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How To Tell If You Have A Chipped Or Cracked Sinistea In Pokemon Sword And Shield

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Pokemon Sword and Shield add an unusual ghost Pokemon named Sinistea. While it isn’t exactly obvious, this creature has two different forms. The chipped form is the rare of the two and generally more desirable. But, the stamp showing which one you have only appears on the underside of the Pokemon, on the inner part of the base of the teacup, so you can’t see which one you have. Fortunately, it isn’t too difficult to appraise a Sinistea.

You can discover which one you have once you have acquired a Chipped Pot or Cracked Pot. These are the Sinistea evolutionary items. A free Cracked Pot is available in Stow-on-Side if you climb the ladder next to the stairway on the way to that town’s gym. But, if you want Chipped Pots or more Cracked Pots, you have to wait for the street vendor in that village to offer one as his bargain of the day.

Though, if you have only just started catching them, you could use your Pokedex to determine if you have even seen a Chipped Sinistea yet. It won’t offer the option to see the other form until you have encountered one.

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Once you either pot, you can use it to appraise your Sinistea. When you go to your bag and select the item, you can see if it is or isn’t compatible with the Pokemon you have. This tells you right away if the characters is Chipped or Cracked. 

Pokemon Sword and Shield is available for the Nintendo Switch. It is the first entry in the series with two different kind of shiny Pokemon animations. (It has also already sold quite well in Japan.)

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.