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)

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.

Moves learned by Parasect

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
1Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1ScreechNormalStatus 85
1Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
1Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
2Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
4Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
6Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
9AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
12GrowthNormalStatus
15Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
19SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
23Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100
33SporeGrassStatus 100
43X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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.
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. 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
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

Parasect 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
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
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

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
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

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

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