Things are getting even nuttier!
During the last news drop concerning Meltan and the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games, fans the world over suspected Meltan was going to be getting an evolution and that is precisely the case.
Today The Pokémon Company has revealed that Meltan will in fact be a mythical Pokémon capable of evolving and its evolution is called Melmetal. Before we all get excited about an evolved Mythical Pokémon though, the evolution comes at a price, 400 Meltan candies.
It has been revealed that Melmetal is an evolution exclusive to Pokémon GO, due to the fact that Meltan can only evolve into Melmetal in Pokémon GO, by using Meltan candies, but once it has been evolved, Melmetal can then be transferred to the Let’s Go games.
Along with this new Pokémon and how to obtain it, plenty of other new details have also been shared, which we’re going to get into now:
What is Melmetal?
We have now discovered that Meltan can evolve. Its Evolution is called Melmetal! This is the first Mythical Pokémon with the ability to evolve.
Category: Hex Nut Pokémon
Weight: 1,763.7 lbs.
This is the first time that Melmetal has been seen in 3,000 years! In ancient times, this Pokémon was worshiped for its power to create metal.
When Meltan evolves into Melmetal, it grows vastly stronger than before. Its body hardens as a result of its Evolution, and it becomes incredibly sturdy.
The bulk of its body is made of liquid metal. Its arms in particular are very flexible, and they can whip forward to deliver devastating punches.
On top of the form change, Melmetal can go on to use a new move, here’s what is said about it:
Melmetal’s Powerful Double Iron Bash:
Melmetal possesses a unique Steel-type physical move called Double Iron Bash. With this powerful move, Melmetal uses the hex nut in its chest like an axle to spin its powerful arms around, dealing a double strike to the opponent. The weight of the heavy hex nuts on its arms combined with this spinning motion give this move extraordinary power. After it hits, it may even make the target flinch!
As stated already, Melmetal can only be obtained by evolving Meltan in Pokémon GO, as for how to obtain the necessary 400 Meltan candies, players can earn them by catching Meltan, sending Meltan to Professor Willow and assigning Meltan as your buddy and walking round with the little guy.
Other options for getting Meltan candies does exist though and one consists of sending Meltan to the Let’s Go games. You can also trade with friends and “use Rare Candies to speed help you along the way.” Once you’ve got your Melmetal though, you are free to do whatever you want with the big guy, be it keep him bound to GO, or transfer him and take the time to explore Kanto together.
Just in case you need even more info about the guy and want to see more of him in action, here is the video that properly introduces us to him:
This post was written by Solid Jack