Based on my previous experience and this answer, Pokémon that you left in friendly arenas that got beaten would return to you with 1 hp, thus allowing to heal them directly with potions.

However, today, the two Pokémon that I left in a friendly arena returned to me after some time with 0 hp, which means that I now need revives before healing them.

Has there been any word from Niantic / any external confirmation that this mechanic has been changed, and that now beaten Pokémon always come back to you with 0 hp?

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Yes, Niantic released 1.05 for iOS and 0.35 for Android that implemented this change.

Fixed a bug that kept defeated Pokémon at 1HP; these Pokémon will now return as fainted Pokémon. We’re working on rebalancing the training battle, stay tuned.

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo&hl=en

  • 14
    Well, now I have to stop throwing away my revives to make room…
    – Fatalize
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 13:53
  • 4
    I feel like everyone is thinking the same thing.
    – Vemonus
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 13:54

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