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{{redirect|Herb|the character whose Japanese name is Herb|Wendy (Ranger)}}
 
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'''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.
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'''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 [[Super Potion]]). Even the Revival Herb has a benefit, as [[Max Revive]]s cannot be bought in Poké Marts.
   
 
==Types of herbal medicine==
 
==Types of herbal medicine==
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|bag=Medicine
 
|bag=Medicine
 
|buyable=yes
 
|buyable=yes
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|buy=450{{tt|*|Generation II-VI}}
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|buy2=300{{tt|*|Generation VII}}
 
|sell=225
 
|sell=225
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|sellnotes=Generation II-VI
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|sell2=150
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|sellnotes2=Generation VII
 
|effect=Heals all [[Status condition|status problems]] on a Pokémon.
 
|effect=Heals all [[Status condition|status problems]] on a Pokémon.
 
|effect2=Lowers [[friendship]].
 
|effect2=Lowers [[friendship]].
|tcg=Heal Powder (Neo Destiny 104)
 
 
|descgsc=Cures all status problems. Bitter.
 
|descgsc=Cures all status problems. Bitter.
 
|descrse=A bitter powder that heals all status problems.
 
|descrse=A bitter powder that heals all status problems.
|descfrlg=A very bitter medicine powder. It heals all the status problems of one <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
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|descfrlg=A very bitter medicine powder. It heals all the status problems of one <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
 
|desccoloxd=A bitter powder that heals all status problems.
 
|desccoloxd=A bitter powder that heals all status problems.
 
|descdppthgss=A very bitter medicine powder. It heals all the status problems of a single Pokémon.
 
|descdppthgss=A very bitter medicine powder. It heals all the status problems of a single Pokémon.
 
|descbwb2w2=A very bitter medicine powder. It heals all the status problems of a single Pokémon.
 
|descbwb2w2=A very bitter medicine powder. It heals all the status problems of a single Pokémon.
 
|descxyoras=A very bitter medicine powder. When consumed, it heals all of a Pokémon's status conditions.
 
|descxyoras=A very bitter medicine powder. When consumed, it heals all of a Pokémon's status conditions.
|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Tunnel]] [[Herb Shop]]
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|descsm=A very bitter medicinal powder. It can be used once to heal all the status conditions of a Pokémon.
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|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Tunnel|Goldenrod Underground]] [[Herb Shop]]
 
|locrse=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|115|Hoenn}}{{sup/3|E}}
 
|locrse=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|115|Hoenn}}{{sup/3|E}}
 
|locfrlg=[[Cerulean City]]
 
|locfrlg=[[Cerulean City]]
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|lochgss=[[Goldenrod Tunnel]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Ruins of Alph]], {{pw|Treehouse}}
 
|lochgss=[[Goldenrod Tunnel]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Ruins of Alph]], {{pw|Treehouse}}
 
|locbw=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]]
 
|locbw=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]]
|locb2w2=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]]
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|locb2w2=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Driftveil Drawbridge]]
 
|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] Herb Store
 
|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] Herb Store
 
|locoras=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|115|Hoenn}}
 
|locoras=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|115|Hoenn}}
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|locsm=[[Konikoni City]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Lush Jungle]], [[Memorial Hill]], [[Shady House]]
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|tcg=Heal Powder (Neo Destiny 104)
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|main=Heal Powder
 
}}
 
}}
   
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|bag=Medicine
 
|bag=Medicine
 
|buyable=yes
 
|buyable=yes
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|buy=500
 
|sell=250
 
|sell=250
|effect=Restores a Pokémon by 50 {{stat|HP}}.
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|effect=Restores a Pokémon by 50/60{{sup/7|SM}} {{stat|HP}}.
 
|effect2=Lowers [[friendship]].
 
|effect2=Lowers [[friendship]].
|descgsc=Restores <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> HP by 50. Bitter.
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|descgsc=Restores <sc>Pokémon</sc> HP by 50. Bitter.
 
|descrse=A bitter powder that restores HP by 50 points.
 
|descrse=A bitter powder that restores HP by 50 points.
|descfrlg=A very bitter medicine powder. It restores the HP of one <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> by 50 points.
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|descfrlg=A very bitter medicine powder. It restores the HP of one <sc>Pokémon</sc> by 50 points.
 
|desccoloxd=A bitter powder that restores HP by 50 points.
 
|desccoloxd=A bitter powder that restores HP by 50 points.
 
|descdppthgss=A very bitter medicine powder. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 50 points.
 
|descdppthgss=A very bitter medicine powder. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 50 points.
 
|descbwb2w2=A very bitter medicine powder. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 50 points.
 
|descbwb2w2=A very bitter medicine powder. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 50 points.
 
|descxyoras=A bitter medicine powder. When consumed, it restores 50 HP to an injured Pokémon.
 
|descxyoras=A bitter medicine powder. When consumed, it restores 50 HP to an injured Pokémon.
|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Tunnel]] [[Herb Shop]]
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|descsm=A very bitter medicinal powder. When consumed, it restores up to 60 HP to an injured Pokémon.
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|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Tunnel|Goldenrod Underground]] [[Herb Shop]]
 
|locrse=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|114|Hoenn}}{{sup/3|E}}
 
|locrse=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|114|Hoenn}}{{sup/3|E}}
 
|locfrlg=[[Cerulean City]]
 
|locfrlg=[[Cerulean City]]
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|lochgss=[[Goldenrod Tunnel]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Ruins of Alph]], {{pw|Noisy Forest}}, {{pw|Treehouse}}, {{pw|Sightseeing}}
 
|lochgss=[[Goldenrod Tunnel]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Ruins of Alph]], {{pw|Noisy Forest}}, {{pw|Treehouse}}, {{pw|Sightseeing}}
 
|locbw=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]]
 
|locbw=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]]
|locb2w2=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|8|Unova}} [[Tubeline Bridge|Bridge Gate]]
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|locb2w2=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Tubeline Bridge]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]]
 
|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] Herb Store
 
|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] Herb Store
 
|locoras=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|114|Hoenn}}
 
|locoras=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|114|Hoenn}}
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|locsm=[[Konikoni City]] [[Herb Shop]]
 
|notes=Formatted as "EnergyPowder" prior to Generation VI
 
|notes=Formatted as "EnergyPowder" prior to Generation VI
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|main=Energy Powder
 
}}
 
}}
   
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|bag=Medicine
 
|bag=Medicine
 
|buyable=yes
 
|buyable=yes
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|buy=800{{tt|*|Generation II-VI}}
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|buy2=1200{{tt|*|Generation VII}}
 
|sell=400
 
|sell=400
|effect=Restores a Pokémon by 200 {{stat|HP}}.
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|sellnotes=Generation II-VI
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|sell2=600
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|sellnotes2=Generation VII
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|effect=Restores a Pokémon by 200/120{{sup/7|SM}} {{stat|HP}}.
 
|effect2=Lowers [[friendship]].
 
|effect2=Lowers [[friendship]].
|tcg=Energy Root (EX Unseen Forces 83)
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|descgsc=Restores <sc>Pokémon</sc> HP by 200. Bitter.
|descgsc=Restores <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> HP by 200. Bitter.
 
 
|descrse=A bitter root that restores HP by 200 points.
 
|descrse=A bitter root that restores HP by 200 points.
|descfrlg=A very bitter root. It restores the HP of one <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> by 200 points.
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|descfrlg=A very bitter root. It restores the HP of one <sc>Pokémon</sc> by 200 points.
 
|desccoloxd=A bitter root that restores HP by 200 points.
 
|desccoloxd=A bitter root that restores HP by 200 points.
 
|descdppthgss=A very bitter root. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 200 points.
 
|descdppthgss=A very bitter root. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 200 points.
 
|descbwb2w2=A very bitter root. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 200 points.
 
|descbwb2w2=A very bitter root. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 200 points.
 
|descxyoras=An extremely bitter medicinal root. When consumed, it restores 200 HP to an injured Pokémon.
 
|descxyoras=An extremely bitter medicinal root. When consumed, it restores 200 HP to an injured Pokémon.
|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Tunnel]] [[Herb Shop]]
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|descsm=An extremely bitter medicinal root. When consumed, it restores up to 120 HP to an injured Pokémon.
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|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Tunnel|Goldenrod Underground]] [[Herb Shop]]
 
|locrse=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]]
 
|locrse=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]]
 
|locfrlg=[[Cerulean City]]
 
|locfrlg=[[Cerulean City]]
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|lochgss=[[Goldenrod Tunnel]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Ruins of Alph]], {{pw|Noisy Forest}}, {{pw|Treehouse}}, {{pw|Sightseeing}}
 
|lochgss=[[Goldenrod Tunnel]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Ruins of Alph]], {{pw|Noisy Forest}}, {{pw|Treehouse}}, {{pw|Sightseeing}}
 
|locbw=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]]
 
|locbw=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]]
|locb2w2=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Big Stadium and Small Court]] (post-game)
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|locb2w2=[[Driftveil City]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Big Stadium and Small Court]] (post-game), [[Shopping Mall Nine]]
 
|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] Herb Store
 
|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] Herb Store
 
|locoras=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]]
 
|locoras=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]]
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|locsm=[[Konikoni City]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Verdant Cavern]], {{rt|4|Alola}}
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|tcg=Energy Root (EX Unseen Forces 83)
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|main=Energy Root
 
}}
 
}}
   
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|bag=Medicine
 
|bag=Medicine
 
|buyable=yes
 
|buyable=yes
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|buy=2800
 
|sell=1400
 
|sell=1400
 
|effect=Revives a fainted Pokémon and restores it to half{{sup/3|RS}}/full {{stat|HP}}.
 
|effect=Revives a fainted Pokémon and restores it to half{{sup/3|RS}}/full {{stat|HP}}.
 
|effect2=Lowers [[friendship]].
 
|effect2=Lowers [[friendship]].
|descgsc=Revives fainted <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>. Bitter.
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|descgsc=Revives fainted <sc>Pokémon</sc>. Bitter.
|descrse=A very bitter herb that revives a fainted <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
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|descrse=A very bitter herb that revives a fainted <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
|descfrlg=A very bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>, restoring HP fully.
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|descfrlg=A very bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted <sc>Pokémon</sc>, restoring HP fully.
|desccoloxd=A very bitter herb that revives a fainted <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
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|desccoloxd=A very bitter herb that revives a fainted <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
 
|descdppthgss=A very bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted Pokémon, fully restoring its HP.
 
|descdppthgss=A very bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted Pokémon, fully restoring its HP.
 
|descbwb2w2=A very bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted Pokémon, fully restoring its HP.
 
|descbwb2w2=A very bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted Pokémon, fully restoring its HP.
 
|descxyoras=A terribly bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted Pokémon and fully restores its maximum HP.
 
|descxyoras=A terribly bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted Pokémon and fully restores its maximum HP.
|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Tunnel]] [[Herb Shop]]
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|descsm=A terribly bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted Pokémon and fully restores its maximum HP.
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|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Tunnel|Goldenrod Underground]] [[Herb Shop]]
 
|locrse=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|123|Hoenn}}{{sup/3|E}}
 
|locrse=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|123|Hoenn}}{{sup/3|E}}
 
|locfrlg=[[Cerulean City]]
 
|locfrlg=[[Cerulean City]]
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|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] Herb Store
 
|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] Herb Store
 
|locoras=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|123|Hoenn}}
 
|locoras=[[Lavaridge Town]] [[Herb Shop]], {{rt|123|Hoenn}}
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|locsm=[[Konikoni City]] [[Herb Shop]], [[Memorial Hill]], [[Ancient Poni Path]]
 
|tcg=Life Herb (EX Hidden Legends 90)
 
|tcg=Life Herb (EX Hidden Legends 90)
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|main=Revival Herb
 
}}
 
}}
   
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| width="160px" style="background: #{{smart color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Revival Herb Sprite.png]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{smart color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Revival Herb Sprite.png]]
 
|-
 
|-
| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{smart color dark}}|Heal Powder}}
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| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{smart color dark}}|Heal Powder}}
| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{smart color dark}}|Energy Powder}}
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| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{smart color dark}}|Energy Powder}}
| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{smart color dark}}|Energy Root}}
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| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{smart color dark}}|Energy Root}}
| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{smart color dark}}|Revival Herb}}
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| style="background: #{{smart color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{smart color dark}}|Revival Herb}}
 
|}{{-}}
 
|}{{-}}
   
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[[File:Revival Herb anime.png|thumb|220px|A Revival Herb in the anime]]
 
[[File:Revival Herb anime.png|thumb|220px|A Revival Herb in the anime]]
 
[[File:Energy Root anime.png|thumb|220px|An Energy Root pill in the anime]]
 
[[File:Energy Root anime.png|thumb|220px|An Energy Root pill in the anime]]
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.
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Many herbs not found in the {{pkmn|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.
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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 Herbs 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.
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[[Revival Herb]]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.
 
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.
   
After Ash and his friends had saved the {{an|Forces of Nature}} from being caught by [[Team Rocket]], effectively repeating the story of the legend in the process, the three [[Legendary Pokémon]] restored the island back to its fertile state, allowing Ash to get plenty of Revival Herbs for Clay. They were delivered to the [[Driftveil City]] [[Gym Leader]] at the beginning of ''[[BW061|Battling the King of the Mines!]]'', where Clay kept his promise and agreed to have a Gym battle with Ash in exchange for bringing him the Herbs.
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After Ash and his friends saved the {{an|Forces of Nature}} from being caught by [[Team Rocket]], effectively repeating the story of the legend in the process, the three [[Legendary Pokémon]] restored the island back to its fertile state, allowing Ash to get plenty of Revival Herbs for Clay. They were delivered to the [[Driftveil City]] [[Gym Leader]] at the beginning of ''[[BW061|Battling the King of the Mines!]]'', where Clay kept his promise and agreed to have a Gym battle with Ash in exchange for bringing him the 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 ''[[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 [[Ash's Froakie|Froakie]] had lost to him in battle. The remedy proved instantly effective, though Froakie greatly disliked the bitter taste.
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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.
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Multiple Revival Herbs appeared in ''[[SM035|Currying Favor and Flavor!]]'', where Ash and {{an|Mallow}} collected them so they could 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.
   
 
==In the TCG==
 
==In the TCG==
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* The effect of lowering a Pokémon's friendship due to its bitter taste applies even to those with a Calm, Gentle, Sassy, or Careful [[nature]], which are supposed to prefer bitter taste.
 
* The effect of lowering a Pokémon's friendship due to its bitter taste applies even to those with a Calm, Gentle, Sassy, or Careful [[nature]], which are supposed to prefer bitter taste.
* A man in [[Lavaridge Town]] states that {{DL|Type-enhancing item|Charcoal}} is used for making herbal medicine. In game, however, it serves no medicinal purposes.
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* A man in [[Lavaridge Town]] states that [[Charcoal]] is used for making herbal medicine. In game, however, it serves no medicinal purposes.
* At normal purchase prices, the Energy Root and {{DL|Drink|Fresh Water}} are the two most cost-effective HP recovery items, both recovering 1 HP per {{pdollar}}4 spent. However, the {{DL|Potion|Max Potion}} (as well as {{DL|Potion|Full Restore}} and [[Revive]]s in some cases) can potentially be more cost-effective if used under certain circumstances; the ideal situation for a {{DL|Potion|Max Potion}} is a {{p|Blissey}} with maximum {{EV}}s and {{IV}}s in HP with 1 HP remaining, which would recover around 1 HP per {{pdollar}}3.5 spent.
 
** In Pokémon X and Y, Fresh Water can be purchased for {{pdollar}}100 at the [[Kalos Power Plant]], making it the most efficient healing item, recovering 1 HP per {{pdollar}}2 spent.
 
** In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Fresh Water can be purchased for {{pdollar}}150 at the [[Team Magma Hideout]]{{sup/6|OR}}/[[Team Aqua Hideout]]{{sup/6|AS}}, making it the most efficient healing item, recovering 1 HP per {{pdollar}}3 spent.
 
   
==In other languages==
 
{|
 
|-
 
| style="vertical-align:top" |
 
''Heal Powder''
 
{{langtable|color={{smart color light}}|bordercolor={{smart color}}
 
|ja=ばんのうごな ''Cure-all Powder''
 
|fi=Parannusjauhe
 
|fr=Poudre Soin
 
|de=Heilpuder
 
|it=Polvocura
 
|es=Polvo Curación
 
|ko=만능가루 ''Manneung Garu''
 
|pl=Leczniczy Proszek}}
 
| style="vertical-align:top" |
 
''Energy Powder''
 
{{langtable|color={{smart color light}}|bordercolor={{smart color}}
 
|ja=ちからのこな ''Energy Powder''
 
|fr=Poudrenergie{{tt|*|Generation I-V}}<br>Poudre Énergie{{tt|*|Generation VI}}
 
|de=Energiestaub
 
|it=Polvenergia
 
|es=Polvoenergía
 
|ko=힘의가루 ''Himui Garu''}}
 
|-
 
| style="vertical-align:top" |
 
''Energy Root''
 
{{langtable|color={{smart color light}}|bordercolor={{smart color}}
 
|ja=ちからのねっこ ''Energy Root''
 
|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}}
 
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''Revival Herb''
 
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Herb redirects here. For the character whose Japanese name is Herb, see Wendy (Ranger).

Herbal medicine is a type of item in the Pokémon games. They can be used during or outside of a battle to restore a Pokémon's HP, remove status conditions, 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 Itemfinder to locate; however, herbal medicine is usually bought from special Herb Shops. It should be noted that other than the Revival Herb, the items are cheaper than their more-common counterparts (such as Super Potion). Even the Revival Herb has a benefit, as Max Revives cannot be bought in Poké Marts.

Types of herbal medicine

Artwork

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

Dream Heal Powder Sprite.png Dream Energy Powder Sprite.png Dream Energy Root Sprite.png Dream Revival Herb Sprite.png
Heal Powder Energy Powder Energy Root Revival Herb

In the anime

A bottle of Heal Powder in the anime
A Revival Herb in the anime
An Energy Root pill in the anime

Many herbs not found in the games, such as Salveyo weed and Remeyo weed, have been featured in the anime. Characters like Brock and Iris specialize in using herbs to help sick Pokémon.

A bottle of Heal Powder appeared in The Brockster Is In! as one of the items gathered from the passengers of a cruise ship to help cure the poisoned Pokémon Normajean was taking care of.

Revival Herbs were first featured in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram. In Black—Victini and Reshiram, Luis was seen finding some with his 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 Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 and Part 2. Clay offered to accept Ash's challenge for a Gym battle in case he brought him some Revival Herbs. First, Ash and his friends searched for them from the 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 Tornadus, Thundurus, and 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 Gothorita with a Revival Herb. As a sign of gratitude, Landorus had turned the island into a fertile paradise, blooming with Revival Herbs.

After Ash and his friends saved the Forces of Nature from being caught by Team Rocket, effectively repeating the story of the legend in the process, the three Legendary Pokémon restored the island back to its fertile state, allowing Ash to get plenty of Revival Herbs for Clay. They were delivered to the Driftveil City Gym Leader at the beginning of Battling the King of the Mines!, where Clay kept his promise and agreed to have a Gym battle with Ash in exchange for bringing him the herbs.

In Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening, Anna gave Oscar's Stoutland a small bottle of Revival Herb potion to be taken to Mewtwo. However, once Stoutland found Mewtwo, the Genetic Pokémon refused to take the medicine, saying it didn't want any help from people.

In A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!, Sanpei offered a pill made out of Energy Root to Ash after his Froakie had lost to him in battle. The remedy proved instantly effective, though Froakie greatly disliked the bitter taste.

Multiple Revival Herbs appeared in Currying Favor and Flavor!, where Ash and Mallow collected them so they could be used as ingredients for the "Akala Curry". Later, they used a couple of the herbs to heal Totem Lurantis and its ally Castform after Ash's trial against it. Out of curiosity, Litten also took a taste of the herbs and, like Castform, found its bitter taste unpleasant.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards featuring herbal medicine in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The English language release of the Revival Herb uses an alternate translation of its Japanese name, Life Herb.

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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Heal Powder T Neo Destiny Common 104/105 Darkness, and to Light... Common  
Life Herb T EX Hidden Legends Uncommon 90/101 Undone Seal Uncommon 073/083
      Metagross Constructed Starter Deck   014/019
EX FireRed & LeafGreen Uncommon 93/112 Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random Constructed Starter Decks   047/052
      Deoxys Half Deck   012/019
      Rayquaza Half Deck   011/019
Platinum Uncommon 108/127 Giratina Half Deck   009/013
Unleashed Uncommon 79/95 Torterra Starter Deck   008/010
Energy Root T [Tool] EX Unseen Forces Uncommon 83/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean Uncommon 101/106
 

Trivia

  • The effect of lowering a Pokémon's friendship due to its bitter taste applies even to those with a Calm, Gentle, Sassy, or Careful nature, which are supposed to prefer bitter taste.
  • A man in Lavaridge Town states that Charcoal is used for making herbal medicine. In game, however, it serves no medicinal purposes.


Items
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Escape itemsEscape RopeExchangeable itemsValuable items
Battle itemsLegendary artifactsHoneyScentsNectars
Medicine Status condition healing itemsVitaminsWings
DrinksHerbal medicineAbility Capsule
Berries and Apricorns Poké BallsBerriesMulchApricorns
Aesthetic DecorationsAccessoriesBackdropsPropsDécor
ClothingFashion items
Others MailKey ItemsEvent itemsNormal Box and Gorgeous Box
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