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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to evolve Poltchageist

Poltchageist and Sinistcha, the newest additions to the Pokémon universe, made their debut in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask DLC. These unique tea-themed Pokémon are not to be confused with regional forms; they stand as distinct species in their own right. What adds a twist to their evolution process is that it’s a complete reversal of their counterparts, Sinistea and Polteageist.

In the world of these Japanese tea-inspired Pokémon, things take an intriguing turn. Sinistea naturally evolves into Polteageist, but Poltchageist evolves into Sinistcha. Got it? Perfect, let’s delve into the details.

These enchanting tea Pokémon belong to the grass and ghost types, making them sought-after additions to any trainer’s collection. To acquire them, you’ll either need the DLC or a generous friend who can trade them to you. Below, we’ll guide you through the process of finding Poltchageist and how to make it evolve into Sinistcha.

Locating Poltchageist in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

If you’re eager to obtain a Poltchageist naturally, having The Teal Mask DLC is crucial. Without it, your only option is trading with a friend who has one. Here’s where you can find Poltchageist in the game:

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Poltchageist Form Variations Explained

Much like Sinistea, Poltchageist has two distinct forms: the common “Counterfeit Form” and the rarer “Artisan Form.” When it comes to combat abilities, they are virtually identical, with the only noticeable distinction being a special seal on the bottom of the Artisan Form. Interestingly, the evolution process for each form requires different items.

You can easily distinguish between these two forms with the help of visual cues shared by MasterDarkwingz on Twitter.

How to Evolve Poltchageist into Sinistcha

Evolving Poltchageist into Sinistcha is a straightforward process that involves using specific items based on the form of Poltchageist you have.

For evolving the Counterfeit Form Poltchageist, you’ll need the “Unremarkable Teacup.” This item can be found in the northwest region of Kitakami, hidden within a cave south of the third sign that’s part of the game’s storyline.

On the other hand, if you have the Artisan Form Poltchageist, you’ll require the “Masterpiece Teacup.” You can locate this item in the northeast-ish area of Kitakami, inside a cave that’s cleverly concealed behind a Snorlax.

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Once you’ve secured the appropriate item, evolving Poltchageist is a breeze. Simply access your inventory and use the item, much like you would with an evolution stone.

If you don’t possess The Teal Mask DLC, fret not. You can always reach out to a friend who does, and they can trade you both Poltchageist and Sinistcha to enhance your in-game Pokémon roster.

How to Evolve Swadloon into Leavanny in Scarlet & Violet

Swadloon evolves into Leavanny in Scarlet & Violet through leveling up with high friendship after reaching level 20.

Boosting Swadloon’s friendship is key to this evolution. You can increase friendship by having Swadloon in your party while walking around, giving it items, participating in auto-battles, and even washing it during picnics. Engaging in battles also contributes to friendship, but be cautious not to let Swadloon faint.

For a quicker friendship boost, equip Swadloon with a Soothe Bell. Catching a Sewaddle or Swadloon in a Luxury Ball accelerates the process, but if you can find a Friend Ball (though rare), it provides a significant head start in terms of friendship points.

To gauge your progress, visit the Friendship Checker in Cascarrafa. Look for a lady with a Marill in the center of the city north of the fountain. While she won’t provide an exact number, when she mentions, “You’re good friends, all right!” you’re either close to or ready for evolution.

After reaching the necessary friendship level, all that’s left is to level up Swadloon to trigger the evolution.

Where to Find Sewaddle in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Sewaddle is available as soon as you enter Kitakami. It resides in grassy areas and, due to its small size and green coloring, can be somewhat challenging to spot. However, there are plenty of Sewaddle crawling around the southern region of Kitakami, making it relatively easy to find.

Swadloon can also be caught but is rarer and found in fewer locations. You can encounter Swadloon in the southwest and southeast corners of the map, also within grassy areas.

How to Evolve Swadloon into Leavanny

Leavanny, the final evolution of Sewaddle, is highly sought after by many players. It can be obtained either in the wild or through evolution. However, the evolution process is slightly more complex than typical evolutions. Instead of merely leveling up, you must ensure that Swadloon has a high friendship level to trigger the transformation into Leavanny.

There are several methods to increase friendship in the game, such as walking with your Pokemon and arranging picnics. For a comprehensive guide on raising friendship, refer to our complete guide here. If you prefer to find Leavanny in the wild, it inhabits the same areas as Swadloon, near Mossfell Confluence and Wistful Fields. Nonetheless, evolving Swadloon directly is recommended as encountering Leavanny in the wild is relatively uncommon.

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