At the Pokemon GO panel at SDCC, the developers at Niantic revealed that there are still Easter eggs to discover in their augmented reality app. Legendary Pokemon still haven’t made a proper appearance, but one mystery has left the internet (and Pokemon GO reddit threads in particular) completely baffled — where the heck is Ditto?
Ditto is the one Pokemon not yet found that isn’t a legendary. Remember that widely reported guy that got ’em all? They didn’t get Ditto. And unlike other Pokemon, Ditto is coded into Pokemon GO — the info and moves are all there for the illusive little blob.
Here’s the thing: nobody knows how to catch Ditto. But, some super-fans are attempting the impossible and breaking down all the reasons why Ditto might just exist, if we can solve the Easter egg related to his (probable) existence.
What’s the deal with Ditto? If you’re not familiar with Generation 1 Pokemon, Ditto is kind of an anomaly. A strange blob-like Pokemon, it can take the shape of anything it sees. It’s also found in the same cave as Mewtwo, the powerful (and experimental) legendary Pokemon.
That makes Ditto a unique Pokemon that just might be hiding in plain sight — it can shapeshift, and most Pokemon GO theories revolve around the idea that Ditto is currently inhabiting the form of another, more mundane, Pokemon. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s break down the evidence for Ditto.
You can join the hunt for ditto on Reddit– HERE
Why a Ditto Easter Egg?
Fans are desperately seeking an Easter egg related to Ditto, and there are a few good reasons why crazy theories might work. Chiefly, that one crazy Easter egg was proven correct — the Eeveelution.
Eevee was another unique Pokemon that can evolve into one of three alternate forms; Jolteon, Flareon, and Vaporeon, depending on the evolution stones used and other factors. There is no evolution stone equivalent found in Pokemon GO, so players looked toward other solutions.
As it turned out, renaming Eevee was the key. Naming Eevee one of three names based on Eevee-owning brothers from the Pokemon anime series dictated an evolutionary path. It’s all crazy, and totally true.
Find more confirmed Eeveelution Easter egg details right here.
Recently, the developers at Niantic confirmed there are even more Easter eggs similar to the Eeveelution hidden in Pokemon GO. That opens lots of new avenues for exploration.
Fans have also explored Pokemon Go‘s assets, and code has been released that reveals Ditto’s description, base stats, and moves.
His description is as follows:
Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself into other shapes. However, if it tries to transform itself into something by relying on its memory, this Pokémon manages to get details wrong.
Other details, including the Master Pokeball (which also has no yet been discovered) also appear in the code. That’s plenty of evidence. We know that (1) Ditto is in Pokemon GO code, partially or otherwise, and (2) Pokemon GO features more Easter eggs that have not yet been discovered.
Where Is Ditto? / When Does Ditto Unlock?
Ditto’s first appearance in the anime was in Dtto’s Mysterious Mansion, owned by Duplica. Duplica would make a second appearance with her Ditto in the episode Imitation Confrontation, in which her second Ditto, nicknamed Minidit because it can’t adjust its height when using Transform.
To begin Ash’s battle against the Leader of the Orange League Drake, Drake sent out a Ditto, which transformed into Ash’s Pikachu. The imitation strategy gave Ash and Pikachu all they could handle, but Ash’s Pikachu was able to defeate Drake’s Ditto.
Most recently, a trainer named Narissa used two Ditto in the episode Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!, one of which was a “Shiny” Ditto.
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Not all the theories related to Ditto involve an Easter egg. Here are the most prevalent ideas:
- Ditto is in Pokemon GO, and is an exclusive to South America.
- Ditto might be related to future linking related to Pokemon Sun / Moon.
- Ditto has not yet been added to Pokemon GO and will appear in a future update.
- Ditto might appear at the same time Mew / Mewtwo are added, due to Ditto’s connection. Ditto appeared in Cerulean Cave, the same location where Mewtwo spawns. (Mew and Ditto are also the only shape-shifting Pokemon currently slated for Pokemon GO.)
- Pokemon GO is a “DLC Exclusive” related to the purchase of the not-yet-released Pokemon GO Plus.Pokemon GO features several continent-specific Pokemon, and Pokemon GO has yet to be released in South America, leading to speculation that the South American exclusive might just be Ditto. The other continent exclusives are Farfetch’d, Tauros, Mr. Mime, and Kangashkan
- in the Pokemon anime series, Ditto’s owner was named Duplica — Spanish for “Duplicate”.
But wait…What about butter?!
Untested Ditto Easter Egg Theories about butter?!
Even if Ditto is eventually released in an update, patch, or as DLC, there might just be an Easter egg related to this uncommon Pokemon. Here are just some of the theories making the rounds on the internet currently.
Feed a Pokemon Egg “Butter”
A strange message appears (on occasion) when looking an Pokemon eggs in the incubator. It reads as follows:
Hatch this egg by feeding it butter. It likes all kinds of butter, every kind. The best kind.
This message appeared in the Pokemon GO beta, and might just be filler text. There is no “Butter” in the game, “Hatch this egg by feeding it butter. It likes all kinds of butter, every kind. The best kind.”
Below taken from Alice in wonderland:
” The Hatter was the first to break the silence. `What day of the month is it?’ he said, turning to Alice: he had taken his watch out of his pocket, and was looking at it uneasily, shaking it every now and then, and holding it to his ear.” Alice considered a little, and then said `The fourth.’ Two days wrong!’ sighed the Hatter. I told you butter wouldn’t suit the works!’ he added looking angrily at the March Hare. `It was the BEST butter,’ the March Hare meekly replied. Yes, but some crumbs must have got in as well,’ the Hatter grumbled:you shouldn’t have put it in with the bread-knife.’ The March Hare took the watch and looked at it gloomily: then he dipped it into his cup of tea, and looked at it again: but he could think of nothing better to say than his first remark, `It was the BEST butter, you know.’
it’s very odd that he says off by 2… and then the 5k egg goes to 7k/10….
but some fans think there’s a method to make this happen. but it appears when hatching an egg, look at an incubating 5k egg (also said 7/10km), it seams to appear when it is “2 off” a reference possibly to the the mad hatter and Alice in wonderland perhaps?
One redditor thinks the “Butter” might actually be a Hyper Potion. After seeing the strange “Butter” message in-app, Ditto-hunters should instantly swap over to the item screen and attempt to use a potion, you will get a blank screen, swipe across to see a grayed out incubator screen. if this theory is right you will be able to use items on your incubating eggs, the idea is you use one of every kind of potion on it and the egg will transform into a ditto encounter, notice that the quote from the hatter about butter and the message on the egg both say ‘Best kind’ again just a theory let us know if it works!
Info about the Pokemon Episode about Alice in wonderland can be found: Here
If you haven’t yet seen the secret incubator item menu here is a picture.
Theory – How to feed a pokemon butter.
How to access pokemon go secret incubator item menu:
- on the menu, click items menu
- click a potion or other item
- on the blank screen (when no pokemon are damaged) ‘swipe across’
- a second menu will appear with a grayed out incubator icon.