Parasect, The Mushroom Pokémon. It's a parasite pair. The mushroom has taken over the bug host. It prefers damp places. The bug host's energy is drained by the Mushroom, the Mushroom seems to do the thinking. The mushroom releases poisonous spores, they have been known to be used as Medicines. It stays in the dark and damp, a preference of the Mushroom, not the bug. The larger the Mushroom, the more spores released. When theres nothing left to extract from the bug, the Mushroom leaves spores on it's eggs. It is known to infest trees and drain nutrients from them, once the tree dies...they move to the next

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Parasect would have to be this:


Light Screen
Hidden Power Bug

Items Attached:

Left Overs

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Parasect

Parasect's stats are all slightly below average(Except its attack stat) and its speed really lets this pokemon down. But it does learn Spore which is good if you want to get an extra turn/s to attack your opponent. Be aware of Parasect's 4x weakness to flying types, especially if you think your opponent might have a pokemon that knows Aerial ace, switch out before he has a chance to use it. HP Bug takes advantage of Parasects attack strength and STAB.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in HP for Parasect with any remaining in Special Defense & Defense

Strategy Against Parasect

Parasect has above average defenses so your best bet is to strike with Super Effective attacks. Fire will be the most damaging here...a simple Ember will cause serious damage

Contest Moveset

The best Moveset for Parasect would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:


Giga Drain
Stun Spore

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Parasect

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Stun spore, 2nd - Giga drain, 3rd - Toxic, 4th - Aromatherapy, 5th - Giga drain

Locations in Games


Trade From FR/LG


Trade From FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave

Animé Appearences

Parasect has had Many Animé Appearences. Most however are Cameos. Firstly, a trainer wanted to evolve her Paras into a Parasect so she can get it's powder for a new kind of medicine. After that, it came to the defense of Ecruteak City & Suicune when Team Rocket stole the bell. After that, Officer Jenny used it in a town which was under attack by Gulpin

Episode 044: The Problem With Paras!
Episode 047: A Chansey Operation!
Episode 052: Princess VS Princess!
Episode 067: Showdown at the Poké-Corral!
Episode 082: Friends To The End!
Short 2: Pikachu's Rescue Adventure!
Movie 2: The Power of One!
Episode 118: The Rivalry Revival!
Episode 225: Throwing In The Noctowl!
Episode 229: For Ho-oh The Bells Toll!
Episode 243: Hocus Pokémon!
Special 7: Epic Battle At Oak's Lab!
Episode 341: Gulpin's Great Repelling Strategy!

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