Catching my first Ditto!

Yesterday, November 23, 2016, my friend Messaged me in Facebook with a screenshot of a Ditto being registered to a Pokedex. He told me that his friend was able to acquire one in the Mall of Asia. Apparently, with his friend, Ditto was initially a Pidgey, which turned into a Ditto after catching it.

“Nakahuli na kaibigan ko [My friend finally caught one]”
You know what that “Pu…” meant in my chat. Sorry, got carried away with the news LOL.

I didn’t believe it at first, until I saw Niantic’s Announcement:


Professor Willow has finally discovered Ditto! Trainers all over the world have been reporting its appearance.

Ditto has been known to disguise itself as other Pokémon, so keep an eye out, some Pokémon may actually be Ditto, and when you capture them, there’s a chance that Ditto will reveal itself. If you do encounter a Pokémon that is Ditto in disguise, the Pokémon in that specific encounter will also reveal itself as Ditto for other Trainers.

Ditto is also a unique Pokémon when you interact with Gyms. When training or battling at a Gym, Ditto will copy the appearance, types, and moves of the first Pokémon it sees, and it will stay that way through the remainder of those Gym battles.

The Pokémon GO team”

I heard the news while I was at work. After getting off, I hurriedly caught every last Pokemon that I encounter along my commute. But unfortunately, I went home still Ditto-less. To rub it in, the gym that appeared in my Pokemon Go’s map that I could see from home showed this:



The next day, I was giving up on my dream of having a Ditto. When suddenly, I caught a Pidgey in West Triangle, Quezon City while I was in a bus going to work.


At that time, that was the best word that existed in this world.


I tried so hard to contain myself when I saw this on my phone’s screen. I tried to hide my happiness from the realities of the stressful Rush Hour. But man, was I happy. Look at Ditto’s Face! Who wouldn’t be happy about that??


Oh, and the Purple Pokedex screen. You are always welcome in my life.

The next day, I took a screenshot of the place where I caught it. My bus was under the overpass in the West Triangle where that Pidgey (Ditto) appeared, right on top of the Pizza Hut that was right there.

Sorry, I was transferring a Pidgey at the time I took a screenshot of this.

The Gym that you can see on the left side of the screen corresponds to the Ninoy Aquino Monument that is located there. I was coming from the North, so my character was at the Southbound lane.

I hope that I can find more Dittos. This is a great move for Niantic to keep people’s interest on Ratatas and Pidgeys. Good Job Niantic!


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