Detailed information regarding Ditto’s location, including strategies to capture a Ditto with High Individual Values (IV) early in the game using a combination of the tips and tricks stated from catching Pokemon and knowledge of SOS calls for Pokémon Sun and Moon.
How to Get a Ditto
Ditto spawns at a very low rate in the grass patches of Mount Hokulani in Ula’ula Island (the third island). It is sought after by many trainers because of its usefulness in breeding and battles. Whenever you deposit Ditto and another Pokemon together in the Pokemon Nursery, there is a chance to obtain an Egg after taking several steps.
For details, please see the basic information about Eggs.
How to obtain high individual value (IV) Ditto
You should let Ditto call for SOS several times to increase the chance of encountering one that has high individual value (IV).
- Tips and Tricks: Capturing High IV and Hidden Ability Pokemon Using SOS Calls [Pokémon Sun and Moon]
- A Pokemon that can use False Swipe, Substitute, a physical move with high PP, and high Speed.
- Item: Adrenaline Orb
Using Sneasel is recommended. Because of its high base Speed value, Sneasel can outrun Ditto even if it is holding a Quick Powder.
A recommended offensive move to use is Technical Machine (TM) 31 – Brick Break which is compatible with Sneasel. TM 31 can be found inside Verdant Cavern: Trial Chamber on Melemele Island.
Using a Pokemon with the ability Synchronize is another way to increase the chances of catching a Ditto with high Individual Values. This is because a Pokemon with Synchronize placed at the first slot of the party allows a 50% chance of encountering a Wild Pokemon with the same Nature as the Pokemon with this ability. Synchronize still works even if the Pokemon with it has fainted, so placing a Sneasel or a similarly Speedy Pokemon in the second slot of the party increases the chances to catch the desired Ditto even more.
An example of a Pokemon with Synchronize is Abra, which spawns regularly in the grass patches of Hau’oli City.
- When you fight Ditto, use the move Substitute so that it cannot use the move Transform
- Use False Swipe to get Ditto to 1 HP
- Use the item Adrenaline Orb
- Continue defeating the SOS called Ditto using the move Brick Break
When the encountered Ditto who has 1 HP has its PP fully depleted, it will Struggle. To prevent this, when you’ve defeated 10 SOS called Pokemon, you should replace the Ditto with 1 HP with one of the summoned Ditto. For higher chains, you will have to spend lots of PP recovering items such as Leppa Berries, Ethers, etc.
As the amount of SOS called Pokemon exceeds to 20, you can expect to obtain Pokemon with at least (1) 31 IV. Aside from this, more than 10 exceeding calls will also increase the chances of encountering a Ditto with its Hidden Ability Imposter.