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Your Ultimate Guide to Catching Ditto in Pokémon Go

Ditto, the master of disguise in Pokémon Go, continues to perplex trainers in November 2023. Whether you're aiming to complete your Kanto Pokédex or hunting for a shiny version, capturing Ditto requires both patience and a keen eye. In this guide, we'll unveil the secrets behind catching Ditto, including its disguises, shiny possibilities, and helpful tips for your Pokémon Go journey.

How to Catch Ditto in Pokémon Go

The enigma surrounding Ditto lies in its ability to masquerade as other Pokémon on the map. Unlike other Pokémon, Ditto won't reveal itself on the overworld map; instead, it conceals its true identity behind various disguises. The key to capturing Ditto is to catch every potential disguise that appears during your exploration.

Using items like Incense and Lures can increase your chances of encountering Pokémon, potentially revealing a hidden Ditto. Additionally, during special events like the Let’s Go! event in March 2023, Ditto spawns receive a boost, providing an ideal opportunity to add this elusive Pokémon to your collection. Keep an eye on the Nearby feature to locate potential Ditto disguises on the map.

Current Ditto Disguises in Pokémon Go (November 2023)









(Updated on March 21, 2023, during the Let’s Go/Team Go Rocket Takeover event)

The list of disguises can change, so stay informed about the current disguises to enhance your chances of encountering Ditto.

Can Ditto be Shiny in Pokémon Go?

Yes, Shiny Ditto is available in Pokémon Go, but the catch is that you won't know it's a Ditto until after you catch it. The chances of finding a shiny Ditto are rarer than with other Pokémon, with approximately a one in 64 chance. Shiny Ditto, distinguishable by its blue color, was initially introduced through a paid Special Research Task during the Kanto Tour in 2021 but can now be encountered in the wild.

While patience is key, encountering Shiny Ditto is ultimately a matter of luck. Keep an eye out for announcements of events that boost Ditto spawns and increase shiny chances.

Tips for Catching Ditto in Pokémon Go

To increase your odds of catching Ditto, consider the following tips:

  1. Catch Them All: Capture every potential Ditto disguise you encounter during your Pokémon Go journey.

  2. Special Events: Take advantage of special events that boost Ditto spawns, increasing your chances of encountering one.

  3. Use Items: Employ Incense and Lures to attract more Pokémon, potentially revealing a hidden Ditto.

  4. Stay Informed: Regularly check for updates on Ditto disguises, as they may change over time.

  5. Be Patient: Catching Ditto requires persistence. Keep trying, and eventually, you might unveil the elusive Pokémon.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can Ditto hatch from an Egg in Pokémon Go? A: No, players cannot hatch Ditto from an Egg in Pokémon Go. The only way to find one is by catching a disguised one out in the wild.

Q: Is Shiny Ditto available in Pokémon Go? A: Yes, Shiny Ditto is available. However, trainers won't know it's a Shiny Ditto until after catching it. The chances of finding a shiny Ditto are rare, but it can be encountered in the wild.

Q: How often do Ditto disguises change in Pokémon Go? A: The list of potential Ditto disguises changed on March 21, 2023, during the Let’s Go/Team Go Rocket Takeover event. It's advisable to stay updated with the current disguises to improve your chances of encountering Ditto.

About the author

Marijn Laros

Spirited, 19-year-old guy hailing from the glorious tulip lands of the Netherlands. I've always been one for adventures, and my current one has taken me across borders where I've been enjoying living abroad for the past month, soaking up new experiences and cultures.