Pokemon Go Ditto May 2022, How to Catch Ditto and Shiny Ditto

Ditto, known as the Pokemon that is the main cause of migraines among the community, is one of the most unusual creatures in the most popular mobile game Pokemon Go.

Ditto’s one move, and frankly, the most important one is the Transform move. With this one, Ditto gets the ability to transform into the opposing Pokemon and copy its moveset. And this mesmerizing ability is available in the game, allowing players to have fun with it. That is if you find Ditto in Pokemon Go.

The Transform Pokemon was introduced in the game back when Trainers had the famous Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto Special Research quest (you had to buy a ticket for it) and was later made available (oh, the irony) for every Trainer.

Ditto is extremely hard to encounter in the wild, and the evidence for it is the low chance of seeing Ditto in the wild, which is below 3%. You may have seen Ditto, not as itself, but as other Pokemon and it will reveal itself once you successfully catch the Pokemon. Plus, there is a Shiny Ditto too, and that one is even harder to find. Great, right?

Many players wonder how to encounter one and fortunately, there is a list of Pokemon that Ditto is disguised as. A Ditto in the wild is remarkably hard to encounter, but do not despair. It might appear on your screen as a different Pokemon (a Pokemon from the list below) and it will reveal itself only after catching it. The chances right now of encountering Ditto are roughly 3%.

The developers behind the game have somehow managed to make our lives easier and decided to make a list of possible Ditto disguises. Here is the May 2022 Ditto list of disguises.

Ditto May 2022 Disguises

  • Ekans (can be shiny)
  • Gastly (can be shiny)
  • Natu (can be shiny)
  • Surskit
  • Finneon
  • Lillipup (can be shiny)
  • Dwebble (can be shiny)
  • Swirlix

But what if Ditto is disguised as a Shiny Pokemon? This is impossible to happen because Ditto cannot transform into a Shiny Pokemon. If the encounter you have is with a Shiny Pokemon, it does not matter if it is part of the Ditto disguise list it will not turn into Ditto upon catching it. However, there is a slight chance of you encountering a non-Shiny Pokemon and it turning into a Shiny Ditto.

From the list above, the Pokemon that do not have a Shiny version are Surskit, Finneon, and Swirlix, which means that you might have a bigger chance of encountering a Shiny Ditto disguised as one of these.

How many Ditto do you have in your collection? Tell us in the comments below.

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  1. It’s not impossible to have a shiny pokemon turn into a normal ditto. During the April fools day I got a shiny Dwebble. Upon catching it the mon turned into a non-shiny ditto. It needs to be really clear that YES shiny mon can turn into a non shiny ditto. It’s incredibly disappointing and fustrating. I’ve never caught a shiny Dwebble before and this was my first opportunity only to have it ‘April Fooled’ away by a ditto.

  2. When this cute blob appeared I was so surprised it was so fun to encounter itI have 11 now but no shiny yet

  3. 2 Shiny and 2 good with good stats in Go, and 25 more in Home, 2 of which are Shiny, cause I really wanted a good IV Japanese version for Masuda… What cannot be calculated is the number of hours I’ve spent playing Pokemon at this point.

  4. 386 seen. 285 caught 1 shiny and 1 baby in my collection. Yes I collect Babies. (Level 1). 558 babies all different.

  5. Seen: 209
    Caught: 109
    Possessed: 5

    1 Normal@ CP309 – 15/15/15
    2 Lucky@ CP672 – 15/15/13 and CP494 – 15/13/15
    2 Shiny@ CP497 – 15/15/14 and CP499 – 15/15/15

  6. I only have one normal and one shiny. Listen to this web bc I got my shiny ditto from a normal lillipup. All I wanted was a lillipup lol

  7. As most of the Pokémon in the list aren’t appearing is there a different list prepped for June 2022? The quest for Meltan seems unattainable

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