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Ditto is a Normal-type Pokémon from the Kanto region. It does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Pokédex description

Transform Pokémon
Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself into other shapes. However, if it tries to transform itself into something by relying on its memory, this Pokémon manages to get details wrong.
- Ditto's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

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0 (0)

Charged attacks

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35 (16)

Evolution family

Ditto is part of a one-member family.

#132 Ditto

#132 Ditto

Pokémon disguises

Ditto cannot be seen in the map view, because it disguises itself as another Pokémon in their normal form (not Shiny). Ditto will only reveal itself once it has been successfully captured and it may be normal or Shiny.

Currently, the following Pokémon in the wild can be a Ditto in disguise:



Method Maximum CP Details
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(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Nov 23

Increased spawns in:
Tricky Pokémon 2021: Apr 1
Pokémon HOME Event: 2020 Nov 17 - 23
Tricky Pokémon 2020: Apr 1 - 7

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Research tasks
356 Field Research:
Catch 10 Jigglypuff, Aipom or Snubbull: Detective Pikachu Celebration (appears as Zubat)
Make an Excellent Throw: Let's Go Celebration (appears as Pidgey)
Special Research/Timed Research:
Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto - Completing 7th part (must be shiny)
Research Breakthrough:
2021 Sep




  • Ditto is only non-Legendary or Mythical Pokémon from the Kanto region that was not available with release of the game, as it possesses special move - Transform.
  • Ditto can only transform once per battle. It will retain its first transformation for the duration of the battle.
    • Ditto can only be used in Gym, Raid Battle and against Team GO Rocket, but it is banned in Trainer Battle, including training battles with Team Leaders.
    • However, Ditto's Transform does not work when fighting Team GO Rocket. This is likely an oversight as a result of Team Go Rocket battles being similar to Trainer Battles, which it is banned in.
  • Following the conclusion of September 2018 Community Day event, players reported sightings of an undiscovered Pokémon which turned into Ditto once captured, and was later identified as Meltan.
  • Ditto used to appear disguised only as non-shiny-released species (until the Season of Mischief)


  1. Ditto has been discovered.... Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-11-24.

External links

  • Ditto page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Ditto article, on the Bulbapedia
  • Ditto article, on the Pokémon Wiki