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Ditto (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Lapras
Pokémon
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Ditto
メタモン Metamon
#132
132Ditto.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Normal '
Category
Transform Pokémon
Ability
Limber
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#132
Johto
#092
Hoenn
#287
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1′00″
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
8.8 lbs.
Imperial
4.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
35 (4.6%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F132.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Ditto group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 61 Battle Exp.: 611*

Ditto (Japanese: メタモン Metamon) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

Ditto uses the move Transform to copy the opponent's moves, types, form, and non-HP stats. It is sought out for its ability to breed with any Pokémon other than the Pokémon in the "No Egg" group, including genderless ones.

Biology

Physiology

Ditto is a pink/purple (aquamarine when shiny) gelatinous blob.

Gender differences

Ditto is a genderless Pokémon.

Special abilities

Ditto is capable of Transforming in to an an exact replica of any other Pokémon (an ability that also shared with Mew). However, if Ditto tries to transform into something based on memory, it may get some of the details wrong. Ditto will also be unable to remain in a transformed state if it starts laughing. Frequently it appears that a Ditto can't transform its face. This fact is seen in the anime, as well as in Pokémon Snap (in which several Ditto are transformed into Bulbasaur), and Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (in which, during the Game Corner slot machine game, a Clefairy with a Ditto's face will occasionally appear instead of a real Clefairy).

Ditto's ability to breed with any non-legendary Pokémon is also useful for creating Pokémon eggs of the more rare Pokémon that it may be difficult to get a mate for, such as the starter Pokémon.

Behavior

Ditto will rearange is cell structure to transform into anything it sees. But while recalling objects or pokémon from memory, it tends to forget details. If it sees another Ditto, it will make its best effort to copy its foe exactly. It transforms into a rock to sleep.

Habitat

Ditto live in very diverse habitats, the most common being caves and forested areas. However, Ditto are never far from civilization or people. There have even been sightings of Ditto in places such as the Pokémon Mansion.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Ditto first appeared in Ditto's Mysterious Mansion. Duplica and her Ditto used to perform for people, but the two haven't had an audience since people saw that Ditto couldn't change its face. Ditto fixed that problem near the end of the episode, when captured by Team Rocket.

In Hello Pummelo, Drake of the Orange Islands owns a Ditto and uses it to fight Ash's Pikachu. After the battle with Drake's Ditto, Pikachu came out the victor.

Duplica found another Ditto sometime before Imitation Confrontation that she named Mini-Dit. This second Ditto couldn't change its size.

Ditto was also owned by a member of Team Magma named Brodie, who debuted in Unfair Weather Friends. A Ditto suited Brodie well because he's a master of disguise.

In the manga

Ditto is one of the members on Blue's team in Pokémon Special. As a master of transformation, Blue uses Ditto extensively in her schemes, such as morphing over her face to disguise her appearance, camouflaging into its background for subterfuge, as well as forming a protective shield with Blue's umbrella.

Ditto is seen later used by Team Rocket, to lure Crystal and Eusine away from Suicune, and smother them when discovered. It was, however, defeated by Crystal's Hitmonchan.

Duplica and her Ditto are seen in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. Finding Ditto appealing, Misty decides to capture one of her own, but the plan is called off when Pikachu goes missing. Ditto also featured in a minicomic in which it transforms into Ash, harasses Misty and thereby getting Ash into a lot of pain.

Other appearances

Super Smash Brothers Melee

Ditto only appears as a random trophy.

Trophy information

Every Ditto has the ability to copy a Pokémon's entire cell structure in an instant and become its exact replica. They're terrible at remembering techniques, but when they use Transform, they temporarily learn all of their foe's moves. If a Ditto starts to laugh, it weakens and can't hold its transformation.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Trozei: Ditto serves as a "wild card", meaning it can Trozei with any Pokémon and must be used to get rid of Jammer Balls. One will appear when a Trozei is made with more Pokémon than necessary.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ditto is found in the Buried Relic dungeon. It is quite useless, as Transform does not copy the opponents moves or stats. Instead, it gives the user the appearance of a random Pokémon found on that floor. As it only has 1 PP, allowing only one use per dungeon without restoring items, its only options after using Transform are to struggle or use the basic tackle attack exclusive to Mystery Dungeon.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Capable of copying an enemy's genetic code to instantly transform itself into a duplicate of the enemy.
Blue
Yellow When it spots an enemy, its body transforms into an almost perfect copy of its opponent.
Stadium Capable of reorganizing its cells to transform into an exact duplicate of its enemy. It is usually a shapeless blob.
Generation 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 that normal to duplicate that opponent exactly.
Stadium 2 It can transform into anything. When it sleeps, it changes into a stone to avoid being attacked.
Generation 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 opponent's genetic code to instantly transform itself into a duplicate of the enemy.
Generation 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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Routes 13, 14, 15, 23, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Pokémon Mansion and Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 34 and 35
Crystal
Common Routes 34 and 35
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
Common Desert Underpass
FireRed LeafGreen
Uncommon Routes 13, 14, 15, Pokémon Mansion, Cerulean Cave
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 218 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Bus Stop
Pokémon Snap Cave
Pokémon Trozei! Everywhere
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Frosty Forest (4F-9F)
Fiery Field (10F, 20F)
Buried Relic (16F-34F)
Wish Cave (53F-64F)
Joyous Tower (53F-64F)
Oddity Cave (B1-B15)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 48
108 - 155 206 - 300
Attack: 48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Defense: 48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Sp.Atk: 48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Sp.Def: 48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Speed: 48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Total: 288   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 48.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

The numbers above are good for when Ditto is in its normal form; once it transforms, the type matching changes to that of the species it transformed into.

Learnset

By leveling up

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Transform Transform Transform Transform

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

  • Ditto has the same in-game cry as Poliwag.

Origin

Name origin

A ditto is a substitute for repeating what was previously written or said. Ditto's Japanese name is a combination of metamorph and monster while its French name is a corruption of the word metamorph

Glitches

Ditto has been closely associated with several Pokémon glitches. When an 'M is captured in the Red and Blue versions, the trainer will still be in battle and an invisible Ditto will be where 'M once was. Additionally, Ditto is a necessary Pokémon for carrying out Method #3 of the Mew Glitch, a glitch capable of allowing the player to run into any Pokémon or any glitch Pokémon ([1]).

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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