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All Lapras weaknesses in Pokemon Go and best counters

Facing a Lapras in Pokemon Go can be a nightmare during raids and PvP league battles,. Here’s how to effectively exploit it’s weaknesses.

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Lapras is one of the best Pokemon in Pokemon Go for PvP battles and raids. However, this also makes defeating it as an opponent more challenging and this guide will cover all its weaknesses and best attack counters.

Every Pokemon in Pokemon Go belongs to certain types that range from Flying to Electric. Every type has some strengths and weaknesses and this is the basis of the game’s combat system.

When fighting formidable opponents, studying their type, weaknesses, and attack counters is a must. Lapras is no exception, so we’re breaking down its weaknesses and the best counters against it.

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Lapras Weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Fighting

Fighting-type Pokemon deal 160% more damage against Lapras and have decent defense against its Ice/Water attacks. They get a weather boost during Clody Weather conditions which help to deal additional damage.

Some of the best Fighting-type Pokemon in Pokemon Go are Conkeldurr, Lucario, Hariyama (Shadow preferred), Toxicroak, Blaziken, and Machamp. For best results, try unlocking moves like Aura Sphere (for Lucario), Counter, Close Combat, and Dynamic Punch.

Pokemon battles are not just about great offense as it is equally important to survive for a longer duration. Accordingly, Poliwrath can be ideal as it belongs to the Fighting and Water types. This implies that it can resist Lapras’ attacks and at the same time, deal a ton of damage with fighting moves like Power-Up Punch and Dynamic Punch.

Lucario Pokemon using Aura Sphere attack

Electric

Electric is another type that not only deals additional damage against Lapras but is also immune against its Ice and Water attacks.

Legendary Pokemon like Raikou and Zekrom are obviously the best Electric-Type options followed by Xuriktree. However, even Electivire and Magnezone are good enough to be a part of the team.

Apart from Pokemon, it is important to have an explosive list of Fast and Charged attacks. For Electric-Type, we recommend Thunder Shock as a Fast attack and Wild Charge/Thunder Bolt as a Charged TM.

Electivire Pokemon Go

Why you should not use Grass and Rock type Pokemon against Lapras

Grass and Rock also deal extra damage against Lapras. However, it is important to note that Grass is weak against Ice, and Rock is weak against Water. A Lapras can learn both Ice and Water attacks owing to which using Grass and Rock type Pokemon can be quite a risk.

A Lapras usually has around 15,000 CP in raids. In a situation like this, anyone without a level 35+ account will struggle to survive. Grass and Rock type Pokemon can certainly deal damage with attacks like Frenzy Plant, Vine Whip, Rock Slide, Stone Edge, Razor Leaf, and Solar Beam, but not for long.

Best Pokemon to use against Lapras in Pokemon Go

Considering all the factors above, here are some Pokemon that should be a part of your team when you take on Lapras during raids or in the battle against Team Rocket Go Leader Sierra:

  • Zekrom
  • Lucario
  • Poliwrath
  • Raikou
  • Magnezone
  • Mega Gengar
  • Machamp
  • Tyranitar
  • Electivire
  • Hariyama
  • Blaziken
  • Luxray
  • Toxicroak

It is important to reiterate that defeating Lapras largely depends on the quality of moves your Fighting-type and Electric-Type Pokemon have. Grass and Rock should be the last resort because they aren’t durable enough.


Collecting the best Pokemon for every type can be overwhelming for Pokemon Go players, especially beginners. This is where Eevee comes into play by offering eight unique evolutions that include Electric and Grass types as well.

To know more about Eeveelutions, make sure to check our guide on the best Eevee evolutions in Pokemon Go.

Image Credits: Niantic/The Pokemon Company