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How to catch Meltan in ‘Pokémon Go’ and ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go!’

By Steven Petite

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The Pokmon Company has unveiled the first original pocket monster for Pokmon Go, Meltan. The curious looking mythical Pokmon has a body made of liquid metal that sort of resembles Ditto, but atop his head is a brass nut. It’s definitely a strange looking Pokmon, but we’re anxious to see the Hex Nut Pokmon in action. That’s right, a Hex Nut Pokmon, which is an entirely new species in the Pokmon universe.

Meltan will be available when Pokmon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee launch on November 16. You need to have Pokemon Go and a copy of Let’s Go in order to snag him. Here’s the process for acquiring Meltan.

How to catch Meltan

The first step to catching Meltan is to transfer a generation one Pokmon to Pokmon: Let’s Go. It has to be one of the original 151 since it only supports gen one monsters and Meltan (so far). After the transfer is complete, a mystery box will be deposited into your items in Pokmon Go.

Open the mystery box and Meltan will appear. Don’t worry — it can only be caught by the person who opened the box. It’s unclear how challenging it will be to catch Meltan, but you’ll see it on the field map after the box is opened. Lob some Pokballs and secure this shiny new Pokmon.

How to get Meltan in ‘Pokmon: Let’s Go!’

Meltan can’t be caught in Pokmon: Let’s Go so you have to catch and then transfer him from Pokmon: Go. Once secured, transfer Meltan to your game so it can join you on your epic quest to be the very best! Keep in mind that once Meltan is transferred, you cannot send it back to Pokmon Go.

The mystery box will lock after you open it the first time, but you will be able to try again after some time passes. We don’t know how long you’ll have to wait between unlocks, but once it lapses, you can transfer another Pokmon to your Let’s Go game and unlock the box again.

Theoretically, this means you can catch an endless amount of Meltans and build a Hex Nut army. Or better yet, if the end of the new trailer “New Discovery: Rare Footage of Meltan in the Wild!” is suggesting what we think it is, you might be able to evolve Meltan if you collect enough of them. But we won’t know for sure until its arrival with Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee.

Other ways you can acquire the funny little Hex Nut Pokemon is by gift or trade. You can also get the mystery box by sending a generation one Pokmon to a friend instead of yourself.

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