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A Revive is a type of item from the Pokémon games. They can be used during or out of battle to restore a Pokémon which has fainted. They can be found on the ground, whether readily visible or hidden from sight and requiring an Itemfinder to locate. Standard Revives can be bought at some Poké Marts. In Generation IV, Revives and Max Revives can be found while digging in the Underground.

A standard Revive is an octahedron. A Max Revive is normally portrayed as a 24-faced polyhedron, but in the Underground it appears as a 32-faced polyhedron.

Types of Revive

In the spin-off games

Pokémon GO

Revives can be used to heal Pokémon that have been knocked out during Gym battles, healing the same amount of HP as they do in the core series. They can only be used outside of battle, including through the Gym interface immediately before a challenge.

Regular Revives can be obtained starting at level 5 (the same level when Gyms can be challenged) by searching PokéStops or Gyms, while Max Revives become available starting at level 30. They are also available as rewards for leveling up, starting with Revives at level 5, which are replaced by Max Revives at level 30. Max Revives can also be purchased with PokéCoins at the Shop.



These are artwork of the items as seen in the Underground.

Mine Revive.png Mine Max Revive.png
Revive Max Revive

Dream World

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

Dream Revive Sprite.png Dream Max Revive Sprite.png
Revive Max Revive

Pokémon GO

These are artwork of the items as seen in Pokémon GO.

GO Revive.png GO Max Revive.png
Revive Max Revive

In the manga

A Revive in Pokémon Adventures
A Max Revive in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Emerald used a Revive to restore his Sceptile during his battle against Brandon in You Need to Chill Out, Regice, allowing it to land a surprising Iron Tail on Brandon's Regice from behind and win the battle for Emerald. After the battle, Emerald revealed that he had managed to find a total of 99 Revives during his Battle Pyramid challenge.

Skyla used a Max Revive to restore an injured wild Pidove in Up in the Air during the gathering of Gym Leaders at the Celestial Tower.

N used several Max Revives to restore his Pokémon after his battle against Black, White, and Cedric Juniper in A Wretched Reunion, planning to return to Team Plasma's base.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Saturn used a Revive off-screen in The Battle Rages On, reviving his fainted Rhyperior after it had been defeated by Hareta's Piplup.

In the TCG

Both varieties of Revive are featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The following is a list of cards named Revive or Max Revive.

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 #
Revive I Base Set Uncommon 89/102 Expansion Pack Uncommon  
      Nivi City Gym    
Black & White Uncommon 102/114 White Collection U 048/053
      Battle Theme Deck: Victini   016/021
      Master Deck Build Box EX   028/046
Max Revive I       Extended Sheet 2 Common  
Gym Challenge Uncommon 117/132 Guren Town Gym    
      Pokémon Web Uncommon 030/048
XY Uncommon 120/146 Collection X U 054/060
      M Master Deck Build Box Power Style   027/049
      M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style   028/049
Generations Uncommon 65/83 BREAK Starter Pack   052/072

In the TFG

The following is a list of cards named Max Revive.

Name Type Rarity Set Set no.
Max Revive T Common Next Quest 1/8


In other languages


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese げんきのかけら Vitality Fragment
Chinese Cantonese 活力碎片 Wuhtlihk Seuipín
Mandarin 活力碎片 Huólì Suìpiàn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Genoplivning
France Flag.png French Rappel
Germany Flag.png German Beleber
Italy Flag.png Italian Revitalizzante*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기력의조각 Giryeog-ui Jogak
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Reviver*
Russia Flag.png Russian Оживление Ozhivleniye
Spain Flag.png Spanish Revivir
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Mảnh vỡ sinh lực

Max Revive

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese げんきのかたまり Vitality Clump
Chinese Cantonese 活力塊 Wuhtlihk Faai
Mandarin 活力塊 / 活力块 Huólì Kuài
France Flag.png French Rappel Max
Germany Flag.png German Top-Beleber
Italy Flag.png Italian Revitalizz. Max*
Revital. Max*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기력의덩어리 Giryeog-ui Deong-eori
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Máximo Reviver
Russia Flag.png Russian Максимальное Оживление Maksimal'noye Ozhivleniye
Spain Flag.png Spanish Revivir Máximo*
Máx. Revivir*

See also

Items RepelsEvolutionary stonesFossilsFlutesShardsHeld items
Escape itemsExchangeable itemsValuable itemsLegendary artifacts
Medicine PotionsStatus condition healing itemsRevives
EthersVitaminsWingsDrinksHerbal medicine
Berries and Apricorns Poké BallsBerriesMulchApricorns
Aesthetic DecorationsAccessoriesBackdropsPropsDécorClothing
Others MailBattle itemsKey ItemsEvent items

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