Paras

Paras
パラス
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Vileplume < Paras > Parasect
Species
Type
Mushroom Pokémon
Bug.gif Grass.gif
Number
Ability
#46
Height
Weight
1' (0.3m)
11.9 lbs. (5.4kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
190
Tier
EV Yield
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Paras (パラス) is the 46th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Bug/Grass-Type, and is known as the Mushroom Pokémon.

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. Its Hidden Ability is Damp, which prevents Pokémon from using Self-Destruct and Explosion whilst in battle.

Paras gain the opportunity to evolve into Parasect starting at Level 24.

Paras is in the Egg Groups Bug and Grass, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Paras One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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 function as legs. The mushrooms that sit on Paras' back are red with yellowish spots, and the stalk is the same coloration 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

Paras can be found at Mt. Moon and the Safari Zone in Red, Blue and Yellow. In Gold, Silver and Crystal, Paras can be found during the Bug Catching Competition, Ilex Forest and Mt. Moon.

Paras reprises its Generation I appearances in Fire Red and Leaf Green, appearing within Mt. Moon and in the Safari Zone.

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.

In Pokémon X and Y, Paras can be caught at the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught in the wild at Petalburg Woods using the DexNav feature on the PokéNav Plus, after the defeat or capture of Groudon or Kyogre.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Paras can be caught in the wild at Route 11, Brooklet Hill and Lush Jungle during the day.

Spin-Off Games

Paras is a Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, obtainable by Snagging it from Cipher Peon Humah at Cipher Key Lair.

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

Anime

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!.

Movies

Wild Paras make appearances in The Power of One and Celebi: Voice of the Forest, along with the Pikachu Shorts "Pikachu's Vacation" and "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure."

Manga

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

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow Few Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Gold/Silver/Crystal Few Ilex Forest, Bug Catching Competition, Mt. Moon
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
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
X/Y -- Friend Safari
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire -- Petalburg Woods (DexNav)
Sun/Moon 10% Route 11, Lush Jungle: West
Sun/Moon 20% Brooklet Hill (Specific Patches), Lush Jungle: South
Sun/Moon 30% Lush Jungle: North

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Burrows to suck tree roots. The mushrooms on its back grow by drawing nutrients from the bug host.
Blue Burrows to suck tree roots. The mushrooms on its back grow by drawing nutrients from the bug host.
Yellow Burrows under the ground to gnaw on tree roots. The mushrooms on its back absorb most of the nutrition.
II Gold It is doused with mushroom spores when it is born. As its body grows, mushrooms sprout from its back.
Silver As its body grows large, oriental mushrooms called tochukaso start sprouting out of its back.
Crystal The tochukaso growing on this Pokémon's back orders it to extract juice from tree trunks.
III 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.
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.
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.
FireRed Growing out of the bug's back are mushrooms called tochukaso. The mushrooms grow with the bug host.
LeafGreen Burrows to suck tree roots. The mushrooms on its back grow by drawing nutrients from the bug host.
IV Diamond Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
Pearl Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
Platinum Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
HeartGold It is doused with mushroom spores when it is born. As its body grows, mushrooms sprout from its back.
SoulSilver As its body grows, large mushrooms named tochukaso start sprouting out of its back.
V Black Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
White Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
Black 2 Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
White 2 Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
VI X Growing out of the bug's back are mushrooms called tochukaso. The mushrooms grow with the bug host.
Y Burrows under the ground to gnaw on tree roots. The mushrooms on its back absorb most of the nutrition.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
VII Sun No matter how much it eats, the mushrooms growing on its back steal away most of the nutrients it consumes.
Moon Mushrooms called tochukaso sprout from its back. They can be dried and powdered to make a medicine used to extend life.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon

Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
35
. 180 274 .
Atk
70
130 145 239 262
Def
55
103 115 209 229
Sp. Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Def
55
103 115 209 229
Speed
25
49 55 149 163

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
6 Stun Spore Grass.gif -- 75 Other.png
6 Poison Powder Poison.gif -- 75 Other.png
11 Absorb Grass.gif 20 100 Special.png
17 Fury Cutter Bug.gif 40 95 Physical.png
22 Spore Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png
27 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
33 Growth Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
38 Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
43 Aromatherapy Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
49 Rage Powder Bug.gif -- -- Other.png
54 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Leech Life Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Cross Poison Poison.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Fell Stinger Bug.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Leech Seed Grass.gif -- 90 Other.png
Metal Claw Steel.gif 50 95 Physical.png
Natural Gift Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Psybeam Psychic.gif 65 100 Special.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Rototiller Ground.gif -- -- Other.png
Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
Sweet Scent Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Wide Guard Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 140*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 120 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100 -- Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Paras
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 24

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Ghost.gif
Poison.gif
Steel.gif
Electric.gif
Fighting.gif
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Ground.gif
Water.gif
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Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Ice.gif
Poison.gif
Rock.gif

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