Ditto

Ditto
メタモン
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Lapras < Ditto > Eevee
Species
Type
Transform Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#132
Height
Weight
1′ (0.3m)
8.8 lbs. (4kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless
Female: Genderless
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
Ditto
35
Tier
EV Yield
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Ditto (メタモン) is the 132nd Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Normal type, and is known as the Transform Pokémon.

Ditto uses the Limber Ability, which gives it an immunity to Paralysis. Its Hidden Ability is Imposter, which changes Ditto into the opponent as soon as it enters battle, copying all stats and stat changes all the while.

Ditto does not evolve into any other Pokémon.

Ditto has its own egg group, allowing it to breed with any Pokémon that's breed-able. However, breeding two Ditto won't produce a Ditto Egg because Ditto isn't able to breed by itself. It takes Ditto 1,000,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Ditto is a blob-like Pokemon capable of taking other forms.

Gender Differences

Ditto is genderless.

Game Information

Original Games

Ditto can be caught in the wild at Route 13, Route 14, Route 15, Route 23 and Cerulean Cave in Pokémon Red and Blue. In Pokémon Yellow, it can found at Cerulean Cave and Pokémon Mansion. In Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal, Ditto can be found at Route 34 and Route 35.

In Pokémon Emerald, Ditto can be caught at the Desert Underpass. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, it can be found at Route 13, Route 14, Route 15, Cerulean Cave and Pokémon Mansion.

Ditto can be found in the wild at Route 218 using the PokéRadar in Pokémond Diamond and Pearl. In Pokémon Platinum, it can be found at the Trophy Garden as a Daily Pokémon. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it appears at Route 35, Route 47, Cerulean Cave as well as the Wetland area of the Safari Zone.

In Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2, Ditto can be caught at Giant Chasm, as well as in a Hidden Grotto outside Giant Chasm in Black 2 and White 2.

Ditto can be caught in the wild at Pokémon Village in Pokémon X and Y, as well as in the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it appears at the Mirage Island near Route 132 and the Mirage Cave north of Route 132.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Ditto can be found at Mount Hokulani.

Spin-off Games

Ditto can appear anywhere, including Mr. Who's Den, in Pokémon Trozei!

Ditto can appear at Frosty Forest 4F-9F, Fiery Field on floors 10 & 20, Buried Relic 16F-24F & 26F-34F, Wish Cave 53-64F, Joyous Tower 53F-64F and Oddity Cave B1-B15 in the original Mystery Dungeon games. Ditto appears at Chasm Cave B1-B8 and Sky Stairway 1F-49F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, but Ditto cannot be recruited at Chasm Cave.

Ditto appears in all three version of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 3.

Ditto appears inside the Oblivia Region Air Fortress in the West Observation Room on floor three as a Boss in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, the only appearance for Ditto in the Pokémon Ranger subseries.

Trading Card Game

Ditto is listed in a total of seven different sets and a total of 18 cards including Pokémon Organized Play Series 3, in which it is listed as a Common Card. Ditto is listed as a Common Card in the Skyridge and EX Delta Species (4) sets, an Uncommon Card in the EX Delta Species set (6), and as a Rare Card in the Fossil (2), Gym Challenge (Koga), EX FireRed and Leaf Green, Legends Awakened and Triumphant sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Duplica holding her Ditto.
Ditto's first appearance in the anime was in Dtto's Mysterious Mansion, owned by Duplica. Duplica would make a second appearance with her Ditto in the episode Imitation Confrontation, in which her second Ditto, nicknamed Minidit because it can't adjust its height when using Transform.

To begin Ash's battle against the Leader of the Orange League Drake, Drake sent out a Ditto, which transformed into Ash's Pikachu. The imitation strategy gave Ash and Pikachu all they could handle, but Ash's Pikachu was able to defeate Drake's Ditto.

Most recently, a trainer named Narissa used two Ditto in the episode Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!, one of which was a "Shiny" Ditto.

Movies

A Wild Ditto appears in the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Ghost Festival," the only appearance for Ditto in any of the films as of writing.

Manga

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Ditto is in the PU tier of competitive battling. Due to having a very unique ability in Imposter, Ditto can pass as a revenge killer against set-up sweepers with a Choice Scarf in every single tier from PU to Ubers, but its viability is usually very low in each tier due to numerous flaws. Ditto suffers against defensive teams in each tier due to its lack of usefulness when going up against Pokémon that are passive in nature or bulky set-up sweepers like Calm Mind users. It can also be predictable and easily played around due to the opponent knowing what set Ditto is copying. Ditto cannot copy the opposing Pokémon if the Pokémon is behind a Substitute, and it also has a pitiful base 48 HP stat alongside only 5 PP moves, meaning that it can be PP stalled or worn down with ease by other attacks or entry hazards.

Ironically, while Ditto tests poorly in many tiers due to its one-dimensional nature, it is most viable in the Uber tier of competitive battling. While it suffers from many of the flaws previously mentioned, Ditto can carve a niche out mainly due to the plethora of set-up sweepers in the Uber tier. Pokémon like Geomancy Xerneas, Rock Polish Primal Groudon, and weakened Extreme Killer Arceus can be revenge killed and will be discouraged from setting up due to the presence of Ditto. Hyper offense is a prominent playstyle in the tier, so Ditto is not as lackluster as it is in other tiers. However, it does not mean that Ditto is a force in the metagame, as its predictability, uselessness against many support Pokémon like Mega Sableye and support Arceus formes, and inability to copy a Pokémon behind a Substitute render it useless against many other team archetypes.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue Common Routes 13, 14, 15, 23, Cerulean Cave
Yellow Uncommon Pokémon Mansion & Cerulean Cave
Gold/Silver Common Routes 34 & 35
Crystal Common Routes 34 & 35
Ruby/Sapphire None Trade from other game
Emerald Common Desert Underpass
FireRed/LeafGreen Uncommon Routes 13, 14, 15, Pokémon Mansion, & Cerulean Cave
Diamond/Pearl 22% Route 218 (PokéRadar)
Platinum 5% Trophy Garden
HeartGold/SoulSilver Uncommon Route 34, 35, 47, Cerulean Cave, & Safari Zone (All Times of Day)
Black/White 15% Giant Chasm: Outside
Black 2/White 2 15% Giant Chasm: Outside
Black 2/White 2 -- Giant Chasm (Hidden Grotto)
X/Y 10% Pokémon Village (Purple Flowers)
X/Y 20% Pokémon Village (Yellow Flowers)
X/Y -- Friend Safari
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 40% Mirage Island: Near Route 132, Mirage Cave: North of Route 132
Sun/Moon 10% Mount Hokulani

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Capable of copying an enemy's genetic code to instantly transform itself into a duplicate of the enemy.
Blue Capable of copying an enemy's genetic code to instantly transform itself into a duplicate of the enemy.
Yellow When it spots an enemy, its body transforms into an almost perfect copy of its opponent.
II Gold It can transform into anything. When it sleeps, it changes into a stone to avoid being attacked.
Silver Its transformation ability is perfect. However, if it is made to laugh, it can't maintain its disguise.
Crystal When it encounters another Ditto, it will move faster than normal to duplicate that opponent exactly.
III Ruby 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.
Sapphire 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
Emerald A Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself. However, if it tries to change based on its memory, it will get details wrong.
FireRed It can freely recombine its own cellular structure to transform into other life-forms.
LeafGreen Capable of copying an enemy's genetic code to instantly transform itself into a duplicate of the enemy.
IV Diamond It has the ability to reconstitute its entire cellular structure to transform into whatever it sees.
Pearl It has the ability to reconstitute its entire cellular structure to transform into whatever it sees.
Platinum It has the ability to reconstitute its entire cellular structure to transform into whatever it sees.
HeartGold It can transform into anything. When it sleeps, it changes into a stone to avoid being attacked.
SoulSilver Its transformation ability is perfect. However, if it is made to laugh, it can't maintain its disguise.
V Black It has the ability to reconstitute its entire cellular structure to transform into whatever it sees.
White It has the ability to reconstitute its entire cellular structure to transform into whatever it sees.
Black 2 It can reconstitute its entire cellular structure to change into what it sees, but it returns to normal when it relaxes.
White 2 It can reconstitute its entire cellular structure to change into what it sees, but it returns to normal when it relaxes.
VI X It has the ability to reconstitute its entire cellular structure to transform into whatever it sees.
Y It can freely recombine its own cellular structure to transform into other life-forms.
Omega Ruby 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.
Alpha Sapphire 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.
VII Sun It can reorganize its cells to make itself into a duplicate of anything it sees. The quality of the duplicate depends on the individual.
Moon With its astonishing capacity for metamorphosis, it can get along with anything. It does not get along well with its fellow Ditto.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
48
. 206 300 .
Atk
48
90 101 195 214
Def
48
90 101 195 214
Sp. Atk
48
90 101 195 214
Sp. Def
48
90 101 195 214
Speed
48
90 101 195 214

Moves

Via Level-up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
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Via TM/HM

Ditto learns no moves by TM/HM.

Via Breeding

Ditto learns no moves by breeding.

Evolution Line

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Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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