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Parasect (Pokémon)

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Paras #046: Paras
Pokémon
#048: Venonat Venonat
Parasect
パラセクト Parasect
#047
047Parasect.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
#047
Johto
#071
Hoenn
#236
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-051
Height
3'03"
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
65.0 lbs.
Imperial
29.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
 F047.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug and
Grass groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 128 Battle Exp.: 1281*

Parasect (Japanese: パラセクト Parasect) is a dual-type Bug/Grass Pokémon.

It evolves from Paras starting at level 24.

Biology

Physiology

Like its previous stage, Parasect is an insectoid creature. However, in this stage, the mushroom has completely overtaken the host's body. The insect has been drained of nutrients and is now under the control of the fully-grown tochukaso.

Due to the influence of the tochukaso in its growth, the insect's metamorphosis has been stunted and it instead resembles a grotesque, exaggerated version of its former self. Its pincers and legs have grown much larger and the mushrooms on its back have grown together into one giant mushroom. Its eyes have become pure white resembling those of zombies, likely due to its being possessed by the tochukaso.

The mushrooms that grow on Parasect are often prized by collectors.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

The mushroom completely takes over its host's body. Parasect now has more control over it. It still releases irritating spores that can paralyze, poison, or induce sleep in its foes.

Behavior

Although appearing to be docile, they are actually quite dangerous and will attempt to attack anything that invades their territory. They can use many moves which involve slashing, such as Slash, Cross Poison, and X-Scissor, which makes them quite deadly. Since its evolution, the mushroom is now dictating the actions of the Pokémon in question.

Habitat

Parasect can often be found in caves, since sunlight and dry air hurt their skin. They can also thrive in dank forests with a suitable amount of humidity, where conditions are ideal for fungi. It is most common in Kanto with a few appearances in Johto, but can be found almost anywhere Paras can be found.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Parasect in the anime

Major appearances

Parasect first featured in The Problem with Paras under the ownership of Cassandra as a very weak Paras. Cassandra needed it to evolve into a Parasect so she can use the giant mushroom to aid in her medical research. After it battled with Ash's Pokémon (albeit, all of them except his disobedient Charmeleon not trying at all), and a battle with Team Rocket, Paras evolved.

Minor appearances

A Parasect appeared in A Chansey Operation, where it was one of the injured Pokémon brought to the clinic.

A Parasect appeared competing in a tournament in Princess vs. Princess.

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

A Parasect under the ownership of an unknown Trainer, appeared in Friends to the End, during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

Parasect also appeared in The Power of One.

A Parasect was seen in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

Multiple Parasect also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest and Destiny Deoxys.

A Parasect was one of the Pokémon seen at Wings Alexander's barn in Throwing in the Noctowl.

Several Parasect appeared in For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! where they protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the crystal bells on the top floor.

In Hocus Pokémon, Lily needed Stun Spore from a Parasect to complete a spell.

A Parasect was one of the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Oak Corral.

Officer Jenny uses a Parasect in Gulpin it Down.

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

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP044 Parasect Ash's Pokédex Parasect, the Mushroom Pokémon. It battles using poison spears that spread from the mushroom canopy on its back.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Crystal's Parasect, Parasee

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter of Pokémon Adventures, Crystal uses a Parasect extensively in her Pokémon capturing, using its Spore attack to put targets to sleep. Her Parasect is seen to be capable of increasing the radius of its Spore attack to at least 3 kilometers. In Volume 11, the origin of Crystal's Parasect is revealed: it, along with Crystal's Natu, Hitmonchan, and Cubone, were wild Pokémon living in Mt. Mortar and had fought with a local Arcanine that had gone berserk from a severe eye injury. Parasect was able to create medicinal spores to help Arcanine heal and Crystal recover from her fractured arms. In Volume 13, Crystal reveals yet another ability of Parasect: it is able to use the powder attacks it possesses to combine into a wider range of spores, including one for corroding metals.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Green's Parasect debuted in The Big Battle In The Viridian Forest!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Parasect (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places.
Blue
Yellow The bug host is drained of energy by the mushrooms on its back. They appear to do all the thinking.
Stadium The bug host is controlled by the mushrooms that scatter poisonous spores. The spores are sometimes used as medicine in China.
Generation II
Gold It stays mostly in dark, damp places, the preference not of the bug, but of the big mushrooms on its back.
Silver The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.
Crystal When nothing's left to extract from the bug, the mushrooms on its back leave spores on the bug's egg.
Stadium 2 It stays mostly in dark, damp places, the preference not of the bug, but of the big mushrooms on its back.
Generation III
Ruby Parasect is known to infest large trees en masse and drain nutrients from the lower trunk and roots. When an infested tree dies, they move onto another tree all at once.
Sapphire
Emerald Parasect are known to infest the roots of large trees en masse and drain nutrients. When an infested tree dies, they move onto another tree all at once.
FireRed It scatters toxic spores from the mushroom cap. In China, the spores are used as herbal medicine.
LeafGreen A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places.
Generation IV
Diamond A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
Pearl It is controlled by a mushroom grown larger than the bug body. It is said to prefer damp places.
Platinum A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
HeartGold It stays mostly in dark, damp places, the preference not of the bug, but of the big mushrooms on its back.
SoulSilver The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.
Generation V
Black A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
White
Black 2 A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Uncommon Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Unknown Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Uncommon Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave, trade Tangela on Route 18
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Paras
Crystal
Rare Silver Cave
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Paras
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Paras
Platinum
None Evolve Paras
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Evolve Paras (White only)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Paras
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 53
Endless Level 63
Forever Level 3
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Paras
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Horn (1F-7F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest Normal Mode C & B
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Soothing Shore

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (25%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (8%)
Crystal
FireRed LeafGreen TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 405   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 80.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/3 ☆☆
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/19 ★★

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 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100100% 20
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
00Start PoisonPowder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
00Start Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
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
2929 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3737 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
4444 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
5151 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 —% 5
5959 Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 —% 20
6666 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Parasect obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Parasect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Parasect
  • 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 Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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 TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Parasect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Parasect
  • 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 Parasect 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 Parasect in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Parasect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Parasect
  • 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 Parasect can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Parasect cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Parasect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Parasect
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Parasect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Parasect
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Sleep Powder  Grass  For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!
Hocus Pokémon

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin047.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani047.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP047.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mushroom Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP The poison I leak from my back can also be used as medicine!
26%-50% HP Better watch out. My HP is down by half...
1%-25% HP I need help... I'm even out of toxic spores...
Level up OK! I've gone up in level!
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 OK! I've gone up in level!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP047.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: None
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 40 Max. exp.: 60
Browser entry  
Parasect attacks while shaking off plumes of spores from its body.
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 047.png Spr 1y 047.png Spr 1g 047.png Spr b g1 047.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 047.png Spr 2s 047.png Spr 2c 047.gif Spr b 2g 047.png
Spr 2g 047 s.png Spr 2s 047 s.png Spr 2c 047 s.gif Spr b 2g 047 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 047.png Spr 3e 047.png Spr 3f 047.png Spr b 3r 047.png
Spr 3r 047 s.png Spr 3e 047 s.png Spr 3f 047 s.png Spr b 3r 047 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 047.png Spr 4d 047.png Spr 4h 047.png Spr b 4d 047.png
Spr 4d 047 s.png Spr 4d 047 s.png Spr 4h 047 s.png Spr b 4d 047 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 047.png Spr 5b 047.png Spr b 5b 047.png
Spr 5b 047 s.png Spr 5b 047 s.png Spr b 5b 047 s.png
Parasect For other sprites and images, please see Parasect images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Parasect's Pokédex entry for Pokémon Stadium connects the Pokémon world with the real world, noting that its spores are sometimes used as medicine in China.
  • Parasect and Paras are the only Pokémon in the game to take more than 4 times as much damage from any one type of attack under normal battle conditions (if they have the Ability Dry Skin, they both take 5× damage from Fire-type attacks).
  • In Generation I, Poison-type attacks are super effective against Bug-type Pokémon, making Parasect and Paras the only Pokémon to have ever had three 4× weaknesses, as well as a 4× weakness to Poison.
  • No other Pokémon has the same Egg Group combination as Parasect and its pre-evolution.
  • Parasect is one of the few Pokémon not in the Sinnoh Pokédex that has different Pokédex entries in Diamond and Pearl.
  • Parasect and its pre-evolved form, Paras, share their species name with Shroomish, Breloom, Foongus and Amoonguss. They are all known as Mushroom Pokémon.
    • These are also the only Pokémon that can have the Ability Effect Spore other than as a Hidden Ability.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

The fungus on Parasect is identified as tochukaso, an endoparasitoid that replaces the host tissue and can affect the behavior of its insect host. The base insect is a distorted version of what is probably a cicada nymph, the parasitic fungi having caused a form of neoteny.

Name origin

Parasect may be a combination of parasite (referring to the tochukaso mushroom) and insect. Alternatively, it could be a combination of parasite and sect (Latin for cut).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese パラセクト Parasect From parasite and insect
France Flag.png French Parasect Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Parasect Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Parasek From Parasit and Insekt
Italy Flag.png Italian Parasect Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파라섹트 Parasekteu Transliteration of Japanese name



Notes


External links

Paras #046: Paras
Pokémon
#048: Venonat Venonat


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