Ditto DV manipulation

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Ditto DV manipulation is a glitch in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow that can change the DVs of a wild Ditto to match one of the player's Pokémon after it is caught. It can also be performed on a non-Ditto wild Pokémon that can use Transform, although the Transform assumption glitch means that the Pokémon would become a Ditto anyway.


Transform can change DVs in battle, but when a transformed Pokémon is caught, its DVs revert to what it had before the last time it successfully used Transform. Therefore, this glitch happens when a wild Pokémon uses Transform successfully twice. This can happen when the Pokémon it transforms into the first time also knows Transform, either naturally or through Mimic. This Pokémon is also the one whose DVs will be copied to the caught Ditto, so to exploit this glitch, the player needs to already have a Pokémon that knows Transform or Mimic and also have the desired DVs.


Since shininess in Generation II is determined by DVs, this glitch is useful for obtaining a shiny Ditto. For this purpose, the player needs a Pokémon that is already shiny in Generation II (shininess did not exist in Generation I), and knows Transform or Mimic. An easy candidate is the red Gyarados that the player is guaranteed to encounter as an in-game event in Generation II, which can learn Mimic by TM after it is traded to Generation I.