Lucius’s Lapras surprised Pokémon Horizons fans as the mastermind behind a band of Pokémon pirates, using his fame to conceal his true intentions. Lapras’ complex plan demonstrates high intelligence and the ability to manipulate others’ beliefs in it. The motive behind Lapras’ actions remains a mystery, leaving viewers to wonder if its intentions are truly evil or if there is a deeper reason behind its plots.
Warning: Spoilers for Pokémon Horizons Episode #32Pokémon Horizon has returned to the main story by tracking down the Lapras of the Ancient Explorer Lucius, but the reality of this Lapras is quite different from the elegant and gentle appearance that the Pokémon is widely known for. In fact, this Lapras was actually caught cheating, in a strange case of Pokémon behaving badly.
After hearing of a cargo ship being rescued from a sudden thick fog by Lapras, the Rising Volt Tacklers departed on their airship to the ocean region where Lapras was said to have been sighted. They touched the airship into the water and began sailing through the area until fog descended on them. Riko and Roy, on deck, discover that two Pokémon, Toedscruel and Ambipom, managed to board the ship in the fog and stole the berries that Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly were eating.
The Pokémon briefly fought back, but eventually fled once the ship completely left the fog. However, that left one big question: where did these land-based Pokémon come from?
Lapras leads a group of Pokémon pirates in Pokémon Horizons
Friede becomes suspicious when he hears the story from Riko and Roy, and asks the crew to move the berry boxes to the deck as they try to pass through the fog again. Sure enough, the Pokémon from before boarded the ship again and started stealing boxes of berries, but Friede then activated his plan. Using Captain Pikachu’s Rising Volt Tackle to dispel the fog, he revealed a scarred Wailord with several Pokémon standing on top of it along with their ship. It turns out that’s it fog was actually created by Lapras to shield Pokémon pirateswho would rob any passing ship of its cargo.
That’s an incredibly complicated plan for a group of Pokémon to come up with, although this episode is meant to remind fans How intelligent Lapras is supposed to be. Perhaps the most impressive part is that Lapras is aware of its reputation and can use that to cover up what it’s really doing, because people have an inherent desire to trust Lapras. While the plan itself is a pretty clever one, there’s still no indication as to what Lapras’ motives are in all of this. It’s possible that Lapras is simply trying to help this group of trapped Pokémon survive, and its motives aren’t as evil as they seem.
Lucius’ Pokémon remains central to the plot of Pokémon Horizons
Of course, it’s also possible that Lapras just enjoys making plans like this, since very little of its personality is revealed in the episode. Groups of wild Pokémon have certainly performed coordinated actions before, such as in the episode “Pirates of Decolore!”. However, such a thing is quite rare and it is rare for a conspiracy to have a clever mastermind like Lapras behind the scenes. What caused one of the strongest trainer Pokémon in history to become a pirate after all these years is certainly an interesting question, but only the next episode of. Pokémon Horizon can provide the answer.