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Paras
046
パラス Parasu
046Paras
Generation I
Evolutionary line
046047
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
Alola 147/180
Evolves from None
Evolves into Parasect
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
Shape14
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

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Mt. Moon and 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 Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Ilex Forest Rare
Black/White Route 11 (White only) Swarm
Black 2/White 2 Trade None
X/Y Friend Safari
OR/AS Petalburg Woods
Sun/Moon Route 11, Brooklet Hill, Lush Junlge


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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.
Sun
No matter how much it eats, the mushrooms growing on its back steal away most of the nutrients it consumes.
Moon
Mushrooms called tochukaso sprout from its back. They can be dried and powdered to make a medicine used to extend life.
Ultra Sun
Whether it’s due to a lack of moisture or a lack of nutrients, in Alola the mushrooms on Paras don’t grow up quite right.
Ultra Moon
The mushrooms, known as tochukaso, are controlling the bug. Even if the bug bugs the mushrooms, they tell it to bug off.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
35
Attack
70
Defense
55
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
55
Speed
25
Total
285

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
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 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
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% 15 Bug Physical
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 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Leech Life 80 100% 10 Bug Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 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.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Type Cool ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Type Smart ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Type Tough ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 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.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM12 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM49 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 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.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM21 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Grass
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 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 ParasGenI Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 046 front S 046 front C 046 front ParasGenII Back
ParasShiny Gold ParasShiny Silver ShinyParasGenII Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 046 front E 046 front FRLG 046 front ParasBack GenIII
ParasShiny RS ShinyParas FRLG ShinyParasBack GenIII
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 046 front DP 046 front HGSS 046 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Paras BW Paras BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Paras XY Paras XY Paras-GO
Shiny Paras XY Shiny Paras XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

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

Origin

Paras appears to be based on a cicada nymph with some aspects of a crab. Its mushrooms seem to be based on the Tochukaso.

Etymology

Paras is a shortening of the word parasite.

Gallery

See also