How to Heal/Revive Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Sometimes your Pokemon may faint or become injured. This handy guide for Pokemon Go will help you get them fighting fit again!
Pokemon Go can find you traveling the world over with your favorite team of Pokemon, and when it comes time to battle with others your team had better be fighting fit. Pokemon Go doesn't exactly make it easy to figure out how you're supposed to heal your injured Pokemon after they're subjected to difficult battles, but luckily we're here to help you get your Pokemon back in proper fighting condition.
Pokemon Go requires you to use specific items like potions if you want to get them back in shape. They'll restore a special amount of HP, and they can be found at various Poke Stops whenever you can hit one up. Occasionally you'll find Revives at these areas as well, but of course the item distribution is completely random, so there's not much you'll be able to do if you happen to need a Potion or Revive right now and don't have one.
Potions, like the regular Pokemon games, are for restoring a little HP and Revives are for bringing a fainted Pokemon back to its senses and restoring a tiny bit of HP. If you can't find any of these items at Poke Stops, you can instead purchase them with real money or Pokecoins, which you should be able to pick a few up with using our guide on how to pick up Pokecoins without spending any real money.
When you have your Potion or Revive, no matter how you had to obtain it, tap the Poke Ball icon on the bottom of the screen that takes you to the main menu. Choose Items from the menu and select a Potion or Revive, depending on which your Pokemon needs. You'll see a menu that shows off which Pokemon can be healed from being injured or brought back into fighting condition via Revive. If you select a Pokemon the item will automatically be applied. You'll have to use multiple Potions and a Revive in addition to a Potion if your Pokemon happens to have fainted.
Now that you know how to heal or revive your Pokémon, you should really learn how gyms in Pokémon Go work, as well as take a look at our detailed no-nonsense guide to Pokémon Go, to help you get a better grasp of the game and it’s many intricate systems.
Looking for more help with Pokémon Go? Check out our complete in-depth guide to all the secrets, tricks, and tips that we have to offer all the Trainers out there. It's a wide world. You're gonna need help tackling all those monsters.