What Are the Chances of Getting a Shiny Ditto in Pokémon Go? (How Rare Is a Shiny Ditto in Pokémon Go?)

How Rare Is a Shiny Ditto in Pokémon Go?

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🤩Finding a shiny Pokémon is rare, let alone getting a shiny Pokémon that disguises itself in another Pokémon form. That’s the Ditto for you. 

Because of the nature of the Ditto, players only have a 3% chance of getting a shiny Ditto in Pokemon Go. 📉

From my experience, I can name many other Pokémon with a lower chance of being captured 🤔. It is why I am usually of the opinion that the shiny Ditto, although uncommon to come by, is necessarily not a rare Pokémon. 🤷‍♂️

In this article, I will enlighten you more about the shiny Ditto 🌈. I hope the information will come in handy for you. Read on to find out more.

How rare is shiny Ditto in Pokémon GO?

How rare is shiny Ditto in Pokémon GO?
Shiny Ditto in Pokémon GO. Image source: Pinterest

Unlike other Pokémon, you just cannot encounter a shiny Ditto in the wild. It, therefore, makes it a rare Pokémon in Pokémon GO. 

Also, Ditto is notoriously known for taking the form of other Pokémon and is constantly changing the rotation of its disguise 🔄. 

Players usually have a 1 in 50 chance of getting a shiny Ditto from capturing the possible disguises.

Therefore, unless you are keen on knowing the possible Ditto disguises, you will easily miss out on getting your hands on the shiny Ditto. 🕵️‍♂️👀

How do you encounter a shiny Ditto?

How do you encounter a shiny Ditto?
Shiny Ditto. Image source: Pinterest

In the past, players could get a shiny Ditto by participating in a Special Research 🔎 task dubbed the Pokémon Go Kanto Tour. Upon successful completion of the tasks, players would get a shiny Ditto as a reward. 🌟

Today, you can only encounter the shiny Ditto by capturing one of the possible non-shiny Pokémon disguises of the Ditto. 

There is, however, no guarantee the Pokémon disguise you capture will be a shiny Ditto. You have to wait for it to transform to know.

Since there is no shortcut to this, you might need to capture as many of these disguises as possible until you get your shiny Ditto. 

How to catch a shiny ditto in Pokémon Go

🎲Catching a shiny Ditto is a game of chance. Therefore, to improve your chances, you must first know the current Ditto disguises. These include Pokémon like Diglett, Grimer, Starly, Litleo, Corphish, Snubbull, Tympole, and Roggenrola. 

Next, make sure to capture the non-shiny form of these Ditto disguises. These can potentially transform into a shiny Ditto. Always remember, shiny Pokémon cannot transform into a shiny Ditto. 🚫✨

Does shiny Ditto appear as normal Pokémon or shiny? 

Does shiny Ditto appear as normal Pokémon or shiny? 

Via Giphy

The shiny Ditto is in all ways so similar to the normal Ditto – in appearance and stats. The key difference between the two is the color scheme. 🌟💙 The shiny Ditto has a light-blue color, while the normal Pokémon has a light-purple or pinkish color. 

Simple breakdown of the Ditto Profile:





#0132 Ditto


Limber/ Imposter (hidden ability)

Light Purple/Pinkish









All the best in catching a shiny Ditto in Pokémon GO!

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