Ditto in Pokemon GO.

Pokémon GO: How to Catch Ditto

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Key Takeaway

Ditto will only appear disguised as other Pokémon in Pokémon GO. To catch it, you must catch as many Pokémon as possible and hope for the best—though it seems some Pokemon are more likely to be Ditto than others.

Filling the Pokédex is important to most Pokémon GO players. Part of this includes catching Ditto, so you’ll need to learn how to identify a Ditto and which Pokémon it is most often disguised as.

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    How to Find Ditto in Pokémon GO

    Much to most people’s dismay, the main factor in catching a Ditto in Pokémon GO is luck. No matter what you do, it will ultimately boil down to what kind of luck you have. Players have about a 3% chance of finding Ditto. Your best bet is simply to catch as many Pokémon as you possibly can.

    Ditto will not appear on the map as itself, rather it will be disguised as a different Pokémon. There is no way to tell Ditto apart from other Pokémon until after you’ve caught it. Fortunately, the community has found that some Pokémon are more often disguises for Ditto than others.

    Pokémon Most Likely to Be Disguised as Ditto

    Ditto with HP displayed in Pokémon GO.

    via Dexerto

    Sadly, there is no official list for which Pokémon are most likely to be Ditto out in the wild. Ditto can supposedly be disguised as any Pokémon. That said, there is quite a bit of unofficial speculation within the community, as most are convinced that certain Pokémon are more likely than others to be Ditto.

    Though there was a special list of Pokémon that most frequently turned into Ditto earlier this month for April Fools, this has ended. The list has gone back to the typical Pokémon you’re most likely to see transform into a Ditto, which includes:

    • Bidoof
    • Drowzee
    • Foongus
    • Gulpin
    • Hoothoot
    • Hoppip
    • Ledyba
    • Magikarp
    • Mankey
    • Numel
    • Paras
    • Pidgey
    • Purrloin
    • Rattata
    • Remoraid
    • Seedot
    • Sentret
    • Skitty
    • Spinarak
    • Stunky
    • Taillow
    • Teddiursa
    • Venonat
    • Voltorb
    • Weedle
    • Whismur
    • Yanma
    • Zigzagoon
    • Zubat

    Also note that if you come across a Shiny Pokémon, it is impossible for it to be a Ditto.