Pokemon Sword and Shield

Leftovers Effect and How to Get It

Leftovers Effect and How to Get It

This is a page on the Battle Item Leftovers and its location in Pokemon Sword and Shield, Isle of Armor, and the Crown Tundra DLC. Read on to see its effect, how to get it, and how to use it competitively.

Leftovers Effect

Leftovers ImageLeftovers
Effect An item to be held by a Pokemon. The holder's HP is slowly but steadiily restored throughout every battle.

How to Get Leftovers

Obtain at Giant's Seat

You can obtain Leftovers in the Wild Area, Giant's Seat.

Places You Can Get

In rare occassions, you can get Leftovers from shaking trees.

Obtain from Wild Pokemon

The following Pokemon may hold the item, Leftovers. You can get it by using the move Thief or Trick.

Munchlax ImageMunchlax Snorlax ImageSnorlax

How to Use Leftovers

As a staple item of bulky and defensive Pokemon, Leftovers offer constant recovery for these Pokemon by healing 1/16th of their HP on every turn. This allows them to stay in battle for as long as possible.

You can also let a Pokemon hold Leftovers if you plan on using moves that deal recoil damage to its user.

Leftovers vs Sitrus Berry

A common debate about held recovery items is whether the constant heals of Leftovers are better than Sitrus Berry's one-time HP recovery.

There is no definite answer in this question as using one or the other will depend on the situation.

For Pokemon built for stalling, Leftovers is the better option as they can regenerate some HP while using Protect. These Pokemon will also rely on Leftover's constant heals as time goes on for there will be times that you will switch them in and out of the field.

Sitrus Berry fits offensive Pokemon better due to its immediate heal. Offensive Pokemon are usually built to make an impact as quickly as possible. The same manner should also be applied on its recovery options.

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