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This is a guide to the Pokemon Ditto, including its Learnset and where to find and catch it in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for information on its evolutions, abilities, type advantages, and location.

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Where to Find and Catch Ditto

In Stony Wilderness Max Raids

How to Catch Ditto - StonyWildernessMap

Ditto can be encountered at Max Raids at Den J in Stony Wilderness. 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 also appear randomly in the wild at the Lake of Outrage. However, its Appearance Rate is low, so it's better to catch Dittos in Max Raids in Stony Wilderness.

Encountered in Workout Sea

If you have the Isle of Armor DLC, Ditto can be found in the wild and at certain Dens in Workout Sea.

How to Catch Ditto

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  1. Obtain a Wishing Piece
  2. Go to Den 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 Den J, players will need to use a Wishing Piece to start a Max Raid and face Dynamax Pokemon there.

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

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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.

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Ditto - Type and Abilities

Ditto - Type

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Ditto Weaknesses and Resistances

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
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Takes 0.5x damage
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage
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It can reconstitute its entire cellular structure to change into what it sees, but it returns to normal when it relaxes.
When it encounters another Ditto, it will move faster than normal to duplicate that opponent exactly.

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Ditto Abilities

Name Description
Limber The Pokemon is protected from paralysis.

Ditto Hidden Ability

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

Ditto Egg Group

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Effort Values (EV) Earned

Effort Values (EV) Earned

Base Stats of Ditto

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Evolution Chart of Ditto

Evolution Line
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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

Visible Encounter

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

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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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