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Two new Pokémon featured in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask DLC are Poltchageist and Sinistcha. What may seem like regional forms of the existing Pokémon, Sinistea and Polteageist, are actually different Pokémon entirely.

These two new tea-inspired Pokémon share the rarely-found Grass/Ghost typing, and you can find them in the land of Kitakami featured in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask DLC. Owning the DLC is by far the best way to obtain these new Pokémon, but a friend can always trade them to you is also totally possible if your game is updated to the latest version.

If you’re looking to add these Pokemon to your collection, here’s where you can catch Poltchageist and how to evolve Poltchageist in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask.

Where to find Poltchageist in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask

Poltchageist can only be found in Kitakami, so you’ll need to own the The Teal Mask DLC in order to find and capture it. Poltchageist can be found in the southeastern section of Kitakami in the sections marked below:

Image: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet/The Pokémon Company/Game Freak

Poltchageist’s different forms explained

Much like its Galarian counterpart, Poltchageist also has two forms. These are the more common “Counterfeit Form” and the rarer “Artisan Form”. As far as stats go, they’re functionally the same. The main difference is the tiny seal on the bottom of Artisan Form Poltchageists that can be tough to spot. Poltchageist requires different items to evolve each form, so knowing which one you have is important.

Here is the tiny detail differentiating the two forms:

Poltchageist’s Artisan Form (top) and Counterfeit Form (bottom) | Image: Pokemon HOME/The Pokemon Company/Game Freak

How to evolve Poltchageist into Sinistcha

Depending on the type of Poltchageist captured, you need use an item to evolve Poltchageist into Sinistcha.

To evolve Counterfeit Form Poltchageist, you’ll need the Unremarkable Teacup, which you find in a cave in the northwest part of Kitakami, close to the third sign visited in the Teal Mask’s story.

how to evolve poltchageist
Unremarkable Teacup Location | Image: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet/The Pokemon Company/Game Freak

To evolve Artisan Form Poltchageist, you’ll need the Masterpiece Teacup, which you can find in the northeast part of Kitakami in a cave behind a sleeping Snorlax.

how to evolve Poltchageist
Masterpiece Teacup Location | Image: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet/The Pokemon Company/Game Freak

Once you’ve obtained the corresponding item, you can evolve Poltchageist by using the item from your inventory on it.

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