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Pokemon GO Ditto April 2022: The Transform Pokemon Makes a Comeback

Ditto briefly took over local neighborhoods in Pokemon GO this past Friday, Apr. 1, in accordance with the "April Fools’ 2-Oh?-22" event.
Ditto briefly took over local neighborhoods in Pokemon GO this past Friday, Apr. 1, in accordance with the "April Fools’ 2-Oh?-22" event. / Niantic Labs, The Pokemon Company

Ditto briefly took over local neighborhoods in Pokemon GO this past Friday, Apr. 1, in accordance with the "April Fools’ 2-Oh?-22" event.

Trainers were greeted with yet another Ditto headlining event this April Fools' Day 2022. For the entirety of Apr. 1—from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time—trainers were able to take advantage of a new bit of special research, some suspicious wild encounters, and, of course, the chance to catch a shiny Ditto.

Everything You Need to Know About Pokemon GO Ditto April 2022

Ditto was appearing more frequently in the wild for the entirety of April Fools Day--though, not in a way trainers could recognize. As usual, this Pokemon took its pick of possible appearances, including the following featured Pokemon:

  • (Shiny) Ekans
  • (Shiny) Natu
  • (Shiny) Gastly
  • (Shiny) Dwebble
  • Surskit
  • Finneon
  • Swirlix

Players could also access a peculiar special research line run by Professor Willow--or at least, a creature that looks like him. The official Pokemon GO news blog questioned whether it truly was him and whether trainers truly were themselves.

"We can’t tell what is and isn’t Ditto anymore," the blog post reads.

Trainers could also grab some unique Ditto-themed stickers by spinning PokeStops.

Fortunately, trainers who missed this event haven't fully missed out on their chance to add this Pokemon to their PokeDex. While rare, Ditto does appear in the wild the same way it appeared in this event, and it looks like Niantic Labs has settled on featuring this Pokemon as an annual April Fools' star.

More information about this event can be found on the official Pokemon GO news blog.