Parasect

Parasect
パラセクト
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Paras < Parasect > Venonat
Species
Type
Mushroom Pokémon
Bug.gif Grass.gif
Number
Ability
#47
Height
Weight
3′3″ (1m)
65 lbs. (29.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
75
Tier
EV Yield
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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 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 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

Biology

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 coloration 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 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 Mt. Silver 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 its other game appearances is to evolve a Paras.

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

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.

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."

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.

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

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 Mt. Silver
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 Evolve Paras
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y None Evolve Paras
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Paras
Sun/Moon None Evolve Paras

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places
Blue A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places
Yellow The bug host is drained of energy by the mushrooms on its back. They appear to do all the thinking.
II Gold It stays mostly in dark, damp places, the preference not of the bug, but of the big mushrooms on its back.
Silver The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.
Crystal When nothing's left to extract from the bug, the mushrooms on its back leave spores on the bug's egg.
III 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.
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.
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.
FireRed It scatters toxic spores from the mushroom cap. In China, the spores are used as herbal medicine.
LeafGreen A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places.
IV Diamond A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
Pearl It is controlled by a mushroom grown larger than the bug body. It is said to prefer damp places.
Platinum A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
HeartGold It stays mostly in dark, damp places, the preference not of the bug, but of the big mushrooms on its back.
SoulSilver The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.
V Black A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
White A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
Black 2 A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
White 2 A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
VI X A mushroom grown larger than the host's body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
Y The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
VII Sun The large mushroom on its back controls it. It often fights over territory with Shiinotic.
Moon It scatters toxic spores from its mushroom cap. Once harvested, these spores can be steeped and boiled down to prepare herbal medicines.

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
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
Speed
30
58 65 159 174

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Cross Poison Poison.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Stun Spore Grass.gif -- 75 Other.png
Start Poison Powder Poison.gif -- 75 Other.png
Start Absorb Grass.gif 20 100 Special.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
29 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
37 Growth Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
44 Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
51 Aromatherapy Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
59 Rage Powder Bug.gif -- -- Other.png
66 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
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.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
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 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 200*/200* -- 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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Level 24
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Parasect

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Water.gif
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