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 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 11.9 lbs (5.4 kg)
Abilities Dry Skin
Effect Spore
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)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 57
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug, Grass
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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

(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.

Moves learned by Paras

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.
1ScratchNormal 40 100
6Poison PowderPoison 75
6Stun SporeGrass 75
11AbsorbGrass 20 100
17Fury CutterBug 40 95
22SporeGrass 100
27SlashNormal 70 100
33GrowthNormal
38Giga DrainGrass 75 100
43AromatherapyGrass
49Rage PowderBug
54X-ScissorBug 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.
AgilityPsychic
Bug BiteBug 60 100
CounterFighting 100
Cross PoisonPoison 70 100
EndureNormal
Fell StingerBug 50 100
FlailNormal 100
Grassy TerrainGrass
Leech SeedGrass 90
Metal ClawSteel 50 95
Natural GiftNormal 100
PsybeamPsychic 65 100
PursuitDark 40 100
RototillerGround
ScreechNormal 85
Sweet ScentNormal
Wide GuardRock

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 YouNormal
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SynthesisGrass
Worry SeedGrass 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28Leech LifeBug 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
75Swords DanceNormal
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

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
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormal 40 100
6Poison PowderPoison 75
6Stun SporeGrass 75
11AbsorbGrass 20 100
17Fury CutterBug 40 95
22SporeGrass 100
27SlashNormal 70 100
33GrowthNormal
38Giga DrainGrass 75 100
43AromatherapyGrass
49Rage PowderBug
54X-ScissorBug 80 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
Bug BiteBug 60 100
CounterFighting 100
Cross PoisonPoison 70 100
EndureNormal
Fell StingerBug 50 100
FlailNormal 100
Leech SeedGrass 90
Metal ClawSteel 50 95
Natural GiftNormal 100
PsybeamPsychic 65 100
PursuitDark 40 100
RototillerGround
ScreechNormal 85
Sweet ScentNormal
Wide GuardRock

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28Leech LifeBug 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
75Swords DanceNormal
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Paras sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

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

Answers to Paras questions

Other languages

English Paras
Japanese パラス (Paras)
German Paras
French Paras

Name origin

parasite
insect/bacterium that feeds off another animal