# 046 Paras
Ordinary sprites
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Elemental sprites
046 elemental bug icon 046 elemental dark icon 046 elemental dragon icon 046 elemental electric icon 046 elemental fairy icon 046 elemental fighting icon
046 elemental fire icon 046 elemental flying icon 046 elemental ghost icon 046 elemental grass icon 046 elemental ground icon 046 elemental ice icon
046 elemental normal icon 046 elemental poison icon 046 elemental psychic icon 046 elemental rock icon 046 elemental steel icon 046 elemental water icon
Bug-Type icon Grass-Type icon
Base Stats
HP 35
Attack 70
Defense 55
Sp. Atk 45
Sp. Def 55
Speed 25
Effect Spore
Dry Skin
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Vileplume Parasect

Description Edit

Paras is an orange, insectoid creature resembling the nymph stage of a cicada. Its ovoid body is segmented, and it has three pairs of legs. The foremost pair of legs is the largest and has sharp claws at the tips. There are five specks on its forehead and three teeth on either side of its mouth. It has circular eyes with large pupils.

Red-and-yellow mushrooms known as tochukaso grow on this Pokémon's back. The mushrooms can be removed at any time, and grow from spores that are doused on this Pokémon's back at birth by the mushroom on its mother's back. Tochukaso are parasitic in nature, drawing their nutrients from the host Paras's body in order to grow and exerting some command over the Pokémon's actions. For example, Paras drains nutrients from tree roots due to commands from the mushrooms. The mushrooms are also popular among collectors and have medicinal uses, usually involving extended life. The mushrooms are also the source of its former signature move, Spore.

The anime has shown that Paras can often be found in caves. However, it can also thrive in damp forests with high amounts of humidity where conditions are ideal for fungi. It is also very timid as shown in the anime when it runs away from a battle with a Charmeleon.

Location Edit

Evolution Edit

Paras Parasect
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Level 24

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Ability Edit

  • Effect Spore: May cause poison, paralysis or sleep if target uses physical moves.
  • Dry Skin: Reduces and restores HP when hit by Fire and Water moves respectively.
  • Damp: Disables any self-destructing moves.


For Elemental moves learnable by Elemental Paras, refer to this page.
Level up (edit)
Lv Move Name Type Category Pwr. Cldwn. Dur. Acc. Effect % Target
0 Scratch Normal-Type Physical move 40 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.
6 Stun Spore Grass-Type Status move --- 2.4s --- 75% 100% Around
Paralyzes the target if hit.
7 Poison Powder Poison-Type Status move --- 1.8s --- 75% 100% Around
Poisons the target if hit.
11 Leech Life Bug-Type Physical move 20 1.2s 100% --- Single
17 Fury Cutter Bug-Type Physical move 20 1.2s 95% --- Single
22 Spore Grass-Type Status move --- 2.4s 12s 100% 100% Single
Causes target to fall asleep.
27 Slash Normal-Type Physical move 70 1.2s 100% --- Single
33 Growth Normal-Type Status move --- 3.6s Can't Miss 100% Self
38 Giga Drain Grass-Type Special move 20 1.2s 100% --- Single
43 Aromatherapy Grass-Type Status move --- 60s Can't Miss --- Ally
49 Rage Powder Bug-Type Status move --- 1.2s Can't Miss --- Around
54 X-Scissor Bug-Type Physical move 80 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.

Damage Taken Edit

For the type weakness of Elemental Paras, refer to this page.
Main article: List of Pokemon Weaknesses
Normal-Type2 Fighting-Type2 Flying-Type2 Poison-Type2 Ground-Type2 Rock-Type2 Bug-Type2 Ghost-Type2 Steel-Type2 Fire-Type2 Water-Type2 Grass-Type2 Electric-Type2 Psychic-Type2 Ice-Type2 Dragon-Type2 Dark-Type2 Fairy-Type2 Shadow-Type2
Dx1 Dx0.5 Dx4 Dx2 Dx0.25 Dx2 Dx2 Dx1 Dx1 Dx4 Dx0.5 Dx0.25 Dx0.5 Dx1 Dx2 Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx

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