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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!

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.


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.


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!

Pokemon News

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.