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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. 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

Potions have been used on occasion in the anime. Usually, Brock and Cilan 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.

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


  • 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 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 only 714, with a fully-trained Blissey.
    • Likewise, 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%.

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