From SplashFighters Wiki
Items are a great advantage in every mode, some can even turn a losing battle into a victory. Items range from potions to swords to guns and anything you can imagine, even the smallest item has its own family!
Items are found in most game modes and can be bought in the shop. some styles have items they are better at than others, they have specials and special abilities, like soldier and sub machine gun.
As i said items have families of items like them, potions can heal you (blue recovery pot), harm you (blue infected pot), help you (white speed med), or even make you into a giant monkey!!!1! sometimes items like potions can deceive you, the rare and powerful red dark vitality med may look nice and thrust-quenching, but it may actually be a cleverly hidden dark bomb pot, in which case get ready to fly, cuz its gonna hurt!