Paras (パラス Parasu) is a Bug/Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Paras is very crablike, as it has six legs. The front two legs are very large, allowing Paras to grip on to prey and its environment. The most distinct feature are the two mushrooms on its back. It also has very large eyes on the top of its head.

Special abilities

Paras can have the ability Effect Spore or Dry Skin.

Effect Spore makes the foe paralyzed, asleep or poisoned 30% of the time whenever the foe hits Paras with a physical move. Dry Skin causes Paras to recover HP when it is raining and lose HP when it is sunny. The mushrooms on Paras' back have a mutualism with each other. The mushrooms get energy from Paras, while Paras gets to create spores.

Evolution

Paras evolves into Parasect once it reaches level 24.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Mt. Moon and Safari Zone Uncommon
Yellow Mt. Moon and Safari Zone Uncommon
Gold and Silver Bug-Catching Contest, Ilex Forest, and Mt. Moon Few
Crystal Bug-Catching Contest, Ilex Forest, and Mt. Moon Few
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Mt. Moon and Safari Zone Common
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Great Marsh Rare
Platinum Great Marsh Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Ilex Forest Rare
Black and White Route 11 (White only) Swarm
Black 2 and White 2 Trade None
X and Y Friend Safari
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Petalburg Woods
Sun and Moon Route 11, Brooklet Hill, Lush Junlge


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 1, 10, Endless Level 25, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Silent Chasm (7-9F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Apple Woods (1-12F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest


Pokédex entries

  • Red and 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 called 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 this 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

    Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.

  • Pearl

    Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.

  • 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, oriental mushrooms called tochukaso start sprouting out of its back.

  • Black

    Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.

  • White

    Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.

  • Black 2

    Mushrooms named tochukaso grow on its back. They grow along with the host Paras.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    Burrows under the ground to gnaw on tree roots. The mushrooms on its back absorb most of the nutrition.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    Burrows under the ground to gnaw on tree roots. The mushrooms on its back absorb most of the nutrition.


Stats

Paras's Stats
HP
35
Attack
70
Defense
55
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
55
Speed
25
Total
285

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
6 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status
6 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status
11 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
17 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
22 Spore 100% 15 Grass Status
27 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Growth —% 20 Normal Status
38 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
43 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status
49 Rage Powder —% 20 Bug Status
54 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
6 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status Smart 2 1 ♥
6 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status Smart 3 0 ♥
11 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical Smart 1 0 ♥
17 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
22 Spore 100% 15 Grass Status Beauty 1 3 ♥
27 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Growth —% 20 Normal Status Beauty 1 0 ♥
38 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 1 4 ♥
43 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status Smart 1 0 ♥
49 Rage Powder —% 20 Bug Status Smart 3 0 ♥
54 X-Scissor 80 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
6 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status
6 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status
11 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical
17 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
22 Spore 100% 15 Grass Status
27 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Growth —% 20 Normal Status
38 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
43 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status
49 Rage Powder —% 20 Bug Status
54 X-Scissor 80 100% 10 Grass Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
6 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status Smart 2
6 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status Smart 2
11 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical Smart 1
17 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Beauty 2
22 Spore 100% 15 Grass Status Cool 3
27 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Beauty 0
33 Growth —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
38 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 0
43 X-Scissor 80 100% 10 Grass Special Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
7 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Smart 2 1 ♥
13 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
19 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Smart 2 3 ♥
25 Spore 100% 15 Grass Beauty 1 3 ♥
31 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
37 Growth —% 20 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
43 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Smart 2 1 ♥
49 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Smart 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
7 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass
13 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison
19 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug
25 Spore 100% 15 Grass
31 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
37 Growth —% 20 Normal
43 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
13 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass
20 Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug
27 Spore 100% 15 Grass
34 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
41 Growth —% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Leech Life 80 100% 10 Bug Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 2 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Physical Cool 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Beauty 2
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Cool 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Smart 2 1 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Cool 4 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Tough 2 1 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM12 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM49 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM21 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Grass
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Agility Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Ledyba, Ledian, Spinarak, Ariados, Surskit, Ninjask, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Joltik, Galvantula, Accelgor, Durant, Vikavolt —% 30 Psychic Status
Bug Bite Caterpie, Weedle, Ariados, Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle, Wurmple, Ninjask, Kricketot, Burmy, Mothim, Combee, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Dwebble, Crustle, Joltik, Galvantula, Durant, Larvesta, Scatterbug, Grubbin, Charjabug, Vikavolt, Dewpider, Araquanid, Golisopod 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Counter Heracross, Breloom 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Cross Poison Parasect, Spinarak, Ariados, Skorupi, Drapion 70 100% 20 Poison Physical
Endure Heracross, Sewaddle, Karrablast —% 10 Normal Status
Fell Stinger Beedrill, Ariados, Kricketune, Skorupi, Drapion, Leavanny, Escavalier 50 100% 25 Bug Physical
Flail Sewaddle, Dwebble, Crustle, Karrablast 100% 15 Normal Physical
Grassy TerrainUSUM Oddish, Gloom, Tangela, Roserade, Tangrowth, Comfey —% 10 Grass Status
Leech Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Roselia, Cacnea, Cacturne, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Cherubi, Cherrim, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Cottonee, Whimsicott, Phantump, Trevenant, Comfey 90% 10 Grass Status
Metal Claw Scizor, Nincada, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Durant 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
Natural Gift Oddish, Gloom, Exeggcute, Tangela, Tangrowth, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Sunkern, Sunflora, Pineco, Forretress, Lotad, Tropius, Comfey 100% 15 Normal Physical
Psybeam Butterfree, Venonat, Venomoth, Dustox, Mothim, Vivillon 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Skorupi, Drapion, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Rototiller * Paras, Cacnea, Dwebble —% 10 Ground Status
Screech Yanma, Yanmega, Gligar, Gliscor, Ninjask, Vibrava, Flygon, Kricketune, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Joltik, Galvantula 85% 40 Normal Status
Sweet Scent Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Surskit, Masquerain, Roselia, Roserade, Tropius, Combee, Carnivine, Maractus, Foongus, Amoonguss, Cutiefly, Ribombee, Fomantis, Lurantis, Comfey 100% 20 Normal Status
Wide Guard Araquanid —% 10 Rock Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Agility Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Ledyba, Ledian, Spinarak, Ariados, Surskit, Ninjask, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Joltik, Galvantula, Accelgor, Durant —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Bug Bite Caterpie, Weedle, Ariados, Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle, Wurmple, Ninjask, Kricketot, Burmy, Mothim, Combee, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Dwebble, Crustle, Joltik, Galvantula, Durant, Larvesta, Scatterbug 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
Counter Heracross, Breloom 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Cross Poison Parasect, Spinarak, Ariados, Skorupi, Drapion 70 100% 20 Poison Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure Heracross, Sewaddle, Karrablast —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Fell Stinger Beedrill, Ariados, Skorupi, Drapion, Leavanny, Escavalier 30 100% 25 Bug Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
Flail Sewaddle, Dwebble, Crustle, Karrablast 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Leech Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Roselia, Cacnea, Cacturne, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Cherubi, Cherrim, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Cottonee, Whimsicott, Phantump, Trevenant 90% 10 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Metal Claw Scizor, Nincada, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Durant 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Natural Gift Oddish, Gloom, Exeggcute, Tangela, Tangrowth, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Pineco, Forretress, Lotad, Tropius 100% 15 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Psybeam Butterfree, Venonat, Venomoth, Dustox, Mothim, Vivillon 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
Rototiller * Cacnea —% 10 Ground Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Screech Yanma, Yanmega, Gligar, Gliscor, Ninjask, Vibrava, Flygon, Kricketune, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Joltik, Galvantula 85% 40 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Sweet Scent Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Surskit, Masquerain, Roselia, Roserade, Tropius, Combee, Carnivine, Maractus, Foongus, Amoonguss 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Wide Guard * Turtwig —% 10 Rock Status Tough 1 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Agility Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Ledyba, Ledian, Spinarak, Ariados, Surskit, Ninjask, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Joltik, Galvantula, Accelgor, Durant —% 30 Psychic Status
Bug Bite Caterpie, Weedle, Ariados, Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle, Wurmple, Ninjask, Kricketot, Burmy, Mothim, Combee, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Dwebble, Crustle, Joltik, Galvantula, Durant, Larvesta 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Counter Heracross, Breloom 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Cross Poison Parasect, Spinarak, Ariados, Skorupi, Drapion 70 100% 20 Poison Physical
Endure Heracross, Sewaddle, Karrablast —% 10 Normal Status
Flail Sewaddle, Dwebble, Crustle, Karrablast 100% 15 Normal Physical
Leech Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Roselia, Cacnea, Cacturne, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Cherubi, Cherrim, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Cottonee, Whimsicott 90% 10 Grass Status
Metal Claw Scizor, Nincada, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Durant 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
Natural Gift Oddish, Gloom, Exeggcute, Tangela, Tangrowth, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Pineco, Forretress, Lotad, Tropius 100% 15 Normal Physical
Psybeam Butterfree, Venonat, Venomoth, Dustox, Mothim 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Screech Yanma, Yanmega, Gligar, Gliscor, Ninjask, Vibrava, Flygon, Kricketune, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Joltik, Galvantula 85% 40 Normal Status
Sweet Scent Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Surskit, Masquerain, Roselia, Roserade, Tropius, Combee, Carnivine, Maractus, Foongus, Amoonguss 100% 20 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
AgilityHGSS Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Ledyba, Ledian, Spinarak, Ariados, Surskit, Masquerain, Ninjask —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 2
Bug Bite Ariados, Pineco, Ninjask, Yanmega 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
Counter Heracross, Breloom 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Cross Poison Parasect, Skorupi, Drapion 70 100% 20 Poison Physical Cool 3
False Swipe Scyther, Scizor, Nincada 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
Flail * Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Tangela, Tangrowth, Pinsir, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 2
Light Screen Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Ledyba, Ledian, Dustox —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
Metal Claw Scizor, Nincada 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 2
Psybeam Butterfree, Venonat, Venomoth, Dustox 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Beauty 2
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
Screech Yanma, Yanmega, Gligar, Gliscor, Ninjask, Vibrava, Flygon 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 2
Sweet Scent Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Surskit, Masquerain, Roselia, Tropius 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Counter Heracross, Breloom 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
False Swipe Scyther, Scizor, Nincada, Ninjask 40 100% 40 Normal Cool 1 3 ♥
Flail * Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Tangela, Pinsir, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo 100% 15 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Light Screen Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Ledyba, Ledian, Dustox —% 30 Psychic Beauty 1 0 ♥
Psybeam Butterfree, Venonat, Venomoth, Dustox 65 100% 20 Psychic Beauty 3 0 ♥
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma 40 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
Screech Yanma, Gligar, Ninjask, Vibrava, Flygon 85% 40 Normal Smart 1 3 ♥
Sweet Scent Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Surskit, Masquerain, Roselia, Tropius 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 3 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Counter Heracross 100% 20 Fighting
False Swipe Scyther, Scizor 40 100% 40 Normal
Flail * Chikorita 100% 15 Normal
Light Screen Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Ledyba, Ledian —% 30 Psychic
Psybeam Butterfree, Venonat, Venomoth 65 100% 20 Psychic
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor 40 100% 20 Dark
Screech Yanma, Gligar 85% 40 Normal
Sweet ScentGS Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel 100% 20 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Synthesis USUM —% 5 Grass Status
Worry Seed USUM 100% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
After You ORAS —% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Synthesis ORAS —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Worry Seed ORAS 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You B2W2 —% 15 Normal Status
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Seed Bomb B2W2 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Synthesis B2W2 —% 5 Grass Status
Worry Seed B2W2 100% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Bug Bite HGSS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Seed Bomb HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Smart 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
String Shot HGSS 95% 40 Bug Status Smart 2
Synthesis HGSSPt —% 5 Grass Status Smart 0
Worry Seed HGSS 100% 10 Grass Status Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

This Pokémon learns no moves by Tutoring.
Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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Appearances

Anime

Main article: Cassandra's Parasect

Goh's Paras

Paras is featured in "The Problem with Paras" under the ownership of Cassandra. It was initially extremely weak but Cassandra needed it to evolve into a Parasect so she can use the giant mushroom to aid in her medical research. It does so towards the end of the episode.

Goh owns a Paras that was caught in PJ006: Working My Way Back to Mew!.

Trivia

Origin

Paras appears to be based on a cicada nymph with some aspects of a crab. Its mushrooms seem to be based on Cordyceps fungi, which parasitize and mind-control several species of insects in order to propagate.

Etymology

Paras is a shortening of the word parasite.

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See also

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