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You can now catch Ditto in Pokemon Go

November 22nd, 2016 at 7:13 PM
How to catch Ditto Pokemon Go

On Tuesday night, days after the rollout of the latest update for Pokemon Go, dozens of players from The Silph Road subreddit began reporting that they had caught Ditto. According to various reports, Ditto appears as a standard Pokemon, like Pidgey or Rattata, then transforms into Ditto after being caught.

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If you’ve been keeping up with the Ditto saga, you know that this is a huge deal for Pokemon Go. Ever since players discovered that Ditto wasn’t included in the initial collection of 145 Pokemon, they’ve been desperately trying to figure out what they need to do in order to find it. At the moment, it’s still unclear exactly what triggers a Ditto spawn, but based on the reports, it looks like Niantic basically flipped a switch to activate Ditto in-game on Tuesday night.

Here are a few images from the first member of The Silph Road community to provide definitive proof that Ditto had indeed made its way into Pokemon Go:


There doesn’t appear to be anything that signals whether or not the Pokemon you encounter is a Ditto, but once you catch one, a short cutscene will play that shows the creature you caught transforming into the pink blob of a Pokemon.

We’ll update this post with more information as players learn more about the first new addition to the Pokedex since the launch of Pokemon Go. But for now, if you want a Ditto of your own, get outside and start catching Pidgeys.

UPDATE: Redditor paanvaannd has compiled a list of details about Ditto:

  • So far, players have reportedly seen the following Pokemon transform into Ditto: Pidgey, Zubat, Rattata, Spearow, Metapod, Magikarp, Venonat and Paras
  • In Gym battles, Ditto automatically transforms into the opposing Pokemon
  • Ditto’s moves also change to those of the opposing Pokemon
  • With Ditto as your Buddy Pokemon, you need to walk 3km to acquire a candy

You can check the thread for more information, but those are the highlights.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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