Paras

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

Pokédex data

National № 046
Type Bug Grass
Species Mushroom Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Effect Spore
2. Dry Skin
Damp (hidden ability)
Local № 046 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
070 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
046 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
070 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
147 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
180 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
046 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 57
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug, Grass
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 35
180 274
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 55
103 229
Sp. Atk 45
85 207
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 25
49 163
Total 285 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

#046
Paras
Bug · Grass
(Level 24)

Paras changes

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.
Omega Ruby
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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Burrows under the ground to gnaw on tree roots. The mushrooms on its back absorb most of the nutrition.

Moves learned by Paras

Moves learnt by level up

Paras learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
2Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
4Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
6Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
9AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
12GrowthNormalStatus
15Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
19SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
23Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100
27SporeGrassStatus 100
31X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Paras is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Moves learnt by level up

Paras learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
6Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
6Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
11AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
17Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
22SporeGrassStatus 100
27SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
33GrowthNormalStatus
38Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
43AromatherapyGrassStatus
49Rage PowderBugStatus
54X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100

Egg moves

Paras learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Paras egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Cross PoisonPoisonPhysical 70 100
EndureNormalStatus
Fell StingerBugPhysical 50 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
RototillerGroundStatus
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
Wide GuardRockStatus

Move Tutor moves

Paras can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Paras is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Paras can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormalPhysical Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormalPhysical 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychicStatus Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Paras sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Paras  sprite from Red & Blue Paras  sprite from Silver Paras  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Paras  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Paras  sprite from Black & White Paras  sprite from X & Y Paras  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Paras Shiny sprite from Silver Paras Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Paras Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Paras Shiny sprite from Black & White Paras Shiny sprite from X & Y Paras Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Paras

Red
Blue
Yellow
Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, National Park
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Mt. Moon, Safari Zone
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Great Marsh
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, National Park
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Route 11
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Petalburg Woods
Sun
Moon
Route 11, Brooklet Hill, Lush Jungle
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Brooklet Hill, Lush Jungle
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Mt. Moon
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Answers to Paras questions

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Paras
Japanese パラス (Paras)
German Paras
French Paras

Name origin

parasite
insect/bacterium that feeds off another animal