Competitive Information for Ditto [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Ditto ditto
Base Stats for Ditto

Normal


Evolutions / Family:
Ditto

Weakness Chart for Normal-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Ditto? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.


Ditto is a pretty decent Normal-typed Pokemon. Ditto is a pretty regular Pokemon to see in Generation 2. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Ditto's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Ditto
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Transform
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Physical Sweeper Ditto (Retro)

Ditto is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Ditto from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Transform is a status move (copies target's stats, moves, types, and species).




Species: Ditto
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Transform
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-
-

Special Sweeper Ditto (Retro)

Ditto is popular Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Ditto from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Transform is a status move (copies target's stats, moves, types, and species).




Species: Ditto
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Imposter
Nature: Serious
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Transform
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Ditto Special Wall (Identity Thief)

Ditto is pretty popular Special Wall. It's purpose is to take a hefty amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Choice Scarf will increase Ditto's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. Literally anything that tries to set up with Swords Dance, Shell Smash, Nasty Plot, Agility, Rock Polish, Work Up, Tail Glow, or Dragon Dance are cloned and turned on their creators. While Ditto can't as easily beat Calm Mind, Quiver Dance, or Bulk Up Pokemon it can still put some of them under pressure. Imposter effectively means that at any given moment you are a copy of the Pokemon you were facing when Ditto first entered the field. Besides your HP and held item Ditto becomes your opponent, including all its stat changes. This is where the Choice Scarf come into effect. Imposter will copy your opponent's stats but Choice Scarf guarantees you will be faster than them (unless they also run Scarf, in which case you speed tie).

Transform is a status move (copies target's stats, moves, types, and species).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Ditto learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Transform
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10
Copies target's stats, moves, types, and species.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Ditto can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Ditto

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