During heated gym battles, your Pokémon tend to faint when you get hit by opposing trainers. Sometimes, when your Pokémon faints, we use revives in order to continue the battle with our Pokémon.
What happens when you run out of revives? You would think that it’s over for that Pokémon, but theres a way to get your Pokémon up without actually having a revive:
Haven’t heard about this nor seen it on this sub yet, but if this is common knowledge feel free to remove this post.
So, today I found myself in the rare position of being out of revives (tried to take on a gym way beyond my level and just before ditched half of my revives as well), and as a result half of my battle pokemon were fainted. However, I still wanted to power up my fainted Nidoqueen after catching a fresh Nidoran♀. After doing so, I suddenly saw a shred of red on its health bar. Lo and behold, my Nidoqueen was now revived from the extra health it gained from the power up, and I could potion it back up to full health and use it in another gym fight.
I suppose most people never run out of revives, but in case you do, it is good to know that you can still fall back on this. Feel free try and replicate this, and let me know if it also works for you guys.
With this tip, you should be able to take over gyms a lot easier now. It’s not something that will make you the ultimate Pokémon master, but it will definitely help you in a log jam.