Sinistea (ヤバチャ Yabacha) is a ghost-type introduced in Generation VIII. It evolves into Polteageist.

Biology

Physiology

Sinistea resembles a living tea cup with a face-like pattern. Its body is purple with a yellow swirly pattern. Its hand grips a white glass piece, taking on the appearance of a cup handle.

Behavior

Sineastea were said to be created when a lonely spirit possessed a cold cup of tea. The tea does not taste good, as it tries to make people drink it, only to be spat out almost immediately. Spinning the swirl on its head makes it dizzy.

Evolution

Phony Form Sinistea evolves into Phony Form Polteageist using a Cracked Pot, while Antique Form Sinistea evolves into Antique Form Polteageist using a Chipped Pot.

Game info

Game locations

Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Phony: This Pokémon is said to have been born when a lonely spirit possessed a cold, leftover cup of tea.
    Antique: 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

    Phony: The teacup in which this Pokémon makes its home is a famous piece of antique tableware. Many forgeries are in circulation.
    Antique: 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.


Stats

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


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Astonish Type Ghost.gif Physical 30 100% 15
1 Withdraw Type Water.gif Status 100% 40
6 Aromatic Mist Type Fairy.gif Status 100% 20
12 Mega Drain Type Grass.gif Special 40 100% 15
18 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
24 Sucker Punch Type Dark.gif Physical 70 100% 5
30 Aromatherapy Type Grass.gif Status 100% 5
36 Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 75 100% 10
42 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
48 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
54 Memento Type Dark.gif Status 100% 10
60 Shell Smash Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
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.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM28 Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 75 100% 10
TM38 Will-O-Wisp Type Fire.gif Status 85% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Imprison Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM57 Payback Type Dark.gif Physical 50 100% 10
TM71 Wonder Room Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM77 Hex Type Ghost.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM86 Phantom Force Type Ghost.gif Physical 90 100% 10
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.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR11 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR14 Metronome Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR25 Psyshock Type Psychic.gif Special 80 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR29 Baton Pass Type Normal.gif Status 100% 40
TR33 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR38 Trick Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TR58 Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR68 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR81 Foul Play Type Dark.gif Physical 95 100% 15
TR82 Stored Power Type Psychic.gif Special 20 100% 10
TR83 Ally Switch Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 15
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.


By breeding

Sinistea learns no moves via breeding.


By tutoring

Sinistea learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites


Trivia

  • Despite its category, it's purple. This may be due to the fact that black tea isn't literally black.

Origin

Sinistea's design is based on a teacup filled with black tea. It may also be based on the stereotypical action of ghosts lifting objects to make it seem as though they are floating.

Etymology

Sinistea is a combination of sinister and tea.

Its Japanese name, Yabacha, comes from yabai (dangerous) and cha (tea).

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