Parasect

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Parasect
パラセクト
47.png

Paras < Parasect > Venonat

Species Type
Mushroom Pokémon Bug.pngGrass.png
Number Ability
#47 Effect Spore/Dry Skin
Damp
Height Weight
3′3″ (1m) 65 lbs. (29.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Paras None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Bug/Grass 75
Tier EV Yield
NU 2 Attack Points
1 Defense Point

Parasect (パラセクト) is the 47th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Bug/Grass-Type, and is known as the Mushroom Pokémon.

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

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

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.

[edit] Gender Differences

Parasect has no gender differences.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Parasect can be found at the Safari Zone and Cerulean Cave in Red, Blue and Yellow. Also in Yellow, a Parasect can be obtained at the Guard House on Route 18 by trading a Tangela to another trainer.

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.

The only way to obtain a Parasect in Gold, Silver, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum and White is to evolve a Paras.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Cassandra's Paras would evolve into a Parasect after defeating Ash's Charmeleon in The Problem with Paras.

Officer Jenny would use a Parasect in Gulpin It Down! in an effort to stop a swarm of Wild Gulpin.

[edit] Movies

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."

[edit] Manga

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.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] 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.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue Few Safari Zone
Cerulean Cave
Yellow Few Safari Zone
Cerulean Cave
Route 18: Trade a Tangela
Gold/Silver None Evolve Paras
Crystal Few Silver Cave
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
Fire Red/Leaf Green Few Safari Zone
Cerulean Cave
XD: Gale of Darkness None Evolve Paras
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 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

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places
Pokémon Blue A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places
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 A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
VI Pokémon Y The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

Stat
Speed Full.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
60
- 230 324 -
Atk
95
175 195 289 317
Def
80
148 165 259 284
Sp. Atk
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Spd
30
58 65 159 174

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Cross Poison Poison.png 70 100 Physical
Start Scratch Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start
6
Stun Spore Grass.png N/A 75 Status
Start
6
PoisonPowder Poison.png N/A 75 Status
Start
11
Leech Life Bug.png 20 100 Physical
17 Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 95 Physical
22 Spore Grass.png N/A 100 Status
29 Slash Normal.png 70 100 Physical
37 Growth Normal.png N/A N/A Status
44 Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100 Special
51 Aromatherapy Grass.png N/A N/A Status
59 Rage Powder Bug.png N/A N/A Status
66 X-Scissor Bug.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM09 Venoshock Poison.png 65 100 Special
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.png 90 100 Special
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM46 Thief Dark.png 40 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.png 90 100 Special
TM54 False Swipe Normal.png 40 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM76 Struggle Bug Bug.png 50 100 Special
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.png 80 100 Physical
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Screech Normal.png -- 85% Status
Counter Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Psybeam Psychic.png 65 100% Special
Flail Normal.png  ?? 100% Physical
Sweet Scent Normal.png -- 100% Status
Pursuit Dark.png 40 100% Physical
Metal Claw Steel.png 50 95% Physical
Bug Bite Bug.png 60 100% Physical
Cross Poison Poison.png 70 100% Physical
Agility Psychic.png -- --% Status
Endure Normal.png -- --% Status
Natural Gift Normal.png  ?? 100% Physical
Leech Seed Grass.png -- 90% Status


[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
After You Normal.png -- --% Status
Bug Bite Bug.png 60 100% Physical
Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100% Special
Knock Off Dark.png 20 100% Physical
Seed Bomb Grass.png 80 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Synthesis Grass.png -- --% Status
Worry Seed Grass.png -- 100% Status

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Purifying Paras

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Refresh Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
String Shot Bug.png -- 95% Status

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 24
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Parasect


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Dark.png
Grass.png
Psychic.png
Ground.png
Rock.png
Water.png
Fighting.png
Fire.png
Flying.png
Ghost.png
Poison.png
Steel.png
Bug.png
Dragon.png
Fighting.png
Grass.png
Ground.png
Electric.png
Water.png
Fire.png
Flying.png
Rock.png
Bug.png
Ice.png
Poison.png

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