Prevents paralysis.
The wielder transforms into the opponent when it switches in.
Type Tier
Normal NU
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
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9 11 14 15
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9 11 14 15


With the ability to pass on any genetic sequence, Ditto's role as the breeding machine was well-known and much-used by trainers around the world to obtain flawless IVs on their Pokemon. Ditto's repertoire has expanded, however, and it is now capable of something much more. With Imposter, Ditto can be known as the greatest revenge killer of all time, using its opponents moves against it. With Team Preview being a staple in the BW metagame, opponents will be hesitant to set up once they see Ditto in your party. Although Ditto is an imposing threat to any team, its HP is downright pitiful. Unfortunately for Ditto, HP is the one stat Imposter does not copy, so Ditto will be forever stuck with its 48 base HP. Ditto also has little to no use against opposing stall teams as when Ditto transforms, it will be little more than a Choice Scarf stall Pokemon; not the most useful thing in the world. Ditto is a risk—use its power with caution.

Name Item Ability Nature

Identity Thief

Choice Scarf Imposter Sassy
Moveset IVs
~ Transform
2 Spe
252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

Imposter allows Ditto to copy its opponent's every aspect (except HP and IVs). From moveset to pixel design all the way to stat boosts, Ditto shares the same exact traits. Ditto does a particularly good job of defeating set-up attackers. With a Choice Scarf attached, Ditto is not only able to copy all stat boosts, but also able to outspeed the Pokemon it is copying. This is particularly useful against Dragon-type Pokemon, as these Pokemon will carry a move that will lead to their downfall. Never again will Salamence and Dragonite try setting up on you, as they know that if they boost, Ditto is ready to do what it does best.

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Checks and Counters

Ditto has no real counters as Ditto will transform into whatever it switches into. If you want a literal counter to Ditto, then Zoroark is the premier Ditto counter as Imposter fails to copy Zoroark. The best way of handling an opposing Ditto is to not use setup moves such as Dragon Dance, as they will only be used against you. Without boosted stats, Ditto is little more than the typical Choice Scarf Pokemon. Substitute will block Imposter from activating and cause Ditto to be useless.