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Type(s)
Type Bug  Type Grass
Species Mushroom Pokémon
Abilities Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp (DW)
Pokédex
Vileplume ← 046 → Parasect
Kanto 046 Johto 070
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Parasect
Paras
046
パラス Parasu
046Paras
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
046047
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
11.9 lbs. 5.4 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Red Bug
Grass
Shape Footprint
F046
Cry

Paras (Japanese: パラス Parasu) is a Bug/Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Paras is very crablike, as it has six legs. The front two legs are very large, allowing Paras to grip on to prey and its environment. The most distinct feature are the two mushrooms on its back. It also has very large eyes on the top of its head.

Special Abilities

Paras can have the ability Effect Spore or Dry Skin. Effect Spore makes the foe paralyzed, asleep or poisoned 30% of the time whenever the foe hits Paras with a physical move. Dry Skin causes Paras to recover HP when it is raining and lose HP when it is sunny. The mushrooms on Paras' back have a mutualism with each other. The mushrooms get energy from Paras, while Paras gets to create spores.

Evolution

Paras evolves into Parasect once it reaches level 24.

Game info

Game locations

Paras Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Mt. Moon and the Safari Zone Uncommon
Yellow Mt. Moon and Safari Zone Uncommon
Gold/Silver Bug-Catching Contest, Ilex Forest, and Mt. Moon Few
Crystal Bug-Catching Contest, Ilex Forest, and Mt. Moon Few
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Mt. Moon and Safari Zone Common
Diamond/Pearl Great Marsh Rare
Platinum Great Marsh
HeartGold/SoulSilver Ilex Forest Rare
Black/White Route 11 (White only) Swarm


Side game locations

Paras Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 1, 10, Endless Level 25, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Silent Chasm (7-9F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Apple Woods (1-12F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
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.
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.
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.
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, oriental mushrooms called tochukaso start sprouting out of its back.
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.
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.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
6 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status Type Smart ♥♥
6 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
11 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Smart 0
17 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
22 Spore 100% 15 Grass Status Type Beauty ♥♥♥
27 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
33 Growth —% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
38 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart ♥♥♥♥
43 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status Type Smart 0
49 Rage Powder —% 20 Bug Status Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
54 X-Scissor 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
6 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status
6 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status
11 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical
17 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
22 Spore 100% 15 Grass Status
27 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Growth —% 20 Normal Status
38 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
43 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status
49 Rage Powder —% 20 Bug Status
54 X-Scissor 80 100% 10 Grass Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
6 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status Type Smart ♥♥
6 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
11 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Smart
17 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
22 Spore 100% 15 Grass Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
27 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
33 Growth —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart
38 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart 0
43 X-Scissor 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beauty ♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
7 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Type Smart ♥♥
13 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
19 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥♥
25 Spore 100% 15 Grass Type Beauty ♥♥♥
31 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
37 Growth —% 20 Normal Type Beauty 0
43 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Type Smart ♥♥
49 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Smart 2 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
7 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass
13 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison
19 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug
25 Spore 100% 15 Grass
31 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
37 Growth —% 20 Normal
43 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
13 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass
20 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug
27 Spore 100% 15 Grass
34 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
41 Growth —% 20 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 046 front Y 046 front GR 046 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 046 front S 046 front C 046 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 046 front E 046 front FRLG 046 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 046 front DP 046 front HGSS 046 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Paras BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Paras XY

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Cassandra's Parasect
Paras

Paras is featured in The Problem with Paras under the ownership of Cassandra. It is extremely weak, but Cassandra needed it to evolve into a Parasect so she can use the giant mushroom to aid in her medical research. It does so towards the end of the episode.

Trivia

  • Paras has a similar in-game cry as Mewtwo's.
  • Paras was originally called Parasyte.

Origins

Paras appears to be based on a cicada larva whilst its name is a shortening of parasite.

Gallery

Sources


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