras (Pokémon)

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Regarding Japanese Name

I can read katakana. ラプラス is "Rapurasu" ("Lapurasu") so it baffles me as to why it is being transliterated as "Laplace." Someone is thinking "purasu" is "place," which it's not--"place" would be プレイス "pureisu." So, please leave the transliteration as "Lapurasu"--it's where Nintendo of America clearly got "Lapras" from. --Moegi 07:10, 22 May 2010 (UTC) [Edit: Unless someone can show me where Nintendo says it's "Laplace."]

Here you go :) (Yaminokame 07:21, 22 May 2010 (UTC))

Pokedex entry

Checking the pokedex entry for stadium sounds more like voltorb or electrode to me 'It rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode. ' Would be funny to watch though --Itxi 22:11, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

In fact, that IS Voltorb's entry for Gold version. Apparently, someone got confused. I've added Lapras' correct Gold-version entry now. Dunno if it's the same for Stadium 2. --DarkfireTaimatsu 22:18, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Lapras is coool, don'tcha think?--User:Liz0910

Cloyster Shell

Doesn't the thing on Lapras's back look kinda like Cloyster's shell? --Theryguy512 01:32, 19 October 2007 (UTC)


If you do the Mew Glitch Method 1# and instead of Youngster, go down to the girl vertically below him and you get a Lapras!Sonic Pikachu RTP|1#fan 08:21, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Hmm......any proof on this??? --Theryguy512 11:55, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
By changing the factors involved, you can get any Pokémon with that glitch. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 19:53, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

New Johto Dex # for HGSS

According to, Lapras, as well as Growlithe's #s in the dex are changed. Lapras new # is 224, and Growlithe and Arcaniane are 129 and 130 respectively. o_O ***Super!~Nickno 14:47, 1 August 2009 (UTC)


Shouldn't the origin section make some sort of reference to dolphins. While they don't have much similar appearance, Lapras's mind and personality basically mimic that of real life dolphins. Rahien 18:05, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

The origin section already makes comparisons between Lapras and cetaceans, which include dolphins. ~ solaris 18:07, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Isn't Lapras a Placodont, or at least partially inspired by one? Large prehistoric marine reptiles with shell-like back plates which look like... well, Lapras? (sure the long neck and some other features are separately inspired by plesiosaurs, but placodonts have the 'shell' and some of them had bony things on the skull like Lapras' 'horns'.)Icer 16:25, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Not really a reply but...I was spinning a 3D model of Lapras around when I realized that, when viewed from under, Lapras looks exactly like a sea turtle, with larger front flippers, smaller back flippers, a small tail, and the shell! If you can imagine Lapras without that long neck you'll see what I mean. KingKairos 06:31, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Do we know why they have been hunted?

Do we know why lapras have been hunted to the brink of no return. If someone does know, can we add that to the article? Truthseeker4449 18:35, 31 July 2011 (UTC)


I have heard that Lapras can live for a very long time. Is that true, and if so, will someone put that in the article? Sambam124 22:53, 22 January 2012 (UTC)


in red blue green and yellow didn't it follow the rules of legendary pokemon because genders and breeding was not intoduced and the player could only get 1.--how much bonsly can a bidoff chuck if a biddoff can chuck bonsly -- king of cyndaquil 14:26, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Named after a real person

If Lapras was named after a real person named Jean-Pierre Simon Laplace or somesuch, we could put it as being one of the few Pokémon that were named after real people. (Well, there's Kangashkhan too, but "Khan" is a title not a name [there were different Khans than Gengis Khan], and the Hitmons, and i guess Abra line in japanese too, until the names had to be changed b\c Harry Houdini did not want a Pokèmon named after him because it would cause a controversy.) --Kaiko Mikkusu (talk) 13:16, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Ehh, Houdini died in 1926, you're meaning Uri Geller. Also, their Japanese names were never changed. Anyway, "one of the few" trivia isn't usually notable.--Den Zen 13:29, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

X/Y Held Item?

The Lapras I caught this morning in Azure Bay was holding a Mystic Water. Can anyone determine the percentages of this happening? Nairbnroh (talk) 15:51, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I just caught four of them today and they all had Mystic Water. I'm curious to know the percentages too. Shadowkat777 (talk) 21:58, 13 December 2015 (UTC)