Is Ditto a failed Poke-clone of Mew?

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  • PinkNeko315 - January 22, 2014 11:40 a.m.

    of course, we'd know this answer if they would stop Slaking and tell us the truth. :D
  • codystovall - January 22, 2014 9:01 p.m.

    We tried ninjasking but it took houndours for an answer so we just gave piplup.
  • cJinL - January 21, 2014 11:34 p.m.

    Hasn't this theory been around for years? Kinda Slowpoke-ing there...
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - January 22, 2014 7:20 a.m.

    Maybe, but its one of the many Pokemon theories that isn't as Farfetch'd as the others.
  • GR HollanderCooper - January 22, 2014 9:05 a.m.

  • universaltofu - January 21, 2014 9:24 p.m.

    Yeah, seems about right. I've always wanted the unknowns to do something, or be better, or fuse into something cool, or evolve, I hate those alphabet ass dingly doos.
  • codystovall - January 21, 2014 8:46 p.m.

    Sure, wynaut.
  • cJinL - January 21, 2014 11:33 p.m.

    GR needs a like comment for their comment system
  • GOD - January 21, 2014 8:15 p.m.

    On a believability level, it doesn't really work for me because if you made a brand new pokemon that could transform into anything, (even if your original goal was a legendery) wouldn't you be super pumped about it and try to take advantage of your failure turned success? If this were true, it would mean that Mewtwo and Ditto are the only manmade pokemon, but it also means that making weird, and different pokemon is as easy as failing to clone the one you wanted. Not to say anyone can do it, but it just begs the question that can brand new pokemon be created in labs from existing ones? They had so little from mew to work with, so making say a weird pidgey clone, would be pretty easy considering there are about a billion to pull samples from. Also this theory would mean that Ditto was the newest pokemon ever (besides Mewtwo) and so for it to be widespread across all the regions seems kind of odd if it had just been created in assumedly recent years. Then again, Ditto will mate with anything that moves and talks by saying it's own name....

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