Pokemon Go Ditto disguises: How to catch Ditto in March 2023



Pokemon Go Ditto disguises: How to catch Ditto in March 2023

Published: 2023-03-21T17:02:00  ❘   Updated: 2023-03-21T17:07:02The Pokemon Company / Niantic

Ditto is one of the trickiest Pokemon to find in Pokemon Go, mainly because it disguises itself as other Pokemon on the map. To make things easier, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know including all of the potential Ditto disguises in 2023.

Despite making its Pokemon Go debut back in 2016, the purple Transform Pokemon Ditto still manages to evade many trainers, which can be frustrating if you’re trying to fill out your Kanto Pokedex or complete a specific Special Research task.

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The main reason people struggle with finding this elusive Pokemon is that Ditto disguises itself as other Pokemon in the game, and the list of disguises changes regularly. To help you out, we’ve rounded up all the details you need to catch Ditto below.

Updated on March 21, 2023, to add several new Ditto disguises.

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Trainers trying to get Ditto will need to have plenty of patience.

How to catch Ditto in Pokemon Go

The most important thing to know when trying to catch Ditto in Pokemon Go is that it will never appear as a Ditto on the overworld map. Instead, it will disguise itself as one of several other Pokemon so you won’t know it’s a Ditto until you’ve caught it.

This means the only way to get a Ditto is to look at its potential disguises in the table below and keep on catching every single one you see while you’re out exploring. You’ll need some patience, but eventually, one of them should reveal itself to be a Ditto.


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During certain limited-time events like the Let’s Go! event in March 2023 there will be a boost in Ditto spawns on the map, so these are ideal times to try and catch one. Using the Nearby future can help you locate potential Ditto disguises on the map.

It’s also important to point out that the list of Pokemon that Ditto can disguise itself as changes every now and then, so you’ll need to keep up to date with the current crop of disguises.

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Pokemon Go Ditto disguises in March 2023

Here are all of the Pokemon that Ditto can be disguised as in Pokemon Go right now:

Current Ditto Disguises in Pokemon Go

The list of potential disguises changed on March 21, 2023, with the beginning of the Let’s Go! event.

We’ll keep the table above updated if the list of Ditto disguises changes again in the future.

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Can Ditto hatch from an Egg?

No, players cannot hatch Ditto from an Egg in Pokemon Go. The only way to find one is by catching a disguised one out in the wild.

Is Shiny Ditto available in Pokemon Go?

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This is what Shiny Ditto looks like.

The good news is that Shiny Ditto is available in Pokemon Go. Just like other Shiny variants in the game, though, encountering one is going to take a lot of persistence and plenty of luck.

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Shiny Ditto was originally tied to Special Research that could only be claimed during the Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto event, but this rare variant can now be encountered in the wild (if you’re lucky).

For a more detailed breakdown of this elusive creature, check out our Shiny Ditto guide.

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Now that you know how to catch a Ditto in Pokemon Go, check out some of our other guides below:

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