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This is a guide to the Pokemon Ditto, including its Learnset and where it can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for information on its evolutions, abilities, type advantages, and more.

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Where to Catch Ditto

As a Max Raid Bosses in the Stony Wilderness

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Ditto appears in the Stony Wilderness as a Max Raid Boss. This is the only way to encounter Ditto here, and when a thick beam of light is shining from Den J, Ditto will definitely be encountered.

As a Random Encounter at the Lake of Outrage

Ditto will appear randomly in the wild at the Lake of Outrage. However, its Appearance Rate is low, so it's not suggested to try catching Ditto here.

How to Catch Ditto

Ditto / Pokerus Trading Board

Steps

  1. Obtain a Wishing Piece
  2. Go to Nest J in the Stony Wilderness and use the Wishing Piece
  3. Battle and catch the Ditto

1. Obtain a Wishing Piece

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If a red light is not already shining at Nest J, players will need to use a Wishing Piece to summon a Dynamax Pokemon to appear there.

Wishing Pieces are available from the Watt Shop for 3000W apiece, and are also available after clearing the Hall of Fame as the initial prize of the Final Tournament in Wyndon.

2. Use the Wishing Piece in the Stony Wilderness

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After arriving in the Stony Wilderness, go to Den J on the map above and use a Wishing Piece. If a thick beam of light comes out, a Ditto will appear in the Max Raid Battle; if a thin beam of light comes out, a different Pokemon will appear in the Max Raid Battle.

If a thin beam of light comes out, unfortunately, you'll need to use another Wishing Piece on Den J to try for another Ditto.

3. Capture Ditto and check its stats

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After defeating Ditto in the Max Raid Battle, throw a Poke Ball and catch Ditto. In Max Raid Battles, you can catch Pokemon without having to worry about knocking them out. First of all, check its Ability, Base Stats, and whether it has a Dream Ability or not, and if they don't match your expectations, you'll need to try again by using another Wishing Stone at Den J.

Dittos with a difficulty level of 5 will have at least 4 max IVs

A Ditto with a displayed difficulty level 5 will always have at least 4 max IVs. However, as 4 max IVs is the lower limit for a Ditto useful for breeding high-IV Pokemon, try to push it one step further and shoot for a Ditto with at least 5 max IVs.

Ditto - Type and Abilities

Ditto - Type

Ditto
Ditto
Type 1 Type 2
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Type Defenses

Type
Takes 4x damage
-
Takes 2x damage
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Takes 0.5x damage
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Takes 1/4x damage
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Takes 0x damage
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Abilities

Name Description
Limber The Pokemon is protected from paralysis.

Hidden Ability

Name Description
Imposter It transforms itself into the Pokemon it is facing.

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Effort Values (EV) Earned

Effort Values (EV) Earned
HP+1

Base Stats of Ditto

HP
48
48
Atk
48
48
Def
48
48
Sp. Atk
48
48
Sp. Def
48
48
Speed
48
48
Total Base Stats
288

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Evolution Chart of Ditto

This Pokemon does not evolve.

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Locations Where Ditto Appears

You can find Ditto in different locations and under several kinds of weathers. Check the tables below for details.

Random Encounter

Map Weather Appearance Rate
Lake of Outrage Clear
Uncommon
Workout Sea
Fog Sandstorm Sunny Thunderstorm Rain Cloudy Clear
Common

Visible Encounter

Map Weather Appearance Rate
Lake of Outrage
Fog Sandstorm Hail Snow Sunny Thunderstorm Rain Cloudy Clear
Uncommon
Workout Sea
Fog Sandstorm Sunny Thunderstorm Rain Cloudy Clear
Very Common

Set Location

Map Weather
Workout Sea
Fog Sandstorm Sunny Thunderstorm Rain Cloudy Clear

Raid Encounter

Location Hidden Ability?
Stony Wilderness Rare Den (J) Yes
Workout Sea Rare Den A Yes
Workout Sea Den A Yes

Learnset of Ditto

Learnset by Leveling Up

Lv. Move Type Power Acc. PP
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This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Learnset by TM

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Learnset by TR

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Learnset through a Move Tutor

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Learnset via Egg Moves

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

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