ok so im in chapter 1 at 15 hrs..done all the sidequests i could so far and every battle is giving me 3-6 experience, 1 per enemy..so am i overlevelled? if so, did they not expect people to do all the sidequests?? haha
Although "overleveled" usually has a negative connotation that the person spent time grinding, but in Kiseki you'll run up against their soft level cap even if you're just fighting normal battles while exploring.
Yes in fact I shining pom farmed to unlock all 6 of Joshua and Estelle's slots and hit level 14+ in the Prologue hence I only gained more then 1 to 10 exp per fight late chapter 1/early chapter 2 once you start fighting level 20+ enemies.
While this is true in the later games in Zero/Ao No Kiseki shining poms are worthless for exp and are rare enough that trying to fight them for sephiths of all 7 elements isn't worth it either.
In Kiseki the 3rd you can no longer use most elements the poms in the 3rd will be immune to All 7 so only Magic based S crafts will come close to killing them instantly.