How To Get Shiny Meltan In Pokemon Go
A Shiny version of the Mythical Hex Nut Pokemon is appearing during Pokemon Go's latest event; here's how you can add one to your collection.
Pokemon Go support has finally been added to Pokemon Home, and to celebrate, Shiny Meltan is once again appearing in the mobile game for a limited time. Pokemon Go players now have another chance to encounter the Shiny Mythical Pokemon throughout the new Pokemon Home event, which runs until 10 PM local time tomorrow, November 23.
Unlike other Mythical Pokemon in Pokemon Go, which can typically be found through either EX Raids or Special Research questlines, Meltan will only appear if you've used an item called the Mystery Box, which can be obtained either by linking the game with Let's Go Pikachu or Eevee on Nintendo Switch, or by transferring a Pokemon directly from Go to Pokemon Home. If you're unsure of how to get your hands on one, here's how to catch and evolve the Hex Nut Pokemon.
How To Catch Meltan
The key to finding Meltan is the Mystery Box, which you'll automatically receive after you've either transferred a Pokemon from Go to Pokemon Home, or you've transferred a Gen 1 Pokemon from the mobile game to either of the Let's Go titles. You can read more information about how to transfer Pokemon to Let's Go here.
After you've received a Mystery Box in Pokemon Go, find it in your inventory and open it to make Meltan spawn in the wild for the next 60 minutes. Once you spot a Meltan on the world map, tap it and you can catch it just as you would any other wild Pokemon in Go. During this event, you'll also have a chance of encountering a Shiny Meltan when you open the Mystery Box; however, whether one appears will be down entirely to luck, so you'll need to be persistent if you're hoping to catch one.
After the 60 minutes have elapsed, the Mystery Box will close, and you'll need to wait three days (and make another Pokemon transfer) before you can open it again and capture more Meltan.
How To Evolve Meltan
Even if you've already caught the Hex Nut Pokemon, the Pokemon Home event is a good opportunity to stock up on more, as you can transfer any excess ones to Professor Willow in exchange for Meltan Candy. You'll need a whopping 400 of those Candies to evolve Meltan into Melmetal, but you can expedite the process in a few ways. Rare Candies will work toward powering up any Pokemon, even Meltan, and feeding Pinap Berries to a Meltan during the catching phase will increase the amount of Candy you receive if you successfully capture it.
If you evolve a Shiny Meltan, it'll retain its Shiny coloration as Melmetal. This version of the Pokemon sports a slightly darker head and a blue tail rather than a red one. You'll also be able to transfer any Meltan or Melmetal you've obtained in Pokemon Go over to Let's Go or Pokemon Sword and Shield (after you've first deposited them in Pokemon Home), where you can add them to your party or show them off in online battles. You can read more about how to get Meltan and Melmetal here.
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