Ditto in ‘Pokemon Go’: Where & When Was He Captured?

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Pokemon Go players are reporting that they’ve found Ditto. Where and when was Ditto captured? He was first announced on Reddit by Kvothealar, and other players quickly joined in with their own sightings.

Here’s what you need to know.

Ditto Was First Found on the Evening of November 22

The Silph Road has confirmed the find with an excited tweet.

According to Pokemon Go players on Reddit, Ditto has already been found by multiple people. One player, Kvothealar, reported that they were capturing a “dumb Rattata” in Canada and got a cutscene, only to discover that their Rattata had turned into Ditto. Kvothealar was the first person on Reddit who reported capturing a Ditto, and shared about the experience with Heavy:

After I caught it, a cutscene popped up with the Ratatta transforming to a Ditto. Then it went as normal. It seems to be random chance if you catch one. I caught it on the University of Guelph campus. The entire campus is lit up with lures right now in celebration.”

Another player reported the same thing happened while capturing a Rattata. (To see more photos of Ditto, please see our story here.)

Here’s a picture of Ditto from one of the first people who found him:

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So it appears that if you want to capture Ditto, you can find him almost anywhere.

Players Are Reporting Finding Ditto in All Different Pokemon Species and in Countries All Over the World


Ditto as found in Marblehead, Massachusetts. (Jennifer Ford)

Rattatas aren’t the only source for finding Ditto. Other players have reported finding Ditto while capturing a Pidgey. After capturing the Pidgey, one player said he saw an animation that showed the Pokemon turning into Ditto. Another player found Ditto while capturing a Zubat. According to The Silph Road, Ditto may be able to transform from almost any Pokemon species.

Ditto has also been spotted in Harlem, New York and in Walnut Creek, California and other locations. Another player reported finding Ditto in Australia. Players have also reported finding him in Pier 39 San Francisco, Brighton UK, and more.

Jennifer Ford from Marblehead, Massachusetts told Heavy that she a 20 CP Magikarp that she caught in Massachusetts transformed into a 158 CP Ditto. If you haven’t found Ditto yet, don’t give up!

Here’s a list of some of the many places where Ditto has been found so far:

  • Walnut Creek, California
  • San Francisco, California and other cities in California like LA
  • Westminster, Colorado and other cities in CO, including Littleton
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Wailuku, Hawaii, Honolulu, and other cities in Hawaii
  • Davenport, Iowa
  • Batavia, Illinois and other cities, including Norridge
  • Essex, Maryland
  • Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • Kentwood, Michigan and other cities
  • Buffalo, Minnesota
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Henniker, New Hampshire
  • Willingboro, New Jersey
  • Harlem, New York
  • Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Medford, Oregon
  • Rhode Island (Warwick Mall)
  • Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dallas, Texas and other cities in Texas, including Sherman
  • Virginia

And Ditto’s being found outside the U.S. too:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • UK
  • Vietnam

And here’s a list of some of the many Pokemon species that players have reported Ditto has transformed from. So far, some Pokemon Go trainers believe that Ditto might only transform from 2 km Pokemon. However, that hasn’t been confirmed and there have been a few trainers who said they have spotted Ditto transforming from other non-2km species. These are Ditto’s most prevalent species so far:

  • Pidgey
  • Rattata
  • Zubat
  • Magikarp
  • Spearow

It appears that if you want to capture Ditto, you can find him almost anywhere. And he’ll transform from the most mundane of species, like Rattata or Pidgey. He also has been reportedly found from incense, so burn the incense to attract a potential Ditto. You can then use Ditto as a Buddy if you want. You can also capture more than one Ditto, so don’t stop after you’ve caught one.

Ditto Is Adopting the CP and Moves of the Species It Battles

According to The Silph Road, it looks like Ditto is adopting the species and moves of its foe in battle and can boost to similar CP. He may be capturable everywhere, as people are reporting finding him in multiple countries. You can watch a video of Ditto fighting in a gym here.

Did you find Ditto too? Let us know when and where in the comments below, including what you were catching when the Pokemon transformed into Ditto. And keep this story bookmarked: we’ll be updating it throughout the evening.

To see photos of Ditto, see our story below:

Ditto in ‘Pokemon Go’: The Photos You Need to See

These are photos from people who've found Ditto, showing proof the Pokemon was found, CP stats, journal entries, the Pokedex, capture locations, and more.

Click here to read more

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  1. I just had a ratata turn into a Ditto. Wasn’t sure what in the world was happening lol. I caught while sitting at home in Huntersville, NC.

  2. Just caught Ditto at Grace Park in Richmond, Virginia. He turned out to be an unusually dodgy Pidgey requiring 2 Raspberries, 2 Pokeballs, 2 Superballs, and finally an Ultraball! I almost let him go, except his CP was unusually high, and I had ammo vested. Not used to getting licked by a Pidgey. Now to find a worthy foe.

  3. Just got another 2 ditto’s back to back just now at Scotts Valley Ca. I now have 4 ditto’s all together. Happy hunting!!

  4. This is amazing. I thought it was a glitch because I was traveling down I-287 with my dad driving and went to catch a Pidgy, then all of a sudden I see this ball of light appear and Ditto is in my inventory. This was yesterday, December 5th, 2016. I just can’t believe the luck, especially since not many people have caught it. I am in New Jersey, Union County. Can’t wait to test him out.

  5. Just caught a Ditto that had transformed from a Rattata in Vancouver, WA. Hadn’t experienced this type of transformation before!

  6. Caught it 3x in Philippines last November. I thought i caught Rattata coz its purple too then it changed in Ditto after that animation…
    Here in Australia, caught 2x Pidgey and it turned into Ditto. Now I know my eyes is not playing tricks on me!

  7. My sons school counselors cousin
    Caught a mewtwo but it was a ditto
    Actually it was his third ditto

  8. I caught one sitting at home thinking I would just have a Rattata, I looked away and looked at the screen and saw a Ditto. It was caught in Toronto Ontario, Canada.

  9. I caught a Pidgey which turned into a Ditto in Greensboro, NC. Almost passed up the chance, since I was tired of using pokeballs on pidgeys.

  10. I caught a Ditto just moments ago here in Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines. I found a rattata that has a 160 CP that is so hard to catch until I finally used an Ultra Ball.

  11. I caught a Magikarp in Buffalo, NY. The cutscene was almost the same as the eggs hatching. You get oh? and then it transformed into Ditto.