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This article is about the items that represent real-world drinks. For the items also known as Pokémon drinks, see Vitamin.

A drink is a type of item from the Pokémon games. Most can be used during or outside of a battle to restore a Pokémon's HP. They are usually a cheap alternative to Potions, but are rarely purchasable in bulk.


Drinks are found in a variety of special places. The main three, Fresh Water, Soda Pop, and Lemonade, can be bought from vending machines; Moomoo Milk can be bought from vending machines in Pokémon XD, and at the Café Cabin in Sinnoh. They can be bought in bulk in only two places, in the Two Island Market Stall (after certain requirements are met) and at Mt. Moon Square in HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions.

In Generation V, vending machines are much more common, being located in Shopping Mall Nine, Twist Mountain, Route 5, Route 9, Cold Storage, Route 15, Marvelous Bridge, and Village Bridge, as well as in several cities and towns. Moomoo Milk can be purchased from the market in Driftveil City in single bottles or by the dozen. Berry Juice can be won on board the Royal Unova or bought in Black City. Fresh Water can also be purchased in Black City and can be obtained from the Clyde in every Gym.

In the Generation III, IV, and V games, when purchasing a drink from a vending machine there is a 3% chance that the player may also receive an extra drink for free. When this happens, the message "Score! An extra can of [item] dropped down!" or "Bonus! Another can of [item] dropped down." is displayed, depending on generation. In Black 2 and White 2, there is a Medal for having this happen.


A thirsty girl on the roof of Celadon Department Store will give TMs in exchange for one of the vending machine drinks. The TMs vary between generations. In Generation I, the girl trades TM13 (Ice Beam) for Fresh Water, TM48 (Rock Slide) for Soda Pop, and TM49 (Tri Attack) for Lemonade. In Generation III, the girl trades TM16 (Light Screen) for Fresh Water, TM20 (Safeguard) for Soda Pop, and TM33 (Reflect) for Lemonade.

Types of drink


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

Dream Fresh Water Sprite.png Dream Soda Pop Sprite.png Dream Lemonade Sprite.png Dream Moomoo Milk Sprite.png Dream Berry Juice Sprite.png
Fresh Water Soda Pop Lemonade Moomoo Milk Berry Juice

In the anime

In BW104, Ash and Cameron were drinking Moomoo Milk, while Stephan was drinking Soda Pop.

In BW105, a vendor gave a Soda Pop to Axew and Stephan was drinking a Moomoo Milk.

In the TCG

Moomoo Milk is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as a Trainer card. First released in the Neo Genesis expansion as Moo-Moo Milk, a reprint in the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion changed it to Moomoo Milk. This name change and slight difference in each card's effect prompted a ruling that declared the prints as different cards.

Related 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 #
Moo-Moo Milk T Neo Genesis Common 101/111 Gold, Silver, to a New World... Common  
      Pokémon VS Common 131/141
Expedition Base Set Common 155/165 Pokémon-e Starter Deck   029/029
Moomoo Milk I HeartGold & SoulSilver Uncommon 94/123 SoulSilver Collection Uncommon 066/070
      Steelix Constructed Standard Deck   013/019
Raichu Half Deck   1/30      
Raichu Half Deck   26/30      


  • In Generation I, a Fresh Water, Soda Pop, or Lemonade could be given to the thirsty guards who blocked entry into Saffron City; this is changed in the remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, where they must be given Tea instead. This is likely to prevent exploitation of a Pokémon's ability to hold items, which did not exist in Generation I, and would allow a player of FireRed or LeafGreen to trade one of the three drinks from another game and enter Saffron as early as they arrived in Cerulean. This exploit is actually possible in the Generation I games by using Pokémon Stadium 2's Color Case to move the item from another game's Bag or PC.
  • The Fresh Water and Energy Root are the two most cost-effective HP recovery items, each recovering 1 HP per PokémonDollar.png4 spent. However, the Max Potion can potentially be more cost-effective if used under certain circumstances; the ideal situation for a Max Potion is a Blissey with maximum EVs and IVs in HP with 1 HP remaining, which would recover around 1 HP per PokémonDollar.png3.5 spent.
  • Soda Pop may be based on Ramune, a type of drink originating from Japan.

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