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.
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.
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.