Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Look Into Video Games: Lapras



 Lapras is a pokemon from the original 150, and one of the few pokemon I've never been able to catch. I've wanted to get one since it's a decent dragon pokemon, but it's eluded me many times.


It's original Japanese name is ラプラス (Rapurasu) which may be derived from Pierre-Simon Laplace, a mathematician who wrote about the mathematical properties of the sea and the tides.

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  1. I think I remember in red/blue all the pokemon you used surf had the same sprite as Lapras. At least I think it was red/blue, was one of them.

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    1. You are correct.

      I mostly use Lapras to surf and didn't notice it was a decent Ice/Water Pokemon until late in the game. It can learn Ice Beam and Hydro Pump when it reaches a high enough level. This Pokemon also have the Water Absorb ability which not only makes it immune to water attacks but recovers its HP as well.

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