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 reduces its HP during periods of strong sunlight. Its Hidden Ability is Damp, which prevents Self-Destruct and Explosion from working whilst in battle, and won't take damage as a result of Aftermath.
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 coloration is still orange and the mushroom is reddish with patches of orange.
Parasect has no gender differences.
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.
The only way to obtain a Parasect in its other game appearances is to evolve a Paras.
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.
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.
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.
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