Ditto Finally, Stealthily Released into Pokémon Go

Ditto Finally, Stealthily Released into Pokémon Go

New Pokemon appears, disguised as existing Pokemon.

Niantic has, finally, added the highly sought-after Ditto to Pokemon Go, just in time for some seasonal Thanksgiving hunting. Although not a legendary Pokemon, Ditto has long been cherished among Pokemon fans for its mimic ability, which means it can ape any creature it comes across.

Accordingly, you won't see it on the map during your normal Pokemon hunting - it's disguised as other, lesser Pokemon. Catch an unremarkable Pidgey, Rattata or Magikarp and it stands a chance of revealing itself as a Ditto once inside your Pokeball. There's (seemingly) no way of spotting this ahead of time, so it'll be a nice bonus for standard Pokehunts.

Not a bad way to prompt everybody to fire up Pokemon Go over the holiday break - particularly after Niantic already announced that it's granting double XP and Stardust to Pokemon Go during Thanksgiving. If it's been a while since you last played, check out our Pokemon Go guide for some tips to get you back up to speed, including how to level up quickly if you've fallen behind.

Jon Hicks

Audience Development Director

Jon has been writing about video games and technology since 2002, during which time he contributed to dozens of publications and spent seven years as Editor-in-Chief of Official Xbox Magazine. He has a terrible addiction to shonky open-world games.

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