Parasect Raid Guide

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Parasect is currently featured as a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon GO as part of the Lush Jungle Event, and it can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1002 – 1062 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1252 – 1328 CP at Level 25 with Sunny or Rainy weather boost

It is a Bug and Grass type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Fire (2x), Flying (2x), Ice, Rock and Poison type moves. Prepared trainers will be able to solo Parasect, but lower level trainers may need to bring a friend.

Parasect Raid Counters

Parasects best raid counters are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 39.89s 0.00
2. Charizard (Mega X) Ember Fire Blast Burn Fire 47.04s 0.00
3. Pidgeot (Mega) Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 47.79s 0.33
4. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 48.04s 0.67
5. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 58.88s 0.33
6. Chandelure Incinerate Fire Overheat Fire 61.85s 0.33
7. Ho-Oh Incinerate Fire Brave Bird Flying 68.35s 0.33
8. Moltres Fire Spin Fire Sky Attack Flying 65.63s 0.67
9. Entei Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 69.82s 0.33
10. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 63.95s 1.33
11. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 63.75s 1.33
12. Gengar (Mega) Hex Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 69.90s 0.50
13. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 72.48s 0.33
14. Blaziken Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 66.94s 1.00
15. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 70.55s 1.00
16. Charizard Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 73.18s 0.67
17. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 76.98s 0.80
18. Emboar Ember Fire Blast Burn Fire 72.60s 1.00
19. Staraptor Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 71.90s 1.33
20. Infernape Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 73.70s 1.00
21. Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 72.06s 1.33
22. Flareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 72.15s 1.33
23. Yveltal Gust Flying Hurricane Flying 74.80s 1.00
24. Talonflame Fire Spin Fire Brave Bird Flying 85.65s 0.00
25. Typhlosion Incinerate Fire Blast Burn Fire 73.32s 1.33
26. Pyroar Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 73.85s 1.33
27. Victini Quick Attack Normal V-create Fire 77.34s 1.00
28. Salamence Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 77.31s 1.00
29. Tornadus (Incarnate) Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 75.47s 1.33
30. Tornadus Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 75.25s 1.33
31. Magmortar Fire Spin Fire Fire Blast Fire 76.27s 1.33
32. Honchkrow Peck Flying Brave Bird Flying 71.59s 2.17
33. Unfezant Air Slash Flying Sky Attack Flying 77.18s 1.33
34. Delphox Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 78.00s 1.33

Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.

Parasect has plenty of counters, but if you don’t have ANY of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

  • Generalist” Pokémon capable of dealing neutral damage such as Psycho Cut + Psystrike* Mewtwo
  • Eevolutions capable of dealing super effective damage such as Flareon
  • Other heavy-hitting megas

But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible and take advantage of Parasect’s double weakness to fire and flying type move.

Stats and Max CP

Parasect BugGrass
Max CP at Level 40 1859 | Max CP at Level 50 2102
ATK 165 DEF 146 STA 155
Weak to Strong Against
Fire (2x) Flying (2x) Ice Rock Poison Grass Dark Psychic


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Fury Cutter Bug
  • Struggle Bug Bug
  • Bug Bite* Bug
  • Solar Beam Grass
  • X-Scissor Bug
  • Cross Poison Poison

Unfortunately, Parasect is just a Dex filler at the moment. Its weaknesses hold it back in GBL and as you can imagine by looking at its stats, Parasect is not a great attacker to use in raids either.

Will it ever shine in a restricted PVP cup? The fact that it has mostly been used as a meme pick in some restricted formats such as the Love Cup speaks for itself.

We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!

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