A new Shiny Pokemon can now be caught in Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go developer Niantic has begun the next special event, offering trainers the chance to encounter the Shiny form of the game’s latest Mythical Pokemon, Meltan. But Pokemon players had best hurry, as Meltan will be available for a limited time only.
Pokemon Go’s Meltan, and its evolution Melmetal are the only new pocket monsters coming to both Go and Let’s Go.
Meltan arrives in the augmented game via the new Mystery Box mechanic.
And such debut of a brand new creature is a first for the Pokemon Go.
And what is more, there is more than one way to get a Meltan.
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Pokemon Go: Meltan arrives via a Mystery Box
The Meltan event runs until Monday, March 4, starting and ending at these times:
UK: 9.00pm (GMT)
Europe: 10.00pm (CEST)
East Coast US: 4.00pm (EDT)
West Coast US: 1.00pm (PDT)
How to catch Meltan in Pokemon Go using the Mystery Box:
Players will require a copy of Pokémon Let’s Go on Nintendo Switch.
Begin by connecting your Pokemon Go account to a Nintendo Switch copy of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee.
Next transfer a Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee.
Doing this will present you with a Mystery Box item.
The when you are ready, select the Mystery Box in your items menu and open it.
Doing so will cause Meltan to spawn around you for half an hour.
Catch as many Meltan as you can, and don’t forget to use Pinap Berries on every one, as you’re going to need that Candy!
But remember, you can only do this a maximum of once per week.
Pokemon Go: Meltan will be available for a limited time only
Pokemon Go: Melmetal is Meltan’s evolution
How to catch Meltan with Let’s Go:
Introduced on Pokémon Let’s Go’s November 16th release date saw the addition of a new Research quest for Meltan.
This finds Professor Willow tasked to attempt his the toughest research yet – asking you to catch specific creatures over nine steps in order to catch Meltan.
Lets Go, Meltan Step 1 of 9
Spin 5 PokeStops of Gyms (500 XP reward)
Catch 10 Pokemon (500 XP reward)
Transfer 5 Pokemon (500 XP reward)
Rewards for completing Step 1: x1000 Stardust, x10 Poké Balls, 1 Incubator
Lets Go, Meltan Step 2 of 9
Earn 2 Candies walking your Buddy (1000 XP reward)
Make 10 Great Throws (1000 XP reward)
Hatch 3 Eggs (1000 XP reward)
Rewards for completing Step 2: x2000 Stardust, x2 Lucky Eggs, x1 Fast TM
Lets Go, Meltan Step 3 of 9
Catch a Ditto (1500 XP reward)
Win 2 Gym Battles (1500 XP reward)
Battle in two Raids (1500 XP reward)
Rewards for completing Step 3: x10 Great Balls, x3 Incense, x3 Max Revive
Lets Go, Meltan Step 4 of 9
Catch 5 Steel-type Pokemon (2000 XP reward)
Catch 5 Electric-type Pokemon (2000 XP reward)
Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy (2000 XP reward)
Rewards for completing Step 4: x4000 Stardust, x5 Pinap Berry, x5 Rare Candy
Pokemon Go: There is more than one way to get a Meltan
Lets Go, Meltan Step 5 of 9
Evolve a Grimer (2500 XP reward)
Catch 5 Slugma or Gulpin (2500 XP reward)
Make 20 Great Throws (2500 XP reward)
Rewards for completing Step 5: x5000 Stardust, x20 Great Balls, x5 Lure Module
Lets Go, Meltan Step 6 of 9
Evolve a Magnemite (3000 XP reward)
catch 5 Exeggcute (3000 XP reward)
Battle in 10 raids (3000 XP reward)
Rewards for completing Step 6: x1 Silver Pinap Berry, x1 Metal Coat, x10 Ultra Ball
Lets Go, Meltan Step 7 of 9
Evolve 1 Drowzee (3500 XP reward)
Catch 1 Cubone (3500 XP reward)
Evolve 1 Scyther (3500 XP reward)
Rewards for completing Step 7: x10 Ultra Balls, x1 Charged TM, x3 Premium Raid Passes
Lets Go, Meltan Step 8 of 9
Catch 2 Omanyte or Kabuto (4000 XP reward)
Catch 2 Lileep or Anorith (4000 XP reward)
Catch an Aerodactyl (4000 XP reward)
Rewards for completing Step 8: x8000 Stardust, Meltan encounter, x1 Star Piece
Lets Go, Meltan Step 9 of 9
4500 XP reward
4500 XP reward
4500 XP reward
Rewards for completing Step 9: x9000 Stardust, x1 Super Incubator, x5 Meltan Candy