The mysterious Pokemon that appeared in Pokemon GO a few days ago has officially been revealed to be a Mythical Pokemon named Meltan! It is the “Hex Nut Pokemon,” pure Steel-type, eight inches tall, and weighs 17.6 pounds. It is most likely part of Gen 7.
According to TPCi, “Meltan’s body is made mostly of liquid metal, which makes its shape very fluid. This Pokemon can use its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its body. Meltan can generate electricity using the metal it absorbs from outside sources. It uses this electricity as an energy source and for an attack it fires from its eye. Clearly a curious Pokemon, Meltan is very expressive and shows an interest in all kinds of things.”
Pokemon GO will be key to meeting Meltan in Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! It will thus be the special new Pokemon we’ll meet in the game, as the first LGP/E trailer revealed.
A new trailer has also been released, acknowledging Meltan’s association with Ditto in Pokemon GO. A trailer with voice acting and graphics like this could not have been whipped up so quickly. Thus, as noted in this news story the other day as the first theory, it appears that Meltan was planned to be revealed in Pokemon GO all along and fans just found it a day early.
The trailer also reveals the fact that Meltan is an ancient Pokemon. Five bucks that Meltan will be in the upcoming Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution movie! Maybe it’ll be in the lab with Mewtwo?
Meltan appeared in our world just like a real Mythical Pokemon would appear in the Pokemon world — appearing, disappearing, being seen by people here and there… this seems to be the clever new way for The Pokemon Company to reveal a new Mythical Pokemon!