Transform

Details Level Up TM Egg Move
Gen VIII Dex Gen VII Dex Gen VI Dex Gen V Dex
Gen IV Dex Gen III Dex Gen II Dex Gen I Dex

Attack Name Battle Type Category
Transform
へんしん
Power Points Base Power Accuracy
10 0 101
Battle Effect:
The user transforms into a copy of the target right down to having the same move set.
In-Depth Effect:

Transform can change many features of the Pokémon temporarily. The features are as follows;

  • Pokémon Species
  • Pokémon Cry
  • Attack Stat
  • Defense Stat
  • Speed Stat
  • Special Attack Stat
  • Special Defense Stat
  • Stat Changes
  • EXP Yield
  • Pokémon Moves
As such, this means that apart from its HitPoints and Level, Ditto/Mew is essentially the other Pokémon. Also, the EV training that you have put on Ditto becomes void for this battle. However, that said, when Critical Hits happen, it will still be based upon Ditto/Mew's stats.

As the Pokémon's catch rate changes, if you wish to capture a Ditto or a Mew (Level 30 in Emerald will know Transform, although it isn't too likely to use it) with greater ease, then send in a Pokémon with a high capture rate such as Magikarp in battle first and then it should be very simple to capture. Its EXP Yield also changes so the EXP gained from beating a Ditto depends upon the Pokémon it has transformed into.

Ditto can Dynamax after Transform if the Pokémon it transformed into can Dynamax. So Ditto when transformed into Zacian, Zamazenta or Eternatus cannot Dynamax

Secondary Effect: Effect Rate:
User transforms to the opponent. -- %
Base Critical Hit Rate Speed Priority Pokémon Hit in Battle
None 0 Selected Target
Physical Contact Sound-Type - Details Punch Move - Details Biting Move - Details Snatchable
No No No No No
Affected by Gravity Defrosts When Used? Reflected By Magic Coat/Magic Bounce? Blocked by Protect/Detect? Copyable by Mirror Move?
No No No No No

Pokémon That Learn Transform By Level Up

No. Pic Name Type Abilities Base Stats Level
HP Att Def S.Att S.Def Spd
#132
Ditto Limber
Imposter
48 48 48 48 48 48 Lv. 1
#151
Mew Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 Lv. 80

Pokémon That Learn Transform By Breeding

No. Pic Name Type Abilities Base Stats
HP Att Def S.Att S.Def Spd