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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Paras

Paras
Mushroom Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Paras is a Bug and Grass Type Mushroom Pokémon, with a 24.8% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Paras can be found with Effect Spore, Dry Skin and Damp as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 1 Attack EV Yield. We recommend the Brave Nature, based on 285 combined Base Stats.

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Paras Stats and Abilities

Based on Paras Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Paras Highest IV Stat is Attack 70 and the Lowest being Speed 25.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP35180274
E
Attack70130262
F
Defense55103229
F
Special Attack4585207
F
Special Defense55103229
F
Speed2549163
F
Total285
Paras Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Brave
+10% Attack
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield1 Attack
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsBug, Grass
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Effect Spore
Ability 1
Contact may poison or cause paralysis or sleep.
Dry Skin
Ability 2
Dry Skin causes several effects:
Damp
Hidden Ability
Damp prevents all Pokémon on the field from using the moves Selfdestruct and Explosion. It also prevents damage (to the Damp Pokémon only) from the ability Aftermath.

How To Evolve Paras in BDSP

Paras requires (Level 24) to evolve into Parasect.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Paras
Level 24
Parasect

Where To Find Paras in BDSP

Paras has 5 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Paras, within the Bogsunk Cavern location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Great Marsh
20 - 5%
Paras
Lv. 20-26
Swampy Cave
National
Paras
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
National
Paras
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Paras
Lv. 16-63
Bogsunk Cavern
National
Paras
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Paras Weakness

Paras is a Bug and Grass Type pokemon. This will cause Paras to take More Damage from Rock, Poison, Bug, Ice, Flying, Fire Type Moves, and Less Damage from Fighting, Water, Electric, Ground, Grass Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
Flying
Fire
2.0x
More Damage
Rock
Poison
Bug
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Fighting
Water
Electric
0.25x
Less Damage
Ground
Grass
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Paras Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Dragonite
S
Tyranitar

What pokemon is Paras Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Garchomp
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Best Moves Paras in BDSP

Best Moveset for Paras Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
54
X-Scissor
Physical
120
100 15 The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
38
Giga Drain
Special
112.5
100 10 User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
27
Slash
Physical
70
100 20 High critical hit ratio.
17
Fury Cutter
Physical
60
95 20 Power increases each turn.

Best Moveset for Paras TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM22
Solar Beam
Special
180
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM36
Sludge Bomb
Special
90
100 10 May poison opponent.
TM28
Dig
Physical
80
100 10 Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM81
X-Scissor
Physical
120
100 15 The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Paras Level Up Moves

List of Moves Paras can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Scratch
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

6
Stun Spore
Power: —
Acc: 75
PP: 30
Status

Paralyzes opponent.
6
Poison Powder
Power: —
Acc: 75
PP: 35
Status

Poisons opponent.
11
Absorb
Power:
30
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
17
Fury Cutter
Power:
60
Acc: 95
PP: 20
Physical

Power increases each turn.
22
Spore
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Puts opponent to sleep.
27
Slash
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
33
Growth
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
38
Giga Drain
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
43
Aromatherapy
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Cures all status problems in your party.
49
Rage Powder
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Forces attacks to hit user, not team-mates.
54
X-Scissor
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
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Paras TM Moves

List of Moves Paras can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM09
Bullet Seed
Power:
37.5
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM16
Light Screen
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Halves damage from Special attacks for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM19
Giga Drain
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM22
Solar Beam
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM28
Dig
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM31
Brick Break
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM36
Sludge Bomb
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May poison opponent.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM54
False Swipe
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Physical

Always leaves opponent with at least 1 HP.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM70
Flash
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
TM75
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
TM81
X-Scissor
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM86
Grass Knot
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM93
Cut
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 30
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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Paras Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Paras can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Screech
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.
Counter
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

When hit by a Physical Attack, user strikes back with 2x power.
Psybeam
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
Flail
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
Sweet Scent
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness.
Metal Claw
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 35
Physical

May raise user's Attack.
Bug Bite
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Receives the effect from the opponent's held berry.
Cross Poison
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

High critical hit ratio. May poison opponent.
Agility
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
Leech Seed
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Status

Drains HP from opponent each turn.
Wide Guard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user's team from multi-target attacks.
Fell Stinger
Power:
75
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Drastically raises user's Attack if target is KO'd.
Grassy Terrain
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Restores a little HP of all Pokémon for 5 turns.
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