If you’re playing Pokemon Scarlet or Violet and are running around looking for new Pokedex entries, you’ll likely have a few that are difficult to spot. Sinistea is one of many examples, but is still a Pokemon you may miss if you’re unsure where to look. Not only does it have specific spawn spots, but it’s difficult to spot in the wild! If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover where to find Sinistea and how to catch it in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
How to Catch Sinistea in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Sinistea has two main spawn locations in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The first and easier spot to access is east of Zapapico, a town west of East Province’s Area Three and Levinicia, just east of the Great Crater.
The second spot is around Alfornada, a town in South Province’s Area Six. In particular, you’re likely to find one just east of Alfornada, south of the road. This is where I caught my first one, but I have spotted some at the Zapapico location too. Just make sure you look carefully since Sinistea is a very small Pokemon!
Once you encounter a Sinistea Pokemon in the wild, weaken it and toss a Pokeball! If it doesn’t work right away, try again or swap to a stronger Pokeball.
Sinistea’s Evolution in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Sinistea evolves into Polteageist after equipping a Cracked or Chipped Pot onto the Pokemon. If you have a Phony Sinistea, you’ll need a Cracked Pot, while an Authentic Sinistea requires a Chipped Pot. You’ll know which one you have by catching a Sinistea, entering Let’s Go mode and checking the bottom of the Pokemon’s teacup rim.
If you don’t want to do this, you can also try equipping one of the teapots to your Sinistea to see if it activates the evolution. You’ll know that you need the other pot if it doesn’t.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on Nintendo Switch through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to check out How to Get the Master Ball and How to Evolve Nacli into Naclstack and Garganacl in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.