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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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Pokemon troll goes viral after baiting fans with most expensive card

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:38

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber SomeThingElseYT went viral online after trolling Pokemon fans. The animator jokingly claimed to have discovered the world’s most expensive Trading Card Game collectible, Pikachu Illustrator, in his garage.

The Pokemon TCG was a major part of many 90s kids’ childhoods. No one could have ever guessed that cards once stuffed in cheap binders could one day sell for as much as a sports car. In 2020 though, the pieces of cardboard have now exploded in value.

At the very top of the list of the most expensive is the incredibly rare Pikachu Illustrator which fetched over $233k at auction in July. On November 24, a YouTuber went viral after joking that he found the collectible in his garage. Only, some thought it was actually real.

Screenshot of rare Pokemon Trading Card Game item Pikachu Illustrator.
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The incredibly rare card worth $233k was used to troll fans in a viral tweet.

Pokemon card joke goes viral on Twitter

In 1998, popular Japanese magazine CoroCoro held an art contest and those who won were given a special promo Pokemon card featuring Pikachu holding a pen. While there was over 39 winners, only 10 are known to have survived today.

Due to its rarity, the item very rarely goes up for sale. In July however, a PSA graded 9 surfaced and fetched a whopping $233k auction – which is currently the world record for most expensive individual TCG collectible sold.

On November 24, YouTuber SomeThingElseYT hilariously joked that he found the “useless” card in his garage. “Found this funny Pikachu card in my garage don’t know what to do with it,” he said. After the tweet went viral, he followed up the post and trolled fans who thought it was real. “Why is everyone so obsessed if I got this in 10th grade.”

Despite the tweet clearly being made in jest, many Trading Card Game fans actually thought the post was serious and freaked out. “Adam…That is the most rare card in the world!’ one user replied. Another fan exclaimed, “THAT IS THE MOST RARE POKEMON CARD EVER. DO NOT GET RID OF IT NO MATTER WHAT.” Another follower echoed a similar sentiment and wrote, “BECAUSE IT COULD BE WORTH A FRKIN CRAP TON OF MONEY!!!”

Screenshot of Twitter replies.

While some fell for the joke, others caught on quickly and were shocked at how many believed the fake story. “On this day millions of wooshes were heard everywhere in the known universe,” one comment read. Another user simply stated, “I love that people don’t understand this was a joke. Makes this post much better.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fan comments on Twitter.

Besides clearly being sarcasm, it also only took a few seconds using Google to figure out that the image has been posted on Reddit and numerous other websites many times previously.

With Pokemon card fever reaching a fever pitch in 2020, fans around the world have been digging through their old collections. Just don’t expect to have an item where only 10 of them exist.