Sinistea is a relatively new Pokemon, making its first appearance in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Now, they are back in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. They are a little bit complicated to evolve and have left players a bit confused. This is a guide on how to evolve Sinistea.

Sinistea evolves into Polteageist, an adorable little teapot. There are two forms of Sinistea, and it’s important to remember that for later.

The evolution method between Pokemon Sword and Shield and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is the same.

Without further ado, here is the guide on how to evolve Sinistea, the teacup Pokemon.

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Where to Find Sinistea

Sinistea is going to be one of the most hunted Pokemon in Pokemon Violet, not because of its popularity, but because killing it is required to evolve Charcadet.

It’s only available in a couple of small areas of Paldea, which you can find using the map below:

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How To Evolve Sinistea

Sinistea has two forms that you will need to be aware of. This is because they have two evolution methods. Whilst the Sinisteas look exactly the same, they are not. One is a Phony form and one is an Antique form.

Unlike in Pokemon Sword and Shield, there is no way to tell if Sinistea is authentic or not. However, you will be able to tell by the authentication seal on the bottom, which you may be able to see if you rotate the camera in the overworld and look under the cup! It may be a bit finicky, but it is possible. As well, it is possible that the summary will say that a cup is a Phony Form or Authentic Form. 

If not, it will only evolve with the correct item given. If it’s a phony form, it will be the Cracked Pot. If it’s the authentic form, it will only evolve using the Chipped Pot.

If you have a fake Sinistea, you will use the Cracked Pot to evolve Sinistea into Polteageist. To be able to get the Cracked Pot, you will sometimes find it in the auctions at Porto Marinada. It isn’t a guarantee it’ll be there so keep checking often!

If you are 100% sure you have an authentic Sinistea with the seal on the bottom, then you will need to use the Chipped Pot to evolve Sinistea into Polteageist. Like the Cracked Pot, you will also find it in the auctions at Porto Marinada. Again, it isn’t a guarantee so you will have to check back often.

It should also be noted that Polteageist can be found in 4 and 5 Star Tera Raid Battles around the map, so if you’re struggling to find a Cracked or Chipped Pot, then it may pay to try and find a Polteageist raid.

It is a bit of a tricky and potentially time-consuming method, but this is how you get Polteageist. Good luck out there Trainers!

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