Lapras is water- and ice-type Pokemon, but it uses ice- and dragon-type moves and not water-type moves. Therefore, fire-type Pokemon can cut the damage of moves Lapras uses by half. On the other hand, fire-type moves damage Lapras as usual.
Magneton is not fire-type Pokemon but one of the two steel-type Pokemons in Pokemon Go. Ice-type moves are not effective against the steel-type Pokemon. Additionally, it can use electric-type moves which are super effective against Lapras.
When fighting against Lapras, electric-type moves are the best for Magneton.
While Machamp cannot decrease the damage of ice-type moves, its fighting-type moves are super effective against Lapras. Additiionally, it has higher stats and moves which can efficiently damage an enemy.
The combination of Karate Chop and Cross Chop is the best moveset for Machamp to defeat Lapras based on DPS, EPS, and type effectiveness.
Hello thanks for the article. My question is: why is Bite/Fire Blast the best moveset for Arcanine to beat Lapras? Since Bite is a Dark move that is neutral against Water and Ice, why should it be a better moveset than Fire Fang/Fire Blast or Fire Fang/Flamethrower?
Thank you for your post, Taurus. I am sure Fire Fang also work very well. It's DPS is 14.88 and higher than that of Bite at 12.00. However, with regard to EPS, that of Bite is 14.00 and that of Fire Fang is 9.52. That means your Arcanine can use Fire Blast more times with Bite as a fast move. That is why I noted like that.
That would be a great pokemon to use against lapras. Good pick
Hayden11 21days ago
Thank you for the information. I could really use it for the new raids in the gyms. I went up against a 21,235 lapras with 4 other trainers and we couldn't beat it. It was really strong. We tried to beat it 4 times and failed all 4 times. Thank you!