Now that Pokemon has come out with two types of Pokemon that have Authentic, or in the matcha version’s case, Masterpiece forms, it’s worth it to learn how to collect them both. Whether you’re the kind to have every form of a Pokemon, or if you simply want the seal stamp of approval on your Pokemon for fun, it’s perfectly feasible to get the Authentic version of Sinistea and the Masterpiece form of Poltchageist in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Looking for them can be a bit of a pain, but if you want your own proper version of each Pokemon, there are only a few ways to snag the more rare of the two versions. In this guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about getting the Authentic edition of Sinistea in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
How to Find Authentic Sinistea Via Outbreaks
When searching for a Sinistea, the first instinct is to check the PokeDex for any area that it calls its habitat. The only two locations you’ll find that way are Zapapico and Alfornada. Unfortunately, the PokeDex lists the spawn rate for Sinistea as rare, which means if you go looking for the Pokemon in that area it may take a long time for you to find just one. Even then, it may not be the Authentic one you’re looking for.
The natural solution that Trainers may think of is to hunt for Sinistea via only Outbreaks. However, if you’re looking for the Authentic form that way, you’ll be out of luck. When finding a Sinistea in an Outbreak, only the non-authentic types appear. And if you plan to breed a Sinistea, only non-authentic copies will hatch out of Eggs of a non-authentic parent Pokemon.
Unfortunately, that makes the only way to find a Sinistea that’s Authentic via finding it naturally where they spawn. If you’re dead set on hunting yourself an Authentic version of Sinistea, consider the following tips:
- Travel on foot: When looking for the seal of authenticity, it can be better to see the Pokemon before you encounter it so that you don’t waste time battling ghosts endlessly. Being on foot makes it much easier to angle the camera downward so that you can see the seal on the underside of the cup.
- Command your Pokemon: If you notice Sinistea that don’t have the seal, it’s a good idea to have your Pokemon go after them for experience. That way the world can spawn more Pokemon for you and your hunting area.
- Make good sandwiches: Making sandwiches, oddly enough, can be a pretty good key for finding the Pokemon you need. While there was once a glitch that prevented Sinistea from appearing after using Ghost Encounter Up sandwiches, that glitch is no longer present in the version of the game we have now. Go bananas!