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Pokemon Go: All Ditto disguises revealed (October/November 2019)

Published: 24/Sep/2019 10:42 Updated: 24/Oct/2019 10:12

by Paul Cot

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Many tough tasks await Pokemon Go players in the mobile game, but finding Ditto in the wild might be up there with the most challenging – with many disguises available for it to hide behind.

The popular mobile game has been a massive hit since its initial release in July 2016 and while there are a number of species now available to catch, from several different regions, it’s one from the original Kanto region that has evaded many players. 

Ditto, who can transform into other Pokemon, is one of the most difficult creatures to catch in Pokemon Go, as you don’t really know you have found one until it’s been caught. To make matters harder for fans, its disguises change regularly.

UnsplashTracking down a Ditto in Pokemon Go can be tricky, because its always hiding!

Ditto has a habit of transforming into Pokemon that you may not even bother encountering. This means a lot of times Ditto will be sat in the wild and trainers will overlook it, simply because they aren’t interested in the common Pokemon it is disguised as.

Ditto disguises in Pokemon Go (October 2019)

Ditto can be currently be found in the wild as the following:

  • Bidoof
  • Hoppip
  • Numel
  • Seedot 
  • Skitty 
  • Spinarak
  • Weedle 
  • Gulpin
  • Hoothoot
  • Ledyba
  • Paras
  • Remoraid
  • Venonat
  • Whismur

LeekDuckAn infographic from Leekduck showing Ditto’s latest disguises.

Just how rare is Ditto?

While Ditto can be found as several commonly found Pokemon, the chances of finding one is unlikely. The exact odds aren’t known but even some experienced Pokemon Go trainers have rarely, if at all, encountered one.

Part of its rarity will no doubt be due to it being ignored a lot of the time. After all, how many times have you ignored Pokemon on the above list?

When Niantic release the shiny variant of a particular Pokemon, you can encounter it in the wild to see if it is indeed a shiny before catching it. However, that isn’t the case for finding Ditto, as not only does it not appear in the Pokemon Go overworld but neither during battle.

Instead you’ll need to not only encounter on of these above Pokemon but actually capture it too, before Ditto reveals its true identity. The only way to distinguish a Ditto before capture, is if it is proving difficult to capture and the catch circle is closer to red than you’d expect it to be.

Despite its relative poor battle performance, Ditto is a hot topic in Pokemon Go…

Ditto facts

Ditto was first available in Pokemon Go in November 2016, four months after the game first released. This meant it was the only non-legendary Kanto Pokemon that wasn’t available to catch at the game’s initial release.

Back in September 2018, lots of Meltan were appearing in Pokemon Go, which at the time was an unknown Pokemon. However, upon capturing the mythical steel-type, it would reveal its true identity to be Ditto.

Ditto may always be looking for new Pokemon to disguise itself as but if a shiny variant of a particular species is available, you can be sure it won’t be hidden as that. For example, Yanma’s shiny is now available and therefore has been removed from the Ditto disguise pool.

The concept of having a Pokemon that can only transfer into your opponent sounds very appealing. In reality though, it isn’t as good as it sounds.

The copycat Pokemon will only replicate its opponents’ moveset, base stats and type. This means its level, IVs and HP will remain the same, often making it not as useful as it may seem.

There you have it, Ditto is always finding new disguises. You will need to find one if you’re to complete the special research quest “A Mythical Discovery” but certainly don’t rely on it to win battles.

Article last updated on October 24, 2019 at 06:11am (EST). 

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YouTuber buys dream car worth $200k by selling Pokemon cards

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:07

by Brent Koepp

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A YouTuber revealed that he was able to afford and buy his dream car worth up to $200k just by buying, selling, and covering Pokemon cards – yes, you read that right!

Although the Pokemon TCG made its debut decades ago in 1997, the Nintendo collectibles have seen an absolute explosion in popularity in 2020. Items once traded by children on school playgrounds for practically nothing can now sell for as much as a house.

Dedicated fans that have been covering the hobby for years such as Australian YouTuber Michael ‘UnlistedLeaf’ Anderson have had their passion rewarded with the Trading Card Game’s recent attention. So much so that the content creator was able to buy a luxury car.

Pokemon YouTuber UnlistedLeaf shows off his dream Audi R8 car.
YouTube: UnlistedLeaf
The Nintendo fan was able to buy his dream car collecting and selling Pokemon cards.

YouTuber buys dream car thanks to Pokemon cards

While many popular entertainers have been swept up by the Pokemon card craze that has hit in 2020, YouTubers like Unlisted Leaf have been making videos about the hobby since 2013. On December 4, the content creator revealed that he was able to buy his dream car – a Audi R8 V10 Plus – due his love of the Nintendo RPG.

“It is insane to me that years down the line I am able to get one,” he said. “The craziest part about this whole situation is that I really bought this car with, like, Pokemon cards. If we really boil it down.” The entertainer, who also goes by ‘Ando’, then clarified that he didn’t get any money from his parents or a side job – it was purely from covering the Pokemon collectibles.

“It is 110% all with Pokemon cards. That’s the truth. I literally have been making videos around Pokemon cards for about eight years now. I’ve been collecting Pokemon cards for eight years and like selling a few. Then like I buy a lot. Then I sell a couple more,” the Nintendo fan explained.

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UnlistedLeaf revealed that Pokemon cards’ recent explosion in value and popularity also played a hand in being able to afford the luxury vehicle. “Especially with the crazy Pokemon card boom recently, I was able to purchase this car.” he revealed, before he thanked his fans for sticking with him as he covered the Nintendo hobby for eight years.

There is no telling if the craze surrounding the TCG will die down anytime soon. With the Japanese franchise gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, the sky is the limit. Passionate fans who have dedicated their lives to Trading Card Game are finally starting to reap the rewards.