Where to catch Sinistea in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Tea time will have to wait

Sinistea is back in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and this ghost type is returning in style with its signature “phony” and “antique” forms.

Here’s where to find it, and how to evolve it into a Polteageist.

How to catch Sinistea in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

How to catch Sinistea in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Sinistea can be found “among ruins,” like certain other spooky or creepy looking Pokemon: but the best place to hunt for them is in the far southwest corner of the map.

You’ll want to head to the town of Alfornada, then run east to a set of ruins there, where you’ll find abundant amounts of Sinistea. We have a full guide on how to farm Sinistea here.

Remember that you can check the stamp of authenticity on the bottom to see if it’s a “real” Sinistea (if it has one, it is). That comes into play during the evolutionary track. The authentic form is a rarer spawn and may require grinding.

How to evolve Sinistea into Polteageist

Although both variations of Sinistea and Polteageist count for the full Pokedex entry, intrepid players might want to find everything they can for a full collection.

In any case, both items you’ll want can be best found at the auction house in Marinada: the seaside town on the west side of the map, above the Asado desert.

  • If your Sinistea is authentic, you’ll need a Chipped Pot item
  • If your Sinistea is inauthentic, you’ll need a Cracked Pot item
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