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Ditto is a niche setup deterrent with the combination of Imposter and Choice Scarf. It removes sweepers like Ribombee and Swords Dance Sneasel and revenge kills fast foes such as Archeops and Whimsicott as well. Ditto also has a fair amount of utility against stall, being able to infinitely copy Audino and Aromatisse and use Wish to win long games. However, Ditto most often will not contribute to a team defensively due to its low HP stat, and it fails to check Substitute users like Perrserker and bulky setup sweepers like Uxie. This generally makes other revenge killers or defensive support better additions to aid against sweepers.
move 1: Transform
item: Choice Scarf
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
ivs: 0 Spe
Transform is Ditto's only move option, but it should not ever have to click it anyhow with Imposter. The given EVs and nature allow for a stronger Future Sight after copying Pokemon like Galarian Articuno. The Quiet nature and 0 Speed IVs allow Ditto to have Imposter activate last in the rare mirror matchup with more Transform PP. Ditto fits best on stall builds, as they have the defensive structure to support Ditto while appreciating its unique blanket revenge killing capabilities. Slow pivots like defensive Uxie and Togedemaru are good partners to safely allow Ditto to check foes such as Lycanroc and Scyther. Ditto cannot reliably beat common bulky setup sweepers like Coil Sandaconda, making one of Haze Quagsire or Spite Pyukumuku solid support. They also wall Ninjask, which Ditto cannot properly check because of Speed Boost. Ditto is vulnerable to all entry hazards, bar Sticky Web, so consistent hazard removers like Articuno and Charizard are essential.
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