Competitive Information for Parasect [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon 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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DampDamp: Prevents Explosion/Mind Blown/Self-Destruct/Aftermath while this Pokemon is active.
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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
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
4x
4x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.25x
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 Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Parasect is a fabulous Bug and Grass-typed Pokemon. Parasect is a not-uncommon Pokemon to see in Generation 7. Parasect is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Parasect
Item: Grassium Z / Occa Berry
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb
- Double-Edge / Return
- X-Scissor / Leech Life
- Throat Chop

Physical Sweeper Parasect (Dry Skin)

Parasect is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Parasect's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Dry Skin, Parasect is healed 1/4 by water 1/8 by rain; is hurt 1.25x by fire 1/8 by sun.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Parasect recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Throat Chop is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).




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's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Parasect's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. 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 considerable 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 a phenomenal 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.

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, unless 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 Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Species: Parasect
Item: Grassium Z / Occa Berry
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb
- Double-Edge / Return
- X-Scissor / Leech Life
- Throat Chop

Doubles Physical Sweeper Parasect (Dry Skin)

Parasect is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Parasect's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Dry Skin, Parasect is healed 1/4 by water 1/8 by rain; is hurt 1.25x by fire 1/8 by sun.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Parasect recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Throat Chop is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).



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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
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.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
50
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.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Bullet Seed
25
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 33% 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.
Fell Stinger
50
100%
25
Raises user's Attack by 3 if this KOes the target.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
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.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
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.
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
After You
--
--
15
The target makes its move right after the user.
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.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
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.
Grassy Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Grass power, +1/16 max HP.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rage Powder
--
--
20
The foes' moves target the user on the turn used.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Rototiller
--
--
10
Raises Atk/Sp. Atk of grounded Grass types by 1.
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 2.
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
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.
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 Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Parasect

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