Competitive Information for Parasect [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Parasect parasect
Base Stats for Parasect

Bug / Grass

Abilities:
Effect SporeEffect Spore: 30% chance of poison/paralysis/sleep on others making contact with this Pokemon.
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Dry SkinDry Skin: This Pokemon is healed 1/4 by Water, 1/8 by Rain; is hurt 1.25x by Fire, 1/8 by Sun.


Evolutions / Family:
Paras
Parasect

Weakness Chart for Bug/Grass-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
4x
4x
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.25x
2x
  
2x
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Parasect? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Parasect is popular Bug and Grass-typed Pokemon. Parasect are common Pokemon to see in the DP metagame. Parasect is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Parasect
Item: Occa Berry / Coba Berry
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seed Bomb
- Brick Break

Physical Sweeper Parasect (Dry Skin)

Parasect is a notable Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Dry Skin, Parasect is healed 1/4 by water 1/8 by rain; is hurt 1.25x by fire 1/8 by sun.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Parasect steals and eats the target's berry).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).




Species: Parasect
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Effect Spore
Nature: Naughty (+Atk, -SpD)
EVs: 21 Hp / 252 Atk / 2 Def / 235 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Seed Bomb
- Return
- Spore

Parasect Physical Sweeper (Spore)

Parasect is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Effect Spore, 30% chance of poison/paralysis/sleep on others making contact with Parasect.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Parasect steals and eats the target's berry).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Spore is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).




Species: Parasect
Item: Power Bracer
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 200 Atk / 100 Def / 8 SpD / 200 Spe
Moveset:
- Aerial Ace
- Brick Break
- Metal Claw
- Swords Dance

Parasect Physical Sweeper (What Nutz?)

Parasect is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Dry Skin, Parasect is healed 1/4 by water 1/8 by rain; is hurt 1.25x by fire 1/8 by sun.

Aerial Ace is a physical 60-base power Flying-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Metal Claw is a physical 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Parasect's attack by 1 stage).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Parasect's attack by 2 stages).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Parasect? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Parasect
Item: Occa Berry / Coba Berry
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seed Bomb
- Brick Break

Doubles Physical Sweeper Parasect (Dry Skin)

Parasect is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Dry Skin, Parasect is healed 1/4 by water 1/8 by rain; is hurt 1.25x by fire 1/8 by sun.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Parasect steals and eats the target's berry).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Parasect learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
60
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Bullet Seed
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cross Poison
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Growth
--
--
40
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spore
--
100%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 1.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Parasect can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Parasect

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