How to get Ditto in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Ditto in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
February 24, 2022: Learn where and how to get Ditto in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!

If you're much of a Pokemon breeder, you'll want to know how to get Ditto in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet as early as possible. That's what we're here to do. In this, we go over where to find Ditto and, for those who don't know, what it's typically used for.

Being one of the game's most versatile Pokemon, they have great use both in and out of battle. With a fun ability, they will make you change the way you approach Pokemon battles and even help you raise top-tier partners with ease.

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How to get Ditto in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Ditto works in a similar way to Pokemon GO in that you won't just find a Ditto roaming around in the wild. They're there, but they're always disguised as some other Pokemon in the field.

As cute as that sounds, they won't have their signature eyes differenciating them from other Pokemon like in the anime. You won't know if a Pokemon is a Ditto until you start a battle and watch it drop its transformation, revealing itself as the Pokemon you actually want to catch in this situation.

A wild Ditto in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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Where can I find Ditto in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Ditto is found on West Province Area, specifically in Area Two and Area Three. They're still disguised, but it shouldn't take many random encounters for you to find one among the Sandyghast and Flaffy.

Ditto can also be found as a fairly regular occurrence in tera raids, all the way from one star to six star raids. If you happen to find a six star ditto raid, you'll get a guaranteed five IV ditto, with the possibility of getting a six IV ditto, which is perfect for breeding.

Ditto in Pokemon
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Is Ditto good in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Given it can still only learn Transform - a trait it has had since its first appearance almost 25 years ago - Ditto is about as useful in battle as it always has been.

Transform turns it into the Pokemon it's up against, copying their moves as its own. It's quite the gamble to bring one into a competition, but it can spice up your adventure with a degree of uncertainty.

Outside of battle, though, Ditto is a must-have. It's an essential part of learning how to shiny farm Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. Alongside a proper sandwich recipe made from a Herba Mystica, it's one part of the process in getting shiny Pokemon.

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