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Poltchageist (Japanese: チャデス, HepburnChadesu) is a Grass/Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

Biology[]

Physiology[]

Poltchageist is a Pokémon made of green matcha tea powder that inhabits a tea caddy; specifically a chaire, a kind used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The tea caddy is primarily black and white, with a white lid, a sealed crack near the top, and a painted pattern resembling a face. Poltchageist is always seen carrying a chashaku, the tea scoop used to transfer tea powder into the tea bowl in the aforementioned tea ceremony.

Poltchageist heavily resembles Sinistea, although they are not biologically related. On top of its matcha body, just below its lid, is a yellow swirl pattern similar to the one found on Sinistea. Despite having a yellow swirl pattern on its body similar to Sinistea, the swirl is not its weak spot.

According to an old tale, an old tea master, who was so obsessed with perfecting the art of the tea ceremony that he drove away everyone around him, and supposedly, the regrets of the tea ceremony master died before perfecting his craft lingered in some matcha and became Poltchageist.

Behavior[]

Poltchageist prefers to inhabit worn down buildings. Poltchageist is more active at night than during the day, prowling around towns and their outskirts. By day, Poltchageist dwells in cool, dark places — usually in old houses, which is its favorite.

Poltchageist are also known for fixing broken items with their powder, sometimes even taking the liberty of using their craftsmanship to restore tableware and other items in houses.

Natural Abilities[]

Poltchageist’s body is made entirely of a matcha powder. Poltchageist tends to scatter its matcha powder on people and food. If someone touches or ingests the powder, they will notice their skin apparently glowing for a brief moment, before they fall unconscious as their life force is sapped away by the powder for Poltchageist to use as energy. It is capable of draining energy in this way from many people at once.

Game Info[]

Locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity

Pokédex entries[]

  • Scarlet

    Unremarkable Form: Supposedly, the regrets of a tea ceremony master who died before perfecting his craft lingered in some matcha and became a Pokémon.
    Masterpiece Form: It sprinkles some of its powdery body onto food and drains the life-force from those who so much as lick it.

  • Violet

    Unremarkable Form: Poltchageist looks like a regional form of Sinistea, but it was recently discovered that the two Pokémon are entirely unrelated.
    Masterpiece Form: It has taken up residence in a very expensive tea caddy. It takes an expert to distinguish the expensive tea caddies from the cheap ones.


Stats[]

Stats
HP
40
Attack
45
Defense
45
Sp. Atk
74
Sp. Def
54
Speed
50
Total
308

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Generation IX
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Stun Spore Type Grass Status - 75% 30
1 Astonish Type Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
1 Withdraw Type Water Status - -% 40
6 Absorb Type Grass Special 20 100% 25
12 Life Dew Type Water Status - -% 10
18 Foul Play Type Dark Physical 95 100% 15
24 Mega Drain Type Grass Special 40 100% 15
30 Hex Type Ghost Special 65 100% 10
36 Rage Powder Type Bug Status - -% 20
42 Giga Drain Type Grass Special 75 100% 10
48 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special 80 100% 15
54 Memento Type Dark Status - 100% 10
60 Leaf Storm Type Grass Special 130 90% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM[]

Generation IX
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM007 Protect Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM029 Hex Type Ghost Special 65 100% 10
TM033 Magical Leaf Type Grass Special 60 -% 20
TM042 Night Shade Type Ghost Status - 100% 15
TM047 Endure Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM062 Foul Play Type Dark Physical 95 100% 15
TM070 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM074 Reflect Type Psychic Status - -% 20
TM085 Rest Type Psychic Status - -% 5
TM092 Imprison Type Psychic Status - -% 10
TM103 Substitute Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM104 Iron Defense Type Steel Status - -% 15
TM111 Giga Drain Type Grass Special 75 100% 10
TM114 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special 80 100% 15
TM119 Energy Ball Type Grass Special 90 100% 10
TM129 Calm Mind Type Psychic Status - -% 20
TM137 Grassy Terrain Type Grass Status - -% 10
TM140 Nasty Plot Type Dark Status - -% 20
TM151 Phantom Force Type Ghost Physical 90 100% 10
TM159 Leaf Storm Type Grass Special 130 90% 5
TM161 Trick Room Type Psychic Status - -% 5
TM168 Solar Beam Type Grass Special 120 100% 10
TM171 Tera Blast Type Normal Special 80 100% 10
TM177 Spite Type Ghost Status - 100% 10
TM188 Scald Type Water Special 80 100% 15
TM191 Uproar Type Normal Special 90 100% 10
TM198 Poltergeist Type Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding[]

Poltchageist learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring[]

Generation IX
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites[]

    Trivia[]

    Origin[]

    While its convergent counterpart is based on a more European tea set, Poltchageist appears to be based on a stone tea jar, holding a chashaku. Poltchageist is based on Japanese Matcha Green Tea. It may also be based on a tsukumogami, being an inanimate household object come to life. Additionally, due to the way it repairs broken objects, it may be based on the process of kintsugi.

    Its habit of scattering powder on people is a reference to the Sandman, a mythical being who scatters sand on people to make them fall asleep.

    Etymology[]

    Poltchageist may be a combination of poltergeist (a ghost responsible for levitating/possessing objects), Polteageist (a Pokémon very similar to it) and Matcha (Japanese green tea).

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    References[]

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