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A Potion (Japanese: キズぐすり Wound Medicine) is a type of item from the Pokémon games. They can be used during or out of battle to restore a Pokémon's HP. They can often be found on the ground, whether readily visible or hidden from sight and requiring an Itemfinder to locate, and can be bought at most Poké Marts. Although the traditional RPG depiction of Potion is as a drink, Pokémon Potions appear to be topical, stored in spray bottles and applied to the skin.
Types of potion
- Japanese: キズぐすり Wound Medicine
The standard and most common kind of potion. Costs 300 in Poké Marts. Restores 20 HP.
- Japanese: いいキズぐすり Good Wound Medicine
An improved potion over the regular potion. Costs 700 in Poké Marts. Restores 50 HP.
- Japanese: すごいキズぐすり Amazing Wound Medicine
An improved potion over the super potion. Costs 1200 in Poké Marts. Restores 200 HP.
- Japanese: まんたんのくすり Tank-Filling Medicine
The best and least common kind of potion. Costs 2500 in Poké Marts. Restores HP to full.
- Japanese: かいふくのくすり Recovery Medicine
This item has the effects of both a Max Potion and a Full Heal simultaneously. Costs 3000 in Poké Marts. Restores HP to full, and heals poisoning, paralysis, sleep, burn, or freeze, also confusion inside battles.
- Main article: SecretPotion
- Japanese: ひでんのくすり Secret Medicine
A key item in the Generation II and IV games. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, it is given to the player by the worker in Cianwood City's Pharmacy and used to heal Jasmine's Ampharos, Amphy.
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Cynthia will give it to the player to cure the Psyduck that block Route 210 to Celestic Town after the player defeats Crasher Wake. As it is a key item, it will not disappear when used, but after unblocking Route 210, it no longer has any use.
In the anime
Potions have been used on occasion in the anime. Usually, Brock carries them in his backpack and uses them to heal injured Pokémon. They seem to sting slightly whenever used, suggesting that they not only heal but sterilize the wound. Tracey has also been seen with some potions that need to be taken orally.
In the TCG
- Main article: Potion (TCG)
- Main article: Super Potion (TCG)
- Main article: Hyper Potion (TCG)
- The only Potion that is not depicted as being stored in a spray-type bottle is the SecretPotion, which appears to be stored in some sort of pouch, in orb-like capsules.
- In early releases of Platinum, the Max Potion was mistakenly programmed to only heal 1000 HP of damage (though a Pokémon with higher than 999 HP is not legitimately possible). This was fixed in later versions, which heal HP to 100%.