With the release of shiny Ditto into the wild for the first time in Pokémon GO, there is a fair bit of confusion about how it is going to work. With some clarification from Niantic, we are happy to share how.
Ditto transforms from a set pool of Pokémon that appear in the wild. The pool has been regularly updated and amended, and the current pool is featured in the graphic below.
Ditto can now come from a variety of Pokémon that have their shiny forms available, including Gastly, Drowzee, Teddiursa and Dwebble. This is brand new, and has led to a new mechanism with the Ditto transformations.
- If you encounter a shiny of any of Ditto’s current potential disguises, it cannot transform into Ditto.
- If you encounter any of these Pokémon in their non-shiny form, it can potentially transform into Ditto.
- If you encounter any of these Pokémon in their non-shiny form, it can potentially transform into a shiny Ditto.
You do not have to worry that you are going to finally get that shiny Dwebble you have been hunting for, only for it to turn into a shiny Ditto. Wild shiny Pokémon cannot transform into Ditto.
We hope that helps explain how this will work, happy hunting trainers!