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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 in the anime.

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.

In the anime

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

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) 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

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
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.


  • Ditto's cry is similar to Poliwag's.
  • Ditto makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  • In Generation IV, it's possible, by glitch, for Ditto to learn copied moves permanently by transforming into a Pokémon which knows Rage.
  • If a Ditto battles a Ditto, they will both use Transform and it will restore the PP every time so the battle will never end.
  • Due to Ditto being able to Transform, Ditto is capable of breeding with any Pokémon capable of breeding and is the only Pokémon that can breed with genderless Pokémon that can breed such as Magneton and Manaphy, 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).
  • Ditto can be only paralyzed when in the transformed mode.
  • Ditto is one of the few Pokémon that's name is an actual word.


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