Competitive Information for Lapras [Gold/Silver]
Water / Ice
Evolutions / Family:
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Lapras? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Lapras is pretty popular Water and Ice-typed Pokemon. It's normal to see Lapras show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Lapras is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Smash
Physical Sweeper Lapras (Retro)
Lapras is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Lapras this turn).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Item: Mystic Water
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
Special Sweeper Lapras (Retro)
Lapras is popular Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
♦ Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Aurora Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
♦ Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Lapras learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Lapras can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Lapras
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
- Moves: Perish Song + Protect
- Moves: Whirlpool + Perish Song
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Optimize Lapras's EVs for Gold/Silver
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