Pokemon go meltan box How to get a meltan box in Pokemon go

How to Get Pokemon Go Meltan Box: Explained

Meltan is a popular Steel-type Pokemon in developers Niantic’s mega-hit game based on the iconic anime. The only way to catch them in the game is by getting the Pokemon Go Meltan Box. If you want to know how to get a Meltan Box in Pokemon Go, you’ll need a special item called the Meltan Box. If we can help you find Dragon Balls in Anime Roulette, you can count on us on to help you get your hands on the Meltan box.

Here’s a detailed guide on how to get a Meltan Box in Pokemon Go and how to use it. But first, here’s what you need to know about this box.

What Is the Pokemon Go Meltan Box & How To Get It?

The Mystery Box is a special item that works like Incense, attracting Meltan to your location for 60 minutes. This item was introduced in 2018 to celebrate the release of Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Let’s Go! Eevee on the Nintendo Switch. Meltan, a brand-new Pokemon at the time, made its debut through this unique event.

Pokemon go meltan box How to get a meltan box in Pokemon go
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To unlock the Mystery Meltan Box in Pokemon Go, follow these steps:

Transfer a Pokemon to Pokémon Home:

First, you need a Nintendo account to create a Pokemon Home account. Open Pokemon Go and tap the Poke Ball at the bottom of the screen. Go to Settings (top right corner). Scroll down and tap ‘Connected Devices and Services.’ Select ‘Pokemon Home’ and sign in using your Nintendo account.

Send a Pokemon to Pokemon Home:

After connecting Pokemon Home, access the Go Transporter in the Pokemon Go Home menu. Choose a Pokemon to transfer to Pokemon Home. Open the Pokemon Home app and accept the transfer.

Once the transfer is successful, the Mystery Box will appear in your Pokemon Go inventory. If it doesn’t show up immediately, try restarting the app.

How to Catch Meltan in Pokemon Go

To catch Meltan in Pokemon Go, you need to use the Meltan Box. Open the Mystery Box from your inventory. Meltan will start appearing around you for the next 60 minutes. Catch as many Meltan as you can during this time.

After using the Mystery Box, there will be a three-day cooldown period before you can use it again. Once the cooldown ends, you can transfer another Pokemon to Pokemon Home to reactivate the Mystery Box.

Can Your Meltan Be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Shiny Meltan can appear in Pokemon Go, but only during special events. Here are some past events where Shiny Meltan was available:

  • Let’s GO! Event (2023)
  • Pokemon TCG Crossover Event (2022)
  • 5th Anniversary Event (2021)
  • Pokémon HOME Event (2020)

The next opportunity to catch a Shiny Meltan will be during the Pokemon Go 8th Anniversary Party from June 28 to July 3.

How to Evolve Your Meltan into Melmetal

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To evolve Meltan into Melmetal, you need 400 Meltan Candy. Use Pinap Berries when catching Meltan to double the Candy. Set Meltan as your Buddy and earn Candy by walking with it. Transfer extra Meltan to Professor Willow for more Candy.

Meltan Stats, Moves, Resistances, and Weaknesses

Here are Meltan’s stats in Pokemon Go:


Meltan’s Fast Moves

  • Thunder Shock (Electric)

Meltan’s Charged Moves

  • Flash Cannon (Steel/STAB)
  • Thunderbolt (Electric)

Meltan’s Resistances

  • Normal
  • Flying
  • Rock
  • Bug
  • Steel
  • Grass
  • Psychic
  • Ice
  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Poison

Meltan’s Weaknesses

  • Fighting
  • Ground
  • Fire

That’s everything you now know how to get a Meltan Box in Pokemon Go and use it to catch Meltan.

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