All you need to know about the easiest means to catch a Ditto in Pokemon Go this August 2019.

The Pokémon Go Field Research Quests for August 2019 have been announced, and one of the many challenges you’ll want to undertake in addition is catching the Pennywise of Japanese toys, Ditto. Although this can be a frustrating ordeal every month, there are – thankfully – an assortment of helpful tips that will help you learn how to catch the bugger quite easily.

A Ditto is a shape shifting monstrosity of purple goo that impersonates other Pokémon. Not only does it perfectly mirror their appearances, but it also captures their movesets and skills.

Finding and catching this elusive beast can be a difficult task that results in you losing your sanity as you walk for miles and miles, but knowing the below information will greatly help.

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Pokémon Go Ditto Disguises

As the Pennywise of furries, Ditto is a purple squishy that hides in plain sight by transforming into other Pokémon.

Unfortunately, this means that you will have to pummel and enslave a great number of common Pokémon before you catch a Ditto and reap its rewards.

When you batter and catch a Pokémon that is not what it seems, an “Oh?” will appear above its ball and the purple prankster will reveal itself.

The common Pokémon Ditto can use as camouflage for August 2019 include:

Generation 1

  • Paras
  • Venonat

Generation 2

  • Sentret
  • Yanma
  • Hoothoot
  • Remoraid
  • Ledyba

Generation 3

  • Gulpin
  • Whismur

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How to easily catch a Ditto in Pokémon Go August 2019

Thanks to being a sneaky prankster that taunts you in plain sight under the guise of other Pokémon, finding a Ditto can be a time-consuming mission that makes you question just what the hell you are doing with your life.

Fortunately though, there are steps you can take to decrease the difficulty to the point where it’s no longer the equivalent of trying to find an honest politician.

One of the ways this can be done is by subscribing to Pokémon Go Plus as this allows you to entrap the world’s most marketable cartoon characters without removing your phone from your pocket.

Another way is to be involved with Pokémon Go Discord and Facebook groups in nearby areas as this can help with being alerted to where Dittos have been located.


But, more than anything else, the easiest way to catch Dittos is by exploiting both lures and incense. Rather than mindlessly circling the same areas, you should pop on a lure and/or incense as this’ll result in common Pokémon and potentially a Ditto approaching you.

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