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*Paras and {{p|Parasect}} share the same [[species]] name with {{p|Shroomish}} and {{p|Breloom}}. They are all known as Mushroom Pokémon.
 
*Paras and {{p|Parasect}} share the same [[species]] name with {{p|Shroomish}} and {{p|Breloom}}. They are all known as Mushroom Pokémon.
 
*Paras, Parasect, and {{p|Wormadam}} in its Plant cloak are the only {{type2|Bug}}s that also take super-effective damage from Bug attacks, due to their part {{t|Grass}} typing.
 
*Paras, Parasect, and {{p|Wormadam}} in its Plant cloak are the only {{type2|Bug}}s that also take super-effective damage from Bug attacks, due to their part {{t|Grass}} typing.
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* Paras' colors on its {{shiny2}} sprite resembles its evolution's colors.
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
 
There are many forms of fungus that grow on insects, any one of which could have inspired Paras's design, like the ''{{wp|Entomophthora muscae}}'', which grows on the back of the common {{wp|housefly}}. As for the insect itself, it bears a resemblance to a cicada larva, more so than {{p|Nincada}}.
 
There are many forms of fungus that grow on insects, any one of which could have inspired Paras's design, like the ''{{wp|Entomophthora muscae}}'', which grows on the back of the common {{wp|housefly}}. As for the insect itself, it bears a resemblance to a cicada larva, more so than {{p|Nincada}}.

Revision as of 22:51, 1 October 2009

Vileplume #045: Vileplume
Pokémon
#047: Parasect Parasect
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
Body14.png
Footprint
 F046.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug and
Plant groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 70 Battle Exp.: 701*

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

It evolves into Parasect starting at level 24.

Biology

Physiology

Paras is an insectoid creature, with the unique feature of having mushrooms known as tochukaso growing from its back. They grow from spores that are doused on this Pokémon's back at birth by the mushroom on its parent's back.

Though tochukaso are parasitic in nature, Paras manages to make use of the mushrooms by creating a semi-symbiotic relationship; the mushrooms draw their nutrients from the host Paras's body in order to grow, and Paras is able to use the mushrooms spores along with its own pincers for self-defense.

Paras may have fairly long life spans, because the tochukaso is known for having properties that are beneficial for longevity.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

The mushrooms growing out of its back will release irritating spores that can paralyze, poison, or put to sleep.

Behavior

The mushrooms on its back have a very commanding influence over Paras and order it to extract juice from tree trunks. It is also very timid as shown in the anime when it runs away from a battle with a Charmeleon.

Habitat

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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

It is unknown if Paras eats regular food in the wild or if it gets all of its nutrients from the roots that it sucks, though most of the food is absorbed by the mushrooms on its back.

In the anime

File:TheProblemwithParas.gif
Paras in the anime

Major appearances

Paras is first featured in The Problem with Paras under the ownership of Cassandra. It is extremely weak, but Cassandra needs it to evolve into a Parasect so she can use the giant mushroom to aid in her medical research.

Minor appearances

A group of Paras can be seen briefly in Clefairy and the Moon Stone removing the mushrooms on their backs.

A differently patterned Paras appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

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.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP044 Paras Ash's Pokédex Paras, the Mushroom Pokémon. Rare mushrooms grow on its back.
EP044 Paras's Type Ash's Pokédex Paras has qualities of both Bug and Grass Pokémon.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the TCG

Main article: Paras (TCG)

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 nutrients 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 nutrients 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 Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
HeartGold It is doused with mushroom spores when it is born. As its body grows, mushrooms sprout from its back.
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 (after obtaining National Dex)
Platinum
? Great Marsh (after obtaining National Dex)
HeartGold SoulSilver
? Ilex Forest
Pal Park
Forest
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
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silent Chasm (7F-9F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Apple Woods (1F-12F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Rumble Quiet Forest

Held items

Game Items
Gold, Silver, and Crystal Tinymushroom (25%) Big Mushroom (8%)
Berry (trade from Generation I)
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Tinymushroom (50%) Big Mushroom (5%)
FireRed and LeafGreen Tinymushroom (50%) Big Mushroom (5%)
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Tinymushroom (50%) Big Mushroom (5%)

Stats

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.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
5/1 ★★★★★
Power
3/1 ★★★
Skill
4/1 ★★★★
Stamina
3/1 ★★★
Jump
3/1 ★★★
Total
18/5 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

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By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#C6D16E" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 28+ Purified moves
Shadow Blitz Shadow Box XD 046.png Refresh Normal
Shadow Shed Shadow Spore Grass
-- Slash Normal
-- False Swipe Normal

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Paras
Unevolved
Paras
 Bug  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 24


Parasect
First evolution
Parasect
 Bug  Grass 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 046.png Spr 1y 046.png Spr 1g 046.png Spr b g1 046.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 046.png Spr 2s 046.png Spr 2c 046.png Spr b 2g 046.png
Spr 2g 046 s.png Spr 2s 046 s.png Spr 2c 046 s.png Spr b 2g 046 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 046.png Spr 3e 046.png Spr 3f 046.png Spr b 3r 046.png
Spr 3r 046 s.png Spr 3e 046 s.png Spr 3f 046 s.png Spr b 3r 046 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 046.png Spr 4d 046.png Spr 4h 046.png Spr b 4d 046.png
Spr 4d 046 s.png Spr 4d 046 s.png Spr 4h 046 s.png Spr b 4d 046 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 046.png Spr 5b2 046.png Spr b 5b 046.png
Spr 5b 046 s.png Spr 5b2 046 s.png Spr b 5b 046 s.png
Paras For other sprites and images, please see Paras images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

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. As for the insect itself, it bears a resemblance to a cicada larva, more so than Nincada.

Name origin

Paras's name is a shortening of the word parasite, referring to the parasitic mushroom growing on its back. "Paras" also means "the best" in Finnish.

In other languages

External links

Notes


Vileplume #045: Vileplume
Pokémon
#047: Parasect Parasect
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