Parasect

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

Pokédex data

National № 047
Type Bug Grass
Species Mushroom Pokémon
Height 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 29.5 kg (65.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Effect Spore
2. Dry Skin
Damp (hidden ability)
Local № 047 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
071 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
047 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
071 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
148 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
181 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
047 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
054 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack, 1 Defense
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 142
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 60
230 324
Attack 95
175 317
Defense 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 30
58 174
Total 405 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)

Parasect changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
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 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.
FireRed It scatters toxic spores from the mushroom cap. In China, the spores are used as herbal medicine.
LeafGreen A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places.
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.
Diamond
Platinum
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.
SoulSilver The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A mushroom grown larger than the host’s body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
X A mushroom grown larger than the host’s body controls Parasect. It scatters poisonous spores.
Y The larger the mushroom on its back grows, the stronger the mushroom spores it scatters.
Omega Ruby
Alpha 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.
Sun The large mushroom on its back controls it. It often fights over territory with Shiinotic.
Moon It scatters toxic spores from its mushroom cap. Once harvested, these spores can be steeped and boiled down to prepare herbal medicines.
Ultra Sun The bug is mostly dead, with the mushroom on its back having become the main body. If the mushroom comes off, the bug stops moving.
Ultra Moon Its poisonous spores are also used in traditional medicine. Apparently, spores produced in Alola are not of very good quality.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
The bug host is drained of energy by the mushrooms on its back. The mushroom appears to do all the thinking.
Brilliant Diamond Parasect is controlled by a mushroom that has grown larger than its host’s body. The Pokémon scatters poisonous spores.
Shining Pearl It is controlled by the mushroom, which has grown larger than the bug body. It is said to prefer damp places.
Legends: Arceus Mushroom-lacking specimens of this Pokémon lie unmoving in the forest, lending credence to the hypothesis that the large mushroom is in control of Parasect’s actions.

Moves learned by Parasect

Moves learnt by level up

Parasect learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1Cross PoisonPoisonPhysical 70 100
1Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
6Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
6Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
11AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
17Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
22SporeGrassStatus 100
29SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
37GrowthNormalStatus
44Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
51AromatherapyGrassStatus
59Rage PowderBugStatus
66X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100

Egg moves

Parasect learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Parasect egg moves page.

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

Moves learnt by TM

Parasect is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Parasect learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
5Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
9Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
15VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
21SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
29SporeGrassStatus 100
37X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
47Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100

Move Tutor moves

Parasect can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100
RestPsychicStatus
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100
X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100

Parasect sprites

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

Where to find Parasect

Red
Blue
Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone
Yellow Route 18, Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
Evolve Paras
Crystal Mt. Silver
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Paras
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Cerulean Cave
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Paras
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Paras
Sun
Moon
Evolve Paras
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 11
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Paras
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Evolve Paras
Legends: Arceus Nature’s Pantry, Cloudpool Ridge, Cottonsedge Prairie, Diamond Heath, Golden Lowlands, Heavenward Lookout, Wayward Wood, Windbreak Stand

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Parasect
Japanese パラセクト (Parasect)
German Parasek
French Parasect

Name origin

parasite
insect/bacterium that feeds off another animal
insect
a bug