Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Evolve Sinistea

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Evolve Sinistea

We explain how to find the rare Cracked Pot item for you to evolve your Sinistea to Polteageist.

If you've caught the rare Sinistea in Pokemon Sword and Shield, you'll notice there's no obvious way to make it evolve into something more powerful. Fortunately, we're here to help with our guide on how to evolve Sinistea and where you can find the rare item you'll need.

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How to Evolve Sinistea in Pokemon Sword and Shield

To evolve Sinistea in Pokemon Sword and Shield you'll need a special item called a Cracked Pot, which can prompt evolution into Polteageist when used properly. We'll cover how to use it below, but you're going to have to find a Cracked Pot first.

Here's Stow-on-Side in the Galar region. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Nintendo

How to Get the Cracked Pot

First of all, head to Stow-on-Side, a town that lies in the western reaches of the Galar region. Once you're at Stow-on-Side, go to the entrance of the stadium. Instead of going inside the stadium, turn back around, and walk back down the steps that lead upwards. Just on your right, near the bottom of the stairs, there'll be a ladder leading up the side of a building.

Climb up the ladder, and you'll find yourself on the conjoined roof of the surrounding buildings. You can now obtain the Cracked Pot, which is marked on the ground with a standard PokeBall, and collect it for yourself.

Here's where you can find the Cracked Pot. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Nintendo

There's actually an alternative method of getting the Cracked Pot. There are two vendors just to the south of the Stow-on-Side stadium, along the main road. Talk to the one on the right, and they'll offer to sell you the pot for 3,000 PokeDollars.

How to Evolve Sinistea with the Cracked Pot

With the Cracked Pot in your possession, it's time to use it on Sinistea. As Sinistea is a brand new Pokemon for Sword and Shield, it was tricky to figure out how to evolve it into Polteageist, its final form.

First, make sure Sinistea is in your party of current Pokemon. Then select your 'Bag' in the pause menu, and then scroll over to the 'Other Items' tab. This is where the Cracked Pot will have been stored, so scroll down to find it among the additional items in this section of your bag.

Select the Cracked Pot, and use it on the Sinistea in your party. Doing this will immediately evolve the Sinstea into a Polteageist. Remember that unlike most other Pokemon evolutions, this evolution isn't tied to a specific level, so you can evolve your Sinstea no matter the level it's at.

And with that, you've obtained one of the rarer creatures in Pokemon Sword and Shield. It certainly took us a while to figure out how to use the Cracked Pot, as you might not come across a Sinistea until a good while after you've completed the Stow-on-Side section of the game.

Now that we're done here, you can continue ahead to our additional Pokemon Sword and Shield guide pages. You can read up on how to unlock the Rotom Bike upgrades, or how to find the Evolution Stones, among other guide pages.

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Hirun Cryer

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Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

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