How to Get Meltan in Pokemon GO

Players must transfer Pokémon from their smartphones in Pokémon GO to either Let's Go, Eevee! or Let's Go, Pikachu! on the Nintendo Switch

Handoyo Saputra | September 07, 2023

Meltan
Pokemon Company

In the world of Pokémon, mysteries abound, and one of the most intriguing recent additions to the franchise is Meltan. This enigmatic Pokémon made its exclusive debut in Pokémon GO shortly after the Chikorita Community Day event. When captured, Meltan undergoes a transformation, turning into Ditto, leaving trainers bewildered and curious.

The appearance of Meltan sparked wild speculations among Pokémon enthusiasts. Some believed it was a glitch or bug that should never have occurred, especially since Meltan had never been introduced in the original Pokémon series.

Its uncanny resemblance to Ditto led some to assume that Meltan was merely a disguise of the shape-shifting Pokémon. However, Niantic, the developer behind Pokémon GO, clarified that this new Pokémon was indeed named Meltan, debunking the Ditto theory.

Meltan's Cross-Platform Adventure

Meltan's journey doesn't stop at Pokémon GO. It is set to make its mark in the Nintendo Switch titles, "Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!" and "Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!" In a revealing video, Professor Oak from the Kanto region stumbles upon a mysterious box, which he then sends to Professor Willow.

From this enigmatic box, Professor Willow obtains a special item that can summon Meltan. According to the official Pokémon Company website, to acquire this mysterious box, players must transfer Pokémon from their smartphones in Pokémon GO to either "Let's Go, Eevee!" or "Let's Go, Pikachu!" on the Nintendo Switch.

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Mystery Box

Upon sending their first Pokémon, players receive a mysterious box containing special items to attract Meltan. Once used, the box automatically closes. To reopen it, players must transfer more Pokémon to "Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!" or "Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!" However, this mysterious box can only be obtained once a week, similar to the availability of free raid passes. Players can possess only one mysterious box at a time.

Once the box is opened, Meltan will appear on the map, ready to be captured using a Poké Ball. Additionally, Meltan can be sent to "Let's Go, Eevee!" and "Let's Go, Pikachu!" for further adventures.

Bridging the Gap with Nintendo Switch

Despite the requirement of owning a Nintendo Switch console, Pokémon GO players who wish to capture Meltan doesn't need to have one themselves. Several Pokémon GO accounts can send Pokémon to a single "Let's Go, Eevee!" or "Let's Go, Pikachu!" account on the Switch. This opens up the possibility of simply teaming up with friends who are playing these Nintendo Switch games and engaging in Pokémon trading.

Pokemon GO and Let's GO
Pokemon GO and Let's GO

This strategy serves as a brilliant marketing ploy to promote the latest games effectively. By facilitating Pokémon trading between different devices, the Pokémon Company taps into the vast player base of Pokémon GO worldwide, enhancing the popularity of its newest game.

In a video released by Niantic on its YouTube channel, Professors Willow and Oak allude to special research. Special research tasks in Pokémon GO typically revolve around capturing mythical Pokémon, such as Mew and Celebi, by completing specific quests.

On November 16, 2018, Niantic unveiled special research titled "Let's GO: Meltan," which offers the chance to obtain Meltan as a reward. This special research coincided with the release of the games "Let's Go: Pikachu!" and "Let's Go: Eevee!".

Towards the end of the video, a scene unfolds, showing several Meltan gathering together, followed by the silhouette of a larger entity resembling Meltan in its head but with a more substantial body. This strongly hints at Meltan's evolution, a concept previously unseen in Pokémon GO. To evolve Meltan into Melmetal, trainers will need to collect 400 candies, setting the stage for exciting new developments in the Pokémon world.

In conclusion, Meltan's emergence in the Pokémon universe has generated a whirlwind of excitement and curiosity among trainers worldwide. Its connections to both Pokémon GO and the Nintendo Switch games "Let's Go: Pikachu!" and "Let's Go: Eevee!" demonstrate a commitment to interconnectivity and innovation within the franchise.

As trainers embark on their quests to unlock the mysteries of Meltan, the Pokémon world continues to evolve and expand, promising exciting adventures for fans old and new alike.

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