Ditto has now been released in the latest patch, and I would like to catch one.

What are the conditions to capture a Ditto? Does it show up on the nearby tracker? Or will it transform into something?


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First of all, you won't just see a Ditto on your list of close Pokémon that you can catch. Ditto will first appear in your game as just a regular Pokémon. After catching the Pokémon, it might transform back into a Ditto, and it will then be added to your Pokédex. So you won't know it's a Ditto before that point. You can see an example in the video here.

As for now, the current list of Pokemon which can hide a Ditto is pictured below. So just keep catching those, and you might end up with a Ditto.

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Also note that if you get a Ditto after catching a specific Pokémon near you, anyone catching this exact same Pokémon will also get the Ditto.

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    Man, I have to catch Zubat again? sigh What about evolved forms of those Pokemon? Or rare Pokemon? Can they hide a Ditto as well?
    – Ellesedil
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 19:17
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    An anecdotal note: The difficulty of catching a Ditto seems to be separate from the Pokemon it appears as. This morning I caught a CP 306 "Pidgey" which turned out to be a Ditto. The circle was green, whereas a Pidgey of that CP would have likely been yellow or orange. Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 23:18
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    @acbabis, SpectralFlame's anecdote seems reasonable to me. Why do you think it is a bug? A Ditto's appearance is camouflaged, but its stats and capture rate are not.
    – Jerry
    Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 2:46
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    Imagine catching a Dragonite and it transforms into a Ditto Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 9:01
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    I've just had a Hoohoot turn into a Ditto so it looks like the Gen2 commons are also a possibility. Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 8:08

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