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.
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.

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

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

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Where to find Paras

Red
Blue
Yellow
Mt. Moon
Gold
Silver
Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, National Park
Crystal Ilex Forest
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Mt. Moon
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

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