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Trainer Item
Potion
きずぐすり Salve
PotionExpedition156.jpg
Expedition Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi

Potion (Japanese: きずぐすり Salve) is an Item card. It was first released in the Base Set as a Trainer card.

Contents

Card text

Base Set print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
{{{ruletext}}}
Remove up to 2 damage counters from 1 of your Pokémon.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Expedition Base Set print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
{{{ruletext}}}
Remove 2 damage counters from 1 of your Pokémon (1 if that Pokémon has only 1).
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
EX Unseen Forces print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
{{{ruletext}}}
Remove 2 damage counters from 1 of your Pokémon (remove 1 damage counter if that Pokémon has only 1).
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Black & White print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
{{{ruletext}}}
Heal 30 damage from 1 of your Pokémon.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).
Sword & Shield print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
{{{ruletext}}}
Heal 30 damage from 1 of your Pokémon.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
You may play any number of Item cards during your turn.


e-Reader data

The Expedition Base Set and Theater Limited VS Pack prints include a Dot Code strip for use with the e-Reader, and have the card ID A-25-#. The short strip contains a brief card summary. There is no long strip for this card.

Release information

This card was released as a Trainer card in the Base Set with artwork by Keiji Kinebuchi, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. Before the TCG was officially released in North America, prototype Pokémon Leagues were given the Trainer Deck A, which included this card. The cards in this deck all have a red border and "Trainer Deck A" printed on the back. In Japan, it was reprinted in the Nivi City, Hanada City and Guren Town Gym Deck, Red and Green Decks of the Quick Starter Gift Set, Bulbasaur and Squirtle Decks of the Intro Pack, Chikorita and Totodile Half Decks of the Intro Pack Neo, Pokémon VS expansion, and the Tyranitar Half Deck. It was also reprinted in the English Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection expansion.

It was reprinted in the Expedition Base Set with new artwork by the same artist, first released in the Japanese Pokémon-e Starter Deck. It was reprinted in the Japanese Theater Limited VS Pack. It was reprinted again in the EX Ruby & Sapphire expansion, originating from the Japanese Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip Constructed Starter Decks. In Japan, it was reprinted in the Flygon Constructed Starter Deck, Salamence Constructed Starter Deck, Metagross Constructed Starter Deck, Movie Commemoration VS Pack, Magma Deck Kit, Aqua Deck Kit, Gift Box, and the Metagross Constructed Starter Deck. It was also reprinted in the EX Trainer Kit. It was reprinted again in the EX FireRed & LeafGreen expansion, first released in the Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random Constructed Starter Decks. In Japan, it was reprinted again in the Rayquaza Constructed Starter Deck, Deoxys Constructed Starter Deck, Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-Splitting Deoxys, Black Deck Kit, Silver Deck Kit, and the Grass, Lightning and Fighting Quick Construction Packs. It was reprinted yet again in the EX Trainer Kit 2.

A new print with artwork by Shin-ichi Yoshikawa was included in the EX Unseen Forces expansion, first released in the Japanese Meganium, Typhlosion and Feraligatr Constructed Starter Decks. In Japan, it was reprinted in the Mirage's Mew Constructed Starter Deck, Master Kit, and the Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario. It was reprinted in the EX Delta Species expansion, first released in the Japanese Holon Research Tower Water Quarter Deck. In Japan, it was reprinted again in the Gift Box Mew • Lucario, Ocean's Kyogre ex and Earth's Groudon ex Constructed Starter Decks (which led to a reprint in the EX Crystal Guardians expansion), Imprison! Gardevoir ex Constructed Standard Deck, Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy and the Infernape Half Deck of the Entry Pack.

Potion was reprinted during the Diamond & Pearl Series in the Diamond & Pearl expansion, first released in the Japanese Space-Time Creation expansion. It was reprinted again in the Japanese Rampardos the Attacker Deck and the English Diamond & Pearl Trainer Kit. It was reprinted once again in the Secret Wonders expansion, first released in the Japanese Palkia LV.X Constructed Standard Deck. It was also reprinted in the Stormfront expansion and the Japanese Magmortar vs Electivire Deck Kit, Entry Pack '08, Gift Box DPt, Arceus LV.X Deck: Grass & Fire and the Arceus LV.X Deck: Lightning & Psychic.

Potion was reclassified as an Item card during the Black & White Series in the Black & White expansion with artwork by Ayaka Yoshida, first released in the Japanese Beginning Set. It was also included in the Black & White Trainer Kit. It was reprinted in the Boundaries Crossed expansion, first released in the Japanese National Beginning Set. It was reprinted again in the Japanese Everyone's Exciting Battle collection.

Potion was reprinted again during the XY Series in the Kalos Starter Set with new artwork by 5ban Graphics, first released in the Japanese XY Beginning Set. It was reprinted in the Japanese Xerneas Half Deck. It was reprinted in both Half Decks of several Deck Kits, namely the XY Trainer Kit, XY Trainer Kit: Bisharp & Wigglytuff, XY Trainer Kit: Latias & Latios, the Japanese Emboar-EX vs Togekiss-EX Deck Kit (which led to a reprint in the BREAKpoint expansion), and the XY Trainer Kit: Pikachu Libre & Suicune. In Japan, it was reprinted again in the BREAK Starter Pack. An unnumbered XY-P Promotional print was 1 of 9 cards available in special packs sent to Event Organizers in Japan starting July 2016, which were then distributed to participants of subsequent official events held by them. This print features the Event Organizer logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration. It was reprinted as a retro card in the Evolutions expansion, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary subset, featuring the same artwork as the original print and an updated card template reminiscent of the Original Series layout.

Potion was reprinted again during the Sun & Moon Series as part of the Sun & Moon expansion with new artwork by Toyste Beach, first released in the Japanese Sun & Moon Starter Set. This print was reprinted in the Alolan Raichu Half Deck of the Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu, released April 21, 2017. In Japan, it was later reprinted as part of the Ash Half Deck in the Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit and again in the Ultra Sun expansion. The Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan Ninetales included a variant of the Sun & Moon print. It has a 15 in a blue circle at the bottom right of the card, so the deck can be ordered for a practice duel. It was reprinted again in 4 of the 9 Japanese GX Starter Decks.

Potion was reprinted during the Sword & Shield Series with new artwork by Ryo Ueda, appearing in the Sword & Shield expansion, first released in the Japanese V Starter Set Grass. In Japan, it was reprinted as a S-P Promotional card with the collection number 017/S-P and was available in the Grookey, Scorbunny & Sobble Card Box, released on December 6, 2019. Another S-P Promotional print, this time with the collection number 051/S-P, was 1 of 9 possible cards included in special packs sent to Event Organizers in April 2020 for distribution in official events hosted by them. This print features the Event Organizer logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration.

The Sun & Moon print of Potion had five variants within the Battle Academy deck kit. The cards within the three decks (Charizard, Pikachu, and Mewtwo) had a silhouette of the Pokémon in the bottom right of the card, with the Charizard and Pikachu Deck cards also having numbers so they could be ordered for a practice duel. One copy was part of the Mewtwo Deck, while the other two decks had two copies each. The numbers on the Charizard Deck copies are 14 and 37 and the numbers on the Pikachu Deck copies are 20 and 40.

The Sword & Shield print was reprinted again in Japan in two of the nine V Starter Decks. The Sword & Shield print was reprinted once again in the Champion's Path expansion. It was reprinted yet again in the Japanese Venusaur VMAX Starter Set.

Gallery

PotionBaseSet94.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
PotionExpedition156.jpg
Expedition Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
PotionSecretWonders127.jpg
EX Unseen Forces print
Illus. Shin-ichi Yoshikawa
PotionBlackWhite100.jpg
Black & White print
Illus. Ayaka Yoshida
PotionKalosStarterSet37.jpg
Kalos Starter Set print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
PotionEvolutions83.jpg
Evolutions print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
PotionSunMoon127.jpg
Sun & Moon print
Illus. Toyste Beach
PotionSwordShield177.jpg
Sword & Shield print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Origin

Potion is an item in the Pokémon games that heals damage.


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