Pokémon Go: Research Breakthrough in September with a Shiny Imp

The September 2021 research breakthrough in Pokémon Go comes with a surprise for the collectors among you, because for the now you can add the mischievous Ditto, the shapeshifting Pokémon that mimics the appearance of other pocket monsters, quite specifically to your collection - and also as Shiny. That's if you're a little lucky, of course. From September 1, 2021 at 10:00 PM (note the time!) until October 1, 2021 at 9:59 PM, Ditto will come from your research breakthrough.

You'll earn it by completing field research on seven different days, earning a stamp for the Research Breakthrough Loot Box. However, there's no additional bonus from the reward box during the Season of Mischief, which begins on September 1, 2021 and runs through December - too bad!

Ditto also in the wild as Shiny

If you don't have any luck with the research breakthroughs in September and none of the encounter reward Ditto run in front of your Pokéball as Shiny, then don't despair! Also starting on September 1, 2021, Ditto will be able to appear in the wild as an Iridescent, which will be blue instead of purple.

The problem with Ditto, of course, is that it doesn't appear in its true form in the wild. Currently, Ditto can disguise itself as the following Pokémon:

  • Hoothoot (Gen 2)
  • Webarak (Gen 2)
  • Hoosprout (Gen 2)
  • Remoraid (Gen 2)
  • Flurmel (Gen 3)
  • Schluppuck (Gen 3)
  • Camaub (Gen 3)
  • Tarnpignon (Gen 3)
  • Bidiza (Gen 4)
  • Felilou (Gen 5)
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