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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

Bag Potion Sprite.png Potion

  • Japanese: キズぐすり Wound Medicine

The standard and most common kind of potion. Costs PokémonDollar.png300 in Poké Marts. Restores 20 HP.

Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion

  • Japanese: いいキズぐすり Good Wound Medicine

An improved potion over the regular potion. Costs PokémonDollar.png700 in Poké Marts. Restores 50 HP.

Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion

  • Japanese: すごいキズぐすり Amazing Wound Medicine

An improved potion over the super potion. Costs PokémonDollar.png1200 in Poké Marts. Restores 200 HP.

Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion

  • Japanese: まんたんのくすり Tank-Filling Medicine

The best and least common kind of potion. Costs PokémonDollar.png2500 in Poké Marts. Restores HP to full.

Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore

  • 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 PokémonDollar.png3000 in Poké Marts. Restores HP to full, and heals poisoning, paralysis, sleep, burn, or freeze, also confusion inside battles.

File:Bag Secret Potion Sprite.png SecretPotion

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%.

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