Ditto to Reveal Itself in Pokémon Go

Elusive, Shape-Shifting Pokémon Known to Disguise Itself as Other Pokémon


Bellevue, WA — November 23, 2016 — Pokémon GO Trainers now have the chance to catch Ditto, a Pokémon with a curiously blobby shape and the capacity to mimic the looks and traits of other Pokémon. This means that a Pokémon you think you captured could be Ditto, which reveals its true form only after it's caught. Also, 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.

To learn more details about Pokémon GO, visit the official Niantic blog at PokemonGOlive.com.

About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world. For more information, please visit www.pokemon.com.

About Niantic, Inc.
Niantic, Inc. builds mobile real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic was founded by John Hanke, who previously helmed the Google Geo team (including Google Maps and Google Earth) after his startup Keyhole was acquired by Google. In 2015, Niantic, Inc. spun out from Google, becoming an independent company with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo. The company's immersive real-world mobile game Ingress has been downloaded more than 15 million times and is played in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Niantic, Inc. developed and published Pokémon GO, a real-world Pokémon game for iOS and Android mobile devices. For more information on Niantic, please visit www.nianticlabs.com.

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