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Paras first appears in ''[[EP044|The Problem with Paras]]''. [[Team Rocket]] helps it get stronger and evolve.
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Paras is first featured in ''[[EP044|The Problem with Paras]]''. [[Team Rocket]] helps it get stronger and evolve.
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A group of Paras can be seen briefly in ''[[EP006|Clefairy and the Moon Stone]]''.
   
 
Paras had a small cameo in ''[[EP097|Tracey Gets Bugged]]'' as one of the Bug Pokémon on [[Murcott Island]].
 
Paras had a small cameo in ''[[EP097|Tracey Gets Bugged]]'' as one of the Bug Pokémon on [[Murcott Island]].

Revision as of 18:14, 8 August 2007

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Vileplume
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Parasect 000
Paras
パラス Paras
#046
046Paras.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Bug Grass
Category
Mushroom Pokémon
Abilities
Effect Spore or Dry Skin
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#046
Johto
#070
Hoenn
#235
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1′00″
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
11.9 lbs.
Imperial
5.4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F046.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Bug and
Plant groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 70 Battle Exp.: 701*

Paras (Japanese: パラス Paras) is a Bug/Grass-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Paras can often be found in caves, since sunlight and dry air hurt their skin. They can also thrive in dank forests with lots of humidity where conditions are ideal for fungi.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Paras is first featured in The Problem with Paras. Team Rocket helps it get stronger and evolve.

A group of Paras can be seen briefly in Clefairy and the Moon Stone.

Paras had a small cameo in Tracey Gets Bugged as one of the Bug Pokémon on Murcott Island.

It also appeared in The Bug Stops Here during the Bug-Catching Contest.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Burrows to suck tree roots. The mushrooms on its back grow by drawing nutrients from the bug host.
Blue
Yellow Burrows under the ground to gnaw on tree roots. The mushrooms on its back absorb most of the nutrition.
Stadium Grows by sucking nutrients from the roots of trees. The mushrooms on its back grow by drawing extracts from the bug host.
Generation II
Gold It is doused with mushroom spores when it is born. As its body grows, mushrooms sprout from its back.
Silver As its body grows large, oriental mushrooms called tochukaso start sprouting out of its back.
Crystal The tochukaso growing on this Pokémon's back orders it to extract juice from tree trunks.
Stadium 2 It is doused with mushroom spores when it is born. As its body grows, mushrooms sprout from its back.
Generation III
Ruby Paras has parasitic mushrooms growing on its back called tochukaso. They grow large by drawing nuitrients from this Bug Pokémon host. They are highly valued as a medicine for extending life.
Sapphire Paras has parasitic mushrooms growing on its back called tochukaso. They grow large by drawing nuitrients from this Bug Pokémon host. They are highly valued as a medicine for extending life.
Emerald A Paras has parasitic tochukaso mushrooms growing on its back. They grow by drawing nutrients from the host. They are valued as a medicine for long life.
FireRed Growing out of the bug's back are mushrooms called tochukaso. The mushrooms grow with the bug host.
LeafGreen Burrows to suck tree roots. The mushrooms on its back grow by drawing nutrients from the bug host.
Generation IV
Diamond Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
Pearl Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Few Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Few Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Few National Park, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon
Crystal
Few National Park, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Great Marsh
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei Secret Storage 1
Secret Storage 10
Endless Level 25
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Silent Chasm (7F-9F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 35
95 - 142 180 - 274
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Total: 285   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 55.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

In Generation I, the effectiveness of Poison-type moves is 400.

If Paras has the ability Dry Skin, the effect of Water becomes 0, and Water attacks will heal 25% of Paras's HP. In addition, the effect of Fire becomes 800.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Scratch Scratch Scratch Scratch
6       Stun Spore
Poisonpowder
7   Stun Spore Stun Spore  
11       Leech Life
13 Stun Spore Poisonpowder Poisonpowder  
17       Spore
19   Leech Life Leech Life  
20 Leech Life      
22       Slash
25   Spore Spore  
27 Spore     Growth
31   Slash Slash  
33       Giga Drain
34 Slash      
37   Growth Growth  
38       Aromatherapy
41 Growth      
43   Giga Drain Giga Drain X-Scissor
49     Aromatherapy  

By TM/HM

Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM03 Swords Dance Curse    
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash    
TM09 Take Down   Bullet Seed Bullet Seed
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11   Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12   Sweet Scent    
TM13   Snore    
TM17   Protect Protect Protect
TM19   Giga Drain Giga Drain Giga Drain
TM20 Rage Endure    
TM21 Mega Drain Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM22 Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam
TM27   Return Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig Dig Dig
TM31 Mimic      
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect      
TM34 Bide Swagger    
TM35   Sleep Talk    
TM36   Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb
TM40 Skull Bash   Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM42     Facade Facade
TM43     Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45   Attract Attract Attract
TM46   Thief Thief Thief
TM49   Fury Cutter    
TM50 Substitute      
TM53       Energy Ball
TM54       False Swipe
TM58       Endure
TM70       Flash
TM75       Swords Dance
TM78       Captivate
TM81       X-Scissor
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM86       Grass Knot
TM87       Swagger
TM90       Substitute
HM01 Cut Cut Cut Cut
HM05   Flash Flash  
HM06     Rock Smash Rock Smash

Special Moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Paras knows Shadow Blitz and Shadow Shed as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Refresh after being purified.

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

Paras's name was originally "Parasyte".

Origin

There are many forms of fungus that grow on insects, any one of which could have inspired Paras's design, like the entomophthora muscae, which grows on the back of the common housefly.

Name origin

Paras's name is a shortening of the word parasite, referring to the parasitic mushrooms growing on its back.

In other languages

External links

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