Pokémon GO players, and Reddit in particular, have been tirelessly hunting, theorizing, testing and trying to unlock Ditto since the launch of Pokémon GO in July. News outlets have recently been abuzz about updates to the APK of the game, potentially adding shiny Pokémon and Ditto to the roster of catchable monsters.
Today, the Silph Road, a dedicate group of Pokémon hunting Reddit users, are reporting that they have finally been able to catch Ditto, and they are providing evidence of their catches, too. Ditto appears as common Pokémon, such as Pidgey and Rattata, and only transforms into its true shape after being captured.
This release times perfectly with Niantic’s Thanksgiving celebration, which gives trainers double experience points and Stardust. While this event officially runs from November 23rd until November 30th, many players are reporting that they are already receiving double experience and Stardust. This experience boost can also be combined with Lucky Eggs for four times the experience points, providing some great reason to shake off the turkey coma and go Ditto hunting.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 22, 2016