Pokemon Go Introduces Meltan Evolution

Last month, Pokemon Go players got to meet Meltan, a new Mythical Pokémon that can be transferred into the upcoming Nintendo Switch title Pokemon Let’s Go. Yesterday, we’ve learned that it also has an evolution.

An absolute metal unit.

Meltan and its introduction have been part of a series of videos featuring Professor Willow from Pokemon Go and Professor Oak, the OG Pokemon Professor from Generation 1 (RedBlue, and Yellow). The newest video features them witnessing Meltan evolving firsthand, as a bunch of them form together into a single mass. The official website for Pokemon Let’s Go gives some information on the beefy metal mass:

  • Name: Melmetal
  • Category: Hex Nut Pokémon
  • Height: 8’2″
  • Weight: 1,763.7 lbs.
  • Type: Steel

This is the first time that Melmetal has been seen in 3,000 years! In ancient times, this Pokémon was worshiped for its power to create metal.

The page also mentions that this is the first Mythical Pokemon (Pokémon available only through exclusive events) to have an evolution. It can also learn a move called Double Iron Bash, which hits twice and can make opponents flinch.

If you want to know how to get Melmetal, the Pokémon Let’s Go website has details:

It has become clear that Meltan will only evolve into Melmetal in Pokémon GO. To evolve it, you will need 400 Meltan Candies.

Just as with the Candies you collect for other Pokémon, you’ll be able to get Meltan Candies by doing things like catching Meltan, sending it to Professor Willow, or having Meltan travel around with you as your Buddy Pokémon.

You’ll also get these Candies when you send Meltan from Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Plus, you’ll also be able to use some other handy shortcuts to speed up this Evolution, such as getting more Meltan Candies by trading with friends or using Rare Candies to help you along the way.

Trainers will get to put Melmetal to the test when Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee release November 16 on the Nintendo Switch.