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 say they’re spotting the elusive shapeshifter.
UPDATE 11/23 2:57 PM: It’s official.
Twitter and other social media platforms are flooding with images and reports of Dittos out in the wild following an update to Pokémon Go:
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 phenomenon. The player encounters a monster like normal, captures it...only to have it transform into Ditto. As you would expect from a creature known to disguise itself as others. Reportedly, during gym battles Ditto will transform into the defender.
So, next time you gloss over a monster like Rattata, remember this: you might be passing up one of the rarest creatures in Pokémon Go.