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Secret Potion
Secret Medicine
Secret Potion
Secret Potion
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Introduced in Generation II
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

The Secret Potion (Japanese: ひでんのくすり Secret Medicine), formatted as SecretPotion prior to Generation VI, is a Key Item in the Generation II and Generation IV Pokémon games.


In the games


Games Cost Sell price


Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

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

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

The Secret Potion heals a flock of Psyduck who are blocking the way on Route 210 of their headaches.


Games Description
GSC Fully heals any Pokémon.
A fantastic medicine dispensed by the pharmacy in Cianwood City. It fully heals a Pokémon of any ailment.


Games Method
GSC Cianwood City Pharmacy (from pharmacist)
DPPt Valor Lakefront (from Cynthia)
HGSS Cianwood City Pharmacy (from pharmacist)

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Secret Potion in Pokémon Adventures

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

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

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.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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.


  • Other Potion items have a spray bottle as their in-game Bag sprite, but the Secret Potion features a pouch of pills. This is due to the Japanese name, Secret Medicine, not specifying the design of the medicine and not referencing the standard healing item. 

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
France Flag.png French Potion Secrète (VI+)
Potionsecret (II-V)
Germany Flag.png German Geheimtrank
Italy Flag.png Italian Pozione Segreta (VI+)
Poz. Segreta (IV-V)
Poz.Segreta (II)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비전신약 Bijeon Sin-yak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poción Secreta (VI+)
Poc. Secreta (II-V)
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thuốc bí truyền

See also

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