There are a few of the special research tasks that ask you to catch a Ditto. While that sounds simple enough on the surface, you may well have noticed that there are no Ditto wondering around in Pokémon GO, not a single one. To be able to catch a Pokémon in Pokémon GO you need to be able to see it before you can catch it. So, you may well be wondering how to catch a Ditto in Pokémon GO, if you can't see them then how on earth are you meant to capture them?

Well, it turns out that Ditto disguises itself as other Pokémon when out in the wild, so you just need to keep catching them and hopefully one will transform into a Ditto after you've caught it. It's not just any Pokémon though, only certain ones can be a Ditto. 

How To Catch A Ditto In Pokémon GO

The list of Pokémon that could be a Ditto is pretty small, but they tend to be monsters that people don't often actively seek out. This means you'll never catch a Dratini and end up cursing the gods because it turned into a little pink blob. The best way to catch a Ditto then is to go out and keep your eyes peeled for any of these Pokémon. You'll want to be somewhere near a lot of Poké stops too in order to keep your Pokéball reserves topped up. The list is below: 

  • Gulpin
  • Hoothoot
  • Ledyba
  • Mankey
  • Paras
  • Remoraid
  • Sentret
  • Venonat
  • Whismur
  • Yanma
  • Zubat

Now that you know how to catch a Ditto in Pokémon GO, you can move onto less infuriating tasks like the ones we've written guides to in our Pokémon GO Hub. You can even go and have a look at Prima Games on Twitter in order to improve your timeline to no end.