Pokemon GO Ditto disguises for April 2024: How to catch & more

Pokemon GO Ditto disguises for April 2024 (Image via Niantic)
Pokemon GO Ditto disguises for April 2024 (Image via Niantic)

Pokemon GO Ditto disguises for April 2024 have quite a few interesting choices that will surely confuse players as they search for the unique Pocket Monster. The Generation I Normal-type Transform Pokemon is one of the rarest non-Legendary and non-Mythical encounters in-game. It disguises itself as other Pokemon when spawning in the wild, partly similar to Zorua in Pokemon GO.

The only way for you to tell for sure whether you are encountering one is by catching said Pokemon, after which it will turn into its original form if it is a Ditto. Pokemon GO Ditto disguises are periodically refreshed or tweaked in-game.


Pokemon GO Ditto disguise list for April 2024

The current set of possible Pokemon GO Ditto disguises are as follows:

  • Diglett
  • Grimer
  • Snubbull
  • Corphish
  • Starly
  • Roggenrola
  • Tympole
  • Litleo
Ditto (Image via Niantic)
Ditto (Image via Niantic)

Earlier Ditto disguises are as follows:

  • Weedle
  • Pidgey
  • Rattata
  • Ekans
  • Zubat
  • Paras
  • Venonat
  • Mankey
  • Gastly
  • Drowzee
  • Voltorb
  • Magikarp
  • Sentret
  • Hoothoot
  • Ledyba
  • Spinarak
  • Natu
  • Hoppip
  • Yanma
  • Teddiursa
  • Remoraid
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Surskit
  • Whismur
  • Skitty
  • Gulpin
  • Numel
  • Bidoof
  • Stunky
  • Finneon
  • Lillipup
  • Purrloin
  • Dwebble
  • Foongus
  • Swirlix
  • Oddish
  • Koffing
  • Rhyhorn
  • Goldeen

How to catch a Ditto in Pokemon GO?

Unlike other Pokemon, Ditto won't reveal itself on the map. It cleverly disguises itself as one of the Pokemon mentioned in the list above. To catch a Ditto, you'll need to be on the lookout for specific Pokemon that Ditto likes to mimic.

These potential disguises are listed in the table for your reference. Catching any of these Pokemon might just land you a Ditto. It won't be easy, but with patience and persistence, you'll encounter a Ditto eventually.


How to catch a Shiny Ditto in Pokemon GO?

Shiny Ditto on the left (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Shiny Ditto on the left (Image via The Pokemon Company)

You need to keep in mind that if one of the aforementioned disguises appears in its shiny form (like Shiny Starly), it will not be a Shiny Ditto. The only way to secure one is repeatedly catching the normal spawns of those on the Pokemon GO Ditto disguise list and hoping for the best.

Shiny Ditto has a 1 in 64 chance of appearing. While this number means it has a higher chance of spawning compared to most other shinies, the rarity of encountering a Ditto itself complicates the matter.


Can Ditto hatch from an egg in Pokemon GO?

No, you cannot hatch Ditto from any variant of egg in Pokemon GO. The only way to snag a Ditto in Pokemon Go is by encountering one in disguise while you're out exploring.


Pokemon GO Ditto details

While there is no way to be absolutely sure whether a wild spawn is a Ditto, you can try to gauge the same by looking at the CP (Combat Power) of the Pokemon. If it is a Ditto, it will have less CP than is expected from the wild spawn of the particular Pokemon it is disguised as.

Furthermore, Ditto can transform into the first Pokemon it meets in battle when used in Gym attacking or defending. This transformation will remain the same for the entirety of the battle. While its CP and stats will remain the same, Ditto can also take up the fast and charged moves of the Pokemon it is copying. If used properly, this can provide trainers with a quick advantage.


FAQs on Ditto in Pokemon GO

Q1) Which lure attracts Ditto?

Ans: No specific Lure Modules attract Ditto in Pokemon GO. Instead, players can use Incense or Lure Modules to increase the nearby spawn rate in hopes of coming across a Ditto.


Q2) Can Ditto turn into Mewtwo?

Ans: Yes, Ditto can turn into Mewtwo.


Q3) How do you tell if a Pokemon is a Ditto in Pokemon GO?

Ans: There is no surefire way to know if the encountered Pokemon is Ditto before catching it. If it is actually Ditto, once caught, the pocket monster will transform back into Ditto.


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