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[[File:Type Normal.gif|link=Normal type]]  
Species Transform Pokémon
Abilities Limber Imposter
Lapras ← 132 → Eevee
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
(メタモン Metamon)
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Shape Footprint

Ditto (Japanese: メタモン Metamon) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. Ditto are unique, as their only attack is Transform. They use this attack to copy the stats (except HP), moves (only 5 PP), types, and the appearance of the opponent. Another reason that they are unique is that Ditto can breed with any Pokémon in a Day Care Center regardless of its gender, except other Ditto and legendaries with the exception of Manaphy.


Ditto's appearance is very plain. It is a simple pinkish purple, amorphous blob, with two smalls dots as eyes and a long, curved mouth. Though it's appearance can be changed via Transform. A shiny Ditto is blue as opposed to the normal purple. Ditto's cry is also known to be the same as Poliwag's in the game series.

Game info

Game locations

Ditto Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Routes 13, 14, 15, 23, Cerulean Cave Common
Yellow Pokémon Mansion, Cerulean Cave Uncommon
Gold/Silver Routes 34, 35 Common
Crystal Routes 34 and 35 Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Desert Underpass Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Routes 13, 14, 15, Pokémon Mansion, Cerulean Cave Uncommon
Diamond/Pearl Route 218 (Pokéradar) Rare
Platinum Trophy Garden Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Routes 34, 35, and 47 Uncommon, Swarm
Black/White Giant Chasm Rare
Black 2/White 2 Giant Chasm Rare
X/Y Pokémon Village Rare

Side game locations

Ditto Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap Cave
Pokémon Channel Bus Stop
Pokémon Trozei! Everywhere
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Frosty Forest (4F-9F)
Fiery Field (10F, 20F)
Buried Relic (16F-34F)
Wish Cave (53F-64F)
Joyous Tower (53F-64F)
Oddity Cave (B1F-B15F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
Windy Prairie‎
Rocky Cave
Fiery Furnace
Bright Beach
Eternal Tower

Pokédex entries



Generation I

Main article: Ditto/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Ditto/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Ditto/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Ditto/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Main article: Ditto/Learnset Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Transform —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Type Status|Type Status]]

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Main articles: Duplica's Ditto and Duplica's Mini-Dit

Ditto in the anime.

Ditto's first appearance was in IL037, where in a Trainer named Duplica owned one.


  • Ditto has a cry is similar to Poliwag.
  • Ditto makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  • In Generation IV, it's possible for Ditto to learn copied moves permanently by transforming into a Pokémon which knows Sketch, such as Smeargle .
  • A battle between 2 Ditto will never end, granted the only move they know is Transform. The reason that this occurs is when one Ditto uses Transform, it will restore the PP on it's own move, thus allowing it to Transform into the other Ditto forever. This is possibly the reason why no Trainers in any main series game have a Ditto in their party, in case the player has one.
  • Ditto is capable of breeding with any Pokémon that isn't in the Undiscovered Egg Group, including genderless Pokemon such as Magneton and Solrock. However all eggs received using this method will always hatch into the lowest evolutionary form of the other Pokémon regardless of the other Pokémon's gender (or Phione in the case of Manaphy).
  • Once transformed, the only status effect Ditto can be afflicted with is paralysis.
  • Ditto is one of the few Pokémon whose name is an actual word, along with Gloom, Golem, and others.
  • TheJWittz's favourite Pokemon.


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