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 Professors Weigh In!
The appearance of this new Pokémon has attracted the attention of Professor Oak and Professor Willow. What do these two experts have to share about Meltan?
Professor Oak: Professor Oak does his research on Pokémon at his laboratory in the Kanto region’s Pallet Town. He is one of the leading authorities in the field of Pokémon research. In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, he gives a Pokédex to both you and your rival—entrusting you with his dream of completing it.
Professor Willow: Professor Willow’s research centers around plenty of fieldwork—and the help of Pokémon GO players all over the world—to fully understand the habitats and distribution of Pokémon. He was once an assistant to Professor Oak, and it seems he talks to his mentor whenever he runs into a hitch in his research.
Research Meltan in Pokémon GO
Professor Oak and Professor Willow have been steadily working on their research, propelled by the reports of Ditto transforming into Meltan in Pokémon GO. It looks like they’ve also realized that the Mystery Box is somehow tied to the appearance of Meltan!
New Special Research quests will be coming to Pokémon GO that will let you embark on a search for the Mythical Pokémon Meltan. Look forward to this new Special Research this winter, when you can participate in various investigations with Professor Willow and catch Meltan!
Mysterious Pokémon GO Sightings
Many reports have come in about sightings of Ditto in Pokémon GO that have transformed into Meltan. The number of sightings has significantly decreased over the past few days, but it appears these “Meltan” are still appearing in various areas.
Research is being conducted on these appearances of Meltan, but we have learned that Pokémon GO is somehow key to meeting this curious new Pokémon in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! We’ll be sure to provide updates as we discover more!
Special Footage of Meltan Has Been Found!
Recently discovered video evidence of Meltan shows the Mythical Pokémon to be surprisingly expressive. Meltan loves metal objects and will slowly inch its way toward any that it finds. It’s also very curious about its surroundings and seems to enjoy doing whatever it pleases!
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.