How to Catch Ditto in Pokémon Go: Current Ditto Disguises (August 2021)

Use the guide below to get yourself a Ditto!

In Pokémon Go, there are many reasons to catch a Ditto. Chief among them is that Ditto shows up as a task in the questline A Mega Discovery. The problem is that Ditto disguises itself as other Pokémon on the map, and you don't know whether it's a Ditto unless you catch it. Thankfully, we have the list of Ditto disguises to help you save time and conserve your use of Pokéballs.

The last time this list was changed was in May 2021, and it changes fairly regularly. Be sure to check back every couple months if you want to see which Pokémon might actually turn out to be Ditto!

The Full List

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Tips & Tricks

Ditto is one of the most frustrating Pokémon in the game. It's difficult to catch one, and can often be dismissed because we think it's a Pokémon we've already caught many times before. On top of that, it's not very effective in battle. Here are some general tips for how to catch and release the transforming Pokémon.

  • You know as soon as you catch one. When you catch it, before you even get to the Pokémon's page, your process will be interrupted by a screen that simply says Oh? Your Pokémon will then transform into a Ditto, if it is one.
  • If you're doing it for the Research Task, try doing the quest to catch 10 Ghost Pokémon first. This quest is part of the same line, and will usually happen before you catch the Ditto, anyway. Some players (us included) speculate that if you complete the other two tasks in this section, it will greatly increase the chances of a Ditto popping up on your map (disguised as one of the Pokémon listed above, of course).
  • Don't use Ditto in Battle. Ditto mimics everything about its opponent except its HP, and a Ditto's HP is usually low. This puts the other Pokémon at an advantage. The best use of a Ditto is to keep it on a shelf and admire how adorable it is.

That's all there is to know about catching a Ditto! Be sure to check back if you need the new list of Ditto's disguises!

Want to see how to counter Pokémon of each type? Check out our lists of Dark Pokémon Weaknesses and Ice Pokémon Weaknesses!

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