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Lapras

Lapras is a Water, Ice-type Pokémon from the Kanto region. It does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Pokédex description

Transport Pokémon
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.
- Lapras's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

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10 (11)
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5 (10)
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12 (10)
(Obtained during the Special Raid Challenge or Research Breakthrough)

Charged attacks

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130 (42)
Icon Water.png
130 (39)
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130 (42)
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65 (38)
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90 (27)
(Obtained during the Special Raid Challenge or Research Breakthrough)

Evolution family

Lapras is part of a one-member family.

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Lapras
#131 Lapras

Availability

Method Maximum CP Details
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Wild
2,263
2,452

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6

Increased spawns in:
Mega Buddy Challenge: 2020 Sep 22 - 28
Water Festival 2019: Aug 23 - 30 (around water)
Water Festival 2018: Jun 7 - 21
Holiday 2017: Dec 21 - Jan 4
Solstice Week: 2017 Jun 13 - 22
Water Festival 2017: Mar 22 - 29

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Eggs
1,509

Increased chance/Previously in:
7-km - Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto: May 1 - 8
10-km - 2019 Apr 26 - Dec 16
2-km - Water Festival 2018: Jun 7 - 21
10-km - 2016 Jul 6 - 2018 Spring
2-km - Eggstravaganza 2017: Apr 13 - 20

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Raid Battles
1,509
1,886

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 14,847

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Special Raid Challenge:
2019 May 25[1]

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Research tasks
1,131 Field Research:
Hatch 7 Eggs: Holiday 2019
Send 25 Gifts to friends: World Tourism Day
Win 5 Gym Battles: 2019 Jan - Apr
Evolve 2 Shellder: Water Festival 2018
Special Research:
Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto - 6th part: Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon
A Colossal Discovery - 2nd part: Catch 7 Ice-type Pokémon
Jump-Start Research - Completing 5th part
Research Breakthrough:
2020 Jan
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GO Battle League
1,509 Obtainable starting from rank:
7 (Preseason - Season 2)


Gallery

Trivia

  • Between November 11th and 23rd, 2016, Lapras's spawn rate was significantly higher during a Lapras Event that occurred near the coastal areas of the Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures in Japan. [2]
    • During this event, Lapras became more common to capture in an effort to raise money to rebuild after the 2011 earthquake.
  • Lapras is a tier 3 Raid Boss most recently. However, it used to be a tier 4 before.
  • The number of "Win 5 Gym Battles" dropped sharply after the release of shiny Lapras.[3]
  • Shiny Shadow Lapras was accidentally made available early from Team GO Rocket Grunt.[4] Shadow Lapras was changed to be Sierra's first Pokémon in the following Team GO Rocket Event.
  • Along with Chansey and Snorlax, Lapras is considered as one of the most effective Gym defenders of Kanto-region Pokémon.

References

  1. Jump-start your summer with Extraordinary Raid Week!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-05-16.
  2. Pokemon GO Japan Lapras Event: Niantic Spawning Lapras In Record Number To Help Quake Victims Retrieved on 2018-01-02.
  3. The rarity of the Lapras task is insane /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-05-26.
  4. Shiny shadow from a grunt.. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-07-11.

External inks

  • Lapras page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Lapras article, on the Bulbapedia
  • Lapras article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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