We've put together a guide to help trainers get Ditto in Pokemon GO this January 2022.
Ditto is one of the most elusive Pokemon available in Pokemon GO. As a creature that can transform into any other Pokemon it sees, it's often difficult to tell the difference between a true member of the species and a Ditto in disguise. To make things even worse, its disguises will cycle and Ditto will take the form of a new set of Pokemon—so trainers can't rely on targeting the same low-priority species when hunting for one.
Fortunately, we've cracked the code, and have a list of all Pokemon Ditto is masquerading as this January 2022.
How to Get Ditto in Pokemon GO January 2022
Ditto can be found pretending to be one of the following Pokemon species:
The key to telling Ditto apart from other Pokemon is how difficult is it to catch.
Being rarer than its low-level disguises, Ditto will be naturally more challenging to subdue than any of the Pokemon listed. Essentially, where a PokeBall and some persistence may have sufficed for Drowzee, it won't do for Ditto. Should trainers recognize a Pokemon from the above list is more resilient than usual: congratulations! That may just be a Ditto encounter.
Aside from this, however, there isn't a real way to be sure the Pokemon on the screen is a masquerading Ditto. Additionally, Ditto isn't much of a fighter—though it is required for a few research narratives. Whether this Pokemon is worth the effort is up to trainers.