Parasect

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

Parasect artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 047
Type Bug Grass
Species Mushroom Pokémon
Height 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 65.0 lbs (29.5 kg)
Abilities Dry Skin
Effect Spore
Damp (hidden ability)
Local № 047 (Red/Blue)
071 (Gold/Silver)
047 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
071 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
148 (Sun/Moon)
181 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
082 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
073 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Japanese Parasekuto

Training

EV yield 2 Attack, 1 Defense
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 128
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

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.

Evolution chart

(Level 24)

Name origin

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

Moves learned by Parasect

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1Cross PoisonPoison 70 100
1Poison PowderPoison 75
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Stun SporeGrass 75
6Poison PowderPoison 75
6Stun SporeGrass 75
11AbsorbGrass 20 100
17Fury CutterBug 40 95
22SporeGrass 100
29SlashNormal 70 100
37GrowthNormal
44Giga DrainGrass 75 100
51AromatherapyGrass
59Rage PowderBug
66X-ScissorBug 80 100

Egg moves

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

Parasect 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
Throat ChopDark 80 100
Worry SeedGrass 100

Moves learnt by TM

Parasect 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
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
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Parasect 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1Cross PoisonPoison 70 100
1Poison PowderPoison 75
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Stun SporeGrass 75
6Poison PowderPoison 75
6Stun SporeGrass 75
11AbsorbGrass 20 100
17Fury CutterBug 40 95
22SporeGrass 100
29SlashNormal 70 100
37GrowthNormal
44Giga DrainGrass 75 100
51AromatherapyGrass
59Rage PowderBug
66X-ScissorBug 80 100

Egg moves

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

Parasect 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
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
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Parasect 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

Parasect sprites

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

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