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Pokemon Go Ditto 2019 – How to catch Ditto and what it can be disguised as

Published: 14/Mar/2019 10:50 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 10:55

by Paul Cot


Ditto is one of the most elusive Pokemon in Pokemon Go. It is unique because Ditto doesn’t reveal itself until you capture the Pokemon it is disguised as.

Introduced in the Kanto region, Ditto is one of a kind because it takes the form of other Pokemon. Using its transform move, it copies the physical form and moveset of opposing Pokemon. Ditto wasn’t available when Pokemon Go was first introduced but found its way into the game shortly after.


How to get Ditto in Pokemon Go?

Catching a Ditto in Pokemon Go is the same as capturing other Pokemon. It appears randomly like others, the same catch mechanics apply and it is even relatively easy to catch in comparison to rarer Pokemon.

However, the difficulty comes as Ditto appears as other types of Pokemon in the Pokemon Go wild. Moreover, it tends to mimic more common Pokemon, meaning a Ditto can be sat there and you remain completely unaware.


As Ditto is rarer than the Pokemon it appears as, that Pokemon will appear harder to catch than normal.

Pokemon Go Ditto disguise list 2019

One way to increase the chances of capturing Ditto is to know the Pokemon it will disguise as. While they are Pokemon that appear frequently, the downside is it is likely you have already caught them. Consequently, you may not bother capturing them.

As of March 2019, Ditto can disguise itself as the following:

  • Zubat (Gen 1)
  • Venonat (Gen 1)
  • Mankey (Gen 1)
  • Paras (Gen 1)
  • Ledyba (Gen 2)
  • Hoothoot (Gen 2)
  • Sentret (Gen 2)
  • Yanma (Gen 2)
  • Remoraid (Gen 2)
  • Whismur (Gen 3)
  • Gulpin (Gen 3)

Unfortunately Ditto won’t reveal itself until you have captured it. Upon capture instead of saying “Gotcha!”, a message will appear saying “Oh?”, similar to when an egg hatches, and it is then Ditto will appear.

Ditto disguise list in Pokemon Go, March 2019… (Image from: LeekDuck)

A Mythical Discovery

Capturing Ditto is actually one of the research tasks for the “A Mythical Discovery” quest which grants Mew upon completion. Naturally Ditto can be somewhat of a stumbling block.

There isn’t a lot more you can do to complete this task, other than continually capturing the above list of Pokemon. Alternatively, you can search the Pokemon Go forums to see if anyone has shared a Ditto location. Search “Ditto Reddit” to find groups in your local area.


Ditto rarity

The spawn rate of Ditto is unknown but it certainly isn’t common. Some Pokemon Go players report that Ditto isn’t as infrequent as it is made out to be. On our side it took until level 21 and level 24 to encounter it though.

If Ditto is all too rare for you, our advice is to preserver because eventually it will appear.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


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.


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!


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.


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


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.


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.

Snivy Pokemon Go
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.


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.