For months, nobody could find find Ditto in Pokémon Go. It wasn’t in the game. Today, reports are flooding in from a variety of players who claim they’ve caught the elusive shapeshifter.
Twitter and other social media are flooding with images and reports of Dittos out in the wild right now:
DITTO HAS BEEN CAPTURED IN-GAME.
— The Silph Road (@TheSilphRoad) November 22, 2016
— Emi Lia (@Miyuki9119) November 22, 2016
— Steven Grimble (@smgomg) November 22, 2016
— RandomPOET™ (@MrRandomPOET) November 23, 2016
Seemingly any Pokemon can now transform into Ditto. In battle, it is adopting the species/moves of the foe - and boosting to similar CP!
— The Silph Road (@TheSilphRoad) November 23, 2016
There are many more images out there, and while this would be easy to fake, the thing that’s lending the reports credibility is that they’re all happening at the same time, and they’re all describing the same thing happening. The player encounters a monster like normal, captures it...only to have it turn into Ditto. As you would expect from a creature known to disguise itself as others.
So, next time you gloss over a monster like Rattata and Magikarp, remember this: you might be passing up one of the rarest creatures in Pokemon Go.