- Voice actor: Rikako Aikawa (both English and Japanese)
Lapras is a large sea creature that resembles a plesiosaur. It has four flippers, however its front ones are notably larger than its hind flippers. It has a long neck, and large black eyes. Lapras has curled ear-like appendages, and a short horn in the middle of its forehead. The majority of its body is blue, while its underside is a light cream color. Its most distinguishing feature is the heavy shell on its back, which is largely dotted with blunt knobs. Its height is 8'02" and weight is 485.0 lbs.
Lapras is most known for its fondness of moving people and Pokémon across bodies of water.
Unlike most Pokémon, Lapras has the ability to learn human speech.
Lapras are social, highly intelligent Pokémon, and they swim through the sea in large pods. They keep track of their fellow pod members through use of high-pitched songs they constantly sing, much like whales. Unfortunately they are very docile and do not like to fight, which has made them an easy target for hunters. They are currently very rare in the wild. Their songs have become very sorrowful in recent times as it has become harder and harder for these peaceful Pokémon to find others of their kind.
Lapras are native to the cold waters of glacial regions, but they migrate to tropical areas such as the Orange Archipelago to raise their young. They are extremely rare due to hunting, and are nearly extinct. They still exist in secluded spots in Johto, the Sevii Islands, Sinnoh, and Unova, suiting their rarity and docility.
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In The Lost Lapras, Sonic, Ash, Tom and his friends saved a baby Lapras from a trio of thugs, and then again from Team Rocket. Ash captured this Lapras and mostly used it as transportation between the islands of the Orange Archipelago. Lapras also took part in Ash's Gym battle with Danny from Navel Island to get his second Orange League Gym Badge, the Sea Ruby, in Navel Maneuvers. It was returned to its family and become the leader of the herd in Viva Las Lapras.
Lapras appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness, taking Team Poképals across the Sea of Time.
A Lapras appeared in a fantasy in Who Gets to Keep Togepi?.
A Lapras appeared in Dueling Heroes.
A Lapras parent along with its child appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.
A Lapras appeared in the beginning of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Lapras, Transport Pokémon. This intellectually advanced Pokémon is able to understand human speech. With its mild temperament, Lapras prefers to carry humans on its back, rather than engage in Pokémon battles.