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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 outside of a 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. They are also available in Wonder Launcher battles. Although the traditional RPG depiction of Potion is as a drink, in Pokémon, Potions appear to be topical, stored in spray bottles and applied to the skin.

List of Potions


These are artwork of the items as seen in the Pokémon Dream World.

Dream Potion Sprite.png Dream Super Potion Sprite.png Dream Hyper Potion Sprite.png Dream Max Potion Sprite.png Dream Full Restore Sprite.png
Potion Super Potion Hyper Potion Max Potion Full Restore

In the anime

Cilan using a Super Potion on his Pansage in the anime

Potions have been used on occasion in the anime. Usually, Brock, Cilan, and Clemont carry them in their respective backpacks, and they use them to heal injured Pokémon. Potions 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 Here Comes the Squirtle Squad!, Pikachu obtained a serious injury from a Goldeen while being chased by the Squirtle Squad. He was captured, but suffering, so the Squirtle Squad allowed Ash to go free and get a Super Potion from the local town to heal Pikachu. This was the first episode of the anime wherein a Potion was mentioned.

In The Kangaskhan Kid, Brock used a Super Potion to treat the wounds on an injured baby Kangaskhan.

Brock used a Super Potion to heal a minor injury inflicted on Ash's Pikachu in You Never Can Taillow, which he had received while battling a wild Taillow.

Brock used a Super Potion to heal a minor injury on a wild Nuzleaf in Leave It To Brocko!.

Brock used a Super Potion to treat a minor injury on a wild Bidoof in Faced with Steelix Determination!.

Cilan used a Super Potion to cure his Pansage in A Home for Dwebble! after it had been hit by a rock on the head. The fever resulted from the hit was later cured by a herbal medicine made by Iris.

Iris used a Super Potion to treat a wound on a wild Venipede in A Venipede Stampede!.

Alder used a Super Potion to treat a wild Gigalith's wounds in Ash Versus the Champion!.

Professor Oak used a Super Potion on a Rotom in To Catch a Rotom!. This made Rotom so thankful, that it voluntarily allowed itself to be caught by him.

Clemont used a regular Potion on Meowth in A Conspiracy to Conquer!, although this happened off-screen, and the Potion bottle was only briefly seen when Clemont put it back into his backpack.

Brock used a Super Potion to heal a wound on a wild Gyarados in SS027, after it had been put asleep by Cilan's Pansage's Grass Whistle.

Nurse Joy used a Super Potion to treat a wound on a wild Lapras in Bonnie for the Defense!.

Clemont was seen using a Super Potion to treat a wound on a wild Bunnelby in a flashback in A Trip Down Memory Train!, which it had received while fighting a wild Diggersby.

Nurse Joy was seen using a Super Potion to treat Froakie's wounds in a flashback in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!.

Alain was seen using a Super Potion to heal his Charizard during his challenge to defeat ten Mega Evolution Trainers in a row in SS035.

In the manga

A Potion in Pocket Monsters DP

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia I, Byron used a Hyper Potion to heal Gardenia's Cherubi during the Sinnoh Gym Leaders' battle against the Team Galactic Commanders at the Spear Pillar.

In The Final Dimensional Duel VI, Charon mentioned using a Hyper Potion on his Heatran after it had been injured while battling against Reg.

In Listening to Pokémon, Black used some Potions to heal his Pokémon after having a battle with N.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In PMDP02, Red threw a Potion at Clefairy in order to let it recover some health, but Weavile prevented him from doing so by using Embargo.

In the TCG

Potions (Called Salve きずぐすり in the Japanese TCG) were first represented in the TCG with the standard Potion and Super Potion cards in the Base Set. Like many categories of items, most of its game variants have been released in card form in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, in addition to a few variants exclusive to the TCG like Gold Potion. All of them are Trainer cards, with most being part of the Item card subclass.

Potion cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #

Potion T Base Set Common 94/102      
Base Set 2   122/130      
Legendary Collection Common 110/110      
Expedition Base Set Common 156/165      
Super Potion T Base Set Uncommon 90/102      
Base Set 2 Uncommon 117/130      
Hyper Potion T Skyridge Uncommon 127/144   Uncommon  
Max Potion T Emerging Powers Uncommon 94/98      
Gold Potion T Boundaries Crossed Rare Ace 140/149   R  


  • The only Potion that is not depicted as being stored in a spray-type bottle is the SecretPotion, which appears to be in kampo teapill form.
  • In the first and second generations, Max Potion and Full Restore were programmed to only heal 999 HP, rather than restoring the HP to maximum. This is because, as below, a Pokémon with more than 999 HP is not legitimately possible, and the highest HP a Pokémon can technically have is 703 with a level 100 Chansey (in Generation I), or 713 with a level 100 Blissey (in Generation II), both of which having an individual HP value of 15, and an HP effort value of 65,535 or higher. In later generations, this becomes 714 with an individual value of 31 and an effort value of 252 or higher.
    • Likewise, in early releases of Platinum, the Max Potion was mistakenly programmed to only heal 1,000 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%.
  • Of the Potions that heal a specific amount of HP (Potion, Super Potion and Hyper Potion), Hyper Potion is the most cost-effective, as it is 1 HP per PokémonDollar.png6, while Potion was the worst with only giving 1 HP per PokémonDollar.png15, and Super Potion is in the middle with 1 HP per PokémonDollar.png14.

In other languages


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese キズぐすり Wound Medicine
France Flag.png French Potion
Germany Flag.png German Trank
Italy Flag.png Italian Pozione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 상처약 Sangcheo Yak
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Poção
Russia Flag.png Russian Элексир Eleksir
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poción

Super Potion

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese いいキズぐすり Good Wound Medicine
Finland Flag.png Finnish Superrohto
France Flag.png French Super Potion
Germany Flag.png German Supertrank
Italy Flag.png Italian Superpozione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 좋은상처약 Jo-eun Sangcheo Yak
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Super Poção
Spain Flag.png Spanish Súper Poción*

Hyper Potion

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese すごいキズぐすり Amazing Wound Medicine
France Flag.png French Hyper Potion
Germany Flag.png German Hypertrank
Italy Flag.png Italian Iperpozione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고급상처약 Gogeup Sangcheo Yak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Híper Poción*

Max Potion

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese まんたんのくすり Tank-Filling Medicine
France Flag.png French Potion Max
Germany Flag.png German Top-Trank
Italy Flag.png Italian Pozione Max
South Korea Flag.png Korean 풀회복약 Full Hoebok Yak
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Poção Máxima
Spain Flag.png Spanish Máxima Poción

Full Restore

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese かいふくのくすり Recovery Medicine
France Flag.png French Guérison
Germany Flag.png German Top-Genesung
Italy Flag.png Italian Ricarica Tot
South Korea Flag.png Korean 회복약 Hoebok Yak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Restau. Todo*
Restaurar Todo*


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ひでんのくすり Secret Medicine
France Flag.png French Potionsecret
Germany Flag.png German Geheimtrank
Italy Flag.png Italian Poz. Segreta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비전신약 Bijeon Sin-yak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poc. Secreta

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