One of the most peculiar pokemon you can catch in Pokemon GO is Ditto. Ditto isn’t like other pokemon, as it cannot be caught directly out in the wild. Instead, a select handful of pokemon have a small chance to be ditto when caught. In this Pokemon GO Ditto Guide, we’ll walk you through the essential info you’ll need to bag yourself a Ditto in Pokemon GO. We’ll list all the pokemon that can be Ditto, where to find Ditto, and the Best Way to Catch Ditto.
Don’t forget to check out our extensive Pokémon GO guide for more tips, hints, and walkthroughs!
How to Get Ditto in Pokemon Go
Catching a Ditto is pretty simple once you know where to look. You see, Ditto doesn’t appear outright in the wild. Instead, you must catch a Pokémon that Ditto is imitating – and it’ll only reveal itself once you’ve made the catch. There are multiple pokemon that can be a Ditto in disguise, which we’ll cover later on in this guide.
Where to Find Ditto in Pokemon Go – What Pokemon Can be Ditto – Pokemon GO Ditto List
Ditto can be found by catching relatively easy to find Pokémon from both Gen 1,2 and 3 in Pokemon Go, so there shouldn’t be any cases of Ditto showing up when you find something rare that you want to keep. Pokémon that could possibly be Ditto are as follows:
If you have yourself a decent supply of PokéBalls, you shouldn’t have a problem landing a Ditto after a few walks through the neighbourhood. Those Pidgeys are useful for gaining experience, so get catching!
Ditto’s Move List in Pokemon GO
Like Ditto in the mainline Pokémon games, Pokémon GO’s Ditto is primarily capable of transforming into its opponent when it engages in a face-off at a Gym. By doing so, Ditto acquires the same moves and CP (combat power) level as its rival – but if Ditto’s base CP is actually lower than the Pokémon it imitates, don’t expect a one-on-one match-up. Ditto also knows « Struggle, » a Normal-type move that damages the opposing Pokémon.
Ditto is primarily used as breeding fodder in mainline Pokémon games, but since Pokémon can’t be bred in the traditional way in Pokémon GO, it’s more of a curiosity for now. Still, it’s nice to have that missing gap in Pokémon GO’s PokéDex finally filled out.
Is Ditto Rare in Pokemon GO
While the exact drop rates for encountering a Ditto out in the wild are still unknown, it’s reasonable to sy that it is a pretty common occurence. Ditto has actually gotten less rare the longer Pokemon GO has been out, with the current Mew questline actually featuring a Ditto Research Task.
We’ve also got info on Field Research tasks in our Pokemon Go Research Guide. There’s also a look at how Gifts work in Pokemon GO in our Pokemon GO Gifts Guide. We’ll be adding plenty more as the game continues to progress, so check back regularly for more details.
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