How to get foreign Ditto in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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Want to know how to get foreign Ditto in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? With the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, fans were hopeful for getting their hands on some rare shiny Pokémon, and to that end, a Foreign Ditto is essential in making collecting rare shiny Pokémon a breeze.

Before we get into this guide, make sure you know exactly how to breed Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as well as how to make Egg Power 3 sandwiches to increase the number of eggs you can get while breeding. With that, let’s take a look at how to get a foreign Ditto in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

What is a Foreign Ditto in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Ditto is quite a special Pokémon, owing to the fact that it can breed with any other Pokémon. Not only that but being genderless, it will breed with either gender of the other Pokémon, making it a must-have if you’re looking to breed shiny Pokemon.

Did you know?

Ditto is the best Pokemon to use for breeding Pokemon. This is because it can take the place of either gender Pokemon to create an egg.

As for specifically requiring a foreign Ditto, there’s a mechanic in Pokémon that increases your odds of getting a shiny Pokémon through breeding. Known as the Masuda method, it entails that if you breed a Pokémon with its foreign counterpart, then you are six times more likely to get a shiny version as a result. As you imagine, this is primarily what makes Foreign Ditto’s so valuable. 

How to get a Foreign Ditto in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The only way to obtain a Foreign Ditto in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is to receive a Ditto, through trading, from a player who is from a different physical region.

What this means is that if you are playing Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in America, you have to receive a Ditto from someone who isn’t from America (say Europe or Japan) for it to become a Foreign Ditto. That’s right, you need to connect your Nintendo Switch and meet with someone in a different version of Paldea.

Steps to acquire a foreign Ditto 

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Acquiring regional Dittos is such a universal need that players in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have created a specific trade channel where they just trade Dittos with each other so they can get the Foreign version. To access this trade channel and start trading, just follow these simple steps:

  1. After starting Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, open the ‘Poke Portal’.
  2. Navigate over to the ‘Link Trade’ menu.
  3. Next, select the ‘Set Link Code’ option.
  4. A prompt will pop up asking you to ‘Set Link Code’.
  5. Enter the code: 44484448.
  6. Click ‘Begin Searching’.

Just keep in mind to make sure your trade partner is in a different region. Trading Dittos with someone from the same region as yours is not going to achieve anything. With how many players are interested in acquiring a Foreign Ditto, it shouldn’t take you long till you find someone from a different region willing to trade Dittos with you.

If collecting all the Pokémon is still not enough of a challenge for you, then you could try collecting all the shiny versions as well. The only way you are going to be able to do that in the least amount of time is to get yourself Foreign Dittos and utilize the Masuda method to tilt the odds in your favor and breed the shiny variants yourself.

Now that you know how to get a foreign Ditto, you should check out what the best Nature for Miraidon is in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Regional Ditto – FAQ

Can any region get you a regional Ditto in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Yes. Any region that is outside of your current region will get you a Foreign Ditto.

Why is a Foreign Ditto better than a regular Ditto?

A Foreign Ditto will increase your chances of the Pokemon Egg having a shiny.

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