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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to Catch Sinistea



Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to Catch Sinistea

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have many Pokemon of different types in the game and players can catch them in the different areas of the map as they progress through the game. As all the Pokemon have different levels, players can only catch them if they have a closer level or higher level Pokemon. One of the Mid-game or Late-game Pokemon that players can catch is Sinistea.

In this guide, we’ll tell you how to Catch Sinistea in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.


Sinistea is a high-level Pokemon so players will only be able to catch it later in the game. Once players have leveled up one of their Pokemon to level 40, they would be able to catch it. The starting level of Sinistea is 42 and it is a Ghost Type Pokemon. As Ghost Type Pokemon are immune to some attacks of Pokemon, you can also eat a Sandwich that increases the Encounter Rate against Ghost Type Pokemon to catch them easily.

Location of Sinistea

Sinistea is not a Rare Pokemon but it does have a Time limitation which can make him a rare Pokemon. Sinistea can only be found at night time and it only has two Spawn locations on the map. Sinistea likes to live near towns and cities as well as it lives near Ruins. The Sinistea can be found around the Zapapico in East Province (Area Three) or you can find him around Alfornada in South Province (Area Six). Both of these locations are also marked on Pokedex app so, you can easily get to the location and look for him.

Location of Sinistea

Forms of Sinistea

There are very few Pokemon in the game that has forms and Sinistea is one of those Pokemon. There are two forms of Sinistea in the game. One of them is Authentic and one is Phony. They both look the same but there is only one minor difference from which you can judge the form of Sinistea.

If you have found Sinistea, before you get to engage with him, you need to rotate the camera to the back side of Sinistea and you need to look up. If there is a sticker under Sinistea then it means it is an Authentic Form. If there is not any sticker under Sinistea then it means it is a Phony Form. Authentic Form is much harder to find than the Phony form.

sinistea form

Whether you find Authentic or Phony, both of them evolve into the same Pokemon named Polteageist. So, the form does not matter on evolving of Sinistea.

Catching Sinistea

To catch Sinistea, you need to wait until night time and you need to get to one of the spawn locations of SInistea. You can find more Sinistea in the Ruins near Alfornada in South Province (Area Six). When you have made your way to the ruins or the Alfornada town, you need to look for Sinistea who would be flying. You can also just circle around the area to mark the near Pokemon locations on the map so when you see him on the map, you’ll be able to find him. When you find him, you just need to interact with him to engage him in a fight or use the Quick Ball to try to catch him before you get to fight him. Sometimes it works and sometimes it breaks through the ball but it is worth a try.

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