The Potion (Japanese: キズぐすり Wound Medicine) is a type of medicine introduced in Generation I. It can be used to restore a Pokémon's HP.
It has four improved counterparts: Super Potion, Hyper Potion, Max Potion, and Full Restore.
In the core series games
When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, it heals the Pokémon by 20 HP.
In Pokémon Yellow, it also increases the friendship when used on the starter Pikachu.
In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it heals the Pokémon by 60 HP.
The Potion appears as a Wonder Launcher item. It costs 2 points to use.
Scarlet and Violet
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In spin-off games
Potions appear during Chapter 4 of Detective Pikachu, where they are used by an aspiring Pokémon Ranger named Milo Green. He is first seen using one to heal an injured Ducklett, and again later to restore a Feebas. Milo mentions that he receives his Potions from Dr. Waals, who makes them from the ingredients he collects at Lake Cappucci.
In Pokémon Conquest, the Potion can be used to heal a Pokémon by 20 HP.
A Potion can be purchased from any Shop for 300-210 gold, and sold for 150-195 gold.
Potions can be used outside of battle to heal a Pokémon by 20 HP. They cannot be used during battle.
Potions are obtainable starting at level 5. The player is awarded Potions when they level up to any level from 5 to 9.
Potions can be also be repeatably obtained by
- Spinning PokéStops or Gyms
- Completing certain Field Research tasks
- Opening a Gift
Pokémon Trading Card Game series
The Potion card is available in Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!, and the Potion Energy card is available only in the latter game.
|Potion (GB1)||Potion (GB2)||Potion Energy (GB2)|
In Pokémon UNITE, the Potion restores some of the player's Pokémon's HP.
In the anime
Regular Potions have been used on occasion in the anime. Usually, Brock, Cilan, and Clemont carry them in their respective backpacks, and they use them to heal injured Pokémon. Potions seem to sting slightly whenever used, suggesting that they not only heal but sterilize the wound. Tracey has also been seen with some regular Potions that need to be taken orally.
In A Conspiracy to Conquer!, Clemont used a Potion on Meowth, although this happened off-screen, and the Potion bottle was only briefly seen when Clemont put it back into his backpack.
In The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!, multiple Potions were seen in Professor Kukui's medical kit.
In Rocking Clawmark Hill!, Professor Kukui used a Potion to heal the Rockruff he was taking care of.
In Lulled to La-La Land!, Lillie mentioned Potions as some of the items she had brought with her to the camp she and her classmates were having. In the dub, they were mistakenly referred to as "lotions".
In a flashback in Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!, Wicke used a Potion on an injured Whimsicott.
In Healing the Healer!, Goh used a Potion to treat a wound on Suicune's leg.
In JN136, Quillon was seen using a Potion on an injured Beartic.
In JN137, Ash used a Potion to treat Latias's injured wing.
In JN139, Brock used a Potion on an injured Hatenna.
In JN142, Brock used a Potion to heal an injured Spearow.
In JN146, Ash used one of Brock's Potions to treat a injured Latios's wounds.
Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, Brock used a Potion to heal Rosa's Snivy after it was injured by an Energy Ball fired by a Beauty's Lotad.
In the manga
In Chipping Away at Regirock, Crystal's Phanpy picked up a Potion for Emerald during his Battle Pyramid challenge.
Diamond & Pearl chapter
In A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium, Pearl used a Potion to heal his Chimchar, Chimler.
Black & White chapter
In Listening to Pokémon, Black used some Potions to heal his Pokémon after having a battle with N.
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter
In The Announcement and the Prize, Sun used a Potion to heal his Litten, Dollar, after his battle against the Masked Royal during the Iki Town festival.
Pocket Monsters DP
In PMDP02, Red threw a Potion at Clefairy in order to let it recover some health, but Weavile prevented him from doing so by using Embargo.
In the TCG
- Main article: Potion (Base Set 94)
The Potion was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Original Series (the Japanese Original Era) in the Base Set expansion with artwork by Keiji Kinebuchi. It was later released as an Item card in the Black & White expansion with new artwork by Ayaka Yoshida, first released in the Japanese Beginning Set. This card has since been released numerous times throughout the course of the TCG.
In the Base Set, Expedition Base Set, and EX Unseen Forces prints, this Trainer card allows the player to remove two damage counters from one of their Pokémon. In the Black & White, XY, and Sun & Moon Series prints, this Trainer card allows the player to heal 30 damage from one of their Pokémon.
- In Generation VII, of the Potions that heal a specific amount of HP (Potion, Super Potion, and Hyper Potion), Potion is the most cost-effective at the normal price, as it is 1 HP per 10, while Hyper Potion is the least cost-effective with 1 HP per 12.5, and Super Potion is in the middle with 1 HP per 11.67.
- Prior to Generation VII, of the Potions that heal a specific amount of HP (Potion, Super Potion, and Hyper Potion), Potion is the least cost-effective at the normal price, only giving 1 HP per 15, while Hyper Potion is the most cost-effective with 1 HP per 6, and Super Potion is in the middle with 1 HP per 14.
In other languages
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