Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in olden times in the Pokemon world when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in Hisui, modern-day Sinnoh, you will join the Galaxy Expedition Team (Galaxy Team for short) as a member of the Survey Corps stationed in Jubilife Village. You will be tasked to meet every Hisui Pokemon species to complete the region’s first-ever Pokédex.
In the game, there are Pokemon who appear larger than their regular counterparts with glowing red eyes, which means they are filled with Wild Might that increases all of their stats and reduces the damage they receive from status conditions, and increases combat capabilities that are found all over the Hisui region. These Pokemon are called Alpha Pokemon.
In this guide, we will learn where to find an Alpha Parasect!
The Alpha Pokemon will always be at a higher level than their regular counterparts. They will always be aggressive once they notice the player (except for Mantyke and Mantine) and will never run away (except for when the type of Alpha Pokemon appears during a certain time of day or if a Space-Time Distortion appears around them). Alpha Pokemon will roar and release a shockwave once they notice the player, and if the player is close enough, the player may get staggered and get knocked to the ground for a short while.
The player will be able to catch Alpha Pokemon, regardless of the Alpha Pokemon’s level, by battling with it and then eventually throwing a Poke Ball. The player, however, can catch Alpha Pokemon without battling by sneaking around the Alpha Pokemon in the tall grass or by using stealth items and then throwing a Poke Ball; however, the player cannot do this if the player’s current obedience level is significantly lower than the Alpha Pokemon’s level.
Additionally, suppose the player has a hard time catching an Alpha Pokemon. In that case, the player can increase the catch rate of catching an Alpha Pokemon by raising the player’s Star Rank (the player’s Survey Corps rank), which can be done by completing Research Tasks and talking to Professor Laventon in any of the Base Camps.
Three types of Alpha Pokemon can be found in the game: fixed Alpha Pokemon that will continuously spawn and can be found in certain areas of the game and will always be at a fixed level; random Alpha Pokemon, which may only appear once the player has quelled the area’s frenzied Noble Pokemon, and Alpha Pokemon in Massive Mass Outbreaks which can occur as a second wave in the same location as the first wave.
As the other two are completely random, we will discuss fixed Alpha Pokemon, specifically an Alpha Parasect.
Parasect is a Bug and Grass type Mushroom Pokemon with an orange body that looks like an insect, a giant red mushroom on its back with yellow spots, a small head, a pair of white eyes with no pupils, two pairs of legs, and a pair of large pincers. According to its Pokedex in the game, Parasects with no mushrooms on its back can be found unmoving in the forest, which is why it is believed that the large mushroom on their back is in control of the Parasect’s actions.
Alpha Parasect can be found in the northern end of Nature’s Pantry (east of the Heights Camp or south of Deertrack Heights) in the Obsidian Fieldlands and can be found in this location at all times of the day and in every weather condition. The Alpha Parasect that can be found in this location is Level 30.
It is recommended to sneak to the back of the Alpha Pokemon, using the tall grass or stealth items like Smoke Bombs, and throw the player’s Pokemon or Poke Ball on its back to catch it unawares, which assures that the player moves first in battle.
If you plan on distracting it with food before catching it, it is worth mentioning that Parasect’s preferred foods are Crunchy Salts, Springy Mushrooms, Dazzling Honey, Hearty Grains, and Plump Beans.
Suppose you plan on battling the Alpha Parasect first before catching it. In that case, it is worth noting that Parasect is a Bug-type Pokemon which means it has a weakness to the Bug-type, Ice-type, Poison-type, Rock-type, and especially Fire-type and Flying-type moves (super effective) and resistance to Electric-type, Fighting-type, Water-type, and especially Grass-type and Ground-type moves (not very effective).
Aside from the Alpha Parasect that can be found in the Obsidian Fieldlands, the regular, non-alpha, Parasect can be found in the Crimson Mirelands (in the Golden Lowlands, in Droning Meadow, in Cottonsedge Prairie, in Diamond Heath, and Cloudpool Ridge), in the Cobalt Coastlands (in Windbreak Stand), and the Coronet Highlands (west of Heavenward Lookout, in Sonorous Path, and Wayward Wood). Parasect can also be found here at all times of the day and in every weather condition. Aside from that, the player can find Parasect in Massive Mass Outbreaks in the Obsidian Fieldlands and the Crimson Mirelands.
Now that the player has an Alpha Parasect, the player can try to use the Alpha Parasect to complete other requests, missions, or Arceus’ task for the player, which is to catch ’em all!