Paras

Paras is a Bug/Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Mushroom Pokémon.

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 named 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 the 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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
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 mushrooms named tochukaso start sprouting out of its back.
Black
White
Black 2
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.

Evolution chart

Paras
#046
Paras
Bug · Grass

(Level 24)
Parasect
#047
Parasect
Bug · Grass

Name origin

parasite
an annoying insect or bacteria

Moves learned by Paras

Paras sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Where to find Paras

Gold
Silver
Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, National Park
Crystal Ilex Forest
FireRed
LeafGreen
Mt. Moon
Diamond
Pearl
Great Marsh
Platinum Great Marsh
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, National Park
Black
White
Route 11
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Petalburg Woods

Answers to Paras questions