In the core series games
When used from the
Bag on a Pokémon, it heals the Pokémon by 20 HP.
Pokémon Yellow, it also increases the friendship when used on the starter Pikachu.
Stad Restores HP that have been lost in battle by 20 HP.
G S C Restores Pokémon HP by 20.
R S E Colo.
XD Restores the HP of a Pokémon by 20 points.
FR LG A spray-type wound medicine. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 20 points.
D P Pt HG SS
B W B2 W2 A spray-type medicine for wounds. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by just 20 points.
X Y OR AS
S M US UM P E A spray-type medicine for treating wounds. It can be used to restore 20 HP to an injured Pokémon.
Sw Sh A spray-type medicine for treating wounds. It can be used to restore 20 HP to a single Pokémon.
R B Y
R G B Y In the
player's PC at the start of the game Route 1, Viridian City, Viridian Forest, Mt. Moon
Viridian , Y Pewter, and Cerulean Poké Marts
G S C
Routes 25, 29, 30, 31 , and C 32 , G S New Bark Town, Dark Cave, Sprout Tower, Union Cave
Cherrygrove, Violet, Azalea, Ecruteak, and Lavender Poké Marts, Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store, Cianwood City Pharmacy, Just a Souvenir Shop (before exposing Team Rocket)
R S E In the
player's PC at the start of the game Routes 102, 104, and 116 , E Oldale Town, Petalburg Woods
Oldale, Petalburg, Rustboro, Slateport, and Mauville Poké Marts, Lilycove Department Store Pickup
FR LG In the
player's PC at the start of the game Route 1, Viridian City, Viridian Forest, Mt. Moon, Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)
Viridian, Pewter, and Cerulean Poké Marts
Colo. In the
player's Bag at the start of the game
Phenac Poké Mart
Pokémon HQ Lab, Agate Village, Gateon Port
Gateon and Agate Poké Marts Pickup
D P Pt
Routes 201, 202, 205 , and D P 206 , D P Verity Lakefront , D P Jubilife City , Pt Trainers' School , Pt Ravaged Path , Pt Oreburgh Mine, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow , D P Valley Windworks, Wayward Cave , D P Great Marsh
D P All Poké Marts, Veilstone Department Store Pickup
Routes 29, 30, and 31, New Bark Town, Dark Cave, Sprout Tower, Ruins of Alph, Union Cave, Victory Road
All Poké Marts, Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store, Cianwood City Pharmacy, Just a Souvenir Shop (before exposing Team Rocket) Pickup
Refreshing Field, Suburban Area, Volcano Path, Rally
Routes 1 and 2, Dreamyard
All Poké Marts, Shopping Mall Nine Pickup
Routes 1 and 19, Aspertia City, Floccesy Town, Floccesy Ranch
Castelia Sewers (daily) Hidden Grottoes All Poké Marts, Shopping Mall Nine Join Avenue ( souvenir) Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat a Trainer that appears after obtaining 3-4 Badges) Pokéstar Studios (possible gift after completing a movie) Pickup
Vaniville Town, Aquacorde Town, Santalune Forest
All Poké Marts, Aquacorde Town Potions shop Pickup
OR AS In the
player's Bag at the start of the game Routes 102, 104, and 116, Oldale Town, Petalburg Woods
All Poké Marts, Lilycove Department Store Held by wild Zigzagoon (50% chance) Pickup
S M US UM
Route 1, Trainers' School, Hau'oli City
All Poké Marts, Thrifty Megamart Pickup
Routes 1 and 3, Viridian Forest, Pewter City, Mt. Moon, Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)
All Poké Marts, Celadon Department Store Viridian City ( regenerates daily)
Sw Sh In the
player's Bag at the start of the game Routes 1 and 2, Wedgehurst
All Poké Marts Pickup
The Potion appears as a Wonder Launcher item. It costs 2 points to use.
In spin-off games
A Potion in Detective Pikachu
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.
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.
Conq. Restores 20 HP.
Potions can be used outside of battle to heal a Pokémon by 20 HP. They cannot be used during battle.
GO A spray-type medicine that restores the HP of one Pokémon by 20 points.
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
Pokémon Trading Card Game series
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.
In the anime
Goh using a Potion to heal Suicune
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.
, Clemont used a Potion on A Conspiracy to Conquer! Meowth, although this happened off-screen, and the Potion bottle was only briefly seen when Clemont put it back into his backpack.
, multiple Potions were seen in The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair! Professor Kukui's medical kit.
, Professor Kukui used a Potion to heal the Rocking Clawmark Hill! Rockruff he was taking care of.
, 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.
, Healing the Healer! Goh used a Potion to treat a wound on Suicune's leg.
Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
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 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