How to evolve Poltchageist in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet may sound familiar if you’ve ever teamed up with a Sinistea, although finding the evolution item needed for the teacup is a puzzle in itself. Scarlet and Violet literally throw it into a random cave in the middle of almost nowhere, with no sign pointing you in the right direction. The situation is even more puzzling if you have an Artisan Poltchageist.
In this guide we explain where to find the Insignificant Cup and the Masterpiece Cup so you can evolve Poltchageist quickly.
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Evolve into Poltchageist
To evolve Poltchageist into Sinistcha in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you’ll need to follow some specific steps related to The Teal Mask DLC, which introduced this new form of Polteageist.
Here’s how to do it:
- Obtain The Teal Mask DLC: Poltchageist is exclusive to The Teal Mask DLC. So, first, make sure you have this DLC pack installed. Without it, you won’t be able to find or evolve Poltchageist.
- Find Poltchageist: Once you have The Teal Mask DLC, you can find Poltchageist in the game. Details on its specific location may vary, but generally, it should be accessible within the DLC content.
- Evolve Poltchageist: Poltchageist is the evolved form of Polteageist, but it has a unique appearance and theme centered around matcha. To evolve Poltchageist into Sinistcha, you may need to level it up or use a specific item or method introduced in The Teal Mask DLC. The exact evolution method might not be detailed in the provided search results, so it’s advisable to check in-game resources or guides specific to The Teal Mask DLC for precise instructions on how to evolve Poltchageist into Sinistcha.
Keep in mind that Poltchageist can only be obtained naturally if you have The Teal Mask DLC. If you don’t have the DLC, you may need to trade with someone who does to get Poltchageist. So, ensure that you have the DLC installed to enjoy this unique Pokémon form in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
How to Evolve Poltchageist in Scarlet and Violet
Like Sinistea, Poltchageist requires a specific evolution item, and depends on what Poltchageist form you have. The Counterfeit Poltchageist – the common variety – uses the Nondescript Teacup item, and the much rarer Artisan Poltchageist requires the Masterpiece Teacup.
Difference Between Counterfeit Poltchageist and Artisan Poltchageist
Like Sinistea, the only difference between Poltchageist’s two forms is an impossibly tiny mark on the Pokemon’s bottom edge. You may be able to catch a glimpse of it using the camera app in the wild or if you start a fight with the camera close to the ground, but the easiest way to see the mark is to dispatch Poltchageist after catching it.
The other way is to try to use an evolution item on it. The Unbranded Mug will not work with Artisan Poltchageist, and the Masterpiece Mug will not work with Counterfeit Poltchageist.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Unrepeatable Mug Location
There is a static Unique Cup of Tea location in Kitakami, in the Paradise Downs region. It’s quite a distance from the Poltchageist locations, but you’ll venture into it during the first story mission on the island. If you look towards the sign and turn right, you will see a small cave. Go in and get the cup of tea.
You can also get lucky and find Rare Teacups as random shiny items on the ground or in the auction house on mainland Paldea, and you can win more in the Oustin’ Ogre minigame.
Location of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Masterpiece Mug
The Masterpiece Tacita is in a different place, literally. Head to the Eternal Forest and you will see a Snorlax sleeping near a cave. In that cave is your Masterpiece Teacup.
You can also find it as a random item, in the auction house, or as a prize for winning the Oustin’ Ogre.
Be sure to keep your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Mystery Codes active for a chance to get free items and some rare Pokemon.