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Old October 22nd, 2013 (7:15 AM).
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    So is this wrong?

    Im attempting to breed my "perfect" pokemon team, with that being said i need to catch some dittos. Well my little method of doing this is using a level 50 ditto as my lead and letting the opposing ditto "transform" into well another ditto... Once it does that it only has the move *transform* once it uses that it just hurts itself because it has no more moves, making it easy to catch the little sucker..

    whats your opinion?
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    Old October 22nd, 2013 (7:22 AM).
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    Well it all boils down to Pokemon ethics, and in this case I don't think it's too bad haha. It's like questioning the ethics of poisoning, burning, and even just attacking Pokemon to make them easier to catch.
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    Old October 22nd, 2013 (7:24 AM).
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    I don't see why anybody should be upset over some programming code.
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    Old October 22nd, 2013 (7:27 AM).
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      Not upset at all just figured there might be a better way
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      Old October 22nd, 2013 (7:55 AM).
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      You could just buy a bunch of Repeat Balls and through them.
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      Old October 22nd, 2013 (10:11 AM).
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      If Pokémon were living things it would be totally cruel, but since they're not, I'd say it's rather evil genius of you. Although, maybe too much trouble worth my time for me if must say so.

      Since this isn't so X and Y specific, I'm just gonna send this off to Syd's forum instead where it's better suited.
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      Old October 22nd, 2013 (6:38 PM).
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        Quick Ball all the way.
        I don't go anywhere without them, they save a lot of time and have a quite high catch rate. Realistically I think I fail once every four to seven times on average.
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        Old October 23rd, 2013 (4:10 AM).
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          Well it all boils down to Pokemon ethics, and in this case I don't think it's too bad haha. It's like questioning the ethics of poisoning, burning, and even just attacking Pokemon to make them easier to catch.
          here's a worse one, how about breeding a pokemon to have a bunch of babies, then selecting which one you like to keep for further breeding, while throwing away the rest to conserve space in the computer?
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            I'm sure there's a more practical method by letting him transform into a Pokémon with a fairly high catch rate.
            Ditto in itself is pretty hard to catch, in fact it's harder to catch than Celebi. So I'd suggest letting him transform into Pidgey (or some common X&Y Pokémon in your case) so it would be much easier to catch him. It's not being cruel, I mean compared to what's coming ahead it's almost a liberation.

            So it's kind of better to let him transform and poison him or something instead.
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            Old October 24th, 2013 (10:11 AM). Edited October 24th, 2013 by Cassino.
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              Not upset at all just figured there might be a better way
              False Swipe then Thunder Wave. This can be used to capture practically anything.



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              I'm sure there's a more practical method by letting him transform into a Pokémon with a fairly high catch rate.
              Ditto in itself is pretty hard to catch, in fact it's harder to catch than Celebi. So I'd suggest letting him transform into Pidgey (or some common X&Y Pokémon in your case) so it would be much easier to catch him. It's not being cruel, I mean compared to what's coming ahead it's almost a liberation.

              So it's kind of better to let him transform and poison him or something instead.
              Since the fifth generation, Ditto no longer acquires the catch rate of what it transforms into.
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                Some of the stuff that the evil teams do to Pokémon in the animé fit the cruel & unusual more than anything that can be found in any of the games.

                However, if we're talking about Team Cipher turning them into Shadow Pokémon in Colosseum & Gale of Darkness? Now that's cruel & unusual.
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                Old October 24th, 2013 (7:46 PM).
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                  It's definitely unusual, I'll give you that.

                  Personally (and I'm just lazy), I just throw a Quick Ball. If that fails, I just spam Ultra Balls. I don't even bother with damage, I'm just that lazy. XD
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                  Old October 25th, 2013 (6:43 PM).
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                    While there's certainly quicker ways of catching more Dittos, your plan does seem to be pretty clever and well thought-out. Nothing wrong with it in my book.
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