If you're new to the Pokemon GO mobile game, you might be wondering 'How can I find Ditto?', which is a fair enough question.
He's one of the most elusive Pokemon in the game, and in some cases, essential to completing certain in-game quests.
The tricky part of trying to figure out how to catch Ditto in Pokemon GO, is that it disguises itself as a multitude of Pokemon.
Worse still, players only discover that they've actually caught a Ditto after they've caught the gelatinous Pokemon in question.
For example, if you click on a Bidoof on the map, the Pokemon acts exactly like a Bidoof in the capture screen, you'll only learn it's a Ditto afterwards when a special animation kicks in.
Ditto has also been known to change his disguises throughout the lifespan of the game, making him even more elusive.
So in order to keep a check on which Pokemon this sneaky blob is disguising as, we'll be updating the below list every month.
Pokemon GO Ditto Disguises April 1st 2021
For one day only Pokemon GO is throwing out the rules for April Fools Day.
Mischievous Pokemon seem to be causing more trouble than usual in the game. On Thursday, April 1, 2021, Pokemon "prone to mischief" will be appearing more often in the wild. The problem is, some of them may even be Ditto in disguise.
The Pokemon 'prone to mischief' includes Aipom, Croagunk, and Purrloin.
Based on the Pokemon GO blog, it also seems this phenomenon will continue after the event concludes. So stay tuned for updates, as the below list of known Ditto disguises could change again.
Pokemon GO Ditto Disguises April 2021
As touched upon, you can't 'see' Ditto in Pokemon GO. At least not on the world map or the finder. He's far too sneaky.
Instead, you'll need to target specific Pokemon who Ditto is disguised as in the game. Then you'll need to cross your fingers that once you've caught said Pokemon, that it transforms into Ditto after the catch screen.
The current list of Pokemon who Ditto is disguised as can be found, just below:
If you're in need of a Ditto, perhaps to complete a specific in-game quest, such as step 3 in the "Let's GO, Meltan" Special quest, then you'll want to make sure you're targeting the above Pokemon as much as possible.
Be prepared to be disappointed quite a few times, but this is the best way to ensure you maximise your chances.
You could also invest in a Pokemon GO Plus device (or something similar by a third party) to maximise how many Pokemon you catch out and about. It's not a guarantee by any stretch, but it will help.
Need More Pokemon GO Help?
Head to our main Pokemon category for all the latest news and detailed step-by-step guides. Otherwise, make sure you're up to date on the current Egg pool, Ditto Disguises and Field Research Tasks, including the current Spinda you can catch in the wild. If you prefer PVE, you might also fancy your chances tackling the Pokemon Team GO Rocket Leaders - but maybe take a look at our guides to help you counter Arlo, Cliff, Sierra, Giovanni as well as Jessie & James.