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Ditto (Pokémon)

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Lapras #131: Lapras
Pokémon
#133: Eevee Eevee
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Ditto (disambiguation).
Ditto
Transform Pokémon
メタモン
Metamon
#132
Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Limber Cacophony
Cacophony
Imposter
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Ditto

Mega Ditto Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
35 (4.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Ditto
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
8.8 lbs. 4.0 kg
{{{forme1}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#132
Kanto
#092
Johto
#287
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#261
Unova
Mountain
#138
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-291
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
61
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
101
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F132.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it uses the move Transform to become a copy of its opponent.

It can breed with any Pokémon other than the Pokémon in the Undiscovered group and itself, including some genderless Pokémon, to produce Eggs of the other's species.

Biology

In its natural state, Ditto is a light purple or magenta free-form shape blob with vestigial facial features. It also appears to have two vestigial, handless 'arms' protruding from its body. It is capable of transforming into an exact replica of any physical object. However, if Ditto tries to transform into something based on memory, it may get some of the details wrong. The anime has shown that occasionally a Ditto cannot change its face. Ditto will also be unable to remain in a transformed state if it starts laughing. Ditto cannot mimic the strength of another Pokémon, but it will adapt the form and abilities of its foe. When two Ditto meet in the wild, they will attempt to transform into each other. Ditto will also transform into a rock when sleeping to avoid attack. Ditto is never far from civilization or people.

In the anime

Ditto in the anime

Major appearances

Duplica's Ditto

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

Other

Shiny Ditto in the anime

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. It reappeared in a flashback in the following episode.

Duplica found another Ditto sometime before Imitation Confrontation that she named Mini-Dit. This second Ditto could transform into an exact mirror image of anything, but it could not change its size.

Ditto was also owned by a member of Team Magma named Brodie, who debuted in Unfair Weather Friends.

A Ditto appeared in PK15.

Two Ditto appear in Dealing With A Fierce Double Ditto Drama!, belonging to Narissa. One of them is normal and the other is Shiny.

Minor appearances

There is a picture of Ditto on the "Coffee & Tea" sign at one of the last parts in the episode in The Misty Mermaid.

A Ditto was part of an exhibition in Flower Power.

A Ditto belonging to the Nursing School, appeared in a flashback in Ignorance is Blissey.

A Ditto was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Ditto appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Ditto appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP037 Ditto Ash's Pokédex Ditto, a Transform Pokémon. It is able to rearrange the cells of its body and assume any form. Its only attack is Transform.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP173 Ditto Dawn's Pokédex Ditto, the Transform Pokémon. Ditto has the ability to reconstruct its entire cellular structure into whatever it sees.
This concludes the entries from the Sinnoh series.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

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.

Ditto was the first Pokémon Drake used against Ash in The Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Main article: Master Ditto

In Magical Pokémon Journey, there is a ninja master named Master Ditto who appears several times in the manga. His first appearance is in The Wal Comes Tumbling Down.

Additionally, a group of Ditto appear in the fourth bonus chapter of the manga. The Ditto use Transform to mimic Pikachu and cause mischief.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ditto in Pokémon Adventures
Main article: Ditty

In Tauros the Tyrant, Ditto is one of the members on Green's team. As a master of transformation, Green uses Ditto extensively in her schemes, such as morphing over her face to disguise her appearance (like when she infiltrated the Silph Co. building disguised as Sabrina), camouflaging into its background for subterfuge, as well as forming a protective shield with Green's umbrella.

A Trainer in the Goldenrod Game Corner is seen with a Ditto in Gligar Glide.

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, Monlee.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Ditto is also featured in Pokémon Zensho under the ownership of Satoshi.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Green's Ditto debuted in The Big Battle In The Viridian Forest!!.

Giovanni was revealed to have a Ditto in Which One is the Real Clefairy!?. It transformed into a Clefairy in order for Giovanni to get revenge on Red.

Professor Oak owns a Ditto in Annual Big Cleaning Operation.

Red accidentally catches a Ditto with a Heavy Ball that was originally for the legendary beasts in PMHGSS04.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shū has a Ditto in the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In The Golden Boys, Whitney owns a Ditto.

In the TCG

Main article: Ditto (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

A screenshot of Ditto in Melee

Ditto was originally intended to be one of the Pokémon randomly released from a Poké Ball. It would have transformed into a copy of the user's character and aided them in battle. However, processing problems forced its removal before the game's release. Ditto can be still be unlocked through the debug menu (which is only accessible through the use of Action Replay), though it does not do anything other than give 7-8% damage to those who touch it.

As for its official status, Ditto only appears as a random trophy and as a cameo in the Tournament Mode menu. In Winner Out or Loser Out tournaments, holding down L and R and pressing A will give the player a random character and color. The usual character image will instead be taken by a picture of Ditto.

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

Ditto in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
  • Pokémon Pinball: Ditto appears on the Red Table blocking the evolution cave, once the evolution arrows are lit, it moves out of the way, allowing the player to evolve one of the Pokémon they have captured.
  • 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 and multiple appear at the beginning of a new round in Endless and Forever mode to clear out the remaining Pokémon.
  • Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs: A Ditto under the ownership of Kasa appears as a boss at the Sky Fortress. It will transform into Entei, Raikou and Suicune to attack.

Pokédex entries

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 than 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
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
Platinum
HeartGold It can transform into anything. When it sleeps, it changes into a stone to avoid being attacked.
SoulSilver Its transformation ability is perfect. However, if made to laugh, it can't maintain its disguise.
Generation V
Black It has the ability to reconstitute its entire cellular structure to transform into whatever it sees.
White
Black 2 It can reconstitute its entire cellular structure to change into what it sees, but it returns to normal when it relaxes.
White 2
Generation VI
X It has the ability to reconstitute its entire cellular structure to transform into whatever it sees.
Y It can freely recombine its own cellular structure to transform into other life-forms.
Omega 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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Routes 13, 14, 15, and 23, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Routes 13, 14, 15, and 23, Rock Tunnel, Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Pokémon Mansion and Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 34 and 35
Crystal
Routes 34 and 35
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Desert Underpass
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 13, 14, and 15, Pokémon Mansion, Cerulean Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 218 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Trophy Garden*
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 34, 35, and 47, Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone
Route 47 (Swarm)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Giant Chasm (Crater Forest)
Black 2 White 2
Giant Chasm (Crater Forest, Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Pokémon Village, Friend Safari (Normal)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Cave
Pokémon Channel Bus Stop
Pokémon Pinball Indigo Plateau
Pokémon Trozei! Everywhere
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Frosty Forest (4F-9F)
Fiery Field (10F, 20F)
Buried Relic (16F-34F)
Wish Cave (53F-64F)
Joyous Tower (53F-64F)
Oddity Cave (B1-B15)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Sky Fortress
Rand's House
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
Windy Prairie‎
Rocky Cave
Fiery Furnace
Bright Beach
Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: World Axle - B2F

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Metal Powder Metal Powder (100%)
Yellow*
Emerald Metal Powder Metal Powder (5%)
FireRed LeafGreen Metal Powder Metal Powder (5%)
Diamond Pearl Quick Powder Quick Powder (50%) Metal Powder Metal Powder (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Quick Powder Quick Powder (50%) Metal Powder Metal Powder (5%)
Black White Quick Powder Quick Powder (50%) Metal Powder Metal Powder (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Quick Powder Quick Powder (50%) Metal Powder Metal Powder (5%)
X Y Quick Powder Quick Powder (50%) Metal Powder Metal Powder (5%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Skill
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Stamina
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Jump
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Total
10/25 ★★☆☆☆

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Transform Normal Status 0000 —% 10 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Ditto obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ditto
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ditto
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by TM.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ditto
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ditto
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations


By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ditto in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Ditto in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ditto
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ditto
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations


By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Ditto can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Ditto cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ditto
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ditto
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Energy Ball Ditto (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 4)
Pound Koga's Ditto (Gym Challenge 10)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin132.png Pin132.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani132.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP132.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.8%
Friend Area: Decrepit Lab
Phrases
51%-100% HP Who should I copy next?
26%-50% HP I have only half my HP left...
1%-25% HP I'm out of it... I don't have the power to transform...
Level up Yes! My level's up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yes! My level's up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP132.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  Normal Assist.png
( Normal )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It transforms into Raikou, Entei, and Suicune to attack.
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

132Ditto.png
Unevolved
Ditto
 Normal 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 132.png Spr b g1 132.png Spr 1y 132.png Spr b g1 132.png Spr 1g 132.png Spr b g1 132.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 132.png Spr b 2g 132.png Spr 2s 132.png Spr b 2g 132.png Spr 2c 132.gif Spr b 2c 132.png
Spr 2g 132 s.png Spr b 2g 132 s.png Spr 2s 132 s.png Spr b 2g 132 s.png Spr 2c 132 s.gif Spr b 2g 132 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 132.png Spr b 3r 132.png Spr 3e 132.gif Spr b 3r 132.png Spr 3r 132.png Spr b 3r 132.png
Spr 3r 132 s.png Spr b 3r 132 s.png Spr 3e 132 s.gif Spr b 3r 132 s.png Spr 3r 132 s.png Spr b 3r 132 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 132.png Spr b 4d 132.png Spr 4d 132.png Spr b 4p 132.png Spr 4h 132.png Spr b 4p 132.png
Spr 4d 132 s.png Spr b 4d 132 s.png Spr 4d 132 s.png Spr b 4p 132 s.png Spr 4h 132 s.png Spr b 4p 132 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 132.png Spr b 5b 132.png Spr 5b 132.png Spr b 5b 132.png
Spr 5b 132 s.png Spr b 5b 132 s.png Spr 5b 132 s.png Spr b 5b 132 s.png
Front Back Front Back
132MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Ditto images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 2c Ditto credits.png
Crystal credits' sprite

Trivia

  • Ditto is the only Pokémon to date with a catch rate of 35. However, prior to Generation V, if Ditto transforms into another Pokémon, its catch rate will become that of the new Pokémon.
  • Ditto and Manaphy are the only Pokémon that are both able to breed yet unobtainable through breeding. Ditto, however, is the only one of the two that is not available at level 1 legally (legitimately the lowest level it is able to be is 10, in Generation II and its Generation IV remakes).
  • In Pokémon Snap, Ditto takes the form of Bulbasaur in the Cave stage. The player can cause them to return to their Ditto form by hitting them with an object. When the player takes their picture, Ditto has the same eyes when it is transformed as when it is not. This trait is shared by Duplica's Ditto in the anime, although it was understood that this was not natural. Ditto cards from the EX Delta Species TCG expansion and the Clefairy Ditto that may appear in the Veilstone Game Corner's slot machines also have this trait.
  • Ditto is one of two Pokémon to have two different species-specific items associated with it, the other being Clamperl. Ditto's two associated items, the Metal Powder and Quick Powder, seem to be the same colors as Ditto's normal and Shiny forms, respectively.
  • In Pokémon Rumble, since Transform was not programmed into the game, Ditto can only know Struggle. Since PP does not exist in Rumble, this makes Ditto the only Pokémon in Rumble that can use Struggle. However, Transform does exist in Pokémon Rumble Blast, so Ditto has a move.
  • Ditto is the most common Pokémon in Pokémon Trozei!, appearing in every area. This is due to its ability to transform, enabling the player a way to advance further if no links are available before Ditto appear.
  • Ditto shares several aspects with Mew: the move Transform, the same Shiny blue and normal pink color, perfectly balanced base stats and the same weight, 8.8 pounds.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Ditto and Poliwag had the same cry.
  • Since Transform copies its target's stats (except HP), Ditto cannot utilize its Special Attack stat before Transforming, though it can use its Attack stat for Struggle and confusion damage.
  • In Generation II, a transformed Ditto keeps its original purple color palette (blue if Shiny).
  • Since Ditto's only move, Transform, cannot copy moves in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series and has only one PP, its only move after transforming is Struggle.

Glitches

Index 000 post-capture

In Generation I, if the player manages to capture an 'M (00), it will still be in battle with the player, and the battle will not end. Catching 'M (00) again results in the second one becoming a Ditto of the same level.

Ditto glitch

Main article: Mew glitch

The primary method of the Mew glitch involves having a wild Ditto transform into the player's Pokémon, as this copies the Special stat, which is used to modify the species of Pokémon encountered.

Transform assumption glitch

In Generations I and II, any Pokémon that uses Transform is regarded as a Ditto in its new form; this means that if the player catches a Mew or a glitch Pokémon which has used the move Transform, or a Pokémon which has used Transform via Mirror Move, instead they will obtain a Ditto. Mew turning into Ditto was not an issue, because wild Mew could not have been legitimately encountered. This system was later changed in Generation III, where wild Mew could be encountered.

Shiny Ditto glitch

Main article: List of glitches in Generation II

By trading any Shiny Pokémon to a Generation I game, having a wild Ditto transform into that Pokémon, then catching and trading the Ditto into a Generation II game, the Ditto will be Shiny.

Transform-specific glitches

Main article: Transform (move)

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

In the sixth issue of Best Buy's @Gamer magazine, Game Freak developers Junichi Masuda and Ken Sugimori revealed that Ditto was originally based on the iconic smiley face. Its eyes and mouth are exactly like ":)", which is an emoticon representing the smiley.

Additionally, Ditto strongly resembles an amoeba, a single-celled organism with no definite shape. This may emphasize its ability to alter its cellular composition. This could also explain why Ditto is unavailable through breeding, since single-celled organisms reproduce differently from multi-cellular plants and animals. It also could partially be based on an undifferentiated cell, a cell in the body that can change into any other cell by sampling it. It could also have been based on a blob.

Name origin

Ditto is literally ditto, a substitute for repeating what was previously written or said. It was also a common name for copies of master documents created by mimeograph machines, as well as English slang meaning "the same" (in agreement or to copy someone's order).

Metamon is a combination of metamorph and monster. Alternatively, Meta as a prefix means "to encompass all," which Ditto's Transform move does do to Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese メタモン Metamon From metamorph and monster
France Flag.png French Métamorph From metamorph
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ditto Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ditto Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Ditto Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메타몽 Metamong Transliteration of Japanese name



Related articles

Main article: Ditto (disambiguation)

External links

Notes


Lapras #131: Lapras
Pokémon
#133: Eevee Eevee


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