Sinistea is one of the most elusive Pokemon in the game. It is a Ghost-type that evolves into Polteageist, and its Pokedex entry says it “lives among ruins.” It has a very small chance of spawning in the wild, but once it does, it can be difficult to catch. This article will tell you where to find sinistea in pokemon violet, as well as tips for catching it fast.
Sinistea can spawn in two locations in Paldea, one near the town of Zapapico, and another on the edge of a wasteland in East Province Area Three. They are very rare in the wild, but if you stick around these locations and clear out other Pokemon groups with autobattles from Let’s Go, you may get lucky.
You can also try your luck at the Auction House in Port Marinada, the western coastal town in Western Province (Area 2). The man here will trade you 10 Sinistea Chips for Malicious Armor, which is used to trigger Charcadet’s evolution into Ceruledge in Pokemon Violet.
It is important to note that the Sinistea you collect can appear in both Phony and Authentic forms, but there is no difference between them beyond the color of their teacups. Authentic Sinistea has a stamp of authenticity on the bottom of its cup, which you can see by rotating the overworld camera when you catch it.
Evolving it into Polteageist can give you a Terastallized form that boosts the damage of its moves, while removing its weaknesses and resistances. If you want to complete your Pokedex, finding a lot of Sinistea is essential.