Essentials

Paras

Paras

Bug Grass

Abilities

Effect Spore

Has a 30% chance of inflcting either paralysis, poison, or sleep on attacking Pokémon on contact.

Dry Skin

Causes 1/8 max HP in damage each turn during strong sunlight, but heals for 1/8 max HP during rain. Increases damage from Fire moves to 1.25×, but absorbs Water moves, healing for 1/4 max HP.

Hidden Ability

Damp

Prevents Self-Destruct, Explosion, and Aftermath from working while the Pokémon is in battle.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 2
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric ½
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire 4
  • Flying 4
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ¼
  • Ground ¼
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 2
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 1
  • Water ½

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 1
National
46
Kanto
46 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
70 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Updated Johto
70 HeartGold, SoulSilver

Names

Italian
Paras
Korean
파라스
Chinese
派拉斯
Spanish
Paras
French
Paras
German
Paras
Japanese
パラス (parasu)
Official roomaji
Paras

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Bug
  • Grass
Search:
Hatch counter
20 Search:
Steps to hatch
5355 / 2805

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
57 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 Attack
Capture rate
190 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium Search:

Wild held items

Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen 50% TinyMushroom TinyMushroom
5% Big Mushroom Big Mushroom
Colosseum, XD nothing
Generation 4 50% TinyMushroom TinyMushroom
5% Big Mushroom Big Mushroom
Generation 5 50% TinyMushroom TinyMushroom
5% Big Mushroom Big Mushroom
1% BalmMushroom BalmMushroom
Generation 6 50% TinyMushroom TinyMushroom
5% Big Mushroom Big Mushroom

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Paras Parasect Level up, starting at level 24

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
35
4.2 243 274
Attack
70
44.7 208 239
Defense
55
30.7 178 209
Special Attack
45
22.3 158 189
Special Defense
55
31.3 178 209
Speed
25
4.9 118 149
Total
285
9.9

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯☆☆☆
Power
★☆☆
Skill
★✯✯☆
Stamina
★✯✯
Jump
★★☆
Total
6/11/18

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

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

Generation 6
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.

Sprites

Paras Paras Paras Paras

Miscellany

Species
Mushroom Search:
Color
Red Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
forest Search:
Footprint
Paras
Shape
Chitinous Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Paras
3

0'11.8"
0.3 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Paras
54

11.9 lb
5.4 kg

Locations

Red Red
Blue Blue
Yellow Yellow
FireRed FireRed
LeafGreen LeafGreen
HeartGold HeartGold
SoulSilver SoulSilver

Pal Park

Area
Forest
Score
30
Rate
50

Moves

Bug and Grass moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Paras's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Scratch Normal physical 35 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

13 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 Stun Spore Grass status 30 75%

Paralyzes the target.

13 13 13 6 6 6 6 Poison Powder Poison status 35 75%

Poisons the target.

20 19 19 19 11 11 11 11 Leech Life Bug physical 15 20 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

17 17 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

27 25 25 25 17 17 22 22 Spore Grass status 15 100%

Puts the target to sleep.

34 31 31 31 22 22 27 27 Slash Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

41 37 37 37 27 27 33 33 Growth Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack and Special Attack by one stage.

43 43 43 33 33 38 38 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

49 38 38 43 43 Aromatherapy Grass status 5

Cures the entire party of major status effects.

49 49 Rage Powder Bug status 20 2

Redirects the target's single-target effects to the user for this turn.

43 43 54 54 X-Scissor Bug physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • Agility Psychic status 30

Raises the user's Speed by two stages.

• • • • Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

• • • • • • • Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

• • • • Cross Poison Poison physical 20 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit and a 10% chance to poison the target.

• • Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

• • • • • False Swipe Normal physical 40 40 100%

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

• Fell Stinger Bug physical 25 30 100%

Raises the user's Attack by two stages if it KOs the target.

• • • • • • • Flail Normal physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

• • Leech Seed Grass status 10 90%

Seeds the target, stealing HP from it every turn.

• • • • • Light Screen Psychic status 30

Reduces damage from special attacks by 50% for five turns.

• • • • Metal Claw Steel physical 35 50 95%

Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Attack by one stage.

• • Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

• • • • • • • Psybeam Psychic special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

• • • • • • • Pursuit Dark physical 20 40 100%

Has double power against, and can hit, Pokémon attempting to switch out.

• Rototiller Ground status 10

Raises the Attack and Special Attack of all Grass Pokémon in battle.

• • • • • • • Screech Normal status 40 85%

Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.

• • • • • • Sweet Scent Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's evasion by one stage.

• Wide Guard Rock status 10 3

Prevents any multi-target moves from hitting friendly Pokémon this turn.

Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 After You Normal status 15

Makes the target act next this turn.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Knock Off Dark physical 25 65 100%

Target drops its held item.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Seed Bomb Grass physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 String Shot Bug status 40 95%

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Synthesis Grass status 5

Heals the user by half its max HP. Affected by weather.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Worry Seed Grass status 10 100%

Changes the target's ability to Insomnia.

Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
03 03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

03 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

01 01 Hone Claws Dark status 15

Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by one stage.

06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

09 09 Venoshock Poison special 10 65 100%

Inflicts double damage if the target is Poisoned.

09 09 09 Bullet Seed Grass physical 30 25 100%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

08 08 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

16 16 Light Screen Psychic status 30

Reduces damage from special attacks by 50% for five turns.

12 12 Sweet Scent Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's evasion by one stage.

13 13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

17 17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

19 19 19 19 19 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

20 20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

08 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

09 Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

10 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

20 Rage Normal physical 20 20 100%

If the user is hit after using this move, its Attack rises by one stage.

21 Mega Drain Grass special 15 40 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 Solar Beam Grass special 10 120 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

27 27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

31 31 31 31 Brick Break Fighting physical 15 75 100%

Destroys Reflect and Light Screen.

31 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

34 34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

35 35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

36 36 36 36 36 36 36 Sludge Bomb Poison special 10 90 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

40 40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

33 Reflect Psychic status 20

Reduces damage from physical attacks by half.

34 Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

40 Skull Bash Normal physical 10 130 100%

Raises the user's Defense by one stage. User charges for one turn before attacking.

44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

49 49 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

53 53 53 53 Energy Ball Grass special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

54 54 54 54 False Swipe Normal physical 40 40 100%

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

70 70 70 70 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

75 75 75 75 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

76 76 Struggle Bug Bug special 20 50 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

81 81 81 81 X-Scissor Bug physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

86 86 86 86 Grass Knot Grass special 20 * 100%

Inflicts more damage to heavier targets, with a maximum of 120 power.

87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

50 90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

96 Nature Power Normal status 20

Uses a move which depends upon the terrain.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 Cut Normal physical 30 50 95%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H5 H5 H5 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

H6 H6 H6 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

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