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[[File:Type Bug/Grass.gif|link=Bug/Grass type]]  
Species Mushroom Pokémon
Abilities Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp (Dream World)
None ← 047 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Paras]]
Evolves into None
(パラセクト Parasekuto)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Red>Red</font>
Shape Footprint
Parasect (Japanese: パラセクト Parasekuto) is a Bug/Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


Parasect, like its pre-evolution Paras, is a crab-like Pokémon. Parasect has a large red, orange spotted mushroom on its back and six legs. Parasect's two front legs are larger than its other four, which are used to grip its prey.

Special abilities

Parasect can have two of the following abilities, either Effect Spore or Dry Skin. Effect Spore allows Parasect to have a 10% chance to paralyze, burn or poison a foe. Dry Skin allows Parasect to recover HP when it is raining and lose HP when it is sunny.


Parasect is the evolved form of Paras as of level 24.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Safari Zone Uncommon
Yellow Safari Zone and Fuchsia City in a house (trade a Tangela for it.) Uncommon
Gold/Silver Evolve Paras None
Crystal Silver Cave, on the second floor, in a small room Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Cerulean Cave Floors 1, 2, and basement 1, and the Safari Zone area 1 Rare
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Paras None
Platinum Evolve Paras None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Cerulean City Common
Black/White Evolve Paras (White only) None

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 53, 63, Forever Level 3, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Paras
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mt. Horn (1-7F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest

Pokédex entries



Parasect appears to be based on some type of larva whilst its name comes from parasite and insect.


  • The host mushroom on a Parasect's back causes it eyes to turn milk white due it being in a permanent possessed trance.
  • No other Pokémon have the same egg group combination as Paras and Parasect.
  • Some of its Pokédex Entries break the fourth wall by saying that it spores can be used as medicine in China.
  • In Generation I, Parasect, and its pre-evolution are the only known Pokémon to have a double weakness to Poison.
  • Parasect has the same cry as Mewtwo, but at a lower pitch.


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