Though it looks like a wad of used-up chewing gum, Ditto is one of the most recognizable Pokémon in the long-running series – and it's available in mobile sensation Pokémon GO. However, catching this simple-looking Pokémon isn't a simple matter of finding it on the street and lobbing a PokéBall at it. Here's what you need to do to catch Ditto in Pokemon Go, and what it's capable of.
Don't forget to check out our extensive Pokémon GO guide for more tips, hints, and walkthroughs!
How to Catch Ditto in Pokemon Go
Again, you can't simply find a Ditto on the street and catch it. Instead, you must catch a Pokémon that's imitating Ditto – and it'll only reveal itself once you've made the catch.
Where to Find Ditto in Pokemon Go
Ditto can be found by catching relatively easy to find Pokémon from both Gen 1 and 2 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
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.
Now that you have Ditto on your side, why not learn how to evolve Eevee into Jolteon, Flareon, or Vaporeon? You might also want to learn how to earn more Pokécoins, or how to earn experience quickly and level up fast.
And if you're a fan of Pokémon Sun and Moon for the Nintendo 3DS, you might want to learn how to evolve all of Alola's new Pokémon, how to catch the Ultra Beasts ad Necromza, or how to find all the Z-Crystals.
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