Secret Medicine

The Secret Medicine (Japanese: ひでんのくすり Secret Medicine), called Secret Potion until Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and formatted as SecretPotion prior to Generation VI, is a Key Item introduced in Generation II.

Secret Medicine
ひでんのくすり
Secret Medicine
Bag Secret Potion Sprite.pngBag Secret Medicine Sprite.png
Secret Medicine
Pokémon Legends: Arceus artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
Generation II Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation IV Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation V Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VI Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VIII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items (BDSPLA)

Terminology

English

In Generation II, the name of this item was rendered in all-caps like other item names: "SECRETPOTION". This fits the 12-character limit for item names in early games. The appearance of this item was unknown at the time due to the lack of item sprites.

In Generation IV, this item name was written as "SecretPotion" due to all-caps being no longer used. The item name still included the word "Potion" even though this generation introduced the sprite for this item, revealing it to be a pouch of pills instead of a liquid substance like the Potion, Super Potion, Hyper Potion, or Max Potion.

From Generation VI until Pokémon Sword and Shield, this item was named "Secret Potion" (with a space). However, this is only found in the game data and not seen in normal gameplay, since this item is not obtainable in those games.

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, this item was renamed to "Secret Medicine".

Japanese

In Japanese, this item has been consistently named 「ひでんのくすり」 (Secret Medicine), despite the name changes in English over the generations.

This item name includes the Japanese word 「くすり」 (Medicine), which does not indicate exactly what kind of medicine is it. For comparison, this word is also used in the Japanese names of the Potion, Super Potion, Hyper Potion, Max Potion, and Full Restore, which are usually depicted as substances stored in spray bottles, as opposed to the Secret Medicine which is depicted as a pouch of pills.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
BDSP
N/A N/A

Effect

Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

The Secret Potion is given to Jasmine in the Olivine Lighthouse to cure a sick Ampharos named Amphy. Afterwards, she returns to the Olivine Gym, allowing the player to challenge her.

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl

The Secret PotionDPPt/Secret MedicineBDSP heals a flock of Psyduck who are blocking the way on Route 210 of their headaches, allowing the player to continue through the route.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

The Secret Medicine is an item that plays a role in Request 32: "The Headache-Stricken Psyduck". Martia of the Diamond Clan asks the player to return with a cure for the headaches ailing a group of Psyduck blocking a house in the Diamond Settlement. Tomma of the Medical Corps gives the player the medicine to complete the request.

Description

Modern
Games Description
GSC Fully heals any Pokémon.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
A fantastic medicine dispensed by the pharmacy in Cianwood City. It fully heals a Pokémon of any ailment.
Hisui
Games Description
LA
SV
An astonishing medicine that can instantly restore health to any Pokémon. It is produced by an apothecary in Cianwood City.

Acquisition

Games Method
GSC Cianwood City Pharmacy (from pharmacist, after speaking with Jasmine at the Olivine Lighthouse)
DPPt Valor Lakefront (from Cynthia, after following and defeating the Galactic Grunt from Pastoria City)
HGSS Cianwood City Pharmacy (from pharmacist, after speaking with Jasmine at the Olivine Lighthouse)
BDSP Valor Lakefront (from Cynthia, after following and defeating the Team Galactic Grunt from Pastoria City)
LA Galaxy Hall (from Tomma, after speaking with Martia at the Diamond Settlement)

In the anime

 
The Secret Potion in the anime

Ash, Brock, Misty, and Janina traveled to Cianwood City in Machoke, Machoke Man!, where they intended to buy the Secret Potion so Sparkle the Ampharos could be healed. Janina took the medicine back to Olivine City on an Express Ferry, while Ash and friends explored the Whirl Islands before returning to the mainland.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
The Secret Potion in Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

The Secret Potion appeared in Suffering Psyduck, where Cynthia used it to cure the Psyduck on Route 210 from their headache.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Gold received the Secret Potion from Chuck in The Secret Of The Fighting Type Pokémon. It was then sent to Olivine City to heal Amphy. According to Chuck, the pharmacy that sold the medicine closed down ages ago, making his sample of it the only remaining one.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

 
The Secret Potion in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Red and his Pokémon went to Cianwood City in Light Up the Lighthouse!! in order to get a Secret Potion from a pharmacy. When they went in the pharmacy, the owner gave it to them after telling them a tale. While at sea, Clefairy lost it, but took one of the pills prior to it getting lost. When Clefairy later ate the pill when their ship was approaching the unlighted Olivine Harbor, he started to glow, saving the ship from crashing.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 秘傳之藥 Beichyùhn-jī Yeuhk
Mandarin 秘傳之藥 / 秘传之药 Mìchuán-zhī Yào
  French Remède Secret (VIII+)
Potion Secrète (VI-VII)
Potionsecret (II-V)
  German Geheimmedizin (VIII+)
Geheimtrank (II-VII)
  Italian Rimedio segreto (VIII+)
Pozione Segreta (VI-VII)
Poz. Segreta (IV-V)
Poz.Segreta (II)
  Korean 비전신약 Bijeon Sin-yak
  Spanish Medicina Secreta (VIII+)
Poción Secreta (VI-VII)
Poc. Secreta (II-V)
  Vietnamese Thuốc bí truyền

See also


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