Find the Ditto impostors!
Find the Ditto impostors! (Japanese: 本物は どっち？ メタモン パニック！！ Which one is real? Metamon panic!!) was a limited-time event in Pokémon Masters EX to celebrate April Fools' Day 2022. It ran from April 1 to 2, 2022 and was focused on Ditto.
During this event, all the normal Trainers visiting the player's Pokémon Center were replaced with special conversations between various Trainers and their Ditto lookalikes. Four duos could appear at a time, randomly selected out of a pool of fourteen. These duos could include Trainers that the player had not yet recruited or scouted. Additionally, the event conversation at Trista's counter was replaced by a non-transformed Ditto that stretched and jumped when spoken to.
The event did not feature any battles or story areas outside of a brief introduction, and players could not receive items from talking to Trainers in the Pokémon Center for the duration of the event. However, they could receive a present of 1,000 Gems by logging in during the event period.
When the player enters the Pokémon Center, they find a frustrated Looker and Blue facing two Reds. Looker says that a catastrophe has occurred - Lear's Hoopa thought it would be funny to transport a bunch of wild Ditto to Pasio and have them transform into Trainers, so now the whole island is in chaos as Trainers meet their doubles. Of the two Reds they're facing, one of them is the real one and one of them is a Ditto. Normally, it'd be easy to tell a Ditto apart from a real human, since Ditto can't speak human language. However, since Red doesn't like talking, Looker thinks it's impossible to determine which one is the real Red. However, Blue brags that he can tell easily which is the real Red. He points out the one he thinks is real, and that Red smiles while the other Red turns into a Ditto. Shocked, Looker asks Blue how he was able to tell them apart, and Blue says that the fake one wasn't giving off any of Red's usual "battle me right here, right now" vibes. Looker then asks the player for their help in finding the rest of the Ditto impostors, so the player spends the rest of the day talking to Trainers and their Ditto lookalikes.
|Event notification image
|<player>! It's a catastrophe!
Hoopa thought it'd be real funny to transport a bunch of Ditto to Pasio and have 'em transform into Trainers!
|As you can see, it's thrown the whole island into chaos...
There's a prime example–not one but TWO living legends standing right before our eyes!
Ditto can't speak our language, so you'd think it'd be easy to tell them apart, but Red's not much of a talker, either...
|Argh! Which one is the real Red?!
|Heh. Isn't it obvious? I think you might be losing your touch, Mr. International Police investigator!
|The real Red is...
|H-how did you know?!
|Pffft... It was easy.
The fake wasn't giving off any of Red's usual "battle me right here, right now" vibes!
That was plenty enough evidence for me.
|I see... You've battled each other countless times as rivals! That's how you were able to suss him out so quickly!
<player>! I think I know how to solve this mess, but I'm going to need your help!
I'm counting on you!
- Pokémon Center (random conversations)
|Bring it on, impostor! We'll see which one of us burns out first!
My burning heart will never lose!
|Whoa! It's that incredibly pretty girl from Goldenrod City, Whitney!
Hey! Can I get your autograph?
Wait a second! I'm Whitney!
It just isn't the same without Tate...
|I see... You've got some impressive transformation technique there!
Say, why don't you come with me to Fuchsia Gym?
|Hoopa's gone and done it again. Another prank?!
Only one of us can become king, and that one is ME!
Hoopaaaaa! Where are you?! I'm not going to get mad at you, I swear! Just come here right now!
|What just happened?! There's another me!
If that's how it's gonna be, let's have a battle to decide which one of us is the real Barry!
|I am Emmet. You are also Emmet...
|The Masked Royal
|Whoa, another me! Hey, you! Why don't you join me in a Battle Royal?
Wait, I have an idea! Could you follow me around dressed like that for a bit?
We gotta keep the dream going for all those kids out there!
|Whoa! There's another me?
I wonder if this is how Tate and Liza always feel.
|Here with you, Ditto, it's as if I am looking in a mirror...
I'd like to become a Pokémon, but are you saying you want to become a human?
|My word, what do we have here? There are two of me!
This Ditto looks like it will come in handy...
|You've transformed into me, Ditto?
*chuckle* Are you trying to tell me to take a good look at what I am now?
|Hm... This isn't really working.
If you're gonna help me practice smiling, you have to do a better job at it than me!
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