Ann Gabriel | GoGaGaH

Pokemon Trainers in the Philippines, rejoice! Now that Pokemon Go has finally been released here in the Philippines, a lot of Philippine Pokemon Trainers (of different ages) have been roaming around with smartphones in hand, and sometimes with mobile broadband in hand too.

These Pokemon Trainers oftentimes frequent Pokemon Stops in the guise of chapels, churches, water tanks, and telco towers, waiting for Pokemon to catch.

Pokemon fanatics, with the Gotta Catch ‘Em All attitude are fast catching up on this trend since its release yesterday morning, Saturday August 6, 2016.

Thousands of Philippines based players are now catching Pokémon and exploring the game’s limits at all hours of the day.

But, did you know that as of today, no one has captured Ditto? Ditto is the highly elusive  132nd Pokemon in the Official Pokemon Pokedex. The Pokedex is  the encyclopedia of all official Pokémon, and the basically the backbone of “Pokémon GO.” Not counting the Legendary Pokemons, Ditto is the only Pokémon of the original 151 represented in the game that’s yet to be found.

Fans are assuming that Nintendo has future plans and possibly good reasons on why Ditto is missing.

For those who didn’t know, most especially for those who just new about Pokemon because of the hyped Pokemon Go app, Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself into other shapes. However, if it tries to transform itself into something by relying on its memory, this Pokémon manages to get details wrong.

When Ditto was intoduced originally in the television series, it was some sort of a mutant Pikachu. It’s inability to fully transform to a other types of Pokemon, is what set’s it apart from the other Pokemons. When transforming into a Pikachu, Ditto accidentally reveals itself when it says “Pikacha” or “Pikachan”, instead of “Pikachu”.

For all we know, Ditto is basically hiding in plain sight.