|#46|| Effect Spore/Dry Skin|
|1' (0.3m)||11.9 lbs. (5.4kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE||1 Attack Point|
Paras (Pokédex. It is a Bug/Grass-Type, and is known as the Mushroom Pokémon.) is the 46th Pokémon in the
Paras can use one of two Abilities: Effect Spore, which has a 10% chance of afflicting an opponent with Paralysis, Poison or Sleep if it gets hit with a move requiring physical contact; or Dry Skin, which restores HP when it gets hit with a Water-Type move or during periods of rain but reduces its HP during periods of strong sunlight and increases its vulnerability to Fire-Type moves. A third Ability is available to Paras from the Dream World, the Damp Ability, which prevents Pokémon from using Selfdestruct and Explosion whilst in battle.
Paras gain the opportunity to evolve into Parasect starting at Level 24.
Paras is a small insect and crab-like Pokémon that has two mushrooms that grow on its back. Its body is completely orange, including its four legs and two large claws which sometimes functions as legs. The mushrooms that sit on Paras' back are red with yellowish spots, the stalk is the same colouration as the spots. Paras has two beady eyes and in between them are small five circles, three at the top and two underneath.
 Gender Differences
Paras has no gender differences.
 Game Information
 Original Games
After obtaining the National Pokédex, Paras can be found at the Great Marsh as a Daily Binocular Pokémon in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Paras can be found at Ilex Forest, the Bug Catching Contest at National Park, Mt. Moon, the Safari Zone's Swamp area in the Morning and day, and the Peak area after placing 3 Forest objects in the area.
Paras can be found at Route 11 during a Swarm in Pokémon White.
 Spin-Off Games
Paras makes appearances at Secret Storage 1 & 10, Endless Level 25 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Paras can be found at Silent Chasm 7F-9F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky Paras can be found at Apple Woods 1F-12F. Paras is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Dubious Valley 1F-6F and Final Cave 1F-3F.
Paras can be found in Croca Tunnel in Pokémon Ranger. This is its only appearance in the Pokémon Ranger series, as it has yet to appear in any of the game's sequels.
Paras can be found at Soothing Shore Treetops 2-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
 Trading Card Game
Paras is listed in eight sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Jungle, Gym Challenge, Neo Revelation, Aquapolis, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, Mysterious Treasures, Supreme Victors and HeartGold/SoulSilver sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
A woman named Cassandra would use a Paras in The Problem with Paras. Ash would try and help her to evolve it into a Parasect. Charmeleon wasn't cooperating and not listening to Ash, but Paras still stopped the belligerent Pokémon in its tracks.
More recently, another trainer would use a Paras in Borrowing on Bad Faith!.
A trainer named Super Nerd Miles would use a Paras in Chapters 47, 48 and 76. A random trainer would also use a Paras in Chapter 179.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Paras in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
 Area Locations
Bug Catching Competition
|FireRed/Leaf Green||Common||Mt. Moon: 1F-B2|
Safari Zone: Areas 1 & 2
|XD: Gale of Darkness||Only One||Cipher Key Lair: Snag from Cipher Peon Humah|
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||10%||Great Marsh: Daily Binocular Pokémon|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||5%||Ilex Forest (Day)|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||10%||Mt. Moon: 1F & 2F|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||15%||Ilex Forest (Morning & Night)|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Unknown%||Safari Zone: Swamp (Morning & Day)|
Safari Zone: Peak (Place 3 Forest Objects, No Wait)
|Pokéwalker||Varying%||Noisy Forest (>700 Steps)|
|Black||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|White||40%||Route 11 (Swarm)|
|Black 2/White 2||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
 Pokédex Entries
|I||Pokémon Red||Burrows to suck tree roots. The mushrooms on its back grow by drawing nutrients from the bug host.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||Burrows to suck tree roots. The mushrooms on its back grow by drawing nutrients from the bug host.|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||Burrows under the ground to gnaw on tree roots. The mushrooms on its back absorb most of the nutrition.|
|II||Pokémon Gold||It is doused with mushroom spores when it is born. As its body grows, mushrooms sprout from its back.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||As its body grows large, oriental mushrooms called tochukaso start sprouting out of its back.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||The tochukaso growing on this Pokémon's back orders it to extract juice from tree trunks.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||Growing out of the bug's back are mushrooms called tochukaso. The mushrooms grow with the bug host.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||Burrows to suck tree roots. The mushrooms on its back grow by drawing nutrients from the bug host.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||It is doused with mushroom spores when it is born. As its body grows, mushrooms sprout from its back.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||As its body grows, large mushrooms named tochukaso start sprouting out of its back.|
|V||Pokémon Black||Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.|
|V||Pokémon White||Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.|
|VI||Pokémon X||Growing out of the bug's back are mushrooms called tochukaso. The mushrooms grow with the bug host.|
|VI||Pokémon Y||Burrows under the ground to gnaw on tree roots. The mushrooms on its back absorb most of the nutrition.|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
 Via Purification (Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)
 Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|
Related ThreadsParas - last post by @ Oct 28, 2009
Fire attacks on Paras and Parasect. - last post by @ Sep 2, 2007
Paras - last post by @ Aug 9, 2007