I need to grind some levels before the battle at the Altar of the Moone. Is there a place where the Pokémon typing is relatively similar? Or at least, have a high EXP yield?

The only place I train as of now is the area before entering the Dragon Trial site. But due to what Pokémon appear, I have my Tsareena, Primarina, Decidueye, and Mimikyu on the lead, leaving the rest of my Pokémon behind.

On the side note, how rare is a Chansey? I want to steal the Lucky Egg they carry.

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    Chansey can be found in Route 12, Blush Mountain, Mount Hokulani and Poni Grove. The problem is that it appears only in SOS battles. – pinckerman Nov 28 '16 at 14:19
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    If you only want the lucky egg, go to the prof's house on Melelele island once you've caught 50 mons in your dex - he'll just give you one. – Kevin L Nov 28 '16 at 14:27
  • @KevinL Apparently that is only available after you beat the game, which doesn't solve the "I want to level up before this mid-game battle" problem – Margaret Nov 29 '16 at 18:58
  • I didn't mention this part in my answer, but what do you mean "leaving the rest of your Pokémon behind"? You should have the EXP. Share by this point, I believe, so none of your party should fall behind in level? – Vemonus Jan 5 '17 at 17:27
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    @Vemonus Possible explanation: Exp Share only gives half EXP to non-participating Pokémon. So while they would still be making progress, it would be more slowly than the Pokémon that battle. – Michaellogg Jan 5 '17 at 21:59

There are a few places that would be good to grind at prior to this battle. This guide suggests the following locations.

Altar Of Sunne Or Moone [Recommend Level 35+]: Outside the altar where you find your game’s main legendary are patches of grass that hide Lycanroc, Skarmory and Machoke. They are all leveled at 40 or above as well.

Melemele Island’s Battle Buffet [Recommended Level 45+]: In Hau'oli City is a large mall. Up the central stairs is something called the Battle Buffet. It costs 1,200 Pokédollars to enter, but it offers the EXP reward of battles with level-50 Pokémon. The buffet can only be entered once a day (without changing the clock of your 3DS) and is only limited to 10 battle turns a ticket. That means the faster you knock out these trainers, the more experience you stand to gain. It’s a great way to accumulate EXP for the Elite Four and beyond.

Based on your team's composition, it doesn't seem like the Altar of the Moone would be a great place for you to train, as the only inherent advantageous matchup you'd have is against Lycanroc (possibly others; I don't know your Pokémon's movesets)

Based on level and your team's typing, I think the best place to grind out levels would be Vast Poni Canyon. Out of the 4 wild Pokémon you can encounter, 3 of them (Boldore, Carbink, Dugtrio) are weak to water (Primarina) and grass (Tsareena, Decidueye). The Pokémon in this area range from level 41-44, which should not be an issue for you.

To address your secondary question about Chansey, they can only be found as an SOS Pokémon. Unfortunately, the place that would have the highest level Chansey is only made available to you once you become the Pokémon League Champion (which is after you catch Lunala).

Thus, the second highest level Chansey you will find will be on Mount Hokulani as a potential SOS Pokémon from Cleffa only. However, if you take a look at Chansey's Serebii page, they do not have the potential to hold a Lucky Egg.

The only Lucky Egg in the entire game is given to you by Professor Kukui for filling your Pokédex up with at least 50 different species of Pokémon. According to this page, he only gives this to you in the postgame, as well, so it doesn't look like you have the option of getting a Lucky Egg at this point in the game.

  • In regards to my team's moveset: Tsareena has Play Rough, Trop Kick, High Jump Kick, Acrobatics Primarina has Sparkling Aria, Moonblast, Hyper Voice, Psychic Decidueye has Spirit Shackle, Leaf Blade, Acrobatics, Steel Wing Mimikyu has Play Rough, Shadow Claw, Leech Life, Psychic – Phoenix Feb 18 '17 at 8:12

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