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Ditto has recently moved up to OU. Why? Cos its imposter ability is so annoying! It copies all your stat boosts, yet you are literally faster than the real Pokemon. Give me a way how to defeat this little pink blobby smudge!

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What do you mean? Wild dittos or dittos of trainers??
Gen 8 OU, the smogon format.
Almost all Dittos hold choice scarves, so you can use protect, see what move it uses, and switch to a teammate that resists the Ditto's move.
Sash Ditto is pretty popular on bss

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I agree the most annoying thing about Ditto is it copying your stat changes. I like to counter it with either Unaware Clefable or Haze Toxapex. You can also use Quagsire, but I don't think it's that good in OU. For reference:

Clefable @ Leftovers
Ability: Unaware
Bold Nature
EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SpD
IVs: 0 Atk
-Thunder Wave
-Knock Off/Calm Mind/Flamethrower

Toxapex @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
Bold Nature
EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SpD
IVs: 0 Atk
-Baneful Bunker

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Also, I love that you tagged your question "hate" lmao
it should be noted that you can setup freely against Dittos if you have a Substitute up
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If you can correctly anticipate that the opponent is about to switch in Ditto, and your current Pokemon is faster than theirs so that you go first, you can really give Ditto a nasty surprise by switching to a Magnezone with Magnet Pull, Protect, Substitute, Toxic, and Explosion. That will force Ditto to copy that, it won't be able to switch out because of Magnet Pull, and its moves will have fewer PP than yours so it will be forced to blow itself up with Explosion first; its other moves don't do anything against you. Then you'll be able to get a Toxic on whatever Pokemon they send out next from behind the safety of a substitute, and/or use Explosion for however much damage that deals, to turn a net profit after trading for their Ditto plus however much of the next Pokemon's health you can wear down.

Granted, this isn't a good competitive set, and it's almost completely worthless when it doesn't get to face a Ditto who copies it. But when it does...that's what you're looking for, right?