Sinistea

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

Evolves into Polteageist.

Sinistea artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 854
Type Ghost
Species Black Tea Pokémon
Height 0.1 m (0′04″)
Weight 0.2 kg (0.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Weak Armor
Cursed Body (hidden ability)
Local № 335 (Sword/Shield)
132 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 62
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 45
85 207
Defense 45
85 207
Sp. Atk 74
137 271
Sp. Def 54
101 227
Speed 50
94 218
Total 308 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 Sinistea.

Evolution chart

(use Cracked Pot)

Pokédex entries

Antique Form

Sword The swirl pattern in this Pokémon’s body is its weakness. If it gets stirred, the swirl loses its shape, and Sinistea gets dizzy.
Shield It absorbs the life-force of those who drink it. It waits patiently, but opportunities are fleeting— it tastes so bad that it gets spat out immediately.

Phony Form

Sword This Pokémon is said to have been born when a lonely spirit possessed a cold, leftover cup of tea.
Shield The teacup in which this Pokémon makes its home is a famous piece of antique tableware. Many forgeries are in circulation.

Moves learned by Sinistea

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
6Aromatic MistFairyStatus
12Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
18ProtectNormalStatus
24Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
30AromatherapyGrassStatus
36Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
42Nasty PlotDarkStatus
48Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
54MementoDarkStatus 100
60Shell SmashNormalStatus

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

Sinistea 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

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
28Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
38Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
44ImprisonPsychicStatus
57PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
71Wonder RoomPsychicStatus
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
77HexGhostSpecial 65 100
86Phantom ForceGhostPhysical 90 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Sinistea sprites

Type Generation 8
Normal Sinistea  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny

Where to find Sinistea

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Sinistea
Japanese ヤバチャ (Yabacha)
German Fatalitee
French Théffroi

Name origin

sinister
tea