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

Biology

Physiology

Lapras are a very large Water/Ice type Pokemon that resemble a plesiosaur. Its skin is mainly a light blue with a cream/white underside. It has a very long neck with a rounded head. Its ears are shaped like spirals and it has a small horn on its forehead. Having no legs, it instead has four flippers for easy mobility in the water. Lapras also have large, gray shells on their backs with "knobs" covering them.

Natural abilities

Lapras can have the ability Water Absorb or the ability Shell Armor. With Water Absorb, Lapras can heal 1/4 of its max HP if it is hit with a Water-type attack. With the ability Shell Armor, Lapras can block any Critical Hits.

In addition to this, Lapras can ferry people on its back and also sing people to sleep. Some Lapras can use Telepathy to communicate with humans as well.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Silph Co. One
Yellow Silph Co. One
Gold and Silver Union Cave One
Crystal Union Cave One
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Silph Co., Icefall Cave One,Rare
Diamond and Pearl Victory Road Rare
Platinum Victory Road Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Safari Zone, Union Cave (on Fridays) Rare
Black and White Village Bridge Rare
Black 2 and White 2 Village Bridge Rare
X and Y Route 12 (given by a Worker), Azure Bay One, Rare
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    A Pokémon that has been overhunted almost to extinction. It can ferry people across the water.

  • Yellow

    A gentle soul that can read the minds of people. It can ferry people across the sea on its back.

  • 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.

  • Ruby

    People have driven Lapras almost to the point of extinction. In the evenings, this Pokémon is said to sing plaintively as it seeks what few others of its kind still remain.

  • Sapphire

    People have driven Lapras almost to the point of extinction. In the evenings, this Pokémon is said to sing plaintively as it seeks what few others of its kind still remain.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Diamond

    It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.

  • Pearl

    It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.

  • Platinum

    It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.

  • HeartGold

    They have gentle hearts. Because they rarely fight, many have been caught. Their number has dwindled.

  • SoulSilver

    It ferries people across the sea on its back. It may sing an enchanting cry if it is in a good mood.

  • Black

    It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.

  • White

    It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.

  • Black 2

    Able to understand human speech and very intelligent, it loves to swim in the sea with people on its back.

  • White 2

    Able to understand human speech and very intelligent, it loves to swim in the sea with people on its back.

  • X

    They have gentle hearts. Because they rarely fight, many have been caught. Their number has dwindled.

  • Y

    Its high intelligence enables it to understand human speech. It likes to ferry people on its back.

  • Omega Ruby

    People have driven Lapras almost to the point of extinction. In the evenings, this Pokémon is said to sing plaintively as it seeks what few others of its kind still remain.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    People have driven Lapras almost to the point of extinction. In the evenings, this Pokémon is said to sing plaintively as it seeks what few others of its kind still remain.

  • 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.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
130
Attack
85
Defense
80
Sp. Atk
85
Sp. Def
95
Speed
60
Total
535

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Sing 55% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
4 Mist —% 30 Ice Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
7 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
10 Ice Shard 40 100% 30 Ice Physical Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
14 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
18 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 1 4 ♥
22 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
27 Perish Song —% 5 Normal Status Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
32 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
37 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
43 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
47 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
50 Sheer Cold —% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

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Appearances

Anime

Main article: Ash's Lapras
Ash and Lapras

Ash and his Lapras at the Orange Islands

Lapras' first appearance was in an episode called Holiday Hi-Jynx where it helped Ash and his friends return a Jynx to Santa Claus.

Lapras' next major appearance was in the episode The Lost Lapras, where Ash saved a baby Lapras from a group of thugs and Team Rocket. He would go on to use this Lapras to ferry him around the Orange Islands. He later found its family and returned the baby Lapras. And there is an appearance of Lapras in the Sinnoh region when Dawn mentions how beautiful it is.

Trivia

  • Lapras' name was originally to be "Ness". However, this was changed before the Red and Blue games' release.
  • Lapras is the only Pokémon who is mentioned in the Pokédex to have been hunted by humans.

Gallery

See also

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