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What Is Meltan?
A new species of Pokemon—one that nobody has ever seen before—has been discovered! This Pokemon is called Meltan, and as of now, it is quite the enigma.
- Name: Meltan
- Category: Hex Nut Pokemon
- Height: 0’08”
- Weight: 17.6 lbs.
- Type: Steel
Most of Meltan’s body is made from liquid metal, and its shape is very fluid. It can use its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its own body.
Meltan generates electricity using the metal it absorbs from outside sources. It uses this electricity as an energy source and also as an attack that can be fired from its eye.
Clearly a curious Pokemon, Meltan is very expressive and shows an interest in all kinds of things.
Mysterious Pokemon GO Sightings
Many reports have come in about sightings of Ditto in Pokemon GO that have transformed into Meltan. The number of sightings has significantly decreased over the past few days, but it appears these “Meltan” are still appearing in various areas.
Research is being conducted on these appearances of Meltan, but we have learned that Pokemon GO is somehow key to meeting this curious new Pokemon in Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! We’ll be sure to provide updates as we discover more!
The Professors Weigh In!
The appearance of this new Pokemon has attracted the attention of Professor Oak and Professor Willow. What do these two experts have to share about Meltan?
—Professor Oak (Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!)
Professor Oak does his research on Pokemon at his laboratory in the Kanto region’s Pallet Town. He is one of the leading authorities in the field of Pokemon research. In Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, he gives a Pokedex to both you and your rival—entrusting you with his dream of completing it.
—Professor Willow (Pokemon GO)
Professor Willow’s research centers around plenty of fieldwork—and the help of Pokemon GO players all over the world—to fully understand the habitats and distribution of Pokemon. He was once an assistant to Professor Oak, and it seems he talks to his mentor whenever he runs into a hitch in his research.
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are due out for Switch on November 16.
Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.