A few weeks ago, a strange new Pokémon made an appearance in Pokémon Go. This Pokémon, known as Meltan, is a very interesting Pokémon, as it happens to be the first Pokémon exclusive to a game other than the main games.
Also possibly an evolution.
Last month, September’s Community Day event in Pokémon Go ended with the appearance of a new, never-before-seen Pokémon. Those who caught this Pokémon found that it transformed into Ditto (a pink blob known for its transformation/mimicry abilities,) preventing them from getting any Pokédex information on it. A few days later, a trailer revealed that this Pokémon was known as Meltan, a Steel-type Pokémon.
A new trailer (seen above) released yesterday gives us some new details on Meltan. From what it looks like, Meltan can only be acquired by the usage of an item called a ‘Mystery Box’. According to the official Pokémon Go website, you get it by transferring Pokémon from Pokémon Go to Pokémon Let’s Go:
Sending Pokémon from Pokémon GO into one of the Nintendo Switch titles will get you certain items in the app, such as Candies for the species of Pokémon you sent. However, the first time you send a Pokémon, you’ll also be able to get a very special item: a Mystery Box!
When a player opens the Mystery Box, Meltan will start appearing for that player. However, the box only stays open for a limited amount of time before it closes again. To reopen it, players have to wait a certain period of time and then transfer another Pokémon. It’s implied that players can also get Meltan by participating in Special Research quests that will arrive this winter.
Finally, another video shows off a bunch of Meltan cavorting in various locations. At the end, we see the silhouette of a new Pokémon with a Meltan-like head. “I think Meltan still holds a greater secret to be uncovered,” reads a journal entry in the video.
Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu arrive November 16 for the Nintendo Switch.