Parasect

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

Pokédex descriptions

Red
Blue
LeafGreen
A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places.
Yellow The bug host is drained of energy by the mushrooms on its back. They appear to do all the thinking.
Gold It stays mostly in dark, damp places, the preference not of the bug, but of the big mushrooms on its back.
Silver
SoulSilver
The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.
Crystal When nothing’s left to extract from the bug, the mushrooms on its back leave spores on the bug’s egg.
Ruby
Sapphire
PARASECT is known to infest large trees en masse and drain nutrients from the lower trunk and roots. When an infested tree dies, they move onto another tree all at once.
Emerald PARASECT are known to infest the roots of large trees en masse and drain nutrients. When an infested tree dies, they move onto another tree all at once.
FireRed It scatters toxic spores from the mushroom cap. In China, the spores are used as herbal medicine.
Diamond
Platinum
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A mushroom grown larger than the host’s body controls PARASECT. It scatters poisonous spores.
Pearl It is controlled by a mushroom grown larger than the bug body. It is said to prefer damp places.
HeartGold It stays mostly in dark, damp places, the preference not of the bug, but of the big mushroom on its back.

Evolution chart

Paras
#046
Paras
Bug · Grass

(Level 24)
Parasect
#047
Parasect
Bug · Grass

Name origin

parasite
an annoying insect or bacteria
insect
a bug

Moves learned by Parasect

Parasect sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Parasect normal sprite Parasect shiny sprite Parasect normal sprite Parasect shiny sprite

See all Parasect sprites

Where to find Parasect

FireRed
LeafGreen
Cerulean Cave
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Cerulean Cave