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This is a guide to the Pokemon Ditto, and how and where to find and catch it in the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for information on what moves Ditto learns, as well as 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

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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

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 it. 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
Deals 4x damage
-
Deals 2x damage
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Deals 0.5x damage
-
Deals 1/4x damage
-
Deals 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.

Effort Values (EV) Earned

Effort Values (EV) Earned
HP+1

Base Stats of Ditto

HP
48 48 (#311)
Atk
48 48 (#314)
Def
48 48 (#316)
Sp. Atk
48 48 (#282)
Sp. Def
48 48 (#311)
Speed
48 48 (#262)
Total Base Stats
288 (#345)

Evolution Chart of Ditto

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Locations Where Ditto Appears

Where to find Ditto

Random Encounter

Map Appearance Rate
Lake of Outrage (Clear)

Visible Encounter

Map Appearance Rate
Lake of Outrage (Fog)
Lake of Outrage (Sandstorm)
Lake of Outrage (Thunderstorm)
Lake of Outrage (Snow)
Lake of Outrage (Snowstorm)
Lake of Outrage (Rain)
Lake of Outrage (Clear)
Lake of Outrage (Cloudy)
Lake of Outrage (Sunny)

Moves learned by Ditto

Learned by Leveling Up

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

Learned by TM/TR

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Learned through a Move Tutor

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Learned from an Egg

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

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