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How to evolve Sinistea Pokemon in Sword & Shield – Antique & Phony forms

Published: 4/Feb/2020 10:13

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield has introduced a number of rare Galar Region species and one of the rarest, Sinistea, has a very peculiar method of evolving that not every trainer will know about. 

Don’t fret, though, as we’re going to show you exactly where to find Sinistea and how to turn it into its evolved version, Polteageist.


There are many different regions across the new map for people to explore, but in the case of getting yourself this exact Pokemon, your best chance is going to be visiting Glimwood Tangle, which is located near Ballonlea and Stow-on-Side.

Glimwood Tangle located on map
Pokemon, Nintendo
Here is where Glimwood Tangle can be found on the Pokemon Sword & Shield map.

To start the process, it’s probably best to find yourself a Cracked Pot and Chipped Pot, as these items can be used to evolve your Sinistea – depending on what variant you have found.


These pots can be found in the same area of the map but at different spots. Stow-on-Side is where they’re both based, with the Cracked Pot found behind the Pokemon Centre and the Chipped Pot can be bought from the Bargain Seller in the town.

Once you have caught one and added it to your team, you will be able to see whether or not you have caught a Phony form or Antique form by applying one of the two pots to it in the menu.

Bargain Seller in Pokemon Sword and Shield
Pokemon, Nintendo
The Bargain Seller flogs different things depending on what day it is, but is always based in Stow-on-Side.

The authentic version is the Antique form, marked with a small blue marking on it to prove authenticity, while the other is a phony version. Don’t worry about that, though, as the two of them are able to evolve.


The Cracked Pot can be used to evolve Phony Sinistea and the Chipped Pot can be used to evolve Antique Sinistea.

It might sound like quite the process to go through just for a teapot Pokemon, but the evolved form – a ghost-type Polteageist – learns quite a strong move set and would be an ideal addition to anybody’s team. Plus, crossing another off your Galarian Pokedex can’t be a bad thing either. After all, trainers want to catch ’em all.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.