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Lapras-Gmax @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 116 HP / 76 Def / 100 SpA / 216 SpD
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Perish Song / Thunderbolt
Lapras stands out as a unique and potent tank in DOU. With titanic bulk, a Water / Ice typing, and a nifty ability in Water Absorb, Lapras notably fares well against top DOU threats such as Dracovish, Excadrill, and Arcanine; in particular, the EV spread lets it take a Power Whip from Life Orb Gyarados or Max Overgrowth from Life Orb Ludicolo while having the power to KO back. What makes Lapras shine, however, is its signature G-Max Resonance, which sets Aurora Veil as it lands—handy for pushing an advantage, as future exchanges become more favorable. Its ability to comfortably take hits makes Weakness Policy quite practical, taking advantage of Lapras's chilling ability to take strong blows while also potentially shoring up its weak offenses. Lapras has some freedom in its third moveslot; while Perish Song is useful for forcing switches and securing endgames, Thunderbolt can be an effective option to hit specific threats such as Gyarados while Gigantamaxed.