As millions of Pokemon Go players have likely discovered by now — thanks in large part to the sea of Pidgeys and Rattatas they’re drowning in at any given moment — actually catching all 150 currently released Pokemon is quite difficult. In fact, it looks like it’s pretty much impossible to catch all of them at the moment, as there are still five of them that haven’t been caught by anyone.
According to IGN’s Pokemon Go Wiki, nobody has seen the three legendary birds Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, the powerful psychic clone Mewtwo, or the cute transformer Ditto. While no official explanation is currently available, there are some theories as to why we haven’t seen these rare Pokemon in the wild yet. For the three legendary birds (who also happen to be the mascots of the game’s three teams) it’s a case of players not yet being a high enough level to have them appear, or that developer Niantic is saving them for a public catching event.
Mewtwo is a similar case, as it’s speculated that he’s being saved for a big public event where players will have to team up in order to take him down. Ditto is the real head-scratcher, as he’s not quite on the level of any of the aforementioned Pokemon to headline his own public event; and yet, it appears that no one has found him in the wild yet.
Have you done the seemingly impossible and actually found one of these five Pokemon in the wild? Let us know! (And make sure to provide photo evidence, although we probably won’t believe you anyway.)