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How to Catch and Use Pokémon Go Ditto: Everything You Need To Know

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If you are one of those who is still playing Pokémon Go, you should know that Ditto can now be caught. With that, here is everything you need to know where to find Ditto, how to catch them and how to use them in battle.

With a huge decline of Pokémon Go players, Niantic has been updating with many new features like the Pokémon Go Halloween Event, daily streaks and the recent availability of Ditto, which is only one of the few Gen 1 Pokémon that is spotted in the game.

Pokémon Go: Where to Find and How to Catch Ditto

Do not worry if you have not seen the squiggly silhouette of Ditto on Pokémon Go sightings yet as the elusive Pokémon hides in another Pokémon. Fortunately, these Pokémons are not so hard to spot, such as Pidgeys, Rattatas, Zubats and some Magikarps.

There is no trick to catching Ditto; thus, it is best to catch every Pokémon you spot just in case a Ditto is hiding behind that Pokémon, even though it can be a waste of PokéBalls.

You will know when you have caught a Ditto when, after catching the Pokémon, the PokéBall stops vibrating and says, “Oh?” (Just like when hatching an egg.) The Pokémon will then transform into a Ditto.

It is worth noting that when someone catches a Ditto, other players can also catch it in the same area.

Pokémon Go Ditto Has Only One Move

In Pokémon Go, Ditto’s only move is Transform. That means he will transform into whichever Pokémon he first encounters during a battle and will stay in that form for the battle’s entirety.

Ditto also copies the Pokémon’s CP and stats such as moves, basic values, and of course, its type. However, Ditto does not copy the opponent’s IVs or individual values, hit points and stamina; thus having a Ditto with strong underlying base stats is important if you want to use it for battle.

Ditto in Pokémon Go Battle

Unfortunately, Ditto is not a very effective Pokémon for battling, both in attacking and defending a Gym, in Pokémon Go. Since Ditto does not copy hit points, it may not last long in a battle with the real Pokémon that owns the real hit points copied.

Moreover, since Ditto transforms into the first Pokémon it encounters, your opponent can use that as a strategy to release a Pokémon that Ditto will copy and then switch to a Pokémon with an effective type against it.

Despite that, Pokémon Go’s Ditto is still a very cute and squiggly Pokémon to capture and play with.

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