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Lapras Guide: Builds and Best Items

Pokemon UNITE - Lapras Guide Builds Best Items and Moveset

The best guide on how to play Lapras in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

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Latest Nerfs & Buffs (1/9)

Version 1.13.1.4 Patch Notes

Lapras Move Changes (January 9)
Ice Beam Image
Ice Beam
• Damage taken by enemies on frozen ground reduced by 20%
Water Pulse Image
Water Pulse
• First wave damage reduced by 12%
Lapras Express Image
Lapras Express
• Energy required to fully charge increased by 25%

Shell Armor

1.12.1.4 Damage reduction effect nerfed from 25% to 20%.

Standard Attack

1.12.1.4 HP recovery from boosted attack decreased from 3% of max HP to 2% of max HP.

Ice Beam

1.13.1.4 Damage taken by enemies on frozen ground reduced by 20%.

Bubble Beam

1.10.1.3 Cooldown increased from 7s to 9s.

Lapras Express

1.10.1.2 Fixed a bug that causes an ally's movement speed to stay increased if the ally is about to return to a goal before being carried by Lapras.
1.10.1.3 Damage decreased by 15%.
1.13.1.4 Energy required to fully charge increased by 25%.

Whirlpool

1.10.1.2 Fixed a bug where Whirlpool's effect persists even after Lapras was knocked out.

Water Pulse

1.9.2.8 Damage decreased by 15%.
1.10.1.3 Damage decreased by 10%.
1.13.1.4 First wave damage reduced by 12%.

Perish Song

1.12.1.4 Damage reduced by 20%.

Lapras Basic Info

Lapras
Lapras.jpg
Tier Rating: A Rank Icon

Role: Defender
Attack Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Difficulty: Intermediate
Cost:
"Ride the waves to victory with the Defender Pokemon, Lapras!"

Pokemon Unite Tier List

Lapras Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
5 Stars.png
1 Star.png
5 Stars.png

Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Lapras Price and Cost

Pokemon UNITE - Lapras Price and Cost

Pokemon UNITE - Lapras UNITE License IconUNITE License: Lapras
Aeos Coin Icon 12,000
Aeos Gems 575

As of April 20, 2023, Lapras is now purchasable for 12,000 Aeos Coins or 575 Aeos Gems! This comes one week after Lapras was first released and was only available to purchase with Aeos Gems.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ High durability and sustain.
✔︎ Can instantly knockout enemies with Perish Song.
✔︎ Great scaling.
✖︎ No mobility outside its UNITE Move, Lapras Express.

Best Builds for Lapras

Lapras Builds

Perish Song Build

Perish Song Build
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Sp. Atk: +69
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
HP: +210
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Sp. Atk
Free Negative Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Perish Song Build Explanation

Build Explanation
This build maximizes Lapras' damage output to utilize the instant knockout effect of Perish Song. By default, Bubble Beam will be the complimentary move for the build to give Lapras more durability via a shield. However, Ice Beam can also work with the build, giving Lapras more firepower.
· Choice Specs gives Lapras a decent amount of Sp. Atk. stat and increases the Pokemon's minimum move damage, particularly Perish Song.
· Slick Spoon boosts Lapras' Sp. Atk. and HP and allows it to ignore a portion of its target's Sp. Def., translating to more damage.
· However, Wise Glasses can be a replacement for Choice Specs.
· Focus Band is a staple tank item for Lapras, improving its defenses and giving it a survivability tool.
· X Speed gives Lapras the mobility to stay on top of enemies when using Perish Song.
· Eject Button can also serve the same purpose.
· The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Green Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems for additional HP.
· This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both White and Green. · Equip Emblems that improve Sp. Atk. to maximize Lapras' damage output or HP for more durability.
· Attack and Critical-Hit Rate can be freely traded for the other stats.

Perish Song Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Perish Song
Bubble Beam
Ice Beam
Boosted Attack
Damage
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Slick Spoon
2399
826
1488
360

Since the build is centered on Perish Song's instant knockout effect, equipping items that maximizes Lapras' damage output is the ideal item combination. Focus Band is a staple item for the build to give Lapras more durability and a survivability tool.

The results show that Choice Specs and Slick Spoon will yield the best possible outcome for the build. The item combination produced the highest results in terms of Perish Song damage while generating the third best result in the Boosted Attack Damage test.

For alternatives, replacing Choice Specs with Wise Glasses would be the best option. The item combination had decent results but doesn't require stacking.

These damage tests are conducted in Practice Mode with Goodra as the Training Partner. The Pokemon is set to level 15 and has no items equipped. The results are calculated by substracting the Training Partner's max HP and its HP after taking damage.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Perish Song
(@ Lvl 15)
Bubble Beam
(@ Lvl 15)
Ice Beam
(@ Lvl 15)
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
2287 790
1565
Wise Glasses
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
2225 748
1438
Wise Glasses
+
Slick Spoon
2324 696
1533
Choice Specs
(Includes Bonus Damage)
+
Slick Spoon
2399 826
1488
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
2396 828
1588
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
+
Slick Spoon
2341 729
1554
Items
(Level 30)
Boosted Attack
Damage
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
342
Wise Glasses
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
372
Wise Glasses
+
Slick Spoon
372
Choice Specs
+
Slick Spoon
360
Choice Specs
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
357
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
+
Slick Spoon
390

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Water Pulse Build

Water Pulse Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Sp. Atk: +30
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
HP: +450
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Sp. Atk
Free Negative Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Water Pulse Build Explanation

Build Explanation
This build focuses on making Lapras as durable as possible, allowing the Pokemon to spam Water Pulse. Bubble Beam gives Lapras more durability through the move's shield effect.
· Slick Spoon gives Lapras Sp. Atk. and HP, which works great with the build. It also allows the Pokemon to ignore a portion of its target's Sp. Def., resulting to more damage dealt.
· However, Choice Specs can be an alternative damage item.
· Focus Band is a staple tank item for Lapras, improving its defenses and giving it a survivability tool.
· Aeos Cookie adds more bulk to Lapras through increased HP, especially when fully stacked. It also works nicely with Focus Band's healing effect.
· Potion provides Lapras with an additional source of survivability on top of Focus Band.
· However, X Speed can be a nice replacement, giving Lapras extra mobility instead to stay on top of enemies when using Water Pulse.
· The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 White Emblems to maximize Lapras' HP and 6 Green Emblems for additional damage.
· This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both White and Green.
· Equip Emblems that improve HP or Sp. Atk. to balance Lapras' durability and damage.
· Attack and Critical-Hit Rate can be freely traded for the other stats.

Water Pulse Build Durability and Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Damage Taken
(@ Lvl 15)
Water Pulse
Damage
(Max Pulses)
Aeos Cookie
(6 Stacks)
+
Focus Band
14,933 -
Slick Spoon - 1225

Since the build focuses on Lapras' durability and Water Pulse damage, equipping items that can satisfy both is the ideal item combination. Focus Band is a staple defensive item for the build, which sets a decent foundation for durability.

As the results show, Focus Band paired with a fully-stacked Aeos Cookie will allow Lapras to take the most damage compared to the other combinations. A fully-stacked Aeos Cookie not only provides Lapras a massive HP boost, but it also synergizes well with Focus Band's healing effect since the effect scales with HP.

On the other hand, equipping Slick Spoon will be the best damage item for the build. The item produced only slightly lower than the best result but has the benefit of adding more HP for Lapras.

For alternatives, replacing Slick Spoon with Choice Specs would be the best option. The item generated the best results for the damage tests.


The durability test results refer to the total damage taken by the Pokemon with full HP until it is knocked out. The test uses Venusaur with no items and no emblems equipped as the attacker.

The damage test was conducted in Practice Mode with Goodra as the Training Partner. The Pokemon is set to level 15 and has no items equipped. The results are calculated by substracting the Training Partner's max HP and its HP after taking damage.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
+
Focus Band
Damage Taken
(@ Lvl 15)
Buddy Barrier 13,932
Aeos Cookie
(6 Stacks)
14,933
Assault Vest 13,192
Rocky Helmet 13,120
Score Shield 13,596
Leftovers 13,473
Items
(Level 30)
Water Pulse
Damage
(Max Pulses)
Bubble Beam
Damage
Wise Glasses 1128 612
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
1225 725
Slick Spoon 1171 634
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
1184 643
Shell Bell 1076 581

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Boosted Attack Build

Boosted Attack Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +12
Sp. Atk: +30
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
Attack Speed: +9%
HP: +210
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Sp. Atk
Free Negative Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Boosted Attack Build Explanation

Build Explanation
This is an experimental build focusing on improving and utilizing Lapras' Boosted Attacks. Perish Song works best for the build since each pulse turns Lapras' attacks into Boosted Attacks once it's upgraded. Its instant knockout effect is also an effective mechanic to have. Bubble Beam gives Lapras a disable and durability tool.
· Slick Spon improves Lapras overall damage through increased Sp. Atk. and the ability to ignore a portion of its target's Sp. Def. It also gives a decent amont of HP for more durability.
· Rapid-Fire Scarf gives Lapras the attack speed it needs to quickly build up or shoot Boosted Attacks.
· Focus Band is a staple tank item for Lapras, improving its defenses and giving it a survivability tool.
· Potion provides Lapras with an additional source of survivability on top of Focus Band and its Boosted Attacks.
· However, X Attack can also work, improving Lapras' damage and attack speed.
· The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Green Emblems for better damage and 6 White Emblems for additional HP.
· This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both White and Green.
· Equip Emblems that improve Sp. Atk. to maximize Lapras' damage output or HP for more durability and better Boosted Attack healing.
· Attack and Critical-Hit Rate can be freely traded for the other stats.

Boosted Attack Build Damage and Healing Test

Items
(Level 30)
Perish Song
Damage
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
Damage
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
Healing
(@ Lvl 15)
Slick Spoon 2152 348
900

Since the build's focus is on Lapras' Boosted Attacks, equipping items that improve its effects, particularly its damage, is the ideal item. Focus Band is a staple item for the build to give Lapras durability and survivability. Rapid-Fire Scarf is also a core item for the build to allow Lapras to perform Boosted Attacks as often as possible.

As the results show, Slick Spoon will yield the highest possible result in terms of Lapras' Boosted Attack and Perish Song damage.


The damage tests were conducted in Practice Mode with Goodra as the Training Partner. The Pokemon is set to level 15 and has no items equipped. The results are calculated by substracting the Training Partner's max HP and its HP after taking damage.

The healing results are taken from the green floating text above the Pokemon.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Perish Song
Damage
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
Damage
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
Healing
(@ Lvl 15)
Wise Glasses 1949 330
882
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
2053 345
882
Slick Spoon 2152 348
900
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
2110 318
882

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Lapras Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Sp. Atk. Specs.pngSp. Atk. Specs Sp. Atk. Specs provides Lapras with a large damage boost. Lapras can easily stack the item in the early game.
Aeos Cookie.pngAeos Cookie Aeos Cookie gives Lapras a massive HP boost, which also improves its Boosted Attack healing. Lapras can easily stack the item in the early game.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band is a staple defensive item for Lapras, improving the Pokemon's defenses and giving it a survivability tool.
Choice Specs.pngChoice Specs Choice Specs greatly improves Larpas' damage output, particularly its moves.
Slick Spoon.pngSlick Spoon Slick Spoon offers offense and defense for Lapras, increasing its Sp. Atk. and HP stats.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed gives Lapras the mobility it needs to stay on top of enemies when using Water Pulse or Perish Song.
Potion.pngPotion Potion provides Lapras a reliable healing tool. It also works well with the Pokemon's large HP.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Perish Song ImagePerish Song Perish Song makes Lapras a looming threat in the battlefield due to its instant knockout effect. It also synergizes well with a lot of moves in the game.
Bubble Beam ImageBubble Beam Bubble Beam offers both offense and defense. It deals damage while granting Lapras a shield. It's also a decent disabling move.

This moveset allows Lapras to deal significant damage while making it difficult to knock out. Since Lapras needs to stay alive for as long as possible to deal significant damage, Bubble Beam gives the Pokemon exactly what it needs to do so. On the other hand, Perish Song not only deals considerable damage, it also makes Lapras a great threat in the battlefield due to its instant knockout effect.

For more firepower, learning Ice Beam instead of Bubble Beam is the ideal choice. The move deals significantly more damage in total if Lapras can keep enemies in place for its duration.

Meanwhile, choosing between Perish Song and Water Pulse is entirely up to player preference. While Perish Song can instantly knock out low-HP enemies, Water Pulse can be used more often, which can deal more damage in the long run.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Lapras?

Water Pulse & Ice Beam 26
Votes
Water Pulse & Bubble Beam 81
Votes
Perish Song & Ice Beam 167
Votes
Perish Song & Bubble Beam 96
Votes

Let us know why in the comments!

How to Play Lapras

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Assist Allies and Defend Lanes During Early Game

Lapras is an independent Defender Pokemon that can withstand heavy blows, so it benefits from securing the blue buff. Only secure the blue buff when no one else is farming in the jungle area. Assist allies at the bottom lane and defend your goal zone.

Once the Swablus and Altarias spawn in the middle of the lane, utilize the AoE damage from Whirlpool and frozen effect of Ice Shard to farm exp. and get to level 5 quickly.

Farm Wild Pokemon Quickly with Whirlpool

Whirlpool lets Lapras deal damage over time to targets that gets captured by this move. It has a magnetic effect that pulls enemies near Lapras, and the nearer the targets are to the center of the whirlpool, the more damage it deals to them.

This move is perfect for facing early game teamfights, and early game exp. farming.

Freeze Targets with Ice Shard

Ice Shard is another damaging move that lets Lapras deal damage and freeze targets for a short amount of time. After obatining both Whirlpool and Ice Shard, it's recommended to use Ice Shard to freeze enemies first, then use Whirlpool to deal damage over time afterwards, and finally take them down with standard attacks.

Soak Damage with Shell Armor

Shell Armor allows Lapras to withstand heavy-hitting attacks of its enemies by reducing damage that exceeds a set percentage of its max HP. Assist allies and soak damage when needed until Lapras reasches level 5.

Push Lanes with Upgraded Damaging Moves

Pokemon UNITE - Lapras Level 5 Movesets

Upon reaching level 5, two damaging move options will be available for Lapras to learn. Choosing Perish Song turns Lapras into an aggressive and bursty Defender that's willing to face the frontlines and soak damage. While Perish Song may require Lapras to dive in with a Supporter, the move has a low cooldown which makes it spammable.

Choosing Water Pulse lets Lapras slow down enemies that get caught in the pulse. This move is also an AoE attack that lets Lapras assist in dealing damage aggressively. It's also a great move for chasing down targets that are isolated or retreating, especially during teamfights.

Deal Consecutive Damage with Perish Song

Perish Song allows Lapras to deal AoE damage three times before it goes on cooldown. This is a very spammable move that suits a more aggressive playstyle for the Pokemon.

This move also synergizes well with ally Pokemon that have hard disables, or can inflict slow on opponents since it creates opportunities for both Lapras and its allies to chase down and burst enemies.

Slow Enemies Down with Water Pulse

Water Pulse is also an AoE damaging move that has a much shorter cooldown than Perish Song. Enemies that get caught in the pulse of water are slowed, allowing Lapras and its teammates to catch up and burst down isolated targets.

Utilize this move during teamfights or partner it up with Ice Beam for a longer disable.

Assist Teammates with Upgraded Ranged Moves

Pokemon UNITE - Lapras Level 7 Movesets

After reaching level 7 and learning either Bubble Beam or Ice Beam, Lapras is fully equipped to withstand blows from hard-hitting enemy Pokemon.

Soak damage for your allies, defend allied goal zones, and keep an eye out for objectives spawning on the top and bottom lanes!

Freeze Enemies in Place with Ice Beam

Ice Beam not only freezes and slows enemies down when hit, but also leaves a frozen trail on the ground that increases Lapras' movement speed.

This move synergizes well with both Water Pulse and Perish Song as a follow up damaging move that can help allies overwhelm enemies easily.

Gain a Shield with Bubble Beam

Bubble Beam grants Lapras a shield while also enclosing the enemy it hits inside a bubble for a short time. Utilize both the shield and the hindrance effect of the bubbles to stall enemies and let your allies take down targets that get hit.

Unite Move Strategy

Lapras Express is a Unite Move that allows Lapras to let an ally ride on its back while speeding up and dealing damage to enemies it bumps into. Using it a second time unleashes waves that also deals damage to enemies it passes through.

Use this move to distract and hinder enemies from securing objectives especially during the Rayquaza teamfight.

Lapras Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Secure as many Wild Pokemon as you can and get EXP to reach level 5.
  • Once at level 5, learn either Water Pulse or Perish Song.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon and level up, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents.

Level 6 to 9

  • Once at level 7, learn either Bubble Beam or Ice Beam, and start to get aggressive.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents to level up.
  • Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Once at level 9, learn Lapras Express to get all moves.

Level 10+

  • Continue to farm and level up.
  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a full-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Lapras Combos

Water Pulse Combos

These combos are centered on maximizing Water Pulse usage.

Deadly Waters Combo

Deadly Waters Combo
Bubble Beam IconWater Pulse IconStandard Attack Icon (Boosted Attack)

Bubble BeamWater PulseStandard Attack (Boosted Attack)
Start by disabling a target with Bubble Beam. Then, get close to the target and use Water Pulse. Since Lapras gets a Boosted Attack when it uses Water Pulse, end the combo with a Boosted Attack.
The combo can be performed indefinitely. It's best to stack up on Water Pulses for maximum damage.

Perish Song Combos

These combos utilize Perish Song's instant knockout effect.

Impending Doom Combo

Impending Doom Combo
Lapras Express Icon (Optional) ► Bubble Beam Icon OR Ice Beam IconPerish Song IconStandard Attack Icon (Boosted Attack) ► Perish Song IconStandard Attack Icon (Boosted Attack) ► Perish Song IconStandard Attack Icon (Boosted Attack)

Lapras Express (Optional) ► Bubble BeamPerish SongStandard Attack (Boosted Attack) ► Perish SongStandard Attack (Boosted Attack) ► Perish SongStandard Attack (Boosted Attack)
While afar, charge at enemies with Larpas Express. After colliding, use Bubble Beam or Ice Beam on any target. Then, use Perish Song and immediately follow up with a Boosted Attack. Do that for all three charges of Perish Song.
The combo is best used once Perish Song is upgraded.

Matchups & Counters for Lapras

Lapras Matchups

Hard Counter
BuzzwoleGarchompGlaceonMamoswineMega Mewtwo YTrevenant
Fair Matchup
AbsolAegislashAlolan NinetalesAzumarillBlastoiseBlazikenBlisseyChandelureCharizardCinderaceClefableComfeyCrustleDelphoxDodrioDragapultDragoniteEspeonFalinksGardevoirGengarGoodraGreedentGreninjaGyaradosInteleonLeafeonLucarioMachampMega Mewtwo XMeowscaradaMetagrossMewMimikyuMiraidonMr. MimePikachuSableyeScizorSlowbroSnorlaxSylveonTalonflameTsareenaTyranitarUmbreonUrshifuVenusaurWigglytuffZacianZeraoraZoroark
Good Matchup
CramorantDecidueyeDuraludonEldegossHoopa
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Lapras.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter With Disables and Debuffs

While Lapras may be as sturdy as its fellow Defender allies, it is still vulnerable to enemies with debuffs and hard disables. Lapras also has no mobility outside of Lapras Express which can be exploited by stuns and bursty combos.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Glaceon ImageGlaceon Rating: ★★★★★
• Can kite Lapras and shred through its durability using Icicle Spear or Icy Wind.
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine Rating: ★★★★
• Can constantly disable Lapras with any of its moves and Boosted Attack.
Buzzwole ImageBuzzwole Rating: ★★★★
• Can toss Lapras around and prevent it from using its moves with Smack Down, and Superpower or Leech Life.

Even Matchups for Lapras

Lapras can get the upper hand against these Pokemon if it can spam Water Pulse or Perish Song freely and keep healing itself with its Boosted Attacks. Using the Pokemon's disabling moves will also increase its chances of winning.

Use Lapras Express

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Cinderace Image Dragapult Image Espeon Image Gardevoir Image Glaceon Image Greninja Image Mega Mewtwo Y Image Mew Image Miraidon Image Pikachu Image Sylveon Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. They also have high damage potential that can be dangerous for Lapras. However, they can be defeated easily once Lapras gets close to them.
• Head straight for them using Lapras Express, making sure to hit them with the wave, then just keep using Water Pulse or Perish Song until they get knocked out.
• Use Ice Beam or Bubble Beam to disable them and prevent them from escaping.

Keep Using Boosted Attacks

All-Rounders
Aegislash Image Azumarill Image Blaziken Image Charizard Image Falinks Image Gyarados Image Lucario Image Machamp Image Mega Mewtwo X Image Metagross Image Mimikyu Image Scizor Image Tsareena Image Tyranitar Image Urshifu Image Zacian Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon excel in close combat and rely mostly on their attacks or combos to deal damage. They are also durable enough to tank Lapras damage. However, they do need to go toe to toe with Lapras to defeat it, putting them in range of the Pokemon's moves.
• Keep using Boosted Attacks to heal Lapras while spamming Water Pulse or Perish Song to deal damage and give the Pokemon a Boosted Attack.
• Use Ice Beam or Bubble Beam to disable them and deal additional damage.

Disable Them with Ice Beam or Bubble Beam

High-mobility Pokemon with Burst Damage
Absol Image Dodrio Image Gengar Image Leafeon Image Meowscarada Image Talonflame Image Zeraora Image Zoroark Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are incredibly agile and deal high burst damage. Fortunately, Lapras can tank a lot of their damage and has disabling moves.
• Use Ice Beam or Bubble Beam to disable them and stop their momentum, then keep using Water Pulse or Perish song afterwards.
• Utilize Lapras' Boosted Attacks to keep it healthy.

Utilize Their Numbers

Supporters
Blissey Image Clefable Image Comfey Image Mr. Mime Image Sableye Image Wigglytuff Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Lapras, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• Take advantage of them being in close proximity to each other by spamming Water Pulse or Perish Song near them, forcing them scatter.
• Use Ice Beam or Bubble Beam to disable them.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Blastoise Image Crustle Image Goodra Image Greedent Image Slowbro Image Snorlax Image Umbreon Image
How to Beat
• Much like Lapras, these Pokemon are extremely durable, making it difficult for Lapras to take them down alone. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Lapras.
• Use Ice Beam or Bubble Beam to keep them disabled, then just keep using Water Pulse or Perish Song to deplete their HP.

Easy Matchups for Lapras

Lapras can easily crush Pokemon that have little to no means of preventing it from using Water Pulse or Perish Song, and heal itself with its Boosted Attacks.

Use Lapras Express

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Duraludon Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. They also have high damage potential that can be dangerous for Lapras. However, they can be defeated easily once Lapras gets close to them.
• Head straight for them using Lapras Express, making sure to hit them with the wave, then just keep using Water Pulse or Perish Song until they get knocked out.
• Use Ice Beam or Bubble Beam to disable them and prevent them from escaping.

Utilize Their Numbers

Supporters
Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Lapras, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• Take advantage of them being in close proximity to each other by spamming Water Pulse or Perish Song near them, forcing them scatter.
• Use Ice Beam or Bubble Beam to disable them.

Best Teammates for Lapras

Pokemon Explanation
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Slowbro ImageSlowbro Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Pokemon with Strong Disables
• These ally Pokemon are equipped with hard disabling skills and can help absorb most of the damage during team fights. This lets Lapras maneuver freely and provide support from the backlines. These Pokemon also provides hard crowd control that shuts down targets, allowing Lapras to double down on inflicting slow on enemies while contributing damage.
Delphox ImageDelphox Gardevoir ImageGardevoir Pikachu ImagePikachu Pokemon with AoE Unite Moves
• These ally Pokemon deal AoE damage when using their Unite moves, and benefits from Lapras's movement speed when Lapras Express is enabled. These ally Pokemon are also equipped with powerful attacks that they can unleash from a safe distance and help Lapras in pushing lanes and dominating goal zones.
Trevenant ImageTrevenant Urshifu ImageUrshifu Zacian ImageZacian Aggressive Frontliners
• These All-Rounder allies are very sturdy and hard-hitting Pokemon that Lapras can assist to push lanes and secure objectives faster.
Comfey ImageComfey Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Dedicated Supporters
• These ally Pokemon are Supporters that can make Lapras even more sturdier. They synergize well with Lapras and provide the necessary heals, buffs, or shield it needs in order to push lanes, defend allied goal zones, and assist in securing objectives.

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Lapras Moves and Ability

Move Slot 1 (R)

Whirlpool ImageWhirlpool
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 7s
Starting Damage: 546
Damage per instance: 91, Number of instances: 6
Final Damage: 678
Damage per instance: 113, Number of instances: 6
Has the user create a whirlpool centered on itself that lasts for a short time, dealing damage over time to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. The time between hits is shorter the farther opposing Pokemon are from the whirlpool's center.
Water Pulse ImageWater Pulse
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 4s
Starting Damage: 382
Initial damage: 382, Secondary damage per pulse: 219
Final Damage: 702
Initial damage: 702, Secondary damage per pulse: 407
Has the user release a pulse of water centered on itself that spreads out, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and decreasing their movement speed. For each opposing Pokemon hit by a pulse from this move, an additional pulse will be released the next time this move is used, up to a total of 2 extra pulses. After the first pulse after activating this move hits an opposing Pokemon, the user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack.
Upgrade: Up to a total of 3 additional pulses can be released.
Perish Song ImagePerish Song
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 7.5s
Starting Damage: 2024
Damage per instance: 506, Number of instances: 3, Additional damage: 506
Final Damage: 3468
Damage per instance: 867, Number of instances: 3, Additional damage: 867
Has the user sing an eerie melody that echoes around it, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits. This move can be used up to three times consecutively within a set time, and opposing Pokemon hit all three times take additional damage. Opposing Pokemon that take this additional damage will be knocked out if their HP falls below a set percentage of their max HP.
Upgrade: The user's next basic attack after using this move becomes a boosted attack.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Ice Shard ImageIce Shard
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 10s
Starting Damage: 435
Damage per projectile: 87, Number of projectiles: 5
Final Damage: 555
Damage per projectile: 111, Number of projectiles: 5
Has the user hurl chunks of ice in a forward direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon they hit and leaving them frozen for a short time. If this move hits an opposing Pokemon that is already frozen, it deals damage to it and shoves it.
Bubble Beam ImageBubble Beam
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 9s
Starting Damage: 671
Final Damage: 1037
Grants the user a shield and has the user spray bubbles in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits. After the bubbles fly a set distance, they slowly float for a short time. Opposing Pokemon hit by a floating bubble are enveloped by it and left unable to act for a short time.
Upgrade: Strengthens the effect of the shield granted by this move.
Ice Beam ImageIce Beam
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 1175
Initial damage: 203, Damage per instance: 162, Number of instances: 6
Final Damage: 1834
Initial damage: 316, Damage per instance: 253, Number of instances: 6
Has the user unleash an icy-cold beam of energy in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and freezing the ground. Opposing Pokemon on the frozen ground take damage over time and have their movement speed decreased, and they become frozen if they remain on the frozen ground for a set amount of time. When the user is on the frozen ground, its movement speed is increased.
Upgrade: Increases the length of time opposing Pokemon are frozen.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Lapras Express ImageLapras Express
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 100s
Starting Damage: 1068
Final Damage: 1487
Has the user ride a wave quickly and continuously forward. The user's movement speed increases while riding but decreases if the user hits an obstacle. If the user hit an opposing Pokemon, the user stops in place, dealing damage to and throwing the opposing Pokemon. While the user is riding the wave, one nearby ally Pokemon of the user's choice can ride on its back. If this move is used again, the user stops and launches a wave that continues moving forward, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and throwing them. Ally Pokemon riding on the user's back can dismount and use moves while riding Lapras' back.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, launching a blast of water in front of the user. If this blast hits opposing Pokemon, it deals damage to them and restores the user's HP based on Lapras' max HP.

Boosted Attack Healing Scales With Max HP

Lapras' boosted attack healing scales off its Max HP. The higher its Max HP gets, the bigger the heal.

We did some testing to confirm this, and it's found to be on average 3% of max HP per hit or 9% of max HP in total - since Lapras' boosted attack hits thrice in a row.

Max HP Heal per Hit % Heal per Hit Total Heal
(3 hits)
% Total Heal
3738 113 3.02% 339 9.07%
4373 131 3.00% 393 8.99%
5084 152 2.99% 456 8.97%
6993 209 2.99% 627 8.97%
- - Average: 3% - Average: 9%

Ability (Passive)

Shell Armor ImageShell Armor
Lapras IconLapras

If the Pokemon takes damage from a single attack that exceeds a set percentage of its max HP, that damage will be reduced.

Lapras Stats & Evolutions

Lapras Evolutions

Lapras.pngLapras
This Pokemon does not evolve.

Lapras Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3300 90 75 160
2 3531 106 88 165
3 3786 124 103 171
4 4066 144 119 177
5 4373 166 137 184
6 4712 190 157 192
7 5084 216 178 201
8 5494 245 202 210
9 5946 277 228 220
10 6444 312 257 232
11 6993 351 289 245
12 7597 394 324 259
13 8262 441 362 274
14 8994 493 404 291
15 9800 550 450 310

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Lapras In-Game Stat Listings

Offense Endurance Mobility Scoring Support
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Lapras Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
LaprasPerformer StylePerformer Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1050
LaprasSongstress StyleSongstress Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 2199
LaprasFashionable StyleFashionable Style

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Last Updated: May 20, 2024
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14 Anonymous6 months

I'm surprised there's no ice beam build

13 Anonymous7 months

that impending doom combo is so 🤤🤤

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