Ditto is an extremely popular Pokemon that has been found in the source code of Pokemon GO but just like the legendary Birds or Mew Two, it hasn’t been located yet.
Ditto has its own description in the game which reads: “Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself into other shapes. However, if it tries to transform itself into something by relying on its memory, this Pokémon manages to get details wrong.”
While there are some popular theories out there for discovering this Pokemon, no one has managed to find it yet. There is an easter egg for the Poke Ball menu that references the Pester Ball used to capture Ditto.
Another interesting fact is that the game code lists Ditto as having the baseCaptureRate of 0.16 and a BaseFleeRate of 0.1, which is the same as the starter Pokemon including Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander and Pikachu.
The other thing that is discovered in the source code of the game was that Ditto has no move to transform into other Pokemon. He only has ‘Pound’ and ‘Struggle’ listed as his battle moves. Perhaps the mechanics to use him in Pokemon GO are different than what the players have used in the past Pokemon games.
Pokemon developer Niantic Labs has confirmed that there are additional easter eggs that haven’t been discovered yet so it is possible that we have yet to locate more easter eggs referencing Ditto, Mew, Mew Two and the Legendary birds.
Some of the fan theories that have yet to be tested include the possibility that Ditto might be a DLC exclusive Pokemon that should be available with the Pokemon GO Plus accessory. Another theory states that players must utilize a picture of Ditto when attempting to capture one of the starter Pokemon in order to get Ditto.
Whatever is the case here, we will hopefully get an officially confirmation of the existence of this Pokemon soon.
Pokemon GO is available now for iOS and Android. It was developed by Niantic Labs and published by Nintendo.