Meltan Capture Method, Behavior, Possible Forme!

Two new videos have now detailed more information about Meltan’s method of capture, behavior, and a possible forme!

The first time players send a Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee, they can receive a special “Mystery Box” item in Pokemon GO. Upon opening the box in GO, Meltan will begin appearing in the game for capture, though only for about 30 minutes. The box will then close and will only reopen again after a set amount of time, at which point the player will need to send another Pokemon from GO to their own Let’s Go game or a friend’s. Players can also receive a Mystery Box if another friend sends a Pokemon to their Let’s Go games. (All of this is obviously a marketing method to get players and their friends to use Pokemon GO and Let’s Go as much as possible.)

A silhouette of a Pokemon resembling Meltan appeared at the end of the second video. Perhaps this is a forme of Meltan that becomes available once you’ve captured many of them? (Like a bunch of liquid metal coming together to form a large forme?) The videos do seem to promote the idea that a player should capture many of them, as the subject in the second video captures so many they begin to take over their house. And of course in GO you always capture many Pokemon of the same species, so Meltan was probably designed with that type of gameplay goal in mind. Meltan is of course a Mythical Pokemon — many Mythical Pokemon have had formes but none have ever had evolutions — so it doesn’t seem as likely the silhouette is an evolution. Of course this is all my personal speculation.


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  1. FossilJockeyMG Pokémon Paleontologist
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    I'd agree that an evolution is highly unlikely, but then again if you'd asked me prior to Gen 4 if I thought we'd get a breedable mythical in the future I would have also deemed that highly unlikely as well.

    I think chances are very good it's a forme, highly unlikely, yet possible, it is an evolution. I have heard of people suggesting it might be a Mega, which I think is pretty much impossible. If so, I'm not sure why the "catch many and bring them together" mechanic that seems to be promoted here would result in a Mega. Reducing that idea to just getting a Mega stone to get this new version of Meltan would seem to undermine the marketing even if there's some throw away Dex entry that mentions the Mega being made of several Meltan.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2018
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  2. Bamaman13 Life long Pokemon fan
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    I agree with the post 100%, but i would really love for it to be an evolution tho. It would be the first mythical Pokemon to be able to evolve. If i remember correctly, we got our first Legendary Pokemon who can evolve in the last/current gen. So why not make Meltan evolve? Do I think it will evolve? No, but one man can hope so much.
     
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  3. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
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    The new forme for Meltan sounds like Zygarde to me. My guess is it's work in a similiar way to it.
     
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  4. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    It looks like Golurk put Meltan on top of its head.
     
  5. DragonFang101 Dragon Type Trainer and Enthusiast
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    Regirock + Golurk + Zygarde+ Meltan = Whatever that thing is
     
  6. Serperior 143/550
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    Perhaps Meltan behaves similarly to Wishiwashi, in which Meltan that "school" form Nutto 2.0 or what I like to call "Big Nut".
     
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  7. Nyora How long is my hair?
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    Wasn’t the shadow thing similar to what they did with Zygarde Complete?
     
  8. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
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    Dittonut 2.0.
     
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  9. Ryn7321 real magnet hours
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    I can guarantee it doesn't work like Zygarde or Wishiwashi. Both of those Pokemon change forms through an ability, and Let's Go doesn't have abilities. It must be a completely different type of form/evolution, maybe like the Reveal Glass, or something based on how many Meltan you've caught?
     
  10. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    at first i was like Regitan? but we already have a steel regi.
    then i thought its like magnemite, but melting instead of magnets.
    i agree it does have a Zygarde complete form feel to it.
    both vids made it look like Meltan just multiplies on its own, after catching 1.
    so im guessing we will get to do mythical research in go to get 1, but cant get this other form without having Lets Go?
     
  11. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope it's not another collect cells to obtain Zygarde mechanic, because I wasted so much time and frustration on that....
     
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  12. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Meltan’s Sillhouette forme looks like Zygarde with a nut slapped on its head, which would go with the theme of slapping nuts onto Pokémon’s heads.
     
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  13. Luplayz Ominous
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    Truly does It might be stronger than meltan's base form so that might be cool
     
  14. VuDu-JuJu Intergalactic Trainer/Hitchhiker
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    Soooooooooooooooooooo......
    Are we gonna be able to get Meltan without the use of Pokemon Go?
     
  15. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
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    Am I the only one who thinks that the meltan possible secondary form shown by the shadows looks similar to regirock or registeel?
     
  16. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    Actually, Meltan could be like wishiwashi, although instead of a school, the Meltan smelt together creating a new form.
     
  17. FacepalmMaster All hail our lord
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    did anybody else notice that the shadow almost looks like Regirock?
    also, why did they have to add that red wire in the back?
     
  18. Victorsaurus Aspiring Trainer
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    Yes, it's a marketing method to make me play Go because even though Pokemon is my favorite franchise I had zero interest in the game and just a few minutes ago I just downloaded it for the 1rst time just to get Meltan.
     
  19. TheRealBro.. Relax
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    Very pleased with this info. Althoug Meltan is cute, it felt a bit underwhelming. This makes it a lot more interesting if you ask me!
     
  20. Yoyo Chen Aspiring Trainer
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    Put down my go awhile ago, now I am considering coming back :cool: