Everything you Need to Know about Meltan

A new species of Pokémon—one that nobody has ever seen before—has been discovered! This Pokémon is called Meltan, and as of now, it is quite the enigma.
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  • 10/10/2018 - How to obtain Meltan and more about him.
  • 09/25/2018 - Initial Publish Date
Everything you Need to Know about Meltan

How to get Meltan - Oct. 10, 2018 Update

Mystery Box

Meltan appears in Pokemon GO when using an item called the "Mystery Box". According to the official website on

  • A Mystery Box is 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!

New Special Research Quests

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!

About the Mythical Pokémon Meltan - Sept. 25, 2018 Update

The mysterious nut Pokemon that suddenly appeared out of no-where has been officially announced.

Official press release from PokemonGO live.

A mysterious Pokémon suddenly began appearing all over the world in recent days. Have you spotted it yet?

Ditto all over the world have been transforming into this Pokémon, which has now been identified as the Mythical Pokémon Meltan!

It seems that Professor Willow has already contacted Professor Oak in the Kanto region, and the two have been cooperating in their investigation of Meltan! Please check the Pokémon YouTube channel for more on their efforts!

Sightings of Ditto that have transformed into Meltan are still being reported. If you haven’t encountered one, it’s time to get out there and GO!

—The Pokémon GO team

Name Meltan
Category Hex Nut Pokémon
Type Steel
Height 0'08"
Weight 17.6 lbs.

The mysterious Meltan

Trainers initially started seeing Meltan in the wild after the September community day event. The number of sightings has significantly decreased since then, but Meltan can still be found in the wild today. Meltan has no moves. When caught, it transforms into a Ditto.  Meltan does not count as a "new" Pokemon and will not be registered to the Pokedex.  For more info about Ditto Mechanics, you can check out our article here (currently being updated).