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Pokemon Sword and Shield – How and Where to Find Ditto

How to catch Ditto

by Kyle Hanson


Throughout your journey in Pokemon Sword and Shield you’ll encounter hundreds of different types of Pokemon. Yet mixed among them all is possibly one of the most important since it’s kind of an all-in-one character. Ditto has been in the series since the very beginning and returns in this latest release. Its usefulness in combat and breeding are highly sought after among trainers, but it can be tough to catch. Here’s how and where to find Ditto in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

How and Where to Find Ditto

There’s only one place to find Ditto in Sword and Shield: the Lake of Outrage in the Wild Area. Found in the north east corner of the huge Wild Area map, this island is off by itself and might be skipped by most players. Thankfully Ditto appears in any weather condition, but even knowing where Ditto spawns might not be enough to actually catch him though.

This is an island after all, so you’ll need to know how to get across the water. Check out that guide and come back when you’re ready, if you haven’t reached that point in the game just yet. Once you make it to the island, Ditto shouldn’t be too rare. He appears about 20% of the time a Pokemon spawns. Making it easier is that Ditto will appear in the overworld, so you can avoid the surprise encounters for now. Just wander the area until you see one, but keep your eyes sharp, he is a bit tiny.

Spot that small purple blob in among the tall grass, head in for the encounter, then catch it using the usual methods. And that’s how and where to find Ditto in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Once you have Ditto in your Pokedex you’ll surely want to start using him to breed all the other creatures you could possibly desire.

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