Catching a Ditto in Pokemon GO is a rare occasion, and for those who are trying to still trying to complete the Special Field Research quest and catch Mew, it can be rather frustrating. However, we can now confirm that yet another Pokemon has been added to the list of Pokemon Ditto can be disguised as in the game, which should make the hunt a little easier.
It seems as though Niantic has made the water-type Pokemon Remoraid a potential Ditto-in-hiding in Pokemon GO. This change apparently went live along with the recent Water Festival event, which continues until June 21. So anyone who still needs to add Ditto to their collection should be sure to catch as many Remoraids as possible while their spawn rate is still increased.
Of course, there are a number of other Pokemon that can be Ditto in Pokemon GO as well, including Gastly, Hoothoot, Pidgey, Rattata, Zubat, and other fairly common Pokemon. Basically, any Pokemon that appears frequently in the wild has a chance of being a Ditto, so those on the hunt will want to bring plenty of Pokeballs with them on their adventures.
Niantic seems to be slowly increasing the number of Pokemon that can be Ditto in Pokemon GO, usually coinciding with in-game events. For example, last month’s Battle Showdown event saw Mankey, whose spawn rate was increased during the event, added to the list of Pokemon that can be Ditto. Now that Remoraid has been added to the Ditto list, it seems as though a pattern has been established, and so it will be interesting to see what other Pokemon are added to the list in the future.
However, it’s worth mentioning that Pokemon can be removed from the list as well. When Ditto was first introduced, Magikarp was a potential Ditto-in-disguise, but Niantic has since changed that. It’s unclear why Niantic made this decision, but it may have something to do with Magikarp requiring a whopping 400 candy to evolve into a Gyarados. If players are attempting to evolve a Magikarp into a Gyarados (which is also part of the Special Research quest), then it may frustrate them to catch a Magikarp, only to find out that it’s actually a Ditto instead.
Regardless of why certain Pokemon are removed from the Ditto list, Niantic seems willing to add new ones as the months go on. It remains to be seen if Remoraid will stay part of Ditto’s spawn pool once the Water Festival event is over, but anyone hunting the transforming Pokemon down should be sure to keep catching them in the meantime.