In terms of stats Lapras is pretty strong, especially in terms of stamina. And her combination of Water and Ice-type attacks can hit almost every available Pokemon type with a super effective attack. This is why Lapras is a Pokemon you will commonly find defending Gyms.
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Effective attack types
Lapras is weak against Grass, Fighting, Rock and Electric-type attacks. Although it is most recommended that you use Fighting and Electric-type Pokemon, because Grass and Rock-type Pokemon will also receive super effective damage from Lapras' Ice and Water-type attacks respectively.
You can use a Water type Pokemon to resist all of Lapras' attacks, but this will leave you with a moveset that will most likely not be very effective against her. Other than that you can use a Steel-type Pokemon to resist her Ice attacks, or simply bring a pokemon Neutral to both Water and Ice.
This combination of Frost Breath and Blizzard is considered the best moveset for Lapras when attacking Gyms.
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
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!