If you know where to look, it’s pretty easy to bag yourself a Ditto in Pokemon GO. You see, you can’t just stroll around waiting for a Ditto to pop up on your Pokemon GO map. Instead, you’ll need to catch pokemon that Ditto is hiding as. In this Pokemon GO Ditto Guide, we’ve pulled together a list of all of the pokemon that can be Ditto. We’ve also listed some tips for narrowing your Pokemon GO Ditto search efforts.
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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 – Ditto Odds
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 occurrence. Ditto has actually gotten less rare the longer Pokemon GO has been out, with the current Mew questline actually featuring a Ditto Research Task.
Best Ways to Get a Ditto in Pokemon GO
While finding Ditto out in the wild can involve a lot of luck, they is a way to make things a lot easier. You can search for and join Pokemon GO groups on Facebook and Discord that will let you know when someone has found a Ditto in your area. You see, when someone finds a Ditto, that pokemon will be a Ditto for everyone else as well. This makes it easier to target specific pokemon and find yourself a Ditto faster in Pokemon GO.
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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