Lapras is Tier 4 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with a Boss CP of 23476. Best Lapras counters are strong Fighting and Electric types like Machamp, Electivire, Magnezone and Raikou.
Lapras can be caught in the following CP ranges:
- 1435 – 1509 CP (L20, no weather boost)
- 1794 – 1886 CP (L25, Rainy and Snow weather)
Lapras is by no means soloable, and the minimum recommended group size is 3 or 4 people. Keep in mind that even though Lapras has the lowest CP of all Tier 4 Raid Bosses, its tankiness and typing will make it a good defender and taking it down won’t be an easy job.
Best Attackers Against Lapras
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Vine Whip||Frenzy Plant||129.9s||4|
|2.||Charge Beam||Wild Charge||131.5s||4|
|5.||Thunder Shock||Wild Charge||141.1s||5|
|6.||Low Kick||Close Combat||154.9s||4|
|8.||Low Kick||Close Combat||156.6s||4|
|11.||Dragon Breath||Focus Blast||158.9s||4|
|12.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||144.7s||5|
|13.||Low Kick||Close Combat||153.7s||5|
|15.||Smack Down||Stone Edge||154.0s||5|
|16.||Razor Leaf||Solar Beam||145.4s||6|
|17.||Vine Whip||Power Whip||159.8s||4|
|18.||Smack Down||Rock Wrecker||138.1s||6|
|19.||Dragon Tail||Stone Edge||168.3s||4|
|20.||Low Kick||Wild Charge||143.5s||6|
|22.||Vine Whip||Frenzy Plant||156.0s||5|
|24.||Fury Cutter||Frenzy Plant||152.4s||6|
|25.||Razor Leaf||Leaf Blade||161.4s||5|
|28.||Bullet Seed||Seed Bomb||158.7s||5|
|29.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||133.1s||7|
Lapras is a Water and Ice type Pokémon. Therefore, it is weak to electric, grass, fighting and rock.
The best attackers to fight Lapras are Machamp, Hariyama and electric type attackers with great DPS output such as Raikou, Magnezone, Electivire, and Zapdos. Other potential options include Heracross Poliwrath with double fighting type moves (Rock Smash/Dynamic Punch) and Lanturn with double electric type attacks, but they are way below in terms of viability with respect to the three mentioned at the beginning.
- Lucario with Counter / Close Combat
- Rhyperior with Smack Down / Stone Edge
- Jolteon with Thunder Shock / Thunderbolt
- Heracross with Counter / Close Combat
- Exeggutor with Bullet Seed / Solar Beam
- Tangrowth with Vine Whip / Solar Beam
Lapras is considered as an ultra-rare Pokémon. Encountering it in the wild can be really difficult, and it was one of the most difficult Pokémon to hatch from 10 km eggs. It is a great gym defending option to consider, due to its typing and available ice type movesets. If you see a Lapras Raid Boss, you should consider giving it a try.
A Lapras with Frost Breath/Blizzard or Frost Breath/Ice Beam destroys Dragonites, which are still present in some gyms and could be included in potential future Raid Boss rotations.
Catching a Lapras can be extremely difficult. Its catch percentage went down from 20 to 5% in the latest GAME_MASTER change, which makes it very challenging to catch one. Even after using a Golden Razz Berry, its circle will still show up red, so aiming carefully is almost mandatory in order to catch it.