Shiny Pokémon are the most sought-after in Pokémon GO. These alternate-color variants are elusive and can be extremely tricky to get ahold of outside of Community Days. Some Pokémon even have their shiny forms released for a limited time, making them even more difficult to obtain. One of these limited time shiny Pokémon is Meltan.
How do you find Meltan in Pokémon GO?
Meltan is mythical Pokémon that can be encountered in two ways. One is by completing the Let’s Go, Meltan Special Research quests and the other is by obtaining and using a Mystery Box item. The Special Research quests are easy enough to complete, but the Mystery Box item can be a bit more tricky to find in the game. Using the Mystery Box item will cause Meltan to spawn consistently for one hour, which is helpful since it takes 400 Candies to evolve this Pokémon.
How to get the Mystery Box in Pokémon GO?
To obtain the Mystery Box, players need to transfer a Pokémon, either using the Pokémon Home app or to Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu or Let’s Go, Eevee. Transferring a Pokémon to Pokémon Home can be done by downloading the Pokémon Home app and then following the prompts on the screen to link the Nintendo Account associated with your Pokémon GO account. Once this is done, players can go to their settings in the Pokémon GO app and scroll down to find an option for Pokémon Home. Clicking on this option in settings and following its prompts will result in players obtaining the Mystery Box item.
How do you catch a shiny Meltan in Pokémon GO?
Once players have gotten their hands on a Mystery Box, it can be used to spawn Meltan. There will be plenty of chances to encounter a shiny Meltan, but there is no way to guarantee one will show up so players will need to use their Mystery Box and be sure to click on every Pokémon that spawns.
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