(Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver and Crystal Versions)

Paras is a Bug/Grass-type Pokémon.

No Pokémon evolve into Paras. Paras evolves into Parasect at level 24.


Red Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
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Base Stats

Special Attack45GSC
Special Defense55GSC


Number 046: Paras, the Mushroom Pokémon. Height: 1'0", Weight: 12.0lbs.

Red and Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
Burrows to suck
tree roots. The
mushrooms on its
back grow by draw-
ing nutrients from
the bug host.
Burrows under the
ground to gnaw on
tree roots. The
mushrooms on its
back absorb most
of the nutrition.
It is doused with
mushroom spores
when it is born.
As its body grows,
mushrooms sprout
from its back.
As its body grows
large, oriental
mushrooms named
tochukaso start
sprouting out of
its back.
The tochukaso
growing on this
POKéMON's back
orders it to
extract juice from
tree trunks.


Paras can use the following moves:

Move Learnt
Psybeam by breedingGSC
Counter by breedingGSC
Screech by breedingGSC
Light Screen by breedingGSC
Flail by breedingGSC
False Swipe by breedingGSC
Pursuit by breedingGSC
Sweet Scent by breedingGS
Cut from HM01
Flash from HM05GSC
Scratch at level 1
Stun Spore at level 7GSC
Poisonpowder at level 13GSC
Stun Spore at level 13RBY
Leech Life at level 19GSC
Leech Life at level 20RBY
Spore at level 25GSC
Spore at level 27RBY
Slash at level 31GSC
Slash at level 34RBY
Growth at level 37GSC
Growth at level 41RBY
Giga Drain at level 43GSC
Swords Dance from TM03RBY
Curse from TM03GSC
Toxic from TM06
Body Slam from TM08RBY
Rock Smash from TM08GSC
Take Down from TM09RBY
Double-edge from TM10RBY
Hidden Power from TM10GSC
Sunny Day from TM11GSC
Sweet Scent from TM12GSC
Snore from TM13GSC
Protect from TM17GSC
Giga Drain from TM19GSC
Rage from TM20RBY
Endure from TM20GSC
Mega Drain from TM21RBY
Frustration from TM21GSC
Solarbeam from TM22
Return from TM27GSC
Dig from TM28
Mimic from TM31RBY
Double Team from TM32
Reflect from TM33RBY
Bide from TM34RBY
Swagger from TM34GSC
Sleep Talk from TM35GSC
Sludge Bomb from TM36GSC
Skull Bash from TM40RBY
Rest from TM44
Attract from TM45GSC
Thief from TM46GSC
Fury Cutter from TM49GSC
Substitute from TM50RBY

Show information about:
Generation I: Red Blue Yellow
Generation II: Gold Silver Crystal

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