|#47|| Effect Spore/Dry Skin|
|3′3″ (1m)||65 lbs. (29.5kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU|| 2 Attack Points|
1 Defense Point
Parasect (Pokédex. It is a Bug/Grass-Type, and is known as the Mushroom Pokémon.) is the 47th Pokémon in the
Parasect can use one of two Abilities: Effect Spore, which has a 10% chance of afflicting an opponent that uses a move requiring physical contact against it with Paralysis, Poison, or Sleep; or Dry Skin, which restores its HP when it is raining or if it gets hit with a Water-Type move, but increases its weakness to Fire-Type moves and reducing its HP during periods of strong sunlight. A third Ability is available to Parasect from the Dream World, the Damp Ability. This Ability prevents Selfdestruct and Explosion from working whilst in battle, and it won't take damage as a result of the Aftermath Ability either.
Paras can evolve into Parasect at Level 24.
Parasect is an insect and crab-like Pokémon, like its previous stage. There is one large mushroom that sits on its back, replacing the two smaller mushrooms from its previous stage. Parasect has two round eyes that are completely white. It still has the same amount of legs and claws, the only difference is that they are bigger. Parasect's body colouration is still orange and the mushroom is reddish with patches of orange.
 Gender Differences
Parasect has no gender differences.
 Game Information
 Original Games
Parasect can be found in the small room on the second floor of the Silver Cave in Crystal.
Parasect reprises its original appearances from Red and Blue in Fire Red and Leaf Green, appearing at the Safari Zone and Cerulean Cave. Parasect can also be found within Cerulean Cave in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, along with the Safari Zone's Swamp after placing 3 Plains Objects in the area.
 Spin-Off Games
A Parasect can be obtained in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness by purifying the Shadow Paras, then evolving it.
Parasect makes appearances at Endless Levels 53 & 63, Forever Level 3 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
The only way to obtain a Parasect in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Paras. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Parasect can be found at Mt. Horn 1F-7F. Parasect is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Chocolate Field 14F-19F.
Parasect can be found in Croca Tunnel in Pokémon Ranger, but the Field Assist Gust x2 is required to find it. This is Parasect's lone appearance in the Pokémon Ranger series as of writing.
Parasect can be found at Soothing Shore Treetops 2-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
 Trading Card Game
Parasect is listed in seven sets. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Jungle, Neo Revelation, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, Mysterious Treasures and HeartGold/SoulSilver sets; and as a Rare Card in the Aquapolis and Supreme Victors sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
The Phantom would use a Parasect in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. Wild Parasect make appearances in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest, Destiny Deoxys and Extreme Speed Genesect: Mewtwo's Reawakening, along with the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation."
Red would capture a group of Parasect at the Kanto Safari Zone during Chapter 22.
More notably, Crystal would recruit a Parasect into her Pokémon team at a young age on Mt. Mortar. Nicknamed "Parapeon," she uses the Dry Skin Ability and makes appearances in Chapters 117-119, 122, 126, 128, 130, 132, 133, 135, 140-142, 147, 164, 165, 329, 334, 336, 448 and 456.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Parasect finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. The strategy is to use Spore to put an opponent to sleep, then set up to cause a lot of damage with Swords Dance or to hit the opponent with a Leech Seed. With Trick Room support, Parasect can be a dangerous Pokémon to go against.
Sleep Clause keeps Parasect from putting more than one Pokémon to sleep at a time, and it doesn't have a very good movepool. Fire-Type and Flying-Type Pokémon are the top counters to Parasect, as it is twice as weak to both types. Because Parasect relies so much on Spore, having the move fail with an immunity to Sleep or using Taunt will shut it down.
 Area Locations
Route 18: Trade a Tangela
|Fire Red/Leaf Green||Few||Safari Zone|
|XD: Gale of Darkness||None||Evolve Paras|
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||Unknown%||Safari Zone: Swamp (Place 3 Plains Objects, No Wait)|
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||20%||Cerulean Cave: 1F & 2F|
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||25%||Cerulean Cave: B1|
|Black||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|White||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Evolve Paras|
|Black 2/White 2||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|I||Pokémon Red||A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places|
|I||Pokémon Blue||A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||The bug host is drained of energy by the mushrooms on its back. They appear to do all the thinking.|
|II||Pokémon Gold||It stays mostly in dark, damp places, the preference not of the bug, but of the big mushrooms on its back.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||When nothing's left to extract from the bug, the mushrooms on its back leave spores on the bug's egg.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||It scatters toxic spores from the mushroom cap. In China, the spores are used as herbal medicine.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It is controlled by a mushroom grown larger than the bug body. It is said to prefer damp places.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||It stays mostly in dark, damp places, the preference not of the bug, but of the big mushrooms on its back.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.|
|V||Pokémon Black||A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.|
|V||Pokémon White||A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.|
|VI||Pokémon X||Unknown Entry|
|VI||Pokémon Y||Unknown Entry|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
 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|
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