Pokémon 131 Lapras

Pokemon 131 Lapras
Pokemon 131 Lapras (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Name: Lapras (Japanese: ラプラス Laplace)

Classification: Transport Pokémon

Type: Water/Ice

Generation: Gen I Kanto Region

Gender Ratio: 50% Male to 50% Female


  • 8' 2" (Lapras)
  • 78' 9" (Gigantamax Lapras)


  • 485 lbs (Lapras)
  • ??? lbs (Gigantamax Lapras)

Evolution: None

Alternate Formes:

  • Gigantamax Lapras

How to catch in Sword/Shield:

  • Route 2
  • Route 9
  • Lake of Outrage
  • North Lake Miloch
  • Bridge Field
  • Dusty Bowl
  • East Lake Axewell
  • Giant's Cap
  • Giant's Mirror
  • South Lake Miloch
  • Stony Wilderness
  • West Lake Axewell
  • Max Raid Battles:
  • Giant's Seat
  • Gigantamax Raid Battles

How to catch in Go:

  • Rare Spawn, especially near water
  • Eggs
  • Raids
  • Research Breakthrough Reward

Description: A very large, sea dwelling Pokémon, Lapras resembles a plesiosaur. It has smooth, blue skin with dark blue spots, and a cream colored underbelly. Its large, brown eyes are quite expressive and centered between them is a small horn. Tightly curled ears rest on either side of its head, and it has a long neck and four large flippers. Lapras also has a bumpy, grey shell which covers most of its back.

A gentle giant, Lapras are known for happily ferrying people and Pokémon aline across bodies of water, earning it the nickname Transport Pokémon. Unfortunately, this gentle nature made it an easy target for hunters who, in the past, nearly drove Lapras to extinction. In modern times, people have put protections on the species and, in some areas, have seen a boost in their number as a result. Lapras are extremely intelligent, able to understand human speech with ease. They are also a social species, traveling in large pods from the farthest reaches of the poles to the tropical areas around the equator. They communicate amongst one another by singing, and with humans using telepathy.

Capable of Gigantamaxing, Gigantamax Lapras grows to massive heights and its shell takes on a shape resembling a cruise ship. It gains spike around its shell and is surrounded by ice particles which resemble sheet music. In this form, Lapras is capable of carrying up to 5,000 people comfortably. Gigantamax Lapras uses the ice particle ring around it to break up icebergs, and clear obstacles from its path.

Core Games

Lapras in the core games

  • Sword Pokédex: A smart and kindhearted Pokémon, it glides across the surface of the sea while its beautiful song echoes around it.
  • Shield Pokédex: Crossing icy seas is no issue for this cold-resistant Pokémon. Its smooth skin is a little cool to the touch.

Base Stats

  • 130 HP
  • 85 Attack
  • 80 Defense
  • 85 Sp. Attack
  • 95 Sp. Defense
  • 60 Speed
  • 535 Total

Moves by Level

  • Growl (lv 1)
  • Water Gun (lv 1)
  • Sing (lv 5)
  • Mist (lv 10)
  • Life Dew (lv 15)
  • Ice Shard (lv 20)
  • Confuse Ray (lv 25)
  • Water Pulse (lv 30)
  • Brine (lv 35)
  • Body Slam (lv 40)
  • Ice Beam (lv 45)
  • Rain Dance (lv 50)
  • Hydro Pump (lv 55)
  • Perish Song (lv 60)
  • Sheer Cold (lv 65)

Moves by TM/TR

  • TM08 Hyper Beam
  • TM09 Giga Impact
  • TM19 Safeguard
  • TM21 Rest
  • TM24 Snore
  • TM25 Protect
  • TM27 Icy Wind
  • TM29 Charm
  • TM31 Attract
  • TM33 Rain Dance
  • TM35 Hail
  • TM36 Whirlpool
  • TM39 Facade
  • TM41 Helping Hand
  • TM45 Dive
  • TM46 Weather Ball
  • TM55 Brine
  • TM64 Avalanche
  • TM76 Round
  • TM81 Bulldoze
  • TM96 Smart Strike
  • TR01 Body Slam
  • TR03 Hydro Pump
  • TR04 Surf
  • TR05 Ice Beam
  • TR06 Blizzard
  • TR08 Thunderbolt
  • TR09 Thunder
  • TR11 Psychic
  • TR16 Waterfall
  • TR20 Substitute
  • TR24 Outrage
  • TR26 Endure
  • TR27 Sleep Talk
  • TR28 Megahorn
  • TR31 Iron Tail
  • TR34 Future Sight
  • TR42 Hyper Voice
  • TR51 Dragon Dance
  • TR62 Dragon Pulse
  • TR69 Zen Headbutt
  • TR74 Iron Head
  • TR87 Drill Run
  • TR98 Liquidation
  • TR99 Body Press

Moves by Breeding

  • Ancient Power
  • Curse
  • Fissure
  • Freeze-Dry
  • Horn Drill
  • Sparkling Aria
  • Tickle

Damaged normally by

  • Normal 1×
  • Flying 1×
  • Poison 1×
  • Ground 1×
  • Bug 1×
  • Ghost 1×
  • Steel 1×
  • Fire 1×
  • Psychic 1×
  • Dragon 1×
  • Dark 1×
  • Fairy 1×

Weak to

  • Fighting 2×
  • Rock 2×
  • Grass 2×
  • Electric 2×

Immune to

  • None

Resistant to

  • Water ½×
  • Ice ¼×

Pokemon 131 Lapras Gigantamax

Pokemon 131 Lapras Gigantamax (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)


  • Sword Pokédex: Over 5,000 people can ride on its shell at once. And it's a very comfortable ride, without the slightest shaking or swaying.
  • Shield Pokédex: It surrounds itself with a huge ring of gathered ice particles. It uses the ring to smash any icebergs that might impede its graceful swimming.

Pokémon Go

Lapras in Pokémon Go

Pokédex: 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.

Egg Distance: 10 KM

Buddy Distance: 5 KM

Pokemon Go 131 Lapras

Pokemon Go 131 Lapras (Image credit: Niantic)

Base Stats

  • Stamina
  • Attack
  • Defense


  • Fast Attacks: Frost Breath, Water Gun, Ice Shard*
  • Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Surf, Blizzard, Skull Bash, Dragon Pulse*, Ice Beam*

Shiny: Yes

Pokemon Go 131 Lapras Shiny

Pokemon Go 131 Lapras Shiny (Image credit: Niantic)

More information

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Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.