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0046MS.png #0046: Paras
Pokémon
#0048: Venonat 0048MS.png
Parasect
Mushroom Pokémon
パラセクト
Parasect
#0047
Parasect



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Grass
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Effect Spore or Dry SkinGen IV+ Cacophony
Cacophony
Damp
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Bug and Grass
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Parasect
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
65.0 lbs. 29.5 kg
Parasect
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
128
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
Parasect
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
Shape
Body14.png
Footprint
F0047.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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. Removing the mushroom will cause Parasect to stop moving. It can thrive in dark forests with a suitable amount of humidity for growing fungi. Swarms of this Pokémon have been known to infest trees. The swarm will drain the tree of nutrients until it dies and will then move on to a new tree. It has been known to fight with Shiinotic over territory. Prior to Generation III, Spore was its signature move.

Evolution

Parasect evolves from Paras.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0046Paras.png
Unevolved
Paras
 Bug  Grass 

0047Parasect.png
First evolution
Parasect
 Bug  Grass 

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#047
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) 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 Johto
#071
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#047
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#071
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #148
Alola
 US  UM : #181
Kanto
#047
Sun The large mushroom on its back controls it. It often fights over territory with Shiinotic.
Moon It scatters toxic spores from its mushroom cap. Once harvested, these spores can be steeped and boiled down to prepare herbal medicines.
Ultra Sun The bug is mostly dead, with the mushroom on its back having become the main body. If the mushroom comes off, the bug stops moving.
Ultra Moon Its poisonous spores are also used in traditional medicine. Apparently, spores produced in Alola are not of very good quality.
Let's Go Pikachu The bug host is drained of energy by the mushrooms on its back. The mushroom appears to do all the thinking.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#054
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond Parasect is controlled by a mushroom that has grown larger than its host's body. The Pokémon scatters poisonous spores.
Shining Pearl It is controlled by the mushroom, which has grown larger than the bug body. It is said to prefer damp places.
Legends: Arceus Mushroom-lacking specimens of this Pokémon lie unmoving in the forest, lending credence to the hypothesis that the large mushroom is in control of Parasect's actions.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Pokédex Image Parasect SM.png
Parasect in the Alola Pokédex

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 (tall grass in Swamp with 3 Plains points)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Paras
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Paras
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Paras
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Paras
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 11Day
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Paras
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Paras
Legends: Arceus
Obsidian Fieldlands: near Nature's Pantry Alpha icon.png (also mass outbreaks), massive mass outbreaks
Crimson Mirelands: Golden Lowlands, near Ursa's Ring, near Cloudpool Ridge, Diamond Heath, near Cottonsedge Prairie, Droning Meadow, massive mass outbreaks
Cobalt Coastlands: Windbreak Stand
Coronet Highlands: Heavenward Lookout, Wayward Wood
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Paras
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 53, Endless Level 63, Forever Level 3, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Paras
Ranger
Krokka Tunnel
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Horn (1F-7F)
MD Sky
Mt. Horn (1F-7F)
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode C & B)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Grab and Go!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Su
Rumble World
Leafy Expanse: Lookout Tree (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Snorlax Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Charizard SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Purity Forest (80F-99F)
Fainted Pokémon: Grand Sea, Waterfall Pond, Far-Off Sea
Mystery House: Waterfall Pond
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 306
Masters EX
Evolution: Scottie/Bettie & ParasEgg


Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Gold Leaf Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow
Crystal
FireRed LeafGreen
HeartGold SoulSilver
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy M Exp. Candy M (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
405
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 IX, 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

Parasect is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
011 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
066 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
066 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1111 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
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 00——% 20
4444 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
5151 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
5959 Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
6666 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
  • 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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
1 9 Absorb Grass Special 30 40 20 100% 100% 20
5 14 Stun Spore Grass Status 80% 100% 20
9 18 Poison Powder Poison Status 80% 100% 20
15 25 Venoshock Poison Special 65 80 50 100% 100% 15
21 31 Slash Normal Physical 70 85 55 100% 100% 15
29 40 Spore Grass Status 100% 100% 10
37 48 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
47 59 Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
  • 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM09
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM09 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM11
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM15
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM17
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM19
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM22
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM28
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM31
Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM36
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM40
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM53
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM54
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM58
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM68
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM75
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM81
Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM82
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM86
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM93
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM98
Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png
TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BeedrillScytherScizorLedybaLedianSpinarakAriadosSurskitMasquerainNinjask
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
CaterpieButterfreeWeedleBeedrillPinsirAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleBeautiflyDustoxNinjaskKricketotKricketuneBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmega
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
HeracrossBreloom
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
ParasectSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion
Cross Poison Poison Physical 70 100% 20
BeedrillAriadosKricketuneSkorupiDrapion
Fell Stinger Bug Physical 50 100% 25
LotadLombreLudicolo
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomTangelaTangrowthRoserade
Grassy Terrain Grass Status —% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloomRoseliaRoseradeCacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotleTorterraCherubiCherrim
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
ScizorNincadaNinjask
Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothim
Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
YanmaYanmegaGligarGliscorNinjaskVibravaFlygonKricketune
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeBellossomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelChikoritaBayleefMeganiumSurskitMasquerainRoseliaRoseradeTropiusCombeeCarnivine
Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
ParasParasect
Wide Guard^ Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Parasect in Generation VIII
  • 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
LA Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA False Swipe Normal Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 30
LA Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Leech Life Bug Physical 75 90 60 100% 100% 10
LA Rest Psychic Status —% —% 10
LA Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
LA Sludge Bomb Poison Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin047.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani047.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 047.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 047.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Baram Town
Connected to: Abra, Zigzagoon, Cherubi
Connection Orb Set: 5

Phrases
Normal I, the mushroom, have full control now!
Low HP (< 50%) I'm...dizzy...
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: None
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 40 Max. exp.: 60
Browser entry R-051
Parasect attacks while shaking off plumes of spores from its body.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush047Body.png Walking Speed: 2.67 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT047.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Bug
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 60 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 15

#455
Shuffle047.png

Sleep Charm
Leaves the foe asleep.


Pokémon GO
GO047.png Base HP: 155 Base Attack: 165 Base Defense: 146
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Struggle Bug*, Fury Cutter, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Cross Poison, X-Scissor, Solar Beam

Evolution data

0046Paras.png
Unevolved
Paras
 Bug  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 24
0047Parasect.png
First evolution
Parasect
 Bug  Grass 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
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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 2s 047.png Spr 2c 047.png Spr b 2c 047.png
Spr 2g 047 s.png Spr b 2g 047 s.png Spr 2s 047 s.png Spr b 2s 047 s.png Spr 2c 047 s.png Spr b 2c 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.png Spr b 3e 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.png Spr b 3e 047 s.png Spr 3f 047 s.png Spr b 3f 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 4p 047.png Spr b 4p 047.png Spr 4h 047.png Spr b 4h 047.png
Spr 4d 047 s.png Spr b 4d 047 s.png Spr 4p 047 s.png Spr b 4p 047 s.png Spr 4h 047 s.png Spr b 4h 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 5b2 047.png Spr b 5b2 047.png
Spr 5b 047 s.png Spr b 5b 047 s.png Spr 5b2 047 s.png Spr b 5b2 047 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 047.png
Spr b 6x 047.png
Spr 6o 047.png
Spr b 6o 047.png
Spr 6x 047 s.png
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In the anime

Parasect in the anime

Major appearances

In The Problem with Paras, Cassandra's Parasect was initially a very weak Paras. Cassandra needed it to evolve into a Parasect so she can use its giant mushroom to aid her in her medical research. After battles with most of Ash's Pokémon and Team Rocket, Paras evolved.

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

In Gulpin it Down, an Officer Jenny used a Parasect in addition to her Meganium and Tangela during an effort to stop the massive army of Gulpin that was rioting around the town.

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh caught a Parasect. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Minor appearances

In A Chansey Operation, an injured Parasect was brought to the clinic.

In Princess vs. Princess, a Parasect competed in the Queen of the Princess Festival.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Parasect was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Parasect were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Friends to the End, a Trainer's Parasect was at the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.

In The Power of One, a Parasect sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Parasect appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Parasect appeared in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

Multiple Parasect appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

In Throwing in the Noctowl, a Parasect was living at Wings Alexander's barn.

In For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, multiple Parasect protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the Crystal Bells on the top floor.

In Showdown at the Oak Corral, a Parasect was living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

Multiple Parasect appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

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

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, The Phantom used a Parasect alongside a Pinsir to attack Jack Walker.

A Parasect appeared in The Keystone Pops!.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, a Parasect was a resident of Pokémon Hills.

A Trainer's Parasect appeared in Alola to New Adventure! and First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!.

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, a Parasect was playing in Lillie's garden.

A Trainer's Parasect appeared in I Choose You!.

In Currying Favor and Flavor!, a Parasect used Stun Spore on Ash and Mallow as they searched for a Mago Berry.

Six Parasect appeared in The Power of Us, with four under the ownership of Trainers and the other two being wild.

Three Parasect appeared in Securing the Future!, with two under the ownership of different Trainers and the third being wild. They joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Trainer's Parasect appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Parasect competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

In The Battlefield of Truth and Love!, a Parasect was watching Bewear and Stufful put on a performance in their hot springs.

Two Parasect appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the other being wild.

A Trainer's Parasect appeared in Take My Thief! Please!.

A Trainer's Parasect appeared in Ultra Exciting from the Shocking Start!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP044 Parasect Ash's Pokédex Parasect, the Mushroom Pokémon. It battles using poison spheres that spread from the mushroom canopy on its back.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Parasect debuted in Long Live the Nidoking!, where it was seen as one of the Pokémon at Fuchsia City's Safari Zone.

Crystal has a Parasect nicknamed Parasee, which first appeared in Slugging It Out With Slugma. She uses it extensively in her Pokémon catching, using its Spore attack to put targets to sleep. Parasect is 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.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Parasect was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Parasect belonging to an Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in Play the Melody That Echoes in the Altar.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Parasect appeared in GDZ20, under the ownership of Ran. It reappeared in GDZ44.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Goh caught a Parasect in Battle Frontier Challenge: The Flute Cup!, just like he does in the anime.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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

Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

Tiffany of the Go-Rock Quads owns a Parasect, which appeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Three.

In the TCG

Main article: Parasect (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

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Parasect resembles a cicada nymph. It may also be based on a hermit crab with a mushroom for a shell. In concept, it could be inspired by ants that are infected with mushroom spores that take control of the host ant's brain and sprout from its head or back.

The fungus on Parasect is identified as tochukaso. Tochukaso is the Japanese name of the real-world fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis, an endoparasitoid that replaces the host tissue and can affect its behavior. It may also draw inspiration from Massospora, a genus of fungi which include species that specifically infect cicadas.

Name origin

Parasect may be a combination of parasite and insect.

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 Parasect Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 派拉斯特 Pàilāsītè Transcription of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 派拉斯特 Pāailāaisīdahk*
巨菇蟲 Geuihgūchùhng*
Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name
From geui, 蘑菇 mòhgū, and chùhng


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