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[[File:Type Water/Ice.gif|link=Water/Ice type]]  
Species Transport Pokémon
Abilities Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration (Dream World)
None ← 131 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
(ラプラス Rapurasu)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Blue>Blue</font>
Shape Footprint

Lapras (Japanese: ラプラス Rapurasu) is a Water/Ice-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.



Lapras are a very large type of Water/Ice that resemble a plesiosaur. Its skin is mainly a light blue with a cream/white underside. It has a very long neck with a rounded head. Its ears are shaped like a spiral and it has a small horn on its forehead. Having no legs, it instead has four flippers for easy mobility in the water. Lapras also have a large, gray shell on their back with "knobs" covering it.

Special abilities

Lapras can have the ability Water Absorb or the ability Shell Armor. With Water Absorb, Lapras can heal 1/4 of its max HP if it is hit with a Water-type attack. With the ability Shell Armor, Lapras can block any Critical Hits.

In addition to this, Lapras can ferry people on its back and also sing people to sleep. Some Lapras can use Telepathy to communicate with humans as well.
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In the anime


Lapras' first appearance was in an episode called Holiday Hi-Jynx where it helped Ash and his friends return a Jynx to Santa Claus.

Lapras' next major appearance was in the episode The Lost Lapras, where Ash saved a baby Lapras from a group of thugs and Team Rocket. He would go on to use this Lapras to ferry him around the Orange Islands. He later found its family and returned the baby Lapras. And there is a appearance of Lapras in the Sinnoh region when Dawn mentions how beautiful it is.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Silph Co. One
Yellow Silph Co. One
Gold/Silver Union Cave One
Crystal Union Cave One
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Silph Co., Icefall Cave Rare
Diamond/Pearl Victory Road Rare
Platinum Victory Road Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone, Union Cave (on Fridays) Rare
Black/White Village Bridge Rare

Pokédex entries



  • Lapras is one of the seven Generation I non-legendary Pokémon not to have an evolutionary form throughout the series' history.
  • Lapras' name was originally to be "Ness". However, this was changed before the Red and Blue games' release.
  • Lapras is the only Pokémon who is mentioned in the Dex to have been hunted by humans.
  • Lapras has the highest base stat total of any un-evolved tribute, at 535.


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