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Paras (Pokémon)

Vileplume #045: Vileplume
Pokémon
#047: Parasect Parasect
Paras
Mushroom Pokémon
パラス
Paras
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Paras

Paras

Paras

Paras
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Grass
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Effect Spore or Dry Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
Damp
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Paras

Mega Paras Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Bug and Grass
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
11.9 lbs. 5.4 kg
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Mega Stone
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Regional numbers
Pokédex
#046
Kanto
#070
Johto
#235
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-050
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
70
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
57
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F046.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Paras (Japanese: パラス Paras) is a dual-type Bug/Grass Pokémon.

It evolves into Parasect starting at level 24.

Biology

Paras removing its tochukaso

Paras is an orange, insectoid creature resembling the nymph stage of a cicada. Its ovoid body is segmented, and it has six pairs of legs. The foremost pair of legs is the largest and has sharp claws at the tips. There are five specks on its forehead and three teeth on either side of its mouth. It has circular eyes with large pupils.

Red-and-yellow mushrooms known as tochukaso grow on this Pokémon's back. The mushrooms can be removed at any time, and grow from spores that are doused on this Pokémon's back at birth by the mushroom on its mother's back. Tochukaso are parasitic in nature, drawing their nutrients from the host Paras's body in order to grow and exerting some command over the Pokémon's actions. For example, Paras drains nutrients from tree roots due to commands from the mushrooms. The mushrooms are also popular among collectors and have medicinal uses, usually involving extended life.

Paras can often be found in caves, but can also thrive in damp forests with high amounts of humidity where conditions are ideal for fungi. It is also very timid as shown in the anime when it runs away from a battle with a Charmeleon.

In the anime

Paras in the anime

Major appearances

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.

Minor appearances

Paras made its debut in Clefairy and the Moon Stone, in which a group of Paras can be briefly seen removing the mushrooms on their backs. Seymour explained that this behavior was due to someone stringing lights in the caves of Mt. Moon, and implied that this was not good for them.

A Paras also appeared in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. It was one of the Pokémon in Melanie's care. It reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

A Paras appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash, A Chansey Operation and The Breeding Center Secret.

Multiple Paras were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

Two differently patterned Paras appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

A pink Paras appeared on Pinkan Island in In The Pink.

Paras had a small cameo in Tracey Gets Bugged as one of the Bug Pokémon on Murcott Island.

A Paras was one of the Pokémon stolen by Butch and Cassidy in The Fortune Hunters.

A Paras appeared in The Bug Stops Here where it was chased away by Misty after it scared her.

A Paras belonging to an unnamed competitor appeared in The Grass Route competing in the Grass-type tournament.

A Paras was one of the inhabitants of an oasis just for Pokémon in Got Miltank?.

Paras also appeared in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest and Destiny Deoxys.

A Paras appeared in A Bite to Remember.

A Paras appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A group of Paras also appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened at Pokémon Hills.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP044 Paras Ash's Pokédex Paras, the Mushroom Pokémon. Rare mushrooms grow on its back.
EP044 Paras's type Ash's Pokédex Paras has qualities of both Bug and Grass Pokémon.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Paras in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Purrrr-sian, Super Nerd Miles, disguised as Red, used a Paras to attempt to capture Pika (at that time with Yellow) using its spores alongside his Persian and Marowak.

A Paras appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the TCG

Main article: Paras (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Burrows to suck tree roots. The mushrooms on its back grow by drawing nutrients from the bug host.
Blue
Yellow Burrows under the ground to gnaw on tree roots. The mushrooms on its back absorb most of the nutrition.
Stadium Grows by sucking nutrients from the roots of trees. The mushrooms on its back grow by drawing extracts from the bug host.
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 It is doused with mushroom spores when it is born. As its body grows, mushrooms sprout from its back.
Generation III
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
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.
Generation IV
Diamond Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
Pearl
Platinum
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 mushrooms named tochukaso start sprouting out of its back.
Generation V
Black Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
White
Black 2 Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.
White 2
Generation VI
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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Blue (Japan)
Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Yellow
Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon
Crystal
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh (after obtaining National Pokédex)
Platinum
Great Marsh (after obtaining National Pokédex)
HeartGold SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Noisy Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Route 11 (Swarm)
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Bug)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Mt. Moon
Safari Zone
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 1
Secret Storage 10
Endless Level 25
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silent Chasm (7F-9F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Apple Woods (1F-12F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest Normal Mode C
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Soothing Shore

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Synthesis Paras English United States 5 January 3 to 9, 2003

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (25%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (8%)
Crystal
FireRed LeafGreen TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
Diamond Pearl TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
Black White TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
BalmMushroom BalmMushroom (1%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 35
95 - 142 180 - 274
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Total: 285   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 55.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
11/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ¼×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ¼×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ¼×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ¼×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
066 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
066 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1111 Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
1717 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
2222 Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 15
2727 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3838 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
4343 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 —% 5
4949 Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 —% 20
5454 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Paras obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Paras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Paras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Paras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Paras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BeedrillScytherScizorLedybaLedianSpinarak
AriadosSurskitNinjaskVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
JoltikGalvantulaAccelgorDurant
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckle
WurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombee
SkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavanny
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltik
GalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
HeracrossBreloom Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
ParasectSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion Cross Poison Poison Physical 70 100% 20
HeracrossSewaddleKarrablast Endure Normal Status —% 10
BeedrillAriadosSkorupiDrapionLeavannyEscavalier Fell Stinger Bug Physical 30 100% 25
SewaddleDwebbleCrustleKarrablast Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloomRoselia
CacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotleTorterraCherubi
CherrimSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicott
PhantumpTrevenant
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
ScizorNincadaFerroseedFerrothornDurant Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
OddishGloomExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthChikorita
BayleefMeganiumPinecoForretressLotadTropius
Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothimVivillon Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipede
WhirlipedeScolipede
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
Cacnea Rototiller* Ground Status —% 10
YanmaYanmegaGligarGliscorNinjaskVibrava
FlygonKricketuneVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeJoltik
Galvantula
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellossom
BellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelChikoritaBayleefMeganium
SurskitMasquerainRoseliaRoseradeTropiusCombee
CarnivineMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
Turtwig Wide Guard* Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Paras in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Paras in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Paras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Paras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Paras can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Paras cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Paras
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Paras
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin046.png Pin046.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani046.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP046.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.4%
Friend Area: Mushroom Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP The mushrooms on my back are my friends!
26%-50% HP Hey, my health is half gone...
1%-25% HP Please... I'm about to fall with my mushrooms...
Level up Yay! I leveled up! That makes me happy!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yay! I leveled up! That makes me happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP046.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Cut fm.png
(Cut ×1)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 13 Max. exp.: 24
Browser entry  
Paras cuts the Capture Line with its front claws to avoid being caught.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

046Paras.png
Unevolved
Paras
 Bug  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 24
047Parasect.png
First evolution
Parasect
 Bug  Grass 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 046.png Spr b g1 046.png Spr 1y 046.png Spr b g1 046.png Spr 1g 046.png Spr b g1 046.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 046.png Spr b 2g 046.png Spr 2s 046.png Spr b 2g 046.png Spr 2c 046.gif Spr b 2c 046.png
Spr 2g 046 s.png Spr b 2g 046 s.png Spr 2s 046 s.png Spr b 2g 046 s.png Spr 2c 046 s.gif Spr b 2g 046 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 046.png Spr b 3r 046.png Spr 3e 046.gif Spr b 3r 046.png Spr 3f 046.png Spr b 3f 046.png
Spr 3r 046 s.png Spr b 3r 046 s.png Spr 3e 046 s.gif Spr b 3r 046 s.png Spr 3f 046 s.png Spr b 3f 046 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 046.png Spr b 4d 046.png Spr 4d 046.png Spr b 4p 046.png Spr 4h 046.png Spr b 4p 046.png
Spr 4d 046 s.png Spr b 4d 046 s.png Spr 4d 046 s.png Spr b 4p 046 s.png Spr 4h 046 s.png Spr b 4p 046 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 046.png Spr b 5b 046.png Spr 5b2 046.png Spr b 5b2 046.png
Spr 5b 046 s.png Spr b 5b 046 s.png Spr 5b2 046 s.png Spr b 5b2 046 s.png
Front Back Front Back
046MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Paras images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Early English promotional material for Pokémon Red and Blue listed Paras's name as Parasyte. The name may have been shortened to Paras because Parasyte is the official English name of a graphic horror manga series.
  • In Generation I, Poison attacks are super effective against Bug, making Paras and Parasect the only Pokémon to have ever had three 4× weaknesses.
  • Paras and Parasect are the only Pokémon in the game to take more than 4 times as much damage from any one type of attack under normal battle conditions: a Paras or Parasect with the Ability Dry Skin takes 5× damage from Fire-type attacks.
  • No other Pokémon has the same Egg Group combination as Paras and its evolution.
  • Paras and Parasect share their species name with Shroomish, Breloom, Foongus, and Amoonguss. They are all known as the Mushroom Pokémon.
  • Paras can be seen as a parallel to Shroomish. Both of them are Grass-type Pokémon based on fungi. Paras is exclusive to White while Shroomish is exclusive to Black, with both Pokémon found in a Mass Outbreak in the same location in their respective versions.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

The fungus on Paras is identified as tochukaso, an endoparasitoid that replaces the host tissue and can affect the behavior of its insect host. The base insect appears to be a cicada nymph.

Name origin

Paras is a shortening of parasite, referring to the parasitic mushroom growing on its back.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese パラス Paras From parasite
France Flag.png French Paras Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Paras Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Paras Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Paras Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파라스 Paraseu Transliteration of Japanese name



Notes


External links

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Pokémon
#047: Parasect Parasect


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Last modified on 24 August 2014, at 09:01