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Parasector-Pokemon concept by xXLightsourceXx Parasector-Pokemon concept by xXLightsourceXx
This concept comes from the idea of making Paras have a branched evolution. I always disliked the idea that the mushroom on Paras basically sucks the Pokemon dry to evolve into Parasect and to exert full control over the poor insect ( it even has zombie-like eyes ).

In this concept evolution a Paras that is able to overcome the mushroom through hard training does exactly the opposite, the insect sucks the nutrients and chemicals in the mushroom and this makes the insect evolve into Parasector... a giant bug/poison insect.

PD: the "sector" part of the name comes from the Latin "insector" that means "to follow closely or pursue".
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svenskdeg Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
love it<3 , can totaly see this comming a thing
AsuraZed Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There needs to be a pre-evolution of Paras, without any 'shrooms on it.  Doesn't really make sense for a mammal to be BORN with a parasite on it.  Dunno what the prevoltion would be named, it'd just evolve into a Paras once it levels up while holding a TinyMushroom.  Or directly into a Parasect if holding a BigMushroom instead.  Hmm, and evolving while holding one of the other mushrooms could result in a different evolution...
Flame53555 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
dialgavsdarwin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
i like your idea because when i awlways evolve a paras i cry because the pokemon is lifeless
hyperblob Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
revenge of the pokemon
walleye26 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Finally a happy ending to the Paras story. I really wish this was real!
MillianaMoonwalll Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very nice evolution
17chrisjenkins Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pathwreck Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish! nice concept
Kylogram Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Parasect is actually based on a real world fungus/insect relationship. The cordyceps fungus [link]

I think it would be neater to see a Paras evolution that involves a fungus in even greater control, perhaps even some kind of bloom...
xXLightsourceXx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
well... this one is based on a Coconut crab [link] ...which is a really cool looking bug...that is the basis of Paras ( without the mushroom ).

The mushroom in bloom would actually work on a evolution of Parasect...the poor bug would be gone by then.
scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, Paras has the same basis as the later Nincada; a cicada at the nymph stage:


Cicada nymphs are, in fact, afflicted by a parasitic fungus which grows a mushroom from the insect's back and prevents it from ever becoming a winged, adult cicada. The same fungus genus (cordyceps) attacks many other insects and actually does control their behavior in some cases.

Paras also shares the feeding habits of real cicadas, sucking nutrients from trees :)

Parasector is awesome though, and would still fit in just fine as an evolution. I like that it gets back the eyes and teeth Paras has!
xXLightsourceXx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
check the article on Bulbapedia [link] about the coconut crab... is one the animals that they used for the basic shape for Paras. They probably used a mixture of the Cicada you mentioned and the coconut crab to design the little bugger.

Thanks for the comment. I like those explanations, they help on making another design or ideas in general.
scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Bulbapedia's information on pokemon origins is just guesswork by fan-kids and often notoriously wrong or even impossible (like its claim that gulpin and Swalot are "blobfish")

All of Paras' anatomy is distinctly that of a cicada nymph, which is a very popular and beloved insect in Japan (used as the basis for many other anime and game monsters!) Here's a better comparison:
Cicada nymphs are also famous for climbing trees and burrowing to suck nutrients from their roots :D

And oh yeah, here's some different insects with Cordyceps mushrooms germinating from them, if you're curious:

Unlike paras these are all killed before the fungus begins to grow, but in many species, it reprograms the host's behavior to climb up high before the mushroom sprouts. It helps the spores carry farther!! :)
xXLightsourceXx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the cool info...this actually gave me an idea to draw this time an evolution of Parasect.
scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Parasector is pretty perfect though, it does look like a paras that "escaped" the fungus :D
Chelarda Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, you must've helped with creating ~xXLightsourceXx's Parasect evolution which I must say was brilliant, you must be filled with great ideas!

*tries to steal your brain*
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JetgoshiEX Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nice! It Look like a spider to me.
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