Lapras

Updated for New Gym Update
Pokemon Rating:
9
Lapras
220.00 kg Weight
2.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2603
ATK 165
DEF 180
STA 260
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Frost Breath is slightly better than Ice Shard; the latter builds energy slightly faster but is also a legacy move.

  • Water Gun is typically undesired, as Lapras’s novelty lies in its STAB Ice-type moves.

  • Hydro Pump, though powerful, is similarly frowned upon since other Water-type attackers outclass Lapras.

  • Blizzard is on par with Ice Beam, boiling down to style preference (1 bar’s one-and-done vs. 2 bar’s maneuverability)

  • Dragon Pulse is underwhelming due to lack of STAB and meaningful coverage. Luckily, it’s a legacy move.
Defensive Moves Explanation
  • Ice Shard and Frost Breath perform similarly, with the former having a slight energy gain advantage.

  • Water Gun is typically inferior, suffering from rock-bottom base power.

  • Hydro Pump slightly superior to Blizzard; both are very high-power single charge moves; the former has a much earlier damage window and deals with Fire and Rock-type counters, the latter takes care of Grass-types.

  • Ice Beam is generally favored over Blizzard by virtue of being a 2 bar charge move.

  • Dragon Pulse is underwhelming due lack of STAB and late damage window, in addition to being a legacy move.
Rating Explanation:

Lapras stands alongside Cloyster as Pokemon GO’s premier Ice-type attackers. Though its Atk and Def don’t seem very impressive, Lapras’s HP is the 6th highest in the game. Combined with strong quick moves like Ice Shard, this leads to rapid and brutal Blizzard charges throughout a gym fight or raid. In addition, Water / Ice dual typing serves to threaten both Grass and Fire-type counters, leaving few “correct” answers when attacking a Lapras.

Sadly, the times haven’t been kind to Lapras. With Dragonite’s fall from grace, Lapras is hard-pressed to find a new place in the meta. As a bulky Ice-type attacker, it is also outclassed by Articuno. Furthermore, Ice is not a particularly useful type against currently available raid bosses, meaning that Lapras is relegated to a tank attacker role in Lugia raids. Ironically, its biggest defensive strength is an offensive liability, as Water / Ice typing hurts Lapras’s effectiveness in Zapdos and Venusaur raids.

All things considered, Lapras is still a powerful defensive option, backing up impressive bulk with an ability to damage its “counters” for super effective damage in many cases.

Fast Moves
+ 13.33
10
True DPS:
More Info

Ice

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.90
0.30
8.89
11.11
13.89
+ 12.00
5
True DPS:
More Info

Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.50
0.20
10.00
10.00
12.50
Charge Moves
+ 50.32
130
True DPS:
More Info

Ice

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.10
1.40
0.00
-100
41.94
52.42
+ 47.27
130
True DPS:
More Info

Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.30
2.10
0.00
-100
39.39
49.24
+ 45.88
65
True DPS:
More Info

Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.70
0.20
0.00
50
38.24
47.79

Legacy Fast Moves
+ 12.00
12
True DPS:
More Info

Ice

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.20
0.30
10.00
10.00
12.50
Legacy Charge Moves
+ 30.00
90
True DPS:
More Info

Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.60
1.15
0.00
-50
25.00
31.25
+ 32.73
90
True DPS:
More Info

Ice

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.30
1.50
0.00
-50
27.27
34.09
Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.
Other
Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 9.0 %
Egg Distance to Hatch 10 km
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate5.0 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Water/Ice

- - -
1.4x - 1.4x
- - -
1.4x - .51x
- - -
1.4x - .714x

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Ice Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Water Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve
Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013136
2001.56576
200298115
2002.5132154
4003166193
4003.5199233
4004233272
4004.5267311
6005300351
6005.5334390
6006368429
6006.5401469
8007435508
8007.5468547
8008502586
8008.5536626
10009569665
10009.5603704
100010637744
100010.5669781
130011700818
130011.5732855
130012764892
130012.5796929
160013828967
160013.58601004
1600148911041
160014.59231078
1900159551115
190015.59871153
19001610191190
190016.510511227
22001710821264
220017.511141301
22001811461338
220018.511781376
25001912101413
250019.512421450
25002012731487
250020.513051524
30002113371562
300021.513691599
30002214011636
300022.514331673
35002314651710
350023.514961747
35002415281785
350024.515601822
40002515921859
400025.516241896
40002616561934
400026.516881971
45002717192008
450027.517512045
45002817832082
450028.518152120
50002918472157
500029.518792194
50003019112231
500030.519262250
60003119422268
600031.519582287
60003219742305
600032.519902324
70003320062343
700033.520222361
70003420382380
700034.520542398
80003520702417
800035.520862436
80003621022454
800036.521172473
90003721332491
900037.521492510
90003821652529
900038.521812547
100003921972566
1000039.522132584
100004022292603
Show All
Report an error about this Pokemon
Quick Links
Raids
Raid Boss List
Raid Boss List
Raid Boss Counters
Raid Boss Counters
Tools

Pokemon List

IV Calculator

Moves List

Appraisals

Egg Chart

Type Chart

Power Up Costs

Buddy Distances

CP Calculator
Rankings

Gym Attackers

Gym Defenders

DPS per type