To obtain the Chipped Pot and Cracked Pot in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, follow these steps:
Sinistea stands out as one of the captivating Pokemon making a comeback in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, not solely due to its stats or typing, but primar...
Sinistea stands out as one of the captivating Pokemon making a comeback in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, not solely due to its stats or typing, but primarily owing to its evolutionary process. Unlike the conventional progression of Pokemon through levels or stones, this remarkable Ghost-type creature necessitates the utilization of highly specific items for its evolution.
In order to evolve Sinistea into Polteageist, you will require either a Chipped Pot or a Cracked Pot, depending on the variant of Sinistea you possess. Initially, it might prove challenging to discern the specific item needed, as the nature of your Sinistea and the corresponding item required may not be immediately apparent.
Last updated on October 15, 2023, by Gabrielle Castania: As the Teal Mask DLC has already been released and the upcoming Indigo Disc DLC approaches for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, we have taken the opportunity to revisit our previous guides and give them a refreshed look to cater to both new players in Paldea and those returning for the DLC. Within this guide, we will assist you in locating a genuine Sinistea and acquiring the Cracked Pot required for its evolution.
Where To Catch Sinistea
In Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, Sinistea can only be encountered in select locations, and the most favorable chance of its appearance is at the far southwestern corner of the map. The designated area for this location is appropriately named South Province (Area Six), as depicted in the map provided above.
Within this vicinity, you will come across the town of Alfornada, serving as the residence of the esteemed Psychic Gym. The town itself is situated on a section of a sprawling flat plain, creating a favorable environment for the abundant spawning of numerous Pokemon in close proximity.
To locate a Sinistea, simply venture into the areas surrounding the town of Alfornada until you observe their appearance and presence.
Sinistea is not excessively rare, so you should be able to locate one in this area fairly quickly. It is advisable to conduct your search during daylight hours, as this is when the sightings of this peculiar Pokémon tend to be most frequent.
How To Find An Antique Form Sinistea
Sinistea exists in two distinct forms: the Phony Form and the Antique Form. The sole distinguishing feature between the two lies in a mark of authenticity located on the underside of the Pokémon.
The rarer of the two forms, Antique Sinistea, can be identified by a stamp located on the bottom of the teacup, whereas the significantly more common Phony Sinistea lacks such a marking.
Tips To Check For Sinistea Authenticity
Regrettably, there isn't a straightforward method to identify an authentic Sinistea, but there are some tips you can adhere to in order to facilitate the process.
Upon capturing your initial Sinistea, it is registered in your Pokedex. It is likely that the Pokedex will initially showcase the phony version. However, once you successfully capture an authentic Sinistea, the Pokedex will provide you with the option to view its alternate form. This serves as an excellent means to verify whether you happen to possess a genuine Sinistea within your collection.
The stamp of authenticity can also be discerned from the overworld perspective. This enables you to approach the Pokémon and adjust your camera angle upward, providing a view of its underside. It may prove challenging, particularly if Sinistea is in motion, but it is indeed possible to identify an authentic specimen using this method.
Lastly, it is advisable to visit areas where Sinistea outbreaks occur. While the appearance of authentic versions is not guaranteed, your likelihood of encountering one increases when there is a higher overall frequency of Sinistea spawns in the vicinity.
Authentic Sinistea Evolves With A Cracked Pot Instead Of A Chipped Pot
Once you have successfully captured the desired form of Sinistea, you will need the appropriate item to facilitate its evolution, as each form necessitates a distinct item for evolution. To evolve Phony Sinistea, you will require a Cracked Pot, whereas evolving Antique Sinistea mandates the use of a Chipped Pot.
Where To Get The Cracked Pot
The Cracked Pot is pictured in the image above.
To the left of the Groundblight Shrine, you can find it situated north of Casseroya Lake. Starting from the shrine, proceed leftward and ascend the hill until you reach a body of water. It can be found on the ground, positioned next to a small pond, adjacent to the cliff side.
Where To Get The Chipped Pot
The Chipped Pot can be found conveniently behind the houses in Porto Marinada, making it significantly easier to locate.
Proceed up the initial ramp from the Auction House and make your way towards the rear of the houses. Underneath a sizable tree, you will discover the Chipped Pot.
Get More Cracked Pots And Chipped Pots At The Auction House
Unfortunately, given that loot does not regenerate or reappear over time, revisiting previous locations at a later time will not yield additional quantities of each item. However, there exists an alternative method to acquire more Cracked and Chipped Pots.
The Auction House in Porto Marinada features three vendors located in the center of the auction area. These vendors rotate their stock on a daily basis. Each day, there is a one percent chance for each vendor to offer Cracked Pots or Chipped Pots for sale through their auctions, priced at 3,000 Pokedollars each.
If you intend to evolve multiple Sinistea into Polteageist, this is the sole method to obtain additional Pots, as the item gets consumed during the evolution process. It's essential to have a substantial amount of money prepared for bidding when the auction commences.
The items available at the Auction House reset on a daily basis, allowing you to visit multiple times in the hope of finding the Pots. However, it's important to note that there is a wide range of potential auction items, so it may take some time for the Pots to become available. Patience may be required as you wait for them to appear.