'Pokémon Go' Tips: How To Heal And Revive Your Injured Pocket Monsters

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2016-07-06
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How to heal your pokemon in Pokemon Go Engadget

Now that Pokémon Go is out, everyone is wondering how you can catch, train, fight, and heal your Pokémon. If you need to heal or revive your Pokémon, follow these simple steps:

  1. Press the Poké Ball icon at the bottom of your map screen
  2. Click "Items"
    1. If your Pokémon has 0 HP left, select Revive
    2. If your Pokémon has 1 or more HP, select Potion
  3. The next screen shows which of your Pokémon are injured or fainted; select which one you want to heal
  4. Repeat for all injured or fainted Pokémon

Revives will bring a fainted Pokémon back to life, but will not heal the Pokémon. Basic Potions will only heal 20 HP, so higher level Pokémon may take more than one Potion to fully heal. 

If you do not have any Potions or Revives, simply walk around to PokéStops and give the icons a spin. While most PokéStops will only give out Poké Balls, many will give Eggs, Potions or Revives. PokéStops also refresh every five minutes, so you can keep returning to the same location again and again for more supplies.

It seems Potions and Revives will not drop until you have reached Level 5. You can't battle in gyms before getting to Level 5 anyway, so you should have no need to heal before then.

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