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How to get Ditto in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 3/Sep/2020 14:37

by James Busby

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

If you’re looking for more Pokemon Isle of Armor guides, head over to @PokemonSwordNS for all the latest news and information.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

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So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.