October 10, 2018 5:16 pm Published by 1 Comment

Having officially revealed Meltan in September and wet our appetites, in the month of October, The Pokémon Company has chosen to blow the lid wide open and reveal how to catch the mythical Meltan and we’re dedicating this guide to exactly that:

How to catch Meltan guide

As expected, the likes of Pokémon GO, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are necessary, but so is the Mystery Box. On top of being able to receive items by sending Pokémon from Pokémon GO, to the Let’s Go games, the very first time you do this, will allow you to obtain the Mystery Box in Pokémon GO.

Another way to obtain a Mystery Box is by sending a Pokémon to a friend who has a copy Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!. However, you can only have one Mystery Box at a time.

Now, once a Mystery Box opens in Pokémon GO, Meltan will appear, but only to the player who has opened the Mystery Box. That player will then have around 30 minutes to catch as many Meltan as they can. They can attempt this by pressing on a Metlan in the wild, whilst playing the app, and attempt to catch it with a Poké Ball before moving on to the next one.

Once a box has been used though, it will then close itself and players will need to wait an undisclosed amount of time before they can transfer another Pokemon and the Mystery Box can be opened again. By transferring Meltan to the Let’s Go games, players can then do what they want with the Pokémon, including having Meltan follow their trainer around.

Albeit the app is free to download though, not everyone has or plays Pokémon GO, so if you’re worried you will need to create an account to get Meltan, we’ve got some good news for you, you don’t. As long as you have a really good friend who does have Pokémon GO, they can send you a Meltan they have caught.


In the event the above information is not clear enough on how to catch Meltan, here’s a simplified list of steps:

  • Step 1: Trade a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to the Let’s Go games to obtain a Mystery Box.
  • Step 2: Open the Mystery Box in Pokémon GO.
  • Step 3: With the Mystery Box open, Meltan should now appear in the wild. Attempt to catch as many as you can within the timeframe.
  • Step 4: Upon successfully catching Meltan, when allowed to, transfer the Pokémon to your desired Let’s Go game.
  • Step 5: Repeat the process if you wish to catch more Meltan.


*At this moment in time, Meltan can not be captured.


 Additionally, coming this Winter, there will be new Special Research quests in Pokémon GO dedicated to Meltan, with more information provided at a later date. In association with all the Meltan capture details, two videos were uploaded, which you can see here:

But, if after all of the above, you still need some more Meltan information, then here is the final piece of details we currently possess:

What is Meltan?


A new species of Pokémon—one that nobody has ever seen before—has been discovered! This Pokémon is called Meltan, and as of now, it is quite the enigma.


Name: Meltan

Category: Hex Nut Pokémon

Type: Steel

Height: 0’08”

Weight: 17.6 lbs.


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.


 As always, we hope you found this guide helpful and should any new information comes to light that requires us to update the guide, we will do so without hesitation.

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