If you want to find Ditto in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, you need to take a good hard look. It will always pretend to be other pocket monsters, so you will have to think outside the box to find it.
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Where Ditto Can Spawn
Although Ditto is tough to spot, it actually can spawn across a wide area of Paldea. Specifically, Ditto can be found in West Province Area Two and West Province Area Three. Try to stick just south of the river running through these regions, as it tends to show up there more frequently.
Why Ditto Is Worth Catching
Dittos are immensely helpful when breeding Pokémon. This is because a Ditto can breed with every other species while not influencing certain variables—such as movepools and more. As such, using a Ditto to breed baby pocket monsters can make your life a lot easier if you’re after the perfect partner.
How to Tell Ditto Apart From Other Pokémon
By using the minimap, you can get a broad idea of what kinds of Pokémon are in your immediate surroundings. However, if you move around too quickly, the minimap won’t be able to keep up.
Once in a while, stop, open the map, and then zoom in as much as you can before closing the map. This will refresh the minimap and show nearby Pokémon. By doing this multiple times in West Province Area Two and West Province Area Three, you can find the whereabouts of a Ditto after only a few minutes of searching.
After spotting a Ditto on the minimap, approach them and begin scanning nearby Pokémon. When you hold down the ZL button, you will focus on what’s in front of you. If this is done while a Pokémon is in the center of your screen, its name will appear.
Although Ditto can physically disguise itself perfectly, it can’t trick game mechanics! Even when transformed, Ditto’s name will always appear above its head. Once you’ve tracked down a Ditto, engage it in battle and capture it.