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Ditto - How To Find And Catch

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Find out what you need to do to find & catch Ditto! Here are some things you need to remember when looking for the elusive Pokemon: Ditto!

Ditto - How To Find And Catch
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Which Pokemon Does Ditto Transform Into?

Ditto usually transforms itself into a Pidgey or Rattata, which is why it may be harder to find! However, once you catch the Pidgey or Rattata that Ditto transformed into, it will revert back to its original form.

Catch Lots Of The Following Pokemon

Not Necessarily Shiny When It Transforms To Shiny Pokemon

When you catch a Ditto that has transformed into a Shiny Pokemon, it does not mean that the Ditto you caught is Shiny! It can only copy which is why it can transform into Shiny Pokemon.

Shiny Ditto Not Yet Found

Shiny Ditto are not yet found within the game at the time of writing. Therefore, one cannot catch a Shiny Ditto yet.

Where Does Ditto Spawn & How To Catch

How To Distinguish Ditto From Other Pokemon

Dittos Have A Low Catch Rate

Ditto's capture rate is very low! Therefore if you cannot capture a low CP Pidgey or Rattata with a Poke Ball, it may be a Ditto! Switch to a Great or Ultra Ball to ensure that you capture it!

Talk To Other Trainers In The Field

Ditto will transform back to its original form once it's caught! Talk to trainers in the area who just caught a Ditto, and ask them which Pokemon it transformed into. The Pokemon should appear in your immediate area!

Catch Via A Quest (Limited Time Only)

For a limited time, there was a quest that tasked you to "throw an Excellent Throw once". Completing this will let the Ditto appear for you to catch.

Ditto Performance & Evaluation

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Ditto Rating

5.5 / 10
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Ditto Performance And Details

  • Cannot battle until it transforms
  • Low base stats; if it is damaged first, it is hard to recover
  • Need to catch to complete Mew's Special Research

Using Ditto In Gym Battles

Copying Is Limited

Remember that Ditto can only copy your opponent. There are elements that Ditto can copy while there are other elements that it cannot copy.

What Ditto Can & Can't Copy

CopyableAppearance / Moves / Base Stats
Cannot Be CopiedLevel / Individual Value / HP

Will Retain Its Transformation If Withdrawn

If you decide to withdraw your Ditto, it will retain its transformation once you bring it out again during the same battle!

Pokedex Entry

Pokedex Image

Ditto - How To Find & Catch
Normal4.0 kg0.3 m

Pokedex Description - Transform Pokemon

Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself into other shapes. However, if it tries to transform itself into something by relying on its memory, this Pokemon manages to get details wrong.

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