Wondering how to evolve Sinistea in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Ghost-types can be some of the most powerful Pokemon in the game if used right, and Polteageist is no exception. That’s why you’re going to want to evolve your Sinistea as soon as you can, and start cleaning up battles with one of the best Ghost-types in the business.
While you’re here, make sure know how to evolve Dratini in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and how to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, too. For now, though, let’s get back to Sinistea and go through how to evolve it into Polteageist.
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How to Find Sinistea
Sinistea is a common Pokemon that’s pretty easy to find in the wild. The most common places for it to be found would be the South Province Area Six and the East Province Area Three. The chances for it to appear in the Ruins Biome is 60%, and Town Biome is 30% but get ready to catch a lot of them since there are two forms.
The majority of the Sinistea you will encounter will be Phony Form; they reside in forgeries of the original tea cups, and there is a 99% chance of encountering them.
An antique Sinistea can only be recognized through a small blue stamp of authenticity underneath it, and there is a 1% chance of encountering this form.
The only way to tell if the Sinistea is in its Antique form is by panning the camera to look underneath it.
How to Evolve Sinistea into Polteageist
The only way to evolve Sinistea into Polteageist is by using either the Cracked Pot or the Chipped Pot. The Cracked Pot is used on Phony Sinistea, and the Chipped one is used on the Antique form. This doesn’t mean that you don’t get an original Pokémon; it only means that your Pokémon resided in a knockoff cup.
How to Get Cracked and Chipped Pot
These items randomly appear in the Auction House at Porto Marinada, which you’ll need to defeat the Cascaraffa Gym Leader to access. Once the Auction House is available for use, you will need to check the item’s availability and bid on them. NPCs will bid against you for items to be super to have some money on you. The items in the Auction House keep resetting every two hours in real-time, so you might have to wait a bit for your needed one, or you can always manually change the Date and Time of your Switch to speed up this process.
Sinistea and Polteageist Stats
You finally have Polteageist on your team, one of the most powerful Ghost-types around. It can use the unique move, ‘Teatime’, which is unique to Polteagiest and forces all the Pokémon in the field to use their berries, which can be a great choice for some double battles.
It’s not the only evolved Pokemon you’ll want to get your hands on. If you’re after a Fire-type, check out our how to evolve Houndour in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. And if you’re looking for a powerful Dragon-type, our how to evolve Goomy in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guide is one to have a look at.