How to get Sinistea and Sinistea chips in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is initially a small process. Sinistea is tucked away in Paldea’s extreme south-west corner, near Alfornada, which you usually don’t visit until much later in the game. However, if you’re looking to add charcadet evolutions to your Paldean Pokédex sooner rather than later, you’re in luck.
This guide explains where to find Sinistea and what Sinistea chips are used for.
How to get Sinistea in scarlet and violet
Sinistea has only two habitats: around Alfornada and in a small part of the Eastern Province. Wild Pokémon levels are more manageable in the early game in the Eastern Province, but you have a better chance of encountering a Sinistea or three around Alfornada.
Whichever route you choose, it will take a while to get there. In the Eastern Province you must Visit Levincia via the same route as if you swapped for Gengar and exited via the north path. Go to the Wasteland towards the western ruins as shown on Sinistea’s habitat map.
The drive to South Province Area Six takes a little longer. Travel to Area One of the Western Province south of where you face the Bombardier Titan and take the path south to just before Alfornada Cave. You usually need to purchase Miraidon’s or Koraidon’s Super Jump to get through the cave, but if you jump off the western cliff you can take the alternative route.
This path takes you through another part of the Alfornada Cave. Follow the path up and then turn left at the woman asking about the weather. Make sure you at least walk to the Pokémon Center counter outside of Alfornada and its gym to register it as a flight location.
Sinistea is tiny and therefore very easy to overlook. It’s floating around field between Alfornada and the coast at night, However, you may have to hold the camera close to spot it.
If you want to evolve Sinistea into Polteageist, head over to our Cracked Pot and Chipped Pot guide for the details.
How to get Sinistea chips
Sinistea Chips are a Pokémon material, and like other materials, you can get them catching or defeating the wild Pokémon that bear their name. In this case, of course, it is Sinistea.
Sinistea has low defense and is weak for Ghost and Dark types, so defeating them is probably easier than catching them – especially if you decide to do so earlier in the game. bring in strong Maschiff or even Gengar with to make short work of them.
The wild Pokémon around Alfornada are around level 40, and those in the Eastern Province range from 20s to the low 30s. Keep that in mind when choosing your team.
What are Sinistea chips for?
To do this, you need 10 Sinistea chips Craft vicious armor in Zapapico Cityon the edge of the wasteland in area three of the eastern province.
Evil armor triggers Charcadet’s evolution into Ceruledge in Pokemon Violet.
Aside from that, you use Sinistea Chips to craft TMs, specifically:
- Trick (TM 109)
- Shadow Ball (TM 104)
- Phantom Power (TM 151)
For more tips and tricks, check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet walkthrough!