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gyrados=shiny but lapras is not


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Gyarados, easy. Lapras isn't a powerhouse, with 85 offenses, when Gyarados has a huge base 125 attack stat. Gyarados also has two fantastic abilities in Intimidate for bulkier sets, and Moxie for more all-out offensive sets. Now what make Gyarados so good, is the set up move it gets. Dragon Dance. One of the best set up moves in the game. After just one or two Dragon Dances, it's lower speed is patched up, and it's attack reaches insane levels.

Now, the best set you can probably run is a bulky Dragon Dance set.

Gyarados @ Leftovers
Trait: Intimidate / Moxie
EVs: 88 HP / 248 Atk / 4 Def / 168 Spe
Jolly Nature

  • Substitute / Taunt
  • Dragon Dance
  • Waterfall
  • Bounce

Or, going completely offensive is always an option.

Gyarados @ Life Orb
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Def
Adamant / Jolly Nature

  • Dragon Dance
  • Waterfall
  • Bounce
  • Earthquake / Stone Edge

You could always go for a revenge killer, a Choice Scarf set, or a Choice Band set for power right away, but these two are generally preferred.

Hope I helped! :)

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Lapras is far from a powerhouse whereas Gyarados has an amazing attack stat. Gyarados has some surprising bulk and better speed so I would recommend Gyarados.

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No question, obviously Gyrados.

Gyrados stats
HP 95
Atk 125
Def 79
SpA 60
SpD 100
Spe 81

Lapras stats
HP 130
Atk 85
Def 80
SpA 85
SpD 95
Spe 60