During the reveal, we learned two things from Professor Oak: that Meltan was thought to no longer exist, and if it did, it would be up to Pokemon GO players to discover them so it would appear in the upcoming Switch games Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
A few weeks ago, Pokemon GO players spotted a new type of Pokemon, which was later revealed to be Ditto taking on the form of a mythical steel pokemon named Meltan.
Since that time, Oak has been hard at work and has discovered a bit more about the mysterious Pokemon. Oddly, the new information involves an old box containing a lump of rusty metal – that under the right circumstances will become Meltan.
It seems this box is the only way to capture Meltan, and the only way to get the box is for Pokemon GO players to send Pokemon to either of the Let’s Go! games. Normally, when GO players send Pokemon to the Switch games, they’ll receive special items such as candies in return. But the first time they send one, they’ll get a special Mystery Box instead.
Upon opening the box, Meltan will begin to appear in Pokemon GO and can be caught in the same manner as every other Pokemon. Once a Meltan is caught, GO players can send it to Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s GO, Eevee!
It should be noted that the Mystery Box will close up again on its own and can only be opened again after a set time. But it won’t just open by itself. Players wanting to open the box again will need to send another Pokemon to their (or their friend’s) Let’s Go! game – each time they want to open the box.
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