So almost everywhere I've read about it says that dittos hp iv is the only IV that matters but I recently found a page that says the opposite. Ditto (B/W) - Smogon University I'm really set on getting catching my imposter ditto Either in shiny form or with 31 hp ivs since well 31 hp iv ditto means perfect ditto when to make anything else perfect you would have to have 31 everything. Am I wasting my time trying to get a 31 HP IV ditto?
So I've been catching Mr imposter ditto over and over again in hopes of catching one that is either shiny or has 31 hp IVs. My question is that does its outside of battle sprite represent wether its shiny or not? Is shinyness determined upon starting battle or will i have to enter/exit the tree many times to see shiny?