|Exp. Share Locations|
|1||Route 206—Obtained from Rowan’s assistant in a gate after you have seen at least 35 Pokémon||No|
|2||Jubilife City—Obtained as a prize from the Pokémon Lottery Corner if you have a Pokémon whose ID matches the last three digits of the daily Ticket number||Yes|
You’ll get an Exp. Share from Professor Rowan’s assistant after you’ve seen at least 35 Pokémon (according to the Pokédex). You’ll find him inside the gate at the southern end of Eterna City, and you can get this item as soon as you reach the city.
Alternatively you can also get more Exp. Shares from the Pokémon Lottery Corner, although this is a much more difficult method and largely based on RNG.
Getting Exp. Shares
Method 1: Route 206 (Once-only)
You’ll get one Exp. Share by speaking to Professor Rowan’s assistant (Lucas/Dawn’s father) after you’ve seen at least 35 Pokémon.
You’ll find this assistant in the gate between Eterna City and Route 206’s Cycling Road – just go south from Eterna City and you’ll find the gate.
Note: You don’t need to have caught this many Pokémon, just observed them inside or outside of battle.
You can check how many Pokémon you’ve seen by opening your Pokédex and looking in the bottom-left corner.
If the number is above 35, head to Eterna City and take the main road all the way to the southern entrance gate.
Inside the gate, speak to the Scientist NPC standing near the entrance.
This is Professor Rowan’s assistant (and either Lucas’ or Dawn’s father, depending which character you’re playing).
He explains that he was sent to meet you and reward you if you’ve seen at least 35 Pokémon on your journey so far. He will then examine your Pokédex to check.
If you’ve met the requirement, he will reward you with the Exp. Share.
Method 2: The Pokémon Lottery Corner (Repeatable)
Once per day, you can play the Pokémon Lottery at the Jubilife TV station to win a variety of prizes, including the Exp. Share.
To play the lottery, head to Jubilife City and move up the street next to the PokéCenter.
Keep going north until you pass the Poké Mart, then take a left turn at the intersection.
Travel left down this street until you reach the Jubilife TV station. It’s the building with the giant television screen mounted to the front.
Go inside and speak to the receptionist at the front desk.
Select “Yes” to participate in the lotto drawing, and the receptionist will tell you your 6-digit lottery ticket number.
This number is in reference to your Pokémon’s OT ID, which identifies the Pokémon’s original trainer.
If any of your Pokémon have an OT ID similar to your Ticket number, you’ll win prizes based on the number of digits that match, starting with the rightmost digit.
If the ticket number is “123456,” a Pokémon with the ID number “000056” would count as matching two digits, whereas “123450” would count as matching none.
If the last three digits of your lottery ticket number match the last three digits of a Pokémon’s ID, you will win an Exp. Share.
You can increase your odds of winning the Pokémon Lottery by obtaining Pokémon with different OT ID numbers, which is done by trading Pokémon with other trainers.
Note: It’s possible to amass several Exp. Shares this way. However, due to the ticket number changing just once per day and the sheer number of possible digit combinations, it’s not a reliable method.
How Does the Exp. Share Work?
The Exp. Share is a held item that awards the holder a share of each battle’s experience points, even if that Pokémon didn’t participate in the battle.
Pokémon that are too weak to fend for themselves will benefit from Exp. Share the most.
Because without the Exp. Share, the next best way to level up a fragile Pokémon is to send it out at the start of battles and switch out in the first turn, leaving the next Pokémon open to attack.
But how does Exp. Share work in Pokémon Platinum?
The Exp. Share divides the total experience points earned from a battle into two halves. 50% of the points get divided among all non-fainted Pokémon that participated in the battle, while the other 50% of the points get split between all non-fainted Pokémon that are holding an Exp. Share.