Revival Herb

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Revival Herb
Revival Herb
Bag Revival Herb Sprite.png
Revival Herb
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Generation II Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation III Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation IV Bag Medicine HGSS pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation V Bag Medicine HGSS pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VI Bag Medicine HGSS pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VII Bag Medicine HGSS pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VIII Bag Medicine HGSS pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation IX Bag Medicine HGSS pocket icon.png Medicine
Power 30

The Revival Herb (Japanese: ふっかつそう Revival Herb) is a type of medicine introduced in Generation II. It is a type of herbal medicine that revives a fainted Pokémon.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
PokémonDollar.png2,800 PokémonDollar.png1,400
SV PokémonDollar.png2,800 PokémonDollar.png700


When used from the Bag on a fainted Pokémon, it revives the Pokémon and restores it to full HP, but lowers its friendship. It is consumed after use.

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire only, it restores the Pokémon to half of its maximum HP instead of full HP.


Games Description
GSC Revives fainted Pokémon. Bitter.
RSEColo.XD A very bitter herb that revives a fainted Pokémon.
FRLG A very bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted Pokémon, restoring HP fully.
A very bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted Pokémon, fully restoring its HP.
A terribly bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted Pokémon and fully restores its maximum HP.
SwShBDSP A terribly bitter medicinal herb. It revives a fainted Pokémon and fully restores its max HP.
SV A very bitter medicinal herb. It can be used to revive a Pokémon that has fainted. It also fully restores the Pokémon’s max HP.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Ruins of AlphC Goldenrod Underground (Herb Shop)SaSu
RSE Route 123E Lavaridge Town (Herb Shop), Slateport City (300 Berry Powder)E
FRLG Cerulean City (300 Berry Powder)
Colo. The Under (Herb Shop)
XD Gateon Port (Herb Shop), Poké Spots
DPPt Route 217Pt, Mt. Coronet (×2)Pt Eterna City (Herb Shop)
HGSS Ruins of Alph Goldenrod Tunnel (Herb Shop)SaSu
PW Treehouse
BW Driftveil City (Herb Shop)
B2W2 Driftveil City (Herb Shop)
XY Lumiose City (Herboriste), Pokémon Village (shaking trash cans)Th
ORAS Route 123 Lavaridge Town (Herb Shop)
SMUSUM Tide Song HotelUSUM, Memorial Hill, Ancient Poni Path Konikoni City (Herb Shop)
SwSh Route 4, Motostoke Hulbury (Herb Shop)
SwShIoA Challenge Beach
BDSP Eterna City (Herb Shop)
SV Chansey Supply



Bag Revival Herb SV Sprite.png
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


Bag Revival Herb Sprite.png Bag Revival Herb BDSP Sprite.png
Bag Sprite (Generation III-VIII) Bag Sprite (BDSP)

In the anime

A Revival Herb in the anime

Revival Herbs first appeared in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram. In Black—Victini and Reshiram, Luis was seen finding some with his Lillipup; 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 if Ash brought him some Revival Herbs. First, Ash and his friends searched for them in the Driftveil Market, but were able to find only a single, already preordered Herb, forcing them to go to Milos Island in order to find some. Unfortunately, when they arrived there, they found out that all the Revival 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 had saved the Forces of Nature from being captured 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!, in which 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 did not want any help from people.

In Searching for a Wish!, Lotus was trying to grow Revival Herbs, despite the drought experienced in Capacia Island's mountains. After Jirachi restored the local water supply, the Revival Herb crops began to thrive.

Multiple Revival Herbs appeared in Currying Favor and Flavor!, in which Ash and Mallow collected them to 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 manga

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield chapter

In PASS29, Piers used a Revival Herb received from Nessa to revive his Malamar after it had been knocked out by Eternatus.

In the TCG

Life Herb
Main article: Life Herb (EX Hidden Legends 90)

The Life Herb (which has the same name as the Revival Herb in Japanese) was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English EX Series (the Japanese ADV Era) in EX Hidden Legends, with an illustration by Ryo Ueda. The Life Herb was later reclassified in Japanese as an Item card during the LEGEND Era, and has not been reclassified in English due to English Trainer cards not adopting this naming convention until after this card's latest print. It has been reprinted in the English EX FireRed & LeafGreen and Platinum expansions, and the Japanese Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random Constructed Starter Decks, Metagross Constructed Starter Deck, Gift Box Emerald, and Entry Pack DPt.

It allows the player to flip a coin, then if the result is heads, one of their Pokémon is cured of any Special Conditions and 6 damage counters are removed from it. Prior to Platinum, it cannot be used on Pokémon-ex.


  • In the games, the Revival Herb is similar in appearance to the sundew, which is both a medicinal herb and a carnivorous plant.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 復活草 Fuhkwuht Chóu *
復活之草 Fuhkwuht-jī Chóu *
Mandarin 復活草 / 复活草 Fùhuó Cǎo *
復活之草 Fùhuó-zhī Cǎo *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Vitalurt
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Opwekkingskruid
Finland Flag.png Finnish Elvytysyrtti
France Flag.png French Herbe Rappel
Germany Flag.png German Vitalkraut
Italy Flag.png Italian Vitalerba
South Korea Flag.png Korean 부활 초 Buhwal Cho
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Oppvåkkingsurt
Poland Flag.png Polish Ożywcze Ziele
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Erva Reviver
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hierba Revivir
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Återupplivningsört

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