Lapras was always a popular Pokémon in the original games but it’s a top tier Pokemon in Pokemon Go because it’s very rare and very powerful in gym battles. Now we know where to find it.
Each Pokémon has a biome which is an area where you are most likely to find a specific Pokémon. For example, it’s easier to find electric Pokémon in industrial areas, it’s likely you’ll find Krabby and Magikarp by a body of water, and some players have confirmed that they found ghost Pokemon at cemeteries.
According to Pokémon Go Hub, Lapras is generally found by a coastline that is also close to an electric Pokemon biome:
We are certain we have successfully identified the biome in which Lapras spawns – the uncommon Water + Electric biome. These biomes are not really all that uncommon for big cities, as usually there is a harbour, or a river, or a lake, or oceanside nearby.
The spawn rates on Lapras are still ridiculously low, but after scanning extensively, we were also able to confirm this research.
Below is a heat map from Pokemon Go Hub:
Players have reported Lapras sightings at these locations:
- Southern Connecticut, USA
- Santa Monica Pier, CA
- Long Beach Pike, CA
- Portsmouth, UK
- Brighton, UK
- Sydney Opera House, AUS
- Singapore coast line,
- Pattaya coast, Thailand
- Zapadna Obala, Croatia
Road trip, anyone?