What Beats Lapras in Pokemon GO?

What beats Lapras in Pokemon GO
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What beats Lapras in Pokemon GO? With this Pokemon situated comfortably on Team GO Rocket Executive Leader Sierra's team, trainers are rapidly searching for the best counters and strategies.

Lapras is a water and ice-type Pokemon originating from the Kanto region as part of the original 151 in Generation I. Its PokeDex number is #131. In Pokemon GO, it has a CP ceiling of 2641, an attack stat of 165, defense of 174, and stamina of 277. It was once considered one of the strongest Pokemon in the game when it was first released. Now, despite its nerf, it still holds a place as a decent Great and Ultra GO Battle League contender.

Lapras is best known as a transportation Pokemon that ferries trainers overseas from one place to another.

What Beats Lapras in Pokemon GO?

Due to its dual-type nature of water and ice, Lapras is most vulnerable to fighting, grass, rock, and electric-types. Its best moveset contains exclusively water and ice-type moves such as the quick moves Water Gun and Frost Breath, and the charged moves Surf, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, and Blizzard.

Raikou is an excellent choice to go up against Lapras. Zekrom will also do nicely so long as both have electric-type movesets. The best set for Raikou includes Thundershock and Wild Charge or Thunderbolt. Meanwhile, Zekrom can survive exchanging Thundershock for Charge Beam.

If you haven't had a chance to add Raikou or Zekrom to your team, Jolteon will do just fine. Zapdos from the recent Pokemon GO Fest event may also provide the combat power you seek.

Lucario and Machamp are also great choices with movesets such as Counter and Dynamic Punch or, in Lucario's case, Aura Sphere. Typically, whenever there's a fighting weakness, trainers can expect these two to show up somewhere.

Honorable mentions include Torterra, Breloom, and Rampardos.