Ditto is one of the most unique and elusive PokÃ©mon in PokÃ©mon Go, with the ability to transform into any PokÃ©mon in the game. This can make it difficult to know where or how to catch Ditto in Nianticâ€™s hit AR game, but fortunately there are a few tricks to speed up the process and make it a bit less painful. Hereâ€™s everything you need to know about how to catch Ditto in PokÃ©mon Go!
What is Ditto and why do I want it?
In mainline PokÃ©mon games, Ditto is extremely useful for duplicating rare PokÃ©mon, since itâ€™s genderless and can breed with just about any other PokÃ©mon. In PokÃ©mon Go, Ditto still has its trademark transform move which copies the moves, appearance, and stats of the opposing PokÃ©mon, but cannot be used for breeding as itâ€™s not a mechanic in the game.
Still, you will want to catch the shapeshifting PokÃ©mon not only to complete your PokÃ©dex, but also to complete certain quests, like the one that unlocks Mew.
How to catch Ditto in PokÃ©mon Go
Catching Ditto in PokÃ©mon Go is mostly a matter of chance. It will appear disguised as other PokÃ©mon in the wild, and wonâ€™t reveal its true identity until after itâ€™s been caught. This means you have to just keep catching PokÃ©mon until you get lucky.
The good news is that Ditto can only be disguised as a handful of PokÃ©mon, which should cut down the search considerably. Hereâ€™s the full list of Dittoâ€™sÂ disguises:
If you catch any of the above PokÃ©mon every time you see them in the wild, eventually one of them will turn out to be a Ditto. Dittoâ€™s stats and IV ratings arenâ€™t particularly important since it isnâ€™t very useful in battle, and it copies moves and stats from opposing PokÃ©mon anyway.
Can you catch a shiny Ditto in PokÃ©mon Go?
No, there is no shiny Ditto available in PokÃ©mon Go. Once shinies were added to the game, all PokÃ©mon that have shiny versions were removed from Dittoâ€™s disguise pool.
Other tips and tricks
While ultimately your luck will determine how long it takes to get your first Ditto, there are a few ways to speed up the process. The easiest is to use an accessory like the PokÃ©mon Go Plus, which attempts to catch all nearby PokÃ©mon without having to open the app. Even if you arenâ€™t there to watch it transform, Ditto may still turn up in your list of PokÃ©mon when you open up the app.
Another helpful tip is to use lures and incense, which will increase spawn rates on PokÃ©mon that can potentially be a hidden Ditto. Other items like lucky eggs have no effect, so donâ€™t bother wasting them in your search for the adorable blob PokÃ©mon. Likewise, Ditto will not hatch from an egg and can only be caught in the wild.
Keep up the search and eventually youâ€™ll have a PokÃ©mon Go Ditto of your very own!
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