How to get Ditto in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 3/Sep/2020 14:37

by James Busby


Ditto is one of the most highly coveted Pokemon in Sword and Shield. However, finding one in the base game can be a little frustrating. Fortunately, the Isle of Armor expansion makes adding the Transformation Pokemon to your team incredibly easy. 

Whether you’re looking to breed perfect Pokemon for competitive battles, searching for that elusive shiny, or aiming to duplicate game exclusive mons for trades, chances are you’ll need a Ditto. Unlike other pocket monsters in the game, this pink amorphous blob can breed with any non-legendary Pokemon. 

This makes it extremely useful and is a big part of late-game trading and battling. Adding Ditto to your collection can be a little difficult in Sword and Shield’s base game, but the Isle of Armor expansion makes the process a little easier. If you’re struggling to find Ditto in the Isle of Armor expansion, then make sure you follow our guide below.

Where to find Ditto in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Ditto location
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Ditto has its very own island in the Isle of Armor expansion.

The Ditto island is located to the South East of the Master Dojo. You will need to surf across the Workout Sea to access it, so make sure you avoid any pesky Sharpedo as you make your way over to it. If you’re still struggling to find the island or just want to catch Ditto as quickly as possible, then check out our map above.

Unlike most Pokemon in Sword and Shield, Ditto’s spawn rate is not impacted by the various weather conditions. In fact, the pink Pokemon has an 82% chance of spawning in normal, overcast, rain, thunderstorms, intense sun, and sandstorm weather effects. 

It’s unlikely that you’ll find any perfect 6 IV Ditto on this island. However, it is a great location for catching different nature Ditto, making it an essential place for those wanting to breed competitive Pokemon. 

Catching Ditto

Capturing Ditto
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Ditto spawns in the overworld.

Catching Ditto can be a little tricky, especially when it transforms into one of your own Pokemon. Make sure you only use weak moves against it and avoid any that are likely to crit or be super effective. Instead, it’s best to chip away at its health and ready your ultra balls. 

Despite its rather goofy looks, Ditto has a catch rate of 35 and can be a little awkward to catch. It’s not uncommon for this Pokemon to break out of several Poke Balls, so try whittling its health down to as little as possible before attempting to catching. Consider inflicting it with sleep or paralysis to help increase your catch rate further. 

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Animal Crossing player creates perfect Pokemon Center in New Horizons

Published: 6/Jan/2021 1:02

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon player made waves on social media after faithfully recreating a Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing’s latest outing, New Horizons, was the breakout hit of 2020. Since its debut in March, the lovable Nintendo title has taken over social media as players around the world share their unique creations.

One Pokemon fan used the the game’s new editing tools to accurately build a Pokecenter in the social simulation title. Their stunning recreation of the iconic RPG location is one of the best things you will see all week.

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New Horizons’ features let players create their wildest dreams.

Pokemon fan creates Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing

Originally releasing on the GameCube in 2001, Animal Crossing has become a juggernaut for Nintendo. Its latest release, New Horizons, has given players an unprecedented amount of freedom to shape their island to their wildest imaginations.

Using the new game mechanics, a Pokemon fan set out to recreate what is perhaps the most iconic location in the Game Freak RPG – a Pokecenter. Artist ‘acnh.pokeland‘ shared their incredible project on the r/AnimalCrossing and r/Pokemon subreddits on January 5. “Pokéland is now opened!! 1st section: The Pokémon Center!!” they wrote.

The image shows the user’s Animal Crossing avatar adorably posing in Nurse Joy’s signature medical uniform. The artist creatively used various New Horizons items to bring the location to life, such as a pink shirt behind the counter featuring a Blissey design, and round hats patterned to look like Pokeballs.

animal crossing pokemon center
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ACQueen48 created the Pokemon Center in New Horizons.

Pokemon fans praised the creator’s work, such as one user who exclaimed, “This is so cool!!! You did an amazing job on these.” Another player agreed and wrote, “Wow! I heard the music in my head as soon as I saw the pic! Great Job!”

Screenshot of Pokemon fans reacting to Animal Crossing Pokemon Center.

Incredibly this isn’t the only location the talented fan has created in New Horizons. Over on their Instagram account, they showed off images of their Poke-Mart as well. Longtime players of the RPG will remember the in-game store used to be a separate building up until Gen IV.

This isn’t the first time Pokemon fans have gotten creative in the Switch title. In May, one Animal Crossing user recreated battle Stadiums from the RPG. Players in July also used the custom Fireworks feature to light up the sky with popular ‘mon.

Despite releasing only at the beginning of 2020, New Horizons is already the second highest-selling game in Japan of all time. The social simulation title has sparked the imaginations of millions – including many creative Pokefans.