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This article is about the Pokémon, Ditto, and its appearance in Smash Bros. For the term used to define matches where both players choose the same character, see Ditto match.
Ditto's official artwork from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Games Melee*
Move Transform
Rarity Unavailable unless hackedSuper Smash Bros. Melee
UnknownSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Article on Bulbapedia Ditto (Pokémon)

Ditto (メタモン, Metamon), is a fictional creature from the Pokémon series.


Ditto's official artwork from Pokémon Red and Blue.

Ditto is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. Its only move in every game is Transform which allows it to turn into a copy of its opponent, though while keeping its own original HP. The effect disappears when switching out or finishing the battle. In Generation V it received the Hidden Ability Imposter, which makes it transform automatically upon entering the battle.

While Ditto copies the Pokémon's actual coloring in Generation III onwards, the purple coloring of the copied fighter in Ultimate pulls from Ditto's appearance in Generation II, where it would transform into a purple copy of the opposing Pokémon.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Ditto's unused cry, presumably to be used upon summoning it.

Ditto is a Pokémon that was removed from Super Smash Bros. Melee just prior to its release. Its purpose was to create an AI copy of the user's character, which would aid them in battle. The reason for the removal of Ditto is unknown; however, it did have an entry in the game's official strategy guide, suggesting that Ditto was a late cut to Melee.

Ditto can still be accessed using the debug menu through an Action Replay, where it is known internally as METAMON. When summoned from a Poké Ball, it simply says "Mon-mon!", stretches out while spinning, then disappears. It also deals around 7-8% damage to whoever touches it while it is spinning, with weak knockback.

As a Tournament Mode element[edit]

Ditto as "random character" in Tournament Mode.

In Tournament Mode, in either Winner Out or Loser Out style tournaments, when selecting a character for these events, the player can hold down L+R and then press A to select a random character. The character will appear as Ditto and will be a random character and color when each match begins.

Trophy information[edit]

Ditto trophy in Melee.

Ditto is featured as a collectible trophy, randomly obtained in the Trophy Lottery.


Every Ditto has the ability to copy a Pokémon's entire cell structure in an instant and become its exact replica. They're terrible at remembering techniques, but when they use Transform, they temporarily learn all of their foe's moves. If a Ditto starts to laugh, it weakens and can't hold its transformation.

  • Pokémon Red & Blue, 09/98

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Ditto will transform into the fighter who threw the Poké Ball when joining the fight. After the transformation, Ditto will have the exact same abilities as the original fighter!
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site
Ditto in Ultimate.
Ditto copying Donkey Kong in Ultimate.

Ditto was confirmed in the August Nintendo Direct to appear as a Poké Ball Pokémon. When it appears, it will transform into a purple version of the summoning fighter, acting as a CPU player and taking their physical appearance. Players and Assist Trophies alike can attack the clone.

If the summoner is an Ice Climbers, it will only Transform into 1. If it transforms into Rosalina, it won't have a Luma. If one of the Pokémon Trainer's Pokémon, it'll Transform into whatever Pokémon is out when the Pokéball lands. If it Transforms into Olimar, it will spawn with a red, yellow and blue Pikmin. If it Transforms into Kirby with a Copy Ability, Ditto won't have it.



  • Ditto is the first Poké Ball Pokémon since Melee that can be defeated.

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