Best Lapras counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Lapras counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

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          Best performing move types

          • Grass27.0%
          • Fighting26.5%
          • Electric25.0%
          • Rock14.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *41.85653.315108.1s72.8
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 38.26848.184111.1s71.5
          3KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 37.48882.644112.4s70.9
          4Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 38.21812.484111.9s70.8
          5TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *36.90916.083113.3s70.6
          6Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 33.461305.472118.6s70.2
          7Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 36.55879.454114.9s69.5
          8XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 37.25773.754115.2s68.7
          9Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *38.91643.955114.9s68.5
          10Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 37.97688.635115.7s68.1
          11Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 36.70786.134116.4s68.1
          12Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 34.78963.033118.5s68.0
          13Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 36.06806.364117.7s67.5
          14Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 36.78739.144117.4s67.4
          15Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 32.391188.433123.3s67.1
          16Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 36.42674.415120.2s65.6
          17LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 34.10825.754123.0s64.9
          18Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 34.78760.594122.4s64.8
          19ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *33.61869.084123.7s64.8
          20Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *32.75952.283125.0s64.7
          21Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 34.80747.834122.7s64.6
          22Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 35.55648.835123.5s63.9
          23Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 33.18774.754127.1s62.7
          24Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 34.08694.875126.3s62.6
          25Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *35.78571.786125.8s62.6
          26Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 34.90625.035126.2s62.5
          27ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 31.13971.823130.5s62.4
          28Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 33.09731.694128.5s61.8
          29Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 32.45775.284129.5s61.6
          30Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *33.84654.675128.4s61.5
          31RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 35.06555.216128.6s61.2
          32ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 31.53838.484131.3s61.2
          33Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 34.06607.835129.4s60.9
          34Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 31.53785.024132.5s60.4
          35Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 31.02823.734133.5s60.2
          36Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *34.85520.116131.0s60.1
          37Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw ElectricWild Charge 32.92645.835131.6s60.0
          38Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 34.32547.746131.2s60.0
          39Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 33.64576.226132.0s59.7
          40RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 30.20864.244135.8s59.5
          41Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 30.64772.454136.1s58.8
          42MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 28.87947.283139.9s58.5
          43Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 34.38478.327134.8s58.4
          44ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 31.33676.545136.2s58.3
          45RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *31.65625.355136.8s57.8
          46Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 29.44818.264139.9s57.6
          47CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *26.881162.253146.3s57.6
          48MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 30.33725.784138.6s57.6
          49Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 32.93509.677137.6s57.2
          50Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 31.71581.026138.3s57.0
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Lapras in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Lapras down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Lapras counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Blaziken, Kartana, and Mega Diancie. The table also includes Terrakion, Keldeo (Ordinary), Shadow Raikou, and Xurkitree, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Lapras type chart

          When fighting Lapras, keep in mind the following that Water and Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Water, and Ice type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Lapras Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • sunnySunny
          • cloudyCloudy
          • rainRainy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • rainRainy
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • sunnySunny
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • fogFog
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.