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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
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
#047
Johto
#071
Hoenn
#236
Regional Browser numbers
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
Plant 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 Paras, 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 whited out, likely due to its being possessed by the tochukaso.

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 put to sleep.

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.

Habitat

Parasect 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

File:Parasect anime.png
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 not trying at all), and a battle with Team Rocket, Paras evolved.

Minor appearances

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

Officer Jenny uses a Parasect in Gulpin it Down.

Pokédex entries

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

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Crystal uses a Parasect extensively in her Pokémon capturing, using its Spore attack to put targets to sleep. In Template:PSV, her Parasect is seen to be capable of increasing the radius of its Spore attack to at least three kilometres. In Template:PSV, 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 Template:PSV, 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 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 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.
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 {{{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
Rare Safari Zone
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Safari Zone, trade Tangela
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
None Evolve Paras
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! Endless Level 53
Endless Level 63
Forever Level 3
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Paras
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Horn (1F-7F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Rumble Quiet Forest

Held items

Game Items
Gold, Silver, and Crystal Tinymushroom (25%) Big Mushroom (8%)
Gold Leaf (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: 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.


Pokéthlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

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.
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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 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 (if they have the ability Dry Skin, they both take 8× damage, from Template:Type2 attacks).
  • In Generation I, Template:Type2 attacks are super effective against Bug-types, making Parasect and Paras the only Pokémon to have ever had three 4× weaknesses or double weakness to Poison.
  • Parasect is one of the few Pokémon not in the Sinnoh Pokédex that has different Pokédex entries in Diamond and Pearl.
  • Paras, Parasect, and Wormadam in its Plant Cloak are the only Template:Type2s that also take super-effective damage from Bug attacks, due to their part Grass typing.
  • Parasect's colors on its Template:Shiny2 sprite resembles its pre-evolution's colors.

Origin

There are many forms of fungus that grow on insects, any one of which could have inspired Parasect's design, like the entomophthora muscae, which grows on the back of the common housefly. Its base insect is a distorted version of what is probably a cicada nymph, the parasetic fungi having caused a form of neoteny.

Name origin

Parasect's name could be a combination of parasite and insect, referring to the parasitic mushroom on this insect's back. Alternatively, it could be a combination of parasite and sect, which is the Latin word for cut.

In other languages

External links

Notes


Paras #046: Paras
Pokémon
#048: Venonat Venonat
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