Lapras

Lapras is a Water/Ice type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Transport Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 131
Type Water Ice
Species Transport Pokémon
Height 8′02″ (2.5 m)
Weight 485.0 lbs (220.0 kg)
Abilities Shell Armor
Water Absorb
Hydration (hidden ability)
Local № 131 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
219 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
131 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
224 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
242 (Black 2/White 2)
150 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
268 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
353 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
Japanese Rapurasu

Training

EV yield 2 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 187
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (base 10,240 steps)

Base stats

HP 130
370 464
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 85
157 295
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 60
112 240
Total 535 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

  • Lapras does not evolve.

Name origin

Loch Ness
lake where the mythical ‘Loch Ness Monster’ (on which Lapras is based) supposedly resides

Lapras changes

Pokédex entries

Red
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
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 on its back.
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
Pearl
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
White
It loves crossing the sea with people and Pokémon on its back. It understands human speech.
Black 2
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
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.
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.

Moves learned by Lapras

Moves learnt by level up

Lapras learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1SingNormal 55
1Water GunWater 40 100
4MistIce
7Confuse RayGhost 100
10Ice ShardIce 40 100
14Water PulseWater 60 100
18Body SlamNormal 85 100
22Rain DanceWater
27Perish SongNormal
32Ice BeamIce 90 100
37BrineWater 65 100
43SafeguardNormal
47Hydro PumpWater 110 80
50Sheer ColdIce

Egg moves

Lapras learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Lapras egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
AvalancheIce 60 100
CurseGhost
Dragon DanceDragon
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
FissureGround
ForesightNormal
Freeze-DryIce 70 100
Future SightPsychic 120 100
Horn DrillNormal
RefreshNormal
Sleep TalkNormal
TickleNormal 100
WhirlpoolWater 35 85

Move Tutor moves

Lapras can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Lapras is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
79Frost BreathIce 60 90
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Lapras can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
Dragon RageDragon 100 Generation 1 — TM
PsywavePsychic 80 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Solar BeamGrass 120 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Aurora BeamIce 65 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Lapras learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1SingNormal 55
1Water GunWater 40 100
4MistIce
7Confuse RayGhost 100
10Ice ShardIce 40 100
14Water PulseWater 60 100
18Body SlamNormal 85 100
22Rain DanceWater
27Perish SongNormal
32Ice BeamIce 90 100
37BrineWater 65 100
43SafeguardNormal
47Hydro PumpWater 110 80
50Sheer ColdIce

Egg moves

Lapras learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Lapras egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
AvalancheIce 60 100
CurseGhost
Dragon DanceDragon
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
FissureGround
ForesightNormal
Freeze-DryIce 70 100
Future SightPsychic 120 100
Horn DrillNormal
RefreshNormal
Sleep TalkNormal
TickleNormal 100
WhirlpoolWater 35 85

Moves learnt by TM

Lapras is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
79Frost BreathIce 60 90
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Lapras can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
Dragon RageDragon 100 Generation 1 — TM
PsywavePsychic 80 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Solar BeamGrass 120 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Aurora BeamIce 65 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Lapras sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Lapras  sprite from Red & Blue Lapras  sprite from Silver Lapras  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Lapras  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lapras  sprite from Black & White Lapras  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Lapras Shiny sprite from Silver Lapras Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Lapras Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lapras Shiny sprite from Black & White Lapras Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Lapras

Red
Blue
Yellow
Silph Co
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Union Cave
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Icefall Cave, Silph Co
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Victory Road
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Union Cave
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Village Bridge
X
Y
Route 12, Azure Bay
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Poni Wilds, Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ancient Poni Path, Poni Breaker Coast, Poké Pelago