Shiny Meltan available in Pokemon Go now! - Dexerto

Shiny Meltan available in Pokemon Go now!

Published: 5/Feb/2019 23:01 Updated: 19/Feb/2019 2:18

by Paul Cot


Niantic are keeping Pokemon Go trainers busy! Another bonus has been announced. Shiny Meltan is appearing in mystery boxes from February 5!

Shiny Meltan

On the back of the announcement of the Lunar New Year special event, Niantic have now confirmed shiny Meltan’s will be appearing. This is on top of the news that shiny variants of the pig Pokemon, Spoink will be more common.

The recently added mythical Pokemon, Meltan, appears when opening a mystery box. As part of this event, the time you need to wait to open a mystery box has been reduced to three days.

The mystery box, a feature introduced to Pokemon Go the same time Meltan was, is acquired by transferring a Pokemon from Go to the Nintendo Switch Pokemon game, Let’s Go. Once opened Meltan will spawn around you for a period of 30 minutes.


This means if you play your cards right you might be able to squeak out 10 attempts at getting the coveted Meltan shiny. If you’re lucky enough to do so that means you can get the even rarer Melmetal!

The mystery box in Pokemon Go…

Meltan Event Date and Time

The shiny Meltan special event is live now. Therefore, it is wise to open a mystery box now to maximise the number of attempts!

The event will run all the way through to March 4 11:59 pm PST. That’s March 4, 7:59 pm for GMT players.

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Meltan Event Features

As per the official Pokemon Go announcement here are the features.


  • When you open the Mystery Box, you may encounter the Shiny version of the Mythical Pokemon Meltan
  • The time you have to wait before you can open the Mystery Box again will be reduced