What Are Transform Pokemon?

March 3, 2024
David Sunnyside

What Are Transform Pokemon?

Ditto is one of the most elusive creatures in the Pokemon franchise, due to its ability to disguise itself as other Pokemon. This special move allows it to copy the appearance, moveset, and stats of a target Pokemon, making it very difficult to identify. In Pokemon Go, it can be even more elusive, as it often changes what it disguises itself as, and its capture rate is quite low. Fortunately, there are several ways to increase your chances of catching a Ditto.

The first is to prioritize the Pokemon that Ditto may be transforming into. The most common Ditto transformations include Finneon, Gastly, Natu, Swirlix, Surskit, Ekans, and Dwebble. In addition, a shiny version of a Pokemon that can be a Ditto has been introduced for the April Fool’s Day event, so it can also be an excellent place to start.

Another thing to keep in mind is that a Pokemon that uses Transform loses its own base HP and can only use the moves of the Pokemon it is transforming into, unless it has a hold item that boosts a specific type of move. Additionally, the PP of any moves it didn’t know will decrease to 0 unless a held Leppa Berry is used.

Finally, it is important to note that a wild Pokemon that has used Transform cannot be spoofed by a Smeargle. This is a change from previous generations, where a wild Smeargle could spoof itself using Transform.

David Sunnyside
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