NEW Pokemon Meltan | How to Capture in Pokemon Go & Pokemon Let's Go - Dexerto

NEW Pokemon Meltan | How to Capture in Pokemon Go & Pokemon Let’s Go

Published: 9/Nov/2018 18:58 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 21:07

by Paul Cot


Meltan is a brand new species of Pokemon. It can be found in Pokemon Go, and yes, you can also get it in Pokemon Let’s Go!

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Pokemon: Meltan

The brand new Pokemon Meltan was officially revealed on September 25. Meltan’s bottom half is a silver-coloured Ditto shape. Its top half is a metal hexagon with its eye in the middle.

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Meltan in Pokemon Go

Meltan was initially appearing Pokemon Go at a frequent rate, shortly after the Pokemon Go September community day. However, when captured they were changing to Ditto.

This now appears to have been somewhat of a tease. Upon the release of Pokemon Let’s Go you will be able to capture it in Pokemon Go and use it in Pokemon Let’s Go.


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How to Capture Meltan

Follow these steps to capture Meltan in Pokemon Go, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee:

  1. Firstly, transfer any generation one Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Let’s Go.

  2. This will result in you being awarded a mystery box.

  3. Use the mystery box in Pokemon Go and Meltans will appear in the wild ready for you to capture. The mystery box will only stay open for 30 minutes however, so be quick!

  4. Transfer Meltan over to Pokemon Let’s Go and head over to the Pokemon Go Park. Your Meltan is available to take into the Kanto region!

  5. Repeat if you want more Meltans.
Meltan, the new Pokemon available in Pokemon Go and Pokemon Let’s Go

Meltan Evolution: Melmetal

Melmetal is considerably superior to Meltan physically. It weights in at 1,763.7 pounds and is 8ft2in tall. We assume that its weight can vary from this though! 

This is in comparison to Meltan who is 17.6 pounds and is just 8 inches tall! Melmetal is a Pokemon that hasn’t been seen in 3,000 years, making its appearance today rather shocking.

Melmetal is the evolved form of Meltan…

How to Evolve Meltan?

Not only can Meltan only be caught in Pokemon Go, it can only evolve there also. It will cost you 400 Meltan candies to do so! This process can be sped up by transferring numerous Meltan to Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee, however.


You’d think Pokemon trainers would think twice before challenging you in Pokemon Let’s Go with a Melmetal following you, but apparently not!

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