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By Far The Creepiest Pokédex Entry In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Pokémon can range from cute and cuddly to ferocious and still kind of cuddly. However, the "Pokémon" franchise likes to sprinkle in a bit of darkness and creepy backgrounds for some of the creatures in the Pokédex. In "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Pokémon Violet," there's one returning Pokémon with a downright disturbing bit of lore attached to it.


The "Pokémon" games have featured plenty of creepy details over time (and even the newest entries are full of creepy glitches and visual bugs). However, very few things in the Pokémon universe can take the trophy away from the newest information revealed about Sinistea, also known as the Black Tea Pokémon. While it's not based on a disturbing myth like many other creepy Pokémon, the Pokédex entry for Sinistea in "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Pokémon Violet" paints a frightening picture that flips the games on their heads. 

Anyone who uses the floating cup or its evolved form, Polteageist, may want to brace themselves.

Sinistea is more than just a Pokémon

According to the Pokédex entry in "Pokémon Scarlet," Sinistea is actually the soul of a human who passed away alone and then somehow came to reside in a discarded cup of old tea. This stands in stark contrast to the Pokédex entries from "Pokémon Sword" and "Shield," which were a bit more ambiguous and simply referred to the tea as being possessed by a "lonely spirit." Depending on how one thinks about ghosts, a human soul could be watching everything in the Pokémon universe from the eyes of a Sinistea — which makes the very idea of Pokémon battling a nightmare.


"Pokémon Violet" then turns that nightmare into a full-blown night terror with its Pokédex entry: "Sinistea gets into your body when you drink it, and then it steals your vitality from within." In other words, drinking a cup of Sinistea might literally kill you. Then again, why would you drink the insides of a Pokémon anyway?

As if that's not enough to creep someone out, Polteageist's tea becomes sweet when it evolves, making it even more appealing for curious (and thirsty) Pokémon trainers. But what could that change in flavor mean for the human soul trapped within it — or for the people who enjoy drinking it?