Pokemon Sword & Shield How to Increase Shiny Pokemon Chance - Foreign Ditto

Increasing Shiny Pokemon breeding chances in Pokemon Sword & Shield involve breeding with Pokemon from outside your country, and foreign Dittos are a very important part of that. Breeding Pokemon always has a chance to grant you a Shiny Pokemon, and Pokemon SwSh is no exception. However, there are ways to increase the odds of that happening, as we’ve already said. We’re going to show you how to get Foreign Ditto & increase Shiny Pokemon breeding in Pokemon Sword & Shield in this guide.

Pokemon Sword & Shield How to Increase Shiny Pokemon Chance Foreign Ditto
Pokemon Sword & Shield How to Increase Shiny Pokemon Chance – Foreign Ditto

How to Increase Chance of Breeding Shiny Pokemon – How to Get Foreign Ditto?

To increase your chances of breeding a Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Sword & Shield, you have to breed your Pokemon with one from somewhere else around the world, ideally, a foreign Ditto (I’ll explain why in a minute). For example, if you’re in the US, you should breed your Pokemon with one from outside the US. So, naturally, you’ll have to trade to get them. If you don’t know how to trade in this game, check out our Trade Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield guide.

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Anyway, this is where Dittos become a very precious commodity. See, a Ditto can breed with every Pokemon. So, obtaining a Foreign Ditto gives you the freedom to choose which Pokemon you want to attempt to get a Shiny Egg from. So, if you have a Ditto to trade with somebody from a different country, odds are good that you’ll be able to get a damned good deal for it. The best option would be to trade your Ditto for a foreign ditto of your own.

Where to Find & Catch Ditto in Pokemon Sword & Shield?

To find and catch Ditto in Pokemon Sword & Shield, the only place that we know to look is Lake of Outrage. It’s a Wild Area to the southeast of Hammerlocke. Which is just as well, because the stone circle there let’s you get almost all Evolution Stones in Pokemon Sword & Shield. Just make sure you have the Water Rotom Bike first, because you can’t get there without it.

Once you reach land in the Lake of Outrage, ride around the area and keep an eye out on Ditto. As you can see in the image above, we found Ditto in the grass. It was visible, it didn’t appear as an exclamation mark, but it might. Just be patient and keep going until Ditto shows up. Or go away and return later, that might work.

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  1. T

    I have also found a Ditto in Dynamax raids in the Hammerlocke area. No need for bike upgrades. Hope that helps someone.

    1. P

      I’d love to trade with you if you’re still looking.

  2. D

    I’m French and I want to exchange my ditto with another ditto (other country than France) to do the Masuda technic to have shiny pokemon.

    My friends code:

    1. Z

      Hi Dav929, I’m from Italy and i can give you my Ditto if you want. Later I’ll use your friend code. Accept the friend request from zShiny. Thanks in advance! 😀

      1. M

        I’ll trade you a Australian ditto mate?

        1. Z

          Bro send me your friend code for Ditto

          1. J

            So we have France, Italy, Australia, and if you count myself the United States! I’d love to do some trading with you guys as well! (And yes, I have a ditto)

          2. Z

            My Switch Friends Code:
            -I have only one Ditto-

        2. J

          I have a usa ditto I’ll gladly trade for a foreign

        3. C

          Hey! I’m desperately looking for another language ditto! Mine is English. SW-6950-2446-7504

        4. C
          Connal Sullivan

          If anyone is willing to trade dittos (I’m from U.S.) then hit up my discord, we can talk there: JoySlip#1846

        5. E

          i want to a ditto of a diferent country. im spanish

          1. R

            I have an English ditto I can trade right now

          2. Z

            I got an English Ditto for that Spanish! SW-0460-8122-2740

          3. M

            Looking for any foreign ditto for Masada method. Have English ditto for trade. Friend code sw-1517-4113-5816

      2. D
        Dillon Valentim

        Still wanna trade

      3. C
        Claire Payne

        Hi! I’m in Canada and I’d love to trade Dittos with you! My friend code is SW-8110-5992-3426

        1. C
          Christian Sobande

          I have a U.S. ditto my friend code is SW-4706-7559-9967

    2. Z

      I got you I’m from america

      1. E

        im from spain and i want a ditto

        1. D
          Dylan Turbow

          I am from the US and would love a foreign ditto. Add me on switch! My gc is 7421-4587-8505

        2. F

          add me on switch : SW-6778-8443-2398 or discord : fiftea#6085

    3. Z

      I sent you a friend code please trade me one. My name on my switch is Cosmic!

    4. C
      Colton Mansfield

      Still want to trade?

    5. D
      Dwayne Brown

      Hey guys, I’ve Adament and Modest dittos, looking to trade for same nature dittos but from Aus or America

    6. C

      Spanish ditto to trade here 😉

      1. A
        Almond Roxas

        trade to gigantamax butterfree/pikachu?

      2. C

        I have an American Ditto.
        My friend code is SW-2141-8478-6225

    7. K
      Kaiden Brunke

      Would you be willing to trade with me

    8. J
      Joel Acevedo

      You still looking? If so, my friend code is SW-2568-1473-9988

    9. J

      Hi you still want to trade that ditto? Ill be able to trade in 2 hours

    10. C

      I’d love to trade with you if you are still looking I am in the usa my friend code is SW-2076-2486-3418 and name is raphfilo

    11. T

      Let’s trade! I’m from the u.s. and need a foreign ditto (sorry, I’m clueless about how to give out my friend code)

    12. B
      Blaine cords

      I’ll trade you one dosent have to be iv good either just different country

    13. J
      Jesse Ibarra

      Hey dav I’m willing to trade dittos ? I’m from the US looking for a ditto out of the country

      1. R

        I’m willing to trade you I have a US ditto

        1. R

          SW-0154-0490-9729 someone please trade me a foreign ditto

    14. J
      Jesse Ibarra

      I am from the US looking for a ditto from another country ! Preferred one out of a Mac raid or at least something with decent stats to breed for battles and shiny

    15. J

      I can trade with you i have an american ditto

    16. M

      I would love to trade my us ditto with u I also sent u a friend request as well gamer name smkyballs

    17. R

      I can trade with you! Have a US ditto with 4 IVs

    18. T
      Tristan Strayer

      Hi, I am American and am looking for foreign ditto. If you still have your French ditto, I will gladly trade!

    19. R

      Can I trade a ditto with you? I need a foreign ditto.
      Friend code is:

    20. Z

      if you still need one ill trade you my english one

  3. Z

    Looking to trade my ENG Ditto for a non ENG ditto (or for a ditto from Europe or Australia) if someone wants to help id be grateful! <3

    1. S
      Saiki J

      Hello, I don’t have a ditto right now, but I live in Austrailia and can get one for you! (If, of course, you trade ME one.) Also, do you NEED to have a paid membership to trade online? Thanks!

  4. A

    I have an English language ditto.
    Someone who want to trade?

    Greetz from holland

  5. R

    Looking for a foreign ditto and have a US ditto to trade for it Friend Code SW-8125-2570-0242

  6. T

    Looking for a ditto from other county than the Netherlands. Friend code SW 8296 5186 9892. Thanks in advance. Try to have ditto on stock!

    1. H

      Hey if you’re on now I’m looking for a foreign ditto. I have a Canadian ditto. Using link trade code 2134.

  7. X

    Looking to trade US raid ditto for a foreign ditto

  8. J
    Joel Acevedo

    Can anybody trade me a foreign ditto. I’m from the U.S

  9. D

    I need To trade ditto . From canada

    1. J
      Julio Galvez

      Hola, I’m from Guatemala, have a lot to exchange, send friend request SW-0547-3688-1103

      1. G

        Desperately looking for non-English ditto. I need them shinies! Will send you an English ditto in exchange.

      2. J
        Joel Acevedo


      3. If anyone wants an ENG ditto I will trade for any other ditto. I can also trade sword version exclusives. Hit me up, my discord is PrincessLamb51#2004

      4. J

        Please I will give you Americans ditto I’ll add u

      5. J

        Can you trade me a ditto? I already sent you a friend request

      6. B

        Julio can we trade dittos?

        1. B

          Julio, link code 1234

  10. J

    I have a few Ditto’s from the Netherlands to trade. Looking for a foreign Ditto myself.

    Hit me up on discord so we can exchange a four-digit Link Code: Peojuzi#2134

  11. L

    Anybody wanna trade me a foreign Ditto?

  12. A

    I have a couple of Ditto’s from the US. Is anyone willing to exchange their foreign Ditto? SW-0326-7583-8315. Thanks!

  13. B

    Add me on discord I’m looking for a Foreign ditto. I am from the U.S
    My Discord info BanhMi#0810

  14. J

    I need a ditto from a non english country. If you wanna trade me a ditto for my english ditto plz trade me using link trade code 5555. Ill set it up and be online for long time so just trade me. Thanks in advance

  15. C

    I am from the usa and have dittos looking to trade from non usa.
    Just so I know to have one ready and my friend code is:
    And name is Raphfilo

  16. T

    I need a foreign ditto, I’m from u.s. and I have no clue how to find my friend code (ouch)

  17. H

    Canadian ditto here looking for a foreign ditto. Will be actively searching to trade using link code: 2134
    Or. My friend code is 0035 8603 8524

    1. K

      I have a USA ditto for trade if you’re still interested in trading the Canadian one

      1. C

        Looking for a non English Ditto to trade! My friend code is SW – 0922-0462-0041

  18. J

    My name is Jesse so if anyone wants to trade a ditto from another country that’s not The US he’s my friend code: SW 4776-8495-6488
    The ditto I have for trade is from a 5 star raid so I would like a ditto with decent stats or from max raids. Need one for shiny and competitive battles! Please

  19. J

    Ibarra07#2371 my discord account. If anyone is willing to trade a non US ditto

  20. S

    Trading English ditto for non American ditto code 1515

  21. L

    Hey ! I wanna trade my Ditto who has been captured in France. My Code is 0000 0005 6NYR CY ^^

    1. R

      Hey I have a US ditto I can trade you iGN Rich code is 2600 I’m available anytime

      1. L

        for sure ^^ tell me when u’re ready ^^

        1. L

          I think u received my Friend’s invitation

  22. L

    Does someone’s interested for a Ditto (mine, captured in France) for ur Foreign Ditto ?

    1. M

      Do you still have a French ditto to trade? Will trade my English version.

    2. C

      I have an English ditto if you still want to trade

  23. J

    I have an american ditto if anyone would like to trade!

  24. K

    Trading English ditto for a foreign ditto.

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