How To Get Lucky Eggs in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen

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The only way to get a Lucky Egg in FRLG is to catch a Chansey in the Safari Zone, located north of Fuchsia City. If you catch a Chansey, there’s a 5% chance that it will be holding the Lucky Egg, which you can then take and give to whichever Pokémon you desire.

Chansey can be found in the Center Area and Area 2 of the Safari Zone, and they have a 1% or 4% chance of appearing, respectively.

 

What is The Lucky Egg?

 
Viewing the Lucky Egg in the Backpack / Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen
Viewing the Lucky Egg in the Backpack
 

The Lucky Egg is a held item that can be given to any Pokémon. Whichever Pokémon holds this item will be given extra experience points when it defeats another Pokémon. This lets you level up your Pokémon very fast.

Unfortunately, the Lucky Egg is pretty hard to come by, and can only be found on wild Chanseys.

 

Finding Chansey in The Safari Zone

 
Standing outside of the Safari Zone in Fuchsia City / Pokémon FRLG
Standing outside of the Safari Zone in Fuchsia City
 

Chansey can only be found in the Safari Zone in FRLG, which is in Fuchsia City.

Just head to Fuchsia, and go as far north as you can in the city.

Keep in mind that you will need 500 Pokédollars just to enter the Safari Zone, and you’ll probably need to go a few times. So save up your money accordingly.

 
Entering the Safari Zone / Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen
Entering the Safari Zone
 

When you pay to enter the Safari Zone, you’ll get 30 Safari Balls, and a limited number of footsteps (aka time) inside of the Zone. You have to use this time wisely to maximize your chances of catching a Chansey with a Lucky Egg in its pouch.

 

Chances of a Chansey

Not all Zones are made the same in the Safari Zone.

Chansey can be extremely hard to find or just a little hard, depending on where you look.

Area Chansey Levels Encounter Rate Lucky Egg Chance
Center Area 23 1% 5%
Area 2 26 4% 5%

As you can see from the chart, you’ll have a higher chance of finding Chansey in Area 2. It will also be a higher level, though, which means it will be harder to catch.

However, Chansey is going to be hard to catch either way, so Area 2 is the best place to go.

 

Location 1: The Center Area

 
The Center Area of the Safari Zone / Pokémon FRLG
The Center Area of the Safari Zone
 

The Center Area has the advantage of being right at the entrance of the Safari Zone.

This means you waste less of your precious footsteps getting there.

However, Chansey will be harder to find, with a 1% encounter rate. If you don’t have Surf yet, then this may be the better option for you.

 

Location 2: Area 2

 
Area 2 of the Safari Zone / Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen
Area 2 of the Safari Zone
 

Now if you want a whopping 4% encounter rate, then head to Area 2. You can get there one of two ways.

Method 1: Surf north from the Center Area (fastest option)

 
Water to Surf from the Center Area to Area 2 in the Safari Zone / Pokémon FRLG
Water to Surf from the Center Area to Area 2 in the Safari Zone
 

Method 2: Walk to the north-west section of Area 1 and continue west (slower)

 
Entering Area 2 from Area 1 / Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen
Entering Area 2 from Area 1
 

Since you only have a limited amount of movement in the Safari Zone, I highly recommend Surfing your way up to Area 2. However, if you don’t have Surf, you’ll need to take the long way, and hope you get lucky.

 

Catching Your Chansey

 
Encountering a Chansey in the Safari Zone / Pokémon FRLG
Encountering a Chansey in the Safari Zone
 

Once you find Chansey, you’ll need to choose between throwing a Safari Ball, Rock, or Bait at it.

Many players have done the math, and the best option seems to be just chucking Safari Balls until it finally works.

If you throw Bait or a Rock, the Chansey is extremely likely to just run away. So you have to just hope that the Safari Ball works, and that the Chansey will be patient and stay if it doesn’t.

 
Taking the Lucky Egg from Chansey (Sorry Chansey) / Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen
Taking the Lucky Egg from Chansey (Sorry Chansey)
 

You may have to catch a couple of Chanseys before all is said and done. I recommend leaving some openings in your party before you head to the Safari Zone, so you can immediately check for a Lucky Egg.

If the Chansey you caught is holding a Lucky Egg, you will be able to see it immediately once you check your Party.

To retrieve the Lucky Egg:

  1. Press Start and go to your Pokémon
  2. Select Chansey and select “Item”
  3. Select “Take” and the Lucky Egg will go to the Items Pouch in your Bag

Once you’ve taken the Lucky Egg, you can give it to any Pokémon you choose. If you’re feeling really lucky, you can even head back out into the Safari Zone and get a couple more!

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