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.


Michael said...

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.

Lord Phrozen said...

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.