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How to Remove the Parasite in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

How to Remove the Parasite in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)
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If you don’t want to risk turning into a Mind Flayer, you want to explore the best ways to remove that nasty parasite from your head in Baldur’s Gate 3. After all, that’s your first major task in this game.

In your first adventures in the game, Baldur’s Gate 3 presents you with several characters who claim they can help you get the Illithid Tadpole out of your head. However, you shouldn’t implicitly trust them, since giving in to some of these attempts can leave you with significant debuffs and with the parasite untouched. In this guide, we discuss how to remove the parasite in Baldur’s Gate 3 from what we know so far.

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How to remove the parasite in Baldur’s Gate 3

Mind Flayer parasite in Baldur's Gate 3
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Here, we are going to explore the options for removing the parasite from your head in Baldur’s Gate 3, an obstacle that you run into during the first chapter of the game.

Options Consequences
Githyanki crèche Inconclusive, as we still haven’t found it
Nettie, the Druid Healer from the Druid Grove She will try to poison and imprison you instead (you can use persuasion or fight her to get out of this situation)
The Goblin Priestess in Shattered Sanctum She will knock you out and imprison you instead of taking the parasite out (you can get free by passing Athletics or Acrobatics checks)
Auntie Ethel/The Green Hag She will remove your eye but fail to remove the parasite due to shadow magic, earning you a permanent debuff
Druid Halsin Inconclusive, as he only instructs you to seek the cure at Moonrise Towers
Volo He will remove your eye but fail to cure you, earning you See Invisibility
Abdirak and his Mistress They will torture you and make you lose health but won’t be able to help with the parasite
Omeluum (in the Underdark) He won’t be able to remove the parasite but will provide you with a Ring of Psionic Protection to prevent further damage from it

As you can see, the first act in Baldur’s Gate 3 doesn’t offer a permanent fix for the parasitic problem in your head. However, as the game has three acts in total, we’re sure that the solution to this issue will pop up by the end of the game—either as a permanent cure or with you accepting your fate and becoming a Mind Flayer.

In the meantime, you can check out more of our guides in the dedicated Baldur’s Gate 3 section for further assistance with this immense game.

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About the author

Slobodan Brkljač

Slobodan is a staff writer with more than three years of experience in writing and editing online content. He joined TouchTapPlay in late 2022 and has been writing all kinds of articles about the gaming industry, but his heart is usually in the big AAA action/adventure titles like God of War, Horizon, Tomb Raider, and Star Wars Jedi series. He has a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Cultural Studies. When he’s not gaming, you can find him at the gym or local coffee shops searching for the perfect latte.

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How to Remove the Parasite in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)