You Can Finally Catch Ditto in Pokemon Go [UPDATE]

Where could they be hiding?


[UPDATE] The Pokemon Company has now acknowledged the existence of Ditto in Pokemon Go, with a post on its official website. The post doesn't really tell us anything new, but at least now we know this is the real deal.

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Ditto is finally catchable in Pokemon Go, according to multiple reports online. It appears the transforming blob is masquerading as other Pokemon, and only reveals itself after you catch them.

Some users seem to think this phenomenon is restricted to, or more common in, critters in the 2 km egg group--like Spearow, Magikarp, and the generation one starter Pokemon. Others have reported Ditto is emerging from rarer monsters, though everything's a little uncertain right now.

In battle, Ditto acts much like it does in mainline Pokemon games: it only knows one move, Transform, which metamorphoses it into your opponent's Pokemon, simultaneously adopting that enemy's moves.

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has yet to officially confirm Ditto's existence. The company recently said Go was still hiding at least one secret, shortly after Ditto's possible introduction was uncovered by data miners.

With Ditto finally being included, plus a special Thanksgiving event taking place until November 30, now might be a decent time to jump back into Pokemon Go. It seems the summer hit has given people Pokemon fever once again, too: Pokemon Sun and Moon have sold well in their first week in Japan.

We also loved the latest pair in the series, as critic Justin Haywald awarded them an 8. For more, check out our full Pokemon Sun and Moon review.

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