Polteageist

Polteageist is a Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 8. It is known as the Black Tea Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 855
Type Ghost
Species Black Tea Pokémon
Height 0.2 m (0′08″)
Weight 0.4 kg (0.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Weak Armor
Cursed Body (hidden ability)
Local № 336 (Sword/Shield)
238 (Scarlet/Violet)
133 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 178
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous, Mineral
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 134
245 403
Sp. Def 114
209 359
Speed 70
130 262
Total 508 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Polteageist.

Evolution chart

(use Cracked Pot)

Pokédex entries

Antique Form

Sword Trainers Polteageist trusts will be allowed to experience its distinctive flavor and aroma firsthand by sampling just a tiny bit of its tea.
Shield When angered, it launches tea from its body at the offender’s mouth. The tea causes strong chills if swallowed.
Scarlet Apparently a Polteageist’s disposition is affected by the type of tea the Pokémon came from. What teapot it inhabits makes no difference.
Violet Though risky to drink, this Pokémon’s tea tastes delicious. Gourmets who have no fear of danger drink Polteageist tea day after day.

Phony Form

Sword This species lives in antique teapots. Most pots are forgeries, but on rare occasions, an authentic work is found.
Shield Leaving leftover black tea unattended is asking for this Pokémon to come along and pour itself into it, turning the tea into a new Polteageist.
Scarlet The tea that composes Polteageist’s body has a distinct and enjoyable flavor. Drinking too much, however, can be fatal.
Violet These Pokémon multiply by creeping into teapots and pouring themselves into leftover tea.

Moves learned by Polteageist

Moves learnt by level up

Polteageist learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aromatic MistFairyStatus
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
1Strength SapGrassStatus 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
18ProtectNormalStatus
24Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
30Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
36Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
42Nasty PlotDarkStatus
48Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
54MementoDarkStatus 100
60Shell SmashNormalStatus
66CurseGhostStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

Polteageist learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
TeatimeNormalStatus

Egg moves

Polteageist learns the following moves via breeding or picnics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Polteageist gen 9 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Polteageist is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

Polteageist learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aromatic MistFairyStatus
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
1Strength SapGrassStatus 100
1TeatimeNormalStatus
1WithdrawWaterStatus
18ProtectNormalStatus
24Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
30AromatherapyGrassStatus
36Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
42Nasty PlotDarkStatus
48Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
54MementoDarkStatus 100
60Shell SmashNormalStatus
66CurseGhostStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

Polteageist learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
TeatimeNormalStatus

Egg moves

Polteageist does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Polteageist can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PoltergeistGhostPhysical 110 90

Moves learnt by TM

Polteageist is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Polteageist is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Polteageist sprites

Type Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Polteageist  sprite from Sword & Shield Polteageist  sprite from Scarlet & Violet
Shiny

Where to find Polteageist

Sword
Shield
Evolve Sinistea
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus
Not available in this game
Scarlet
Violet
Evolve Sinistea

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Polteageist
Japanese ポットデス (Pottodesu)
German Mortipot
French Polthégeist

Name origin

poltergeist
a ghost
tea
hot drink