Let’s be honest, in Pokemon GO sometimes you find yourself in a fight that was a bit tougher than expected, and your Pokemon can end up losing their health. If you want to continue fighting, then you’re going to need to find a way to heal up your fighter so they can return to the battlefield. So, in this guide, we are going to explain how to get revives in Pokemon GO!

Pokemon GO Revives - Regular vs. Max Revive

In case you’re new to the game, once your Pokemon’s health bar reaches zero, the only wait to heal them is with a revive. If you’re not sure if you have any, you can check by going into your item bag. If you have any revives, they’ll appear on the page and you can select it and choose one of your fainted Pokemon from the list. If you don’t have any, you can get revives in Pokemon GO in the following ways:

  • Leveling up
  • Defeating a Raid boss
  • Spinning the Photo Disc at Gyms and PokeStops
  • Completing Research Tasks
  • Opening Gifts

While there are a couple of different ways to get revives in Pokemon GO, the best way seems to be by leveling up and spinning Photo Discs. Unfortunately, leveling up can take time and Photo Disc spins are random drops, but they seem to be the most consistent ways to get a revive.  Further, there are two different kinds of revives in the game, a regular and a max revive. The regular revive will heal a half the health of a fainted Pokemon while a max revive will restore their health completely. 

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All that being said, players will receive regular revives for leveling up between Levels 5-29 and can receive them from Photo Discs starting at Level 5. On the other hand, max revives will be given as a reward for leveling up between Levels 30-40 and can be received from Photo Discs starting at Level 30.

Unfortunately, if your favorite Pokemon has fainted there is no way to get their health back without a revive. Luckily, the regular revives are fairly regular drops and shouldn’t be too hard to come by, and if your Pokemon hasn’t fainted you can still use a potion to get their health back up. Further, there are a plethora of Pokemon species in the game, so you should have plenty of fighters available if one of your team members goes down. 

If you’ve been away from the game for a while, there are a lot of events happening in-game right now. Recently, Team GO Rocket recently invaded with hot air balloons and are doing their best to cause some chaos, oh, and Jessie and James stopped by to help them out. Additionally, preparations for Pokemon GO Fest 2020 are now underway with this year's event taking place virtually in the game.

If you need some help getting back into the swing of things, we have tons of great guides on our website that should help you out. In the links below, you’ll find some of our more recent coverage.

Now that you know how to get revives in Pokemon GO, you should be able to heal up your fighters. If you have any more questions about it, be sure to hit us up on our Twitter or Facebook page.