Pokemon Go's Meltan Has An Evolution Called Melmetal

Also, Professor Oak might be dead.

Meltan, the little Ditto-nut Pokémon who's garnered equal parts criticism and devotion from Pokémon fans since its reveal, turned into a big boy today. The third and last part of The Pokémon Company's "The Two Professors" YouTube drama revealed the wee fellah's evolved form, and the name of that form: Melmetal.

Melmetal is a towering mass of liquid metal and iron. It has a unique Steel-type move called Double Iron Bash, which deals a double-hit and might cause its target to flinch.

Meltan is the first Mythical Pokémon with an evolved form, but as you might expect, evolving this G-rated T-1000 takes a little more effort than usual. According to Pokémon's official website for Meltan, it can only be evolved in Pokémon Go, and it takes 400 Meltan Candies. Transferring Meltan into Pokémon Let's Go earns you some Candies but walking with a Meltan to earn the treats is probably your quickest route to a Melmetal. You'd best get to steppin'.

Melmetal received a gradual reveal through The Pokémon Company's "The Two Professors" animated shorts, which follows Professor Willow and Professor Oak as they puzzle over Meltan until it finally evolves. I suspected Willow had designs on Oak's life, and I was right: The series concludes with Willow transporting the 8-foot, 1,700-pound Melmetal to Oak, who screams his lab isn't prepared for the transfer. RIP Oak. When we next see Willow, I suppose he'll be wearing your skull and proclaiming himself the new "Pokémon Professor."

Don't forget to look at our Pokémon Go guides, and check out our guides on Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee.

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