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Paras (Pokémon)

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Vileplume #045: Vileplume
Pokémon
#047: Parasect Parasect
Paras
パラス Paras
#046
046Paras.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Bug Grass
Category
Mushroom Pokémon
Abilities
Effect Spore or Dry Skin Damp
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#046
Johto
#070
Hoenn
#235
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-050
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
Grass 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 removing its tochukaso

Paras is an insectoid creature resembling the nymph stage of a cicada, 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. The tochukaso can be removed at any time, although researchers suggest that Paras only do so under extreme measures.

They have six legs with the front pair being the largest. They have six dotted specks on their forehead and two teeth on either side of their mouth. The mouth appear to be vertical, similar to Pinsir's.

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

The mushrooms on Paras's back are often prized by collectors.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

The mushrooms growing out of its back will release irritating spores that can paralyze, poison, or induce sleep in its foes.

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

Paras can often be found in caves, since sunlight and dry air hurt their skin. They can also thrive in damp forests with high amounts of humidity where conditions are ideal for fungi. It is most commonly found in Kanto and Johto, but occasionally can be found in Sinnoh and Unova as well.

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. However, they have been known to prey on Weedle.

In the anime

Paras in the anime

Major appearances

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

Minor appearances

Paras made its debut in Clefairy and the Moon Stone, in which a group of Paras can be briefly seen removing the mushrooms on their backs. Seymour explained that this behavior was due to someone stringing lights in the caves of Mt. Moon, and implied that this was not good for them.

A Paras also appeared in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. It was one of the Pokémon in Melanie's care. It reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

A Paras appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash, A Chansey Operation and The Breeding Center Secret.

Multiple Paras were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

Two differently patterned Paras appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

A pink Paras appeared on Pinkan Island in In The Pink.

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

A Paras was one of the Pokémon stolen by Butch and Cassidy in The Fortune Hunters.

A Paras appeared in The Bug Stops Here where it was chased away by Misty after it scared her.

A Paras belonging to an unnamed competitor appeared in The Grass Route competing in the Grass-type tournament.

A Paras was one of the inhabitants of an oasis just for Pokémon in Got Miltank?.

Paras also appeared in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest and Destiny Deoxys.

A Paras appeared in A Bite to Remember.

A Paras appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

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 manga

Super Nerd Miles's Paras

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Yellow chapter, Super Nerd Miles, disguised as Red, used a Paras to attempt to capture Pika (at that time with Yellow) using its spores alongside his Persian and Marowak.

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
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
Platinum
HeartGold It is doused with mushroom spores when it is born. As its body grows, mushrooms sprout from its back.
SoulSilver As its body grows, large mushrooms named tochukaso start sprouting out of its back.
Generation V
Black Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
White
Black 2 Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Uncommon Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Blue (Japan)
Unknown Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Yellow
Uncommon 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 Pokédex)
Platinum
Rare Great Marsh (after obtaining National Pokédex)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Bug-Catching Contest, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Noisy Forest
Generation V
Black White
Swarm Route 11 (White only)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Mt. Moon
Safari Zone
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 Silent Forest Normal Mode C
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Soothing Shore

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Synthesis Paras English United States 5 January 3 to 9, 2003

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* MysteryBerry (25%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (25%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (8%)
Crystal
FireRed LeafGreen TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
Diamond Pearl TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
Black White TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
BalmMushroom BalmMushroom (1%)

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
11/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ¼×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ¼×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ¼×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ¼×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
066 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
066 PoisonPowder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1111 Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
1717 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 02020 09595% 20
2222 Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 15
2727 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
3838 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
4343 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 —% 5
4949 Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 —% 20
5454 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Paras obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Paras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Paras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Paras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Paras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BeedrillScytherScizorLedybaLedianSpinarak
AriadosSurskitMasquerainNinjaskVenipedeWhirlipede
ScolipedeJoltikGalvantulaAccelgorDurant
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
CaterpieMetapodButterfreeWeedleKakunaBeedrill
AriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleSilcoon
BeautiflyCascoonDustoxNinjaskKricketotKricketune
BurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmega
SewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
DwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvesta
Volcarona
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
HeracrossBreloom Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
ParasectSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion Cross Poison Poison Physical 70 100% 20
HeracrossSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyKarrablastEscavalier Endure Normal Status —% 10
SewaddleSwadloonLeavannyDwebbleCrustleKarrablast Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorHoppip
SkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloom
RoseliaRoseradeCacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotle
TorterraCherubiCherrimSnivyServineSerperior
CottoneeWhimsicott
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
ScizorNincadaNinjaskFerroseedFerrothornDurant Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomExeggcuteExeggutor
TangelaTangrowthChikoritaBayleefMeganiumPineco
ForretressLotadLombreLudicoloTropius
Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothim Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipede
WhirlipedeScolipede
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
YanmaYanmegaGligarGliscorNinjaskVibrava
FlygonKricketuneVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeJoltik
Galvantula
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplume
BellossomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelChikoritaBayleef
MeganiumSurskitMasquerainRoseliaRoseradeTropius
CombeeCarnivineMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Paras in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Paras in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Paras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Paras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 After You Normal Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Paras can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Paras cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Paras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Paras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream Park Cross Poison Poison Physical 70 100% 20
Dream Park Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
  • A superscript level indicates that Paras can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Paras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Paras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

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

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin046.png Pin046.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani046.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP046.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.4%
Friend Area: Mushroom Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP The mushrooms on my back are my friends!
26%-50% HP Hey, my health is half gone...
1%-25% HP Please... I'm about to fall with my mushrooms...
Level up Yay! I leveled up! That makes me happy!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yay! I leveled up! That makes me happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP046.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Cut fm.png
(Cut ×1)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 13 Max. exp.: 24
Browser entry  
Paras cuts the Capture Line with its front claws to avoid being caught.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

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

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

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 nymph, more so than Nincada.

Name origin

Paras is a shortening of parasite, referring to the parasitic mushroom growing on its back.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese パラス Paras From parasite
France Flag.png French Paras Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Paras Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Paras Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Paras Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파라스 Paraseu Transliteration of Japanese name



Notes


External links

Vileplume #045: Vileplume
Pokémon
#047: Parasect Parasect


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