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)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate
Base Friendship
Base Exp.
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous, Mineral
Gender
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.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1WithdrawWater
6Aromatic MistFairy
12Mega DrainGrass 40 100
18ProtectNormal
24Sucker PunchDark 70 100
30AromatherapyGrass
36Giga DrainGrass 75 100
42Nasty PlotDark
48Shadow BallGhost 80 100
54MementoDark 100
60Shell SmashNormal

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.
PoltergeistGhost 110 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
28Giga DrainGrass 75 100
38Will-O-WispFire 85
39FacadeNormal 70 100
44ImprisonPsychic
57PaybackDark 50 100
71Wonder RoomPsychic
76RoundNormal 60 100
77HexGhost 65 100
86Phantom ForceGhost 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

Sword
Shield
Glimwood Tangle

Name origin

sinister
tea