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Where to Find the Cracked Pot in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Players will need the Cracked Pot to evolve Sinistea into Polteageist in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but getting their hands on it will be tricky. Fortunately, we’re here to help you find it.

Sinistea cannot evolve unless you give it the Cracked Pot, so Pokedex enthusiasts will need to locate it in order to truly catch them all.

Of course, there are plenty of other Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet that require a specific item to evolve them. For example, you’ll need to find the King’s Rock item if you want to evolve Slowpoke.

Where to Find Cracked Pot in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

You can find a Cracked Pot along the Socarrat Trail, North of Casseroya Lake. Head to the center of the trail, where the green door leading to the shrine is, and head West.

Locate the solitary tree before the edge of the cliff, and you should see an item there. Pick it up to get the Cracked Pot.

It is worth noting that in order to cross over Casseroya Lake and reach the Cracked Pot, you will need to unlock the ability to swim on Koraidon or Miraidon.

the map of the Cracked Pot location on the left and the player discovering it on the right in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Additionally, the Cracked Pot can be purchased from the Porto Marinada Auction House for 18,500 Poke Dollars. However, it isn’t guaranteed to be there, as the items sold at the Auction House are randomized.

You can either wait two in-game hours for the items to reroll, or alternatively, you can change your Nintendo Switch’s internal clock to fast forward time in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

To change your Nintendo Switch’s internal clock, follow these easy steps:

  • On your Home Screen, select Settings (the cogwheel icon).
  • Scroll down until you find System.
  • Move your left joystick to the right and then locate Date and Time.
  • Once inside the Date and Time menu, switch Synchronize Clock via Internet off.
  • Next, choose Date and Time and change it to one day in the future.
  • Head back into Pokemon Scarlet or Violet and try the Auction again.
  • If they still don’t have a Cracked Pot, then repeat the process until they do.
the Date and Time settings menu on the Nintendo Switch

Where to Find Chipped Pot in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

The Chipped Pot can be found beneath a tree in Porto Marinada. Players need to access the town via the blue path and then, after passing the first three houses, go behind them and turn left.

You will see a tall tree at the base of a cliff. Head over to it and pick up the item beneath it. This is the Chipped Pot.

You can also purchase the Chipped Pot at the Porto Marinada Auction House for 18,000 Poke Dollars.

If you can’t find a vendor selling it, wait two in-game hours or reset your Switch’s internal clock. To reset your clock just head into Settings and then Date and Time.

the map of the Chipped Pot location on the left and the player discovering it on the right in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to Evolve Sinistea into Polteageist in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

To evolve Sinistea into Polteageist in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you need to give it either the Cracked Pot or Chipped Pot, depending on whether it is Phony or Antique.

The Phony Sinistea needs to use the Cracked Pot in order to evolve, whereas the Antique Sinistea requires the Chipped Pot.

You’ll need to select either the Cracked or Chipped Pot from your Other Items and then give it to your Sinistea for it to evolve.

Why isn’t Sinistea Evolving into Polteageist in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

If you’ve found either the Cracked Pot or Chipped Pot, but your Sinistea can’t use it, it means you’ve got the wrong kind of Sinistea.

There are two different types of Sinistea which are Phony and Antique. The Phony form requires the Cracked Pot and the Antique form requires the Chipped Pot.

the Cracked Pot in the player's inventory in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Sinistea Phony & Antique Forms Explained

There are two different kinds of Sinistea in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Phony and Antique. However, the game won’t directly inform you which Sinistea you have.

Fortunately, there are no stat differences between a Phony and Antique Sinistea. The only major difference between them is that the Antique Sinistea has an authentication stamp on it.

The most common type of Sinistea is the Phony kind, and you’re most likely to find these roaming the wilds. However, despite being quite rare, you can find Antique Sinisteas.

How to Check if Your Sinistea is Phony or Antique in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

The easiest way of telling if your Sinistea is Phony or Antique is to use the Let’s Go feature (press ZR with Sinistea as your party leader).

Pan the camera up (push the right joystick up) to see underneath it. If you see a small seal beneath its bottom ridge, then you’ve got an Antique Sinistea.

on the left is Phony Sinistea and on the right is an Antique Sinistea
On the left is a Phony Sinistea and on the right is an Anqitue Sinistea. Notice the left one doesn’t have the seal on the underside (this is how you know it’s a Phony).

This camera technique also works on wild Sinisteas too. Just pan your camera up while next to a Sinistea to see if they have a seal or not beneath them.

Alternatively, you can try and use a Cracked Pot to evolve it. If your Sinistea cannot use it, then that means it is an Antique Sinistea.

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