We recently reported on some datamined goodness with Pokemon GO that revealed the game would be getting 100 new 2nd generation Pokemon in an update coming soon. However there is one 1st generation Pokemon that has yet to be found, and that is Ditto. This, however, has changed. Ditto is now available for trainers to find and collect, but there’s a catch to getting one.
While roaming around the world in search of the elusive Ditto, you won’t be finding this Pokemon in his true form like every other Pokemon in the game. This particular Pokemon is known for copying other Pokemon along with their traits, and this plays into the game as well. Ditto will only reveal its true form in place of the Pokémon that you think you have caught. So, for example, you may catch a Pikachu, but in reality it is a Ditto, and you won’t know this until you’ve already caught it.
The copying mechanics also follow into other aspects of Pokemon GO. When training or battling at a Gym, your Ditto copies the appearance, types, and moves of the first Pokémon it encounters, and remains so throughout the rest of those battles. You can check out an example of a Pidgey getting caught in the video below, which actually turns out to be a Ditto.
So good luck to all of your trainers out there in your hunt for a Ditto. Let us know in the comments below which Pokemon you caught that turned into a Ditto.