The Revival Herb (Japanese: ふっかつそう Revival Herb) is a type of medicine introduced in Generation II. It is a type of herbal medicine that revives a fainted Pokémon.
In the core series games
When used from the Bag on a fainted Pokémon, it revives the Pokémon and restores it to full HP, but lowers its friendship. It is consumed after use.
In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire only, it restores the Pokémon to half of its maximum HP instead of full HP.
Scarlet and Violet
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Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
In the anime
Revival Herbs first appeared in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram. In Black—Victini and Reshiram, Luis was seen finding some with his Lillipup; in White—Victini and Zekrom, he was seen giving Damon a small bottle of Revival Herb potion in a flashback.
Revival Herbs played a major role in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 and Part 2. Clay offered to accept Ash's challenge for a Gym battle if Ash brought him some Revival Herbs. First, Ash and his friends searched for them in the Driftveil Market, but were able to find only a single, already preordered Herb, forcing them to go to Milos Island in order to find some. Unfortunately, when they arrived there, they found out that all the Revival Herbs on the island had died out due to the lack of rain. Ash and his friends met a young man named Lewis, who told them about a legend of a Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus. The first two had almost destroyed the island with their fight once, only to be stopped by Landorus, who had been healed from its battle injuries by a shrine maiden and her Gothorita with a Revival Herb. As a sign of gratitude, Landorus had turned the island into a fertile paradise, blooming with Revival Herbs.
After Ash and his friends had saved the Forces of Nature from being captured by Team Rocket, effectively repeating the story of the legend in the process, the three Legendary Pokémon restored the island back to its fertile state, allowing Ash to get plenty of Revival Herbs for Clay. They were delivered to the Driftveil City Gym Leader at the beginning of Battling the King of the Mines!, in which Clay kept his promise and agreed to have a Gym battle with Ash in exchange for bringing him the herbs.
In Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening, Anna gave Oscar's Stoutland a small bottle of Revival Herb potion to be taken to Mewtwo. However, once Stoutland found Mewtwo, the Genetic Pokémon refused to take the medicine, saying it did not want any help from people.
In Searching for a Wish!, Lotus was trying to grow Revival Herbs, despite the drought experienced in Capacia Island's mountains. After Jirachi restored the local water supply, the Revival Herb crops began to thrive.
Multiple Revival Herbs appeared in Currying Favor and Flavor!, in which Ash and Mallow collected them to be used as ingredients for the "Akala Curry". Later, they used a couple of the herbs to heal Totem Lurantis and its ally Castform after Ash's trial against it. Out of curiosity, Litten also took a taste of the herbs and, like Castform, found its bitter taste unpleasant.
In the manga
Sword & Shield chapter
In PASS29, Piers used a Revival Herb received from Nessa to revive his Malamar after it had been knocked out by Eternatus.
In the TCG
- Main article: Life Herb (EX Hidden Legends 90)
The Life Herb (which has the same name as the Revival Herb in Japanese) was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English EX Series (the Japanese ADV Era) in EX Hidden Legends, with an illustration by Ryo Ueda. The Life Herb was later reclassified in Japanese as an Item card during the LEGEND Era, and has not been reclassified in English due to English Trainer cards not adopting this naming convention until after this card's latest print. It has been reprinted in the English EX FireRed & LeafGreen and Platinum expansions, and the Japanese Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random Constructed Starter Decks, Metagross Constructed Starter Deck, Gift Box Emerald, and Entry Pack DPt.
It allows the player to flip a coin, then if the result is heads, one of their Pokémon is cured of any Special Conditions and 6 damage counters are removed from it. Prior to Platinum, it cannot be used on Pokémon-ex.
- In the games, the Revival Herb is similar in appearance to the sundew, which is both a medicinal herb and a carnivorous plant.
In other languages
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