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Parasect (Pokémon)

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Paras #046: Paras
Pokémon
#048: Venonat Venonat
Parasect
Mushroom Pokémon
パラセクト
Parasect
#047
Parasect

Parasect

Parasect

Parasect
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Grass
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Effect Spore or Dry Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
Damp
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Parasect

Mega Parasect Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Bug and Grass
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
65.0 lbs. 29.5 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#047
Kanto
#071
Johto
#236
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-051
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
128
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
2
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F047.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Paras starting at level 24.

Biology

Parasect is an orange, insectoid Pokémon that has been completely overtaken by the parasitic mushroom on its back. It has a small head with pure white eyes and a segmented body that is mostly hidden by the mushroom. It has three pairs of legs, with the foremost pair forming large pincers. The fungus growing on its back has a large red cap with yellow spots throughout.

The insect has been drained of nutrients and is now under the control of the fully-grown tochukaso. Parasect can often be found in caves, and can also thrive in dank forests with a suitable amount of humidity for growing fungi. Swarms of this Pokémon have been known infest trees. The swarm will drain the tree of nutrients until it dies, and will then move on to a new tree.

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.

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.

Officer Jenny uses a Parasect in Gulpin it Down.

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.

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

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

A Parasect also appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened at Pokémon Hills.

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

Parasect in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Parasect debuts in Long Live the Nidoking! where it is scene as one of the Pokémon at Fuschia City's Safari Zone and in the next round A Hollow Victreebel where multiple Parasect were captured by red off-screen.

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 Lively Larvitar, 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 Lugia and Ho-Oh on the Loose (Part 1), 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.

Another Parasect appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

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 A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
Y The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave
Trade for Tangela on Route 18
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Paras
Crystal
Mt. Silver Cave
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Paras
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Paras
Platinum
Evolve Paras
HeartGold SoulSilver
Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Paras
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Paras

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 VI, 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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
00Start Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
066 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
066 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1111 Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
1717 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
2222 Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 15
2929 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3737 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 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 Solar Beam 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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BeedrillScytherScizorLedybaLedianSpinarak
AriadosSurskitNinjaskVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
JoltikGalvantulaAccelgorDurant
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckle
WurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombee
SkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavanny
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltik
GalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
HeracrossBreloom Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
ParasectSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion Cross Poison Poison Physical 70 100% 20
HeracrossSewaddleKarrablast Endure Normal Status —% 10
BeedrillAriadosSkorupiDrapionLeavannyEscavalier Fell Stinger Bug Physical 30 100% 25
SewaddleDwebbleCrustleKarrablast Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloomRoselia
CacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotleTorterraCherubi
CherrimSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicott
PhantumpTrevenant
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
ScizorNincadaFerroseedFerrothornDurant Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
OddishGloomExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthChikorita
BayleefMeganiumPinecoForretressLotadTropius
Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothimVivillon Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipede
WhirlipedeScolipede
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
Cacnea Rototiller* Ground Status —% 10
YanmaYanmegaGligarGliscorNinjaskVibrava
FlygonKricketuneVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeJoltik
Galvantula
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellossom
BellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelChikoritaBayleefMeganium
SurskitMasquerainRoseliaRoseradeTropiusCombee
CarnivineMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
Turtwig Wide Guard* Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Parasect in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

046Paras.png
Unevolved
Paras
 Bug  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 24
047Parasect.png
First evolution
Parasect
 Bug  Grass 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 047.png Spr b g1 047.png Spr 1y 047.png Spr b g1 047.png Spr 1g 047.png Spr b g1 047.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 047.png Spr b 2g 047.png Spr 2s 047.png Spr b 2g 047.png Spr 2c 047.gif Spr b 2c 047.png
Spr 2g 047 s.png Spr b 2g 047 s.png Spr 2s 047 s.png Spr b 2g 047 s.png Spr 2c 047 s.gif Spr b 2g 047 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 047.png Spr b 3r 047.png Spr 3e 047.gif Spr b 3r 047.png Spr 3f 047.png Spr b 3f 047.png
Spr 3r 047 s.png Spr b 3r 047 s.png Spr 3e 047 s.gif Spr b 3r 047 s.png Spr 3f 047 s.png Spr b 3r 047 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 047.png Spr b 4d 047.png Spr 4d 047.png Spr b 4p 047.png Spr 4h 047.png Spr b 4p 047.png
Spr 4d 047 s.png Spr b 4d 047 s.png Spr 4d 047 s.png Spr b 4p 047 s.png Spr 4h 047 s.png Spr b 4p 047 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 047.png Spr b 5b 047.png Spr 5b 047.png Spr b 5b 047.png
Spr 5b 047 s.png Spr b 5b 047 s.png Spr 5b 047 s.png Spr b 5b 047 s.png
Front Back Front Back
047MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Parasect images on the 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.
  • Paras and Parasect 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: a Paras or Parasect with the Ability Dry Skin takes 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.
  • No other Pokémon has the same Egg Group combination as Parasect and its pre-evolution.
  • Paras and Parasect share their species name with Shroomish, Breloom, Foongus and Amoonguss. They are all known as the Mushroom Pokémon.

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 deformed 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 or 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



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Paras #046: Paras
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#048: Venonat Venonat


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