Ditto in Pokmon Go has proven to be one of the most elusive creatures in the game outside of Legendary Pokmon such as Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo and Mew, and thanks to an update alongside the game’s Thanksgiving event update, has finally appeared in the wild.
The purple blob is infamous in the main games because of its primary move – Transform – that allows it to copy the appearance and look of the opposing Pokmon. It has a similar role in Pokmon Go, and how you catch it has an interesting twist.
How do you catch Ditto in Pokmon Go?
Unlike any other Pokmon we’ve seen so far in the game, Ditto doesn’t appear in the flesh when exploring the wild. Instead, Ditto will take the form of other Pokmon, and will reveal itself when it’s been caught:
Caught Ditto!! #PokemonGO #ditto @trnrtips @PokemonGoApp pic.twitter.com/3asbERWjQU
— Steve Crawford (@SCrawford1987) November 23, 2016
This means that you don’t know whether the Pokmon around you are ‘real’ or are actually a Ditto. The chances of them being a Ditto appear to be very slim – the exact stats on its rarity are unclear currently – so it’s a case of catching as many Pokmon as you can until one appears.
When you have it, it’ll slot into your Pokmon Bag like any other, and can be given Candy to upgrade, and taken into Gyms for battle.
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