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Pokemon Sword and Shield Ditto: How and where to get the Transform Pokemon in Galar

Pokemon Sword and Shield Ditto
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Finding a Pokemon Sword and Shield Ditto is crucial if you want to breed Pokemon at the Nursery. Unfortunately, it's only available in one specific spot which you can't access until late in the game, so don't think you can catch one right at the start of your Pokemon Sword and Shield journey. Ditto is extra useful when you're Pokemon Sword and Shield shiny hunting, so for everything you need to know about where to catch a Ditto in Pokemon Sword and Shield, read on.

Where to catch Ditto in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Pokemon Sword and Shield Ditto

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Thankfully, Ditto isn't an exclusive to one of either Pokemon Sword or Shield; you can catch the cute pink blob in both games. Unless you know exactly where to look however, it's unlikely you'll stumble upon it.

That's because Ditto can be caught exclusively in the Lake of Outrage section of the Wild Area. You can find it during any weather conditions, but you'll need to cross the lake to the small patch of land on the other side which has three areas of tall grass.

Ditto has a 20% chance to spawn as an overworld encounter – that means you can see it before you enter into battle – but it's pretty small, so if you see the tips of its pink outline in the grass, make a beeline for it. In this part of the Wild Area though, you'll find it surrounded by tough Pokemon like Hatterene, Golurk, Sigiliyph, Mandibuzz, and more.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Ditto

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Once you've caught a Pokemon Sword and Shield Ditto, take it to either of the two nurseries – on Route 5 or in the Bridge Field region of the Wild Area – and leave it with a Pokemon you want more of. After a while, you should be able to collect an egg and walk it to hatch into a baby Pokemon. Because babies are definitely made at nurseries...

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