Meltan Pokemon Can Evolve Into Melmetal

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The Meltan Pokemon saga continues. Back in September 2018, we learned about Meltan, a new mythical Pokemon that people would be able to see in Pokemon GO, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!. Earlier in October 2018, we learned how to catch it and that it might have a different form. Now, it has been confirmed that it will be the first mythical Pokemon with an evolved form: Melmetal.


Melmetal was revealed by the official Pokemon website. To evolve Meltan into Melmetal, someone will need to collect 400 Meltan Candies in Pokemon GO. This can be done via sending Meltans to Pokemon: Let’s Go, trading with people, having it set as your Buddy Pokemon, sending spare ones to Professor Willow, and catching them.


Here is the official data released on Melmetal.




Name: Melmetal

Category: Hex Nut Pokémon

Type: Steel

Height: 8’02"

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.

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!


A new Meltan Research Update video has been released, showing Professor Oak and Professor Willow’s thoughts on Melmetal and allowing people to see an animated version of Melmetal.


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Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! will come to the Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018. Pokemon GO is immediately available for Android and Apple iOS devices.

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