Pokemon: A question about Ditto?
I know when Ditto Transforms, it adopts the Pokemon's stats as well, but I have a question? After transformation, will IV's, EV's, and Nature affect the new stats, or will Ditto's stats match the Opponent's Pokemon ( Excluding HP of Course )?
I am trying to decide if I should run Ditto or Hydreigon with Choice Scarf for my B&W Sandstorm Team.
This is referring to a DW Ditto with Eccentric.
- FR CapsuleLv 410 years agoFavorite Answer
Oh lol....an eccentric ditto. Of course....all stats are copied after the transformation, barring HP. It also copies Nature/IVs/EVs....blah blah blah....so basically, Choice Scarf FTW on Eccentric ditto. However, if you are going to use ditto in a sand team, There is a bit of a disadvantage if you switch in to a non rock/steel/ ground or at least Excadrill(Dory in Jap......) and revenge kill it.....By the way, if you switch in to Dory inside Sandstorm, watch out for EQ....and if you don't mind, if you kill it, you'll have a super fast Dory, with a speed of:
Jolly Excadrill 252 Speed max IV and EV: 302 X 2(factoring sand) X1.5(factoring Scarf):
a pretty fast 906 speed............
however; they might predict your move and send a flying type in.......meh.
Hydreigon.....with Choice Scarf......hmmm.....it just depends how your versatility would be. This guy could end things fast with a choice scarf, and with his massive sweeping stats, with acceptable speed (although sped by most OU), equipped with Scarf, this thing could win.
Now, for picking......and I almost forgot! I am not sure if Ditto still has the same PP mechanics as the last Gen, like having only 5 PP on all moves. So:
Usefulness in terms of offensive: I think Ditto should only be sent out to copy a pokemon if that pokemon is a sweeping one; if you send him out to a staller, CS Ditto would be useless. Hydriegon, on the other hand, can come in to anything, baring dragon, bug, fighting and ice. They can both function as revenge killers. The Surpirse factor of Ditto is a bit limited; if you end up not using CS Ditto, a speed tie happens, and if you end up going first, you can play mind games with your opponent.
In the end, the comparison of both can be a bit hard to do; it will just matter about the usefulness of which pokemon on your team, either a counter, or a supporter.
- anuticciwb o3oLv 610 years ago
the third answerer kind of said it all.
ditto is useless on defensive teams, while hyd (can't spell all) will be useful. Ditto can't switch in on many things, hydr can. But ditto can beat some things like a +6 dragon dancer, or a rock polish genosect, which reaches speeds on 694! But sandstorm+reg stealthc rocks will do a bit. And some pokemon can't hit themselves neutrally. Like gliscor without acrobat. Or vaporeon. Ditto can't do anything to support your team defensively, just stop sweepers. hydr can sort of.
After tranformation, ditto's stats are pointless. But It is fun when your ditto outspeeds a friends ditto. Which is bad when you have 1 pokemon left because you'll struggle first...
- 10 years ago
after a battle all the stats ditto got using transform return to normal
- 10 years ago
ditto's stats will match the opponents