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Pokémon GO Latest Update: 8 Things You Should Know About Ditto

By Mario Ferrari , Nov 24, 2016 04:00 AM EST

Niantic just released Ditto on Pokémon GO and everyone seems smitten by this copycat. Ditto has been known to morph into other creatures like Pidgey, Magikarp, Zubat, Paras and Ratatta, and as of the latest, it was discovered it can turn into other Pokémon as well. There are a lot of interesting things about the Pokémon. Here are eight things you should know about Ditto on Pokémon GO.

Pokémon GO - Which Pokémon Ditto Can Transform Into

Let's begin with which Pokémon Ditto can transform into. It was already confirmed that the new entry can transform into Pidgey, Magikarp, Zubat, Paras and Ratatta. As of the latest, Ditto has been seen in disguise as Snorlax, Venonat, Spearow and Pidgeot. In the coming days, this Pokémon is expected to be revealed using other identities as well.

Pokémon GO - How Frequent Ditto Transforms During Battle

Basically, Ditto can only transform once in a single battle right on its first move. This copycat Pokémon will remain in its transformation even on these conditions-when swapped out, when swapped in to battle with another defender Pokémon, or when the Pokémon it copied lost its consciousness.

Pokémon GO - How Ditto Copies Stats, Moves, IVs

Ditto can copy the stats and moves of its foe. In terms of Individual Values (IVs) though, Ditto can only maintain it or copy an opponent's whichever is higher. Say, a level 40 Ditto encounters a level 25 Blastoise. Ditto will copy Blastoise's stats and moves but will maintain its level threshold which is at 40. This is indicative that Ditto transformation is much stronger since it does not lessen its CP.

Pokémon GO - When Ditto Meets Another Ditto

When Ditto meets another Ditto in battle, your Pokémon will stay as it is. It may also take longer time for the battle to end.

Pokémon GO - How Long It Takes To Walk With Ditto

Other notes you should take, Ditto can be caught using the Pokémon GO Plus. You can walk him for 3 km. Also, Ditto does not show up on your Pokédex as seen when encountering creatures it can copy. As for Ditto as a gym defender, it does not perform well because Ditto's strengths lies on attacks.

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