Following the recent discovery of Meltan, The Pokémon Company International, Niantic and Nintendo have revealed more information on this new Mythical Pokémon and how it can be captured in Pokémon GO and transferred to Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. Pokémon GO players will be able to assist Professor Willow’s ongoing investigation into Meltan with the introduction of new Special Research tasks coming to the app this winter. Generally, sending Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee will result in players receiving certain items in the app. However, the first time players send a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to the Kanto region in Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee, they can receive a special item known as a Mystery Box.
Once the Mystery Box is opened in Pokémon GO, Meltan will begin to appear in the game, and players can attempt to catch it in the same way as any other Pokémon. When Meltan has been caught, it can then be transferred to a GO Park in Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee. Players can also get a Mystery Box for sending Pokémon to a friend’s Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee game. After it has been used, the Mystery Box will close and can only reopen again after a set time, at which point the player will need to send a Pokémon to their own or a friend’s copy of Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee. Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee will be available exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018.
The Mystery Box Holds the Key to Catching Meltan
We now know that Meltan appears in Pokémon GO. In order to catch Meltan, it is essential to have a Mystery Box, which can be received by sending Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
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!
The Mystery Box closes itself after it’s used once. The only way to open it again is to wait a set amount of time, and then send another Pokémon to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! You can also get a Mystery Box for sending Pokémon to a friend’s Nintendo Switch game, but you can only have one Mystery Box at a time!
Meltan will begin to appear once a Mystery Box is opened in Pokémon GO, but be careful—they’ll only appear for the player that opened the Mystery Box. Touch a Meltan you see on the field map, and then try to catch it with a Poké Ball!
You can then bring the Meltan you catch in Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, where it can follow you around during your adventure in the Kanto region. Even if you don’t catch Meltan in Pokémon GO yourself, you can ask a friend to send one that they’ve caught into your Nintendo Switch game.