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{{redirect|Herb|the character whose Japanese name is Herb|Wendy (Ranger)}}
'''Herbal medicine''' is a type of [[item]] in the [[Pokémon games]]. They can be used during or outside of a {{pkmn|battle}} to restore a Pokémon's {{stat|HP}}, remove [[status condition]]s, or revive a Pokémon, all with a side effect of lowering a Pokémon's [[friendship]] due to their bitter taste. They can be found on the ground, whether readily visible or hidden from sight and requiring an [[Dowsing Machine|Itemfinder]] to locate; however, herbal medicine is usually bought from special [[Herb Shop]]s. It should be noted that other than the Revival Herb, the items are cheaper than their more-common counterparts (such as {{DL|Potion|[[Super Potion}}]]). Even the Revival Herb has a benefit, as {{DL|Revive|[[Max Revive}}]]s cannot be bought in Poké Marts.
 
==Types of herbal medicine==
|locsm=[[Konikoni City]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Lush Jungle]], [[Memorial Hill]], [[Shady House]]
|tcg=Heal Powder (Neo Destiny 104)
|main=Heal Powder
}}
 
|locsm=[[Konikoni City]] [[Herb Shop]]
|notes=Formatted as "EnergyPowder" prior to Generation VI
|main=Energy Powder
}}
 
|locsm=[[Konikoni City]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Verdant Cavern]], {{rt|4|Alola}}
|tcg=Energy Root (EX Unseen Forces 83)
|main=Energy Root
}}
 
|locsm=[[Konikoni City]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Memorial Hill]], [[Ancient Poni Path]]
|tcg=Life Herb (EX Hidden Legends 90)
|main=Life Herb
}}
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{smart color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Revival Herb Sprite.png]]
|-
| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{colorcolor2|{{smart color dark}}|Heal Powder}}
| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{colorcolor2|{{smart color dark}}|Energy Powder}}
| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{colorcolor2|{{smart color dark}}|Energy Root}}
| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{colorcolor2|{{smart color dark}}|Revival Herb}}
|}{{-}}
 
Many herbs not found in the games, such as [[Salveyo weed]] and [[Remeyo weed]], have been featured in the {{pkmn|anime}}. Characters like {{an|Brock}} and {{an|Iris}} specialize in using herbs to help sick Pokémon.
 
A bottle of [[Heal Powder]] appeared in ''[[DP190|The Brockster Is In!]]'' as one of the items gathered from the passengers of a cruise ship to help cure the {{status|poison}}ed Pokémon [[Normajean]] was taking care of.
 
[[Revival HerbsHerb]]s were first featured in [[M14|''White—Victini and Zekrom'' and ''Black—Victini and Reshiram'']]. In ''Black—Victini and Reshiram'', [[Luis]] was seen finding some with his {{p|Lillipup}}, while 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 ''[[BW059|Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1]]'' and ''[[BW060|Part 2]]''. [[Clay]] offered to accept {{Ash}}'s challenge for a [[Gym]] {{pkmn|battle}} in case he brought him some Revival Herbs. First, Ash and {{ashfr}} searched for them from the {{DL|Driftveil City|Market|Driftveil Market}}, but were able to find only a single, already preordered Herb, forcing them to go to [[Milos Island]] in order to get new ones. Unfortunately, when they arrived there, they found out that all the 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 {{p|Tornadus}}, {{p|Thundurus}}, and {{p|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 {{p|Gothorita}} with a Revival Herb. As a sign of gratitude, Landorus had turned the island into a fertile paradise, blooming with Revival Herbs.
In ''[[SS026|Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening]]'', {{un|Anna}} gave {{un|Oscar}}'s {{p|Stoutland}} a small bottle of Revival Herb potion to be taken to {{OBP|Mewtwo|Best Wishes series}}. However, once Stoutland found Mewtwo, the Genetic Pokémon refused to take the medicine, saying it didn't want any help from [[human|people]].
 
In ''[[XY017|A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!]]'', [[Sanpei]] offered a pill made out of [[Energy Root]] to Ash after his {{AP|Froakie}} had lost to him in battle. The remedy proved instantly effective, though Froakie greatly disliked the bitter taste.
 
Multiple Revival Herbs appeared in [[SM035]], where Ash and {{an|Mallow}} collected them to be used as ingredients for the "{{isl|Akala}} Curry". Later, they used a couple of the herbs to heal {{pkmn2|Totem}} {{p|Lurantis}} and its ally {{p|Castform}} after Ash's [[Island challenge|trial]] against it. Out of curiosity, {{AP|Litten}} also took a taste of the herbs and, like Castform, found its bitter taste unpleasant.
* A man in [[Lavaridge Town]] states that [[Charcoal]] is used for making herbal medicine. In game, however, it serves no medicinal purposes.
 
==In other languages==
{|
|- style="vertical-align:top"
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''Heal Powder''
{{langtable|color={{smart color light}}|bordercolor={{smart color}}
|ja=ばんのうごな ''Cure-all Powder''
|zh_yue=萬能粉 ''{{tt|Maahnnàhng Fán|Cure-all Powder}}'' {{tt|*|Games}}<br>萬能之粉 ''{{tt|Maahnnàhng-jī Fán|Cure-all Powder}}'' {{tt|*|Anime}}
|zh_cmn=萬能粉 / 万能粉 ''{{tt|Wànnéng Fěn|Cure-all Powder}}'' {{tt|*|Games}}<br>萬能之粉 / 万能之粉 ''{{tt|Wànnéng-zhī Fěn|Cure-all Powder}}'' {{tt|*|Anime}}
|fi=Parannusjauhe
|fr=Poudre Soin
|de=Heilpuder
|it=Polvocura
|es=Polvo Curación
|ko=만능가루 ''Manneung Garu''
|pl=Leczniczy Proszek
}}
|
''Energy Powder''
{{langtable|color={{smart color light}}|bordercolor={{smart color}}
|ja=ちからのこな ''Energy Powder''
|zh_yue=元氣粉 ''{{tt|Yùhnhei Fán|Energy Powder}}''
|zh_cmn=元氣粉 / 元气粉 ''{{tt|Yuánqì Fěn|Energy Powder}}''
|fr=Poudrenergie{{tt|*|Generation I-V}}<br>Poudre Énergie{{tt|*|Generation VI}}
|de=Energiestaub
|it=Polvenergia
|es=Polvoenergía
|ko=힘의가루 ''Himui Garu''
}}
|
''Energy Root''
{{langtable|color={{smart color light}}|bordercolor={{smart color}}
|ja=ちからのねっこ ''Energy Root''
|zh_yue=元氣根 ''{{tt|Yùhnhei Gān|Energy Root}}''
|zh_cmn=元氣根 / 元气根 ''{{tt|Yuánqì Gēn|Energy Root}}'' {{tt|*|Games}}<br>元氣之根 / 元气之根 ''{{tt|Yuánqì-zhī Gēn|Energy Root}}'' {{tt|*|Anime}}
|fi=Energiajuuri
|fr=Racinenergie{{tt|*|Generation I-V}}<br>Racine Énergie{{tt|*|Generation VI}}
|de=Kraftwurzel
|it=Radicenergia
|es=Raíz Energía
|pl=Korzeń Energii
|ko=힘의뿌리 ''Himui Ppuri''
|sv=Energirot
}}
|
''Revival Herb''
{{langtable|color={{smart color light}}|bordercolor={{smart color}}
|ja=ふっかつそう ''Revival Herb''
|zh_yue=復活草 ''{{tt|Fuhkwuht Chóu|Revival Herb}}'' {{tt|*|Games}}<br>復活之草 ''{{tt|Fuhkwuht-jī Chóu|Revival Herb}}'' {{tt|*|Anime}}
|zh_cmn=復活草 / 复活草 ''{{tt|Fùhuó Cǎo|Revival Herb}}'' {{tt|*|Games}}<br>復活之草 ''{{tt|Fùhuó-zhī Cǎo|Revival Herb}}'' {{tt|*|Anime}}
|fi=Elvytysyrtti
|fr=Herbe Rappel
|de=Vitalkraut
|it=Vitalerba
|es=Hierba Revivir
|ko=부활 초 ''Buhwal Cho''
|sv=Återupplivningsört
}}
|}
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