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Potion.gif Potion Potion DD.png
Trade Info
Item class Consumable
Buy value 1000
Sell value 750
Artifact? Yes
Equip/Use Effect
Use Effect Restore all HP to one ally
When Usable Battle or field

A Potion (ヒ-ルポーション, Heal Potion?) is a consumable item in the Golden Sun series. Like most consumable items, each party member can hold up to thirty potions in a single inventory slot. When used, a potion completely restores a single party member's Hit Points. They can be bought for 1000 coins and sold for 750. Also, potions are considered Artifacts, meaning they can be re-purchased if sold or dropped.

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Golden Sun Potions[edit]

In the original Golden Sun game, a single potion is added to item vendors' Artifacts section the first time players visit Suhalla and Lalivero.

Potions are dropped by Ice Gargoyles and both of the Mimics in Crossbone Isle Cave. Also, two bosses drop potions: Tret, guardian of Kolima Forest, and the Tempest Lizard, found both in the Suhalla Desert and on Crossbone Isle. Finally, several of the scripted battles at Crossbone Isle reward players with a potion: Floor 2 features two Grislies and a Succubus; Floor 4 is home to a pair of Gryphons; Floor 6 is guarded by two Chimeras.

A limitless supply of potions can be won from the Lucky Wheels and Lucky Medal Fountain minigames in Tolbi.

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The Lost Age Potions[edit]

In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, a single potion is added to item vendors' Artifacts section the first time players visit Champa, Shaman Village, Loho, and Prox.

Potions are dropped by Foul Mummies, Sea Hedgehogs, the Mimic of Aqua Rock, and the Mad Plant of Gaia Rock. Also, one boss, Obaba's pet Avimander, drops a potion upon defeat.

A limitless supply of potions can be won from the Lucky Wheels and Lucky Medal Fountain minigames in Contigo and Lemuria, respectively.

Potions can also be found in the following locations:

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Dark Dawn Potions[edit]

In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, a single potion is added to item vendors' Artifacts section the first time players visit Passaj, Ayuthay, Belinsk, Port Rago, and Champa Camp.

Potions are dropped by Raptor Seeds, Hydras, Aqua Hydras, Wyverns, Chimera Mages, and Dark Soldiers.

Potions can also be found in the following locations:

  • A chest-bound potion can be found in the Border Town Mine. Instead of progressing to the Ulysses Summon Tablet (or after acquiring it), flip the first switch you come across (the last one the mine cart crosses) in order to take a "quick" detour.
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Analysis[edit]

Potions are the strongest single-target HP-restoring items in the Golden Sun series, making them valuable assets near the end of the games. In earlier stages of the games, however, when party members have fewer Hit Points, nuts and vials can also completely restore a character's health. These items are cheaper than potions and come in an unlimited supply. As a result, potions are better off not used until the last few dungeons, when even vials may fall short of players' expectations.

Since potions are considered Artifacts, one strategy is to sell them and use the money to buy cheaper, more readily available healing items that work just as well. Even vials, the most expensive non-artifact healing item, only cost 500 coins, compared to the potion's 750 coin value. So it's possible to increase the quantity of healing items this way as long as quality isn't an issue, although as these transactions become available, characters may need stronger healing items more. Then, near the end of the game, when a player has excess money (most likely because of powerful weapon and armor Artifacts, making buying equipment obsolete), the potions can safely be repurchased.

Lucky Wheel prizes
Hearts NutVialPotion
Stars ElixirPsy CrystalWater of Life
Boots Fur BootsHyper BootsQuick Boots
Shirts Mythril ShirtRunning ShirtSilk Shirt
Rings Adept RingSleep RingWar Ring
See also Game TicketsTolbiContigo
Lucky Medal Fountain prizes
Tolbi (Golden Sun) Lemuria (The Lost Age)
Weapons Assassin BladeBurning AxeGrievous Mace Fireman's PoleHestia BladeMighty Axe
Body Armor Cocktail DressKimonoSpirit Armor Erebus ArmorFloral DressWild Coat
Hand Armor Battle GlovesEarth ShieldGuardian Armlet Aegis ShieldCrafted GlovesLeda's Bracelet
Head Armor Adept's HelmGlittering TiaraNinja Hood Brilliant CircletCrown of GloryMinerva Helm
Consumable Items PotionPsy CrystalWater of Life PotionPsy CrystalWater of Life
Miscellaneous N/A Eclipse (summon)
See also Lucky MedalsCoins
Consumable Items
HP-restoring HerbRice RationCornKaocho DumplingPlump DumplingNutVialPotionMist Potion
PP-restoring Khiren WaterGinsengPsy Crystal
Status-restoring AntidoteDried LizardElixirWater of Life
Offensive Bramble SeedCrystal PowderGunpowder BombIllusion PerfumeOil DropPsy GrenadeSleep BombSmoke BombSpark ShurikenWeasel's Claw
Stat-boosting AppleCookieHard NutLucky PepperMintPower Bread
Forgeable Dark MatterDragon SkinGolem CoreMythril SilverOrihalconQuality ZolSalamander TailStar DustSylph FeatherTear Stone
Misc. Dream LeafGame TicketLucky MedalSacred Feather
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