Pokemon GO Meltan - New Pokemon, Ditto Glitch, Mystery Box, Evolution

There’s a new possible gen 8 pokemon that’s been popping up in Pokemon GO. Here’s everything you need to know about Meltan.

Guide by Jake Green, .

Great news Pokemon GO fans, a new pokemon has appeared. Meltan is a brand new pokemon to the series, having been unveiled in Pokemon GO via a Ditto Glitch. For a while, the new pokemon in Pokemon GO was assumed to be a leak, but it seems that the whole thing was legit from the get go. In this Pokemon GO Meltan Guide, we'll give you all of the info you need to know about the new pokemon. We'll go over how to catch one for yourself, and also what it might mean for a gen 8 reveal in Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu. Some new info has just been released, detailing a brand new item called a Mystery Box. We've included the new trailers, and given our thoughts on a possible Meltan Evolution as well.

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Pokemon GO New Pokemon Meltan

The new Pokemon Meltan started to appear in Pokemon GO in late September. Things weren't very clear at first, with players discovering its character model hidden in some Pokemon GO Traffic data. Eventually though, Meltan started to appear in the game for real, though only seemed to turn into a Ditto when caught. Now though, we know some more details on Meltan, Pokemon's new mythical pokemon. We've pulled together everything we know below.

Meltan is a Steel type pokemon that is described as follows:

  • Most of Meltan’s body is made from liquid metal, and its shape is very fluid. It can use its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its own body.
  • Meltan generates electricity using the metal it absorbs from outside sources. It uses this electricity as an energy source and also as an attack that can be fired from its eye.
  • Clearly a curious Pokémon, Meltan is very expressive and shows an interest in all kinds of things.

Pokemon GO Meltan Mystery Box

A recent trailer has finally outlined exactly how to get a Meltan in Pokemon Let's GO. A Mystery Box is required, a new item that is received when sending pokemon from Pokemon GO to Let's GO. Once you have the Mystery Box, you can open it to make Meltan appear. Be aware though, that the box will close after a short while, and won't open gain for a set amount of time. Once the time has passed, you just need to send another Pokemon to open it again. You'll get a Mystery Box the first time you send a Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Let's GO, either to your own game or a friend's. You can send Meltan to Let's GO once you've caught it in Pokmeon GO.

Pokemon GO Meltan Evolution

From a recent trailer, it looks as if the Meltan we've seen so far is not its true form. It has a secret to unveil, and we're pretty sure it's via an evolution. The shadow of this new form can be seen at the end of the trailer below, showing a much larger and more elaborately designed pokemon altogether.

Pokemon GO ??? Replaces Kecleon

On Saturday September 22, a Pokemon GO Community Day event took place. Around that time, an update to the Pokemon GO network traffic revealed a mysterious new pokemon. This new pokemon, called ??? in-game, replaced Kecleon images and models, and featured a weird updated Kecleon cry as it's encounter sound. It's unclear how, if at all, this new Pokemon relates to Kecleon, but one thing's for sure, it's a brand new pokemon entirely. Given that Meltan appears to show up in large groups, it's likely that it'll require multiple Meltans to evolve into this new form. We'll be sure to keep you posted.

Pokemon GO Pokemon 891 Could be the First Gen 8 Pokemon

Earlier this year it was revealed that Pokemon Let's GO Eevee and Let's GO Pikachu will introduce a brand new pokemon to the series. This pokemon is said to be the first gen 8 pokemon from the mainline gen 8 Pokemon game coming to Nintendo Switch sometime next year. In Pokemon GO, this new pokemon is labelled as pokemon 891, indicating that it could well be a gen 8 pokemon. It being 891 also indicates that there could be at least 91 new pokemon that Gen 8 will add, we'll have to wait and see.

Pokemon GO Ditto Glitch - New Pokemon Turns into Ditto

Possibly the most curious thing about Pokemon ??? is the fact that when caught, it is registered as a Ditto to your Pokedex. There have also been reports of the Pokemon GO New Pokemon turning into a Chikorita and Kecleon as well. Ultimately, this means that while this new pokemon does exist in Pokemon GO, you cannot really catch it. It seems to be, at least for now, a tease for another reveal event later down the line.

How to Catch Pokemon GO New Pokemon Meltan

Now that meltan has been confirmed, how exactly do you catch it?. Well, Niantic has revealed that all Ditto caught recently will be turning into a Meltan very soon indeed. All you need to do is load up your game and you should be able to see for yourself.

Meltan Will Appear in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's GO Eevee

So now Meltan is out in the open, when will it be appearing again? Well, earlier this year, The Pokemon Company revealed that a brand new pokemon would debut in Pokemon Let's GO Eevee and Pikachu. It seems that Meltan is that pokemon, so we will have to wait until November for more details.

That's all of the info we've got on the mysterious Pokemon GO New Pokemon. For more on the game, be sure to check out our guide on how to evolve Eevee in Pokemon GO, and our breakdown of the Pokemon GO Celebi Quest.

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