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Meltan is a Steel-type Mythical Pokémon. It evolves into Melmetal when fed 400 candies. Meltan is available as the reward for Special Research tasks series — Let's GO, Meltan. Alternatively, a Mystery Box can be received from Pokémon: Let's Go or Pokémon HOME in order to capture more Meltan.

Pokédex description

Hex Nut Pokémon
It melts particles of iron and other metals found in the subsoil, so it can absorb them into its body of molten steel.
- Meltan's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Charged attacks

Icon Steel.png
100 (37)
Icon Electric.png
80 (32)

Evolution family

Meltan is part of a two-member family.

#808 Meltan
400 Meltan candy.pngArrow Dark.png
#809 Melmetal

#808 Meltan
400 Meltan candy.pngArrow Dark.png
#809 Melmetal


Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon Encounter.png

(weather boosted)
Only available from Mystery Box
RT-Icon Special-Stamp-1.png
Research tasks
457 Special Research/Timed Research:
Let's GO, Meltan - Completing 8th part


Avatar Items


  • Meltan was first teased after the September 2018 Community Day on September 22nd, 2018. Then it was officially revealed on September 25th.[6]
    • It was originally unavailable for capture, but it appeared in the wild as a disguised Ditto.[7]
    • It (along with its evolution) are the first and only Pokémon to debut in Pokémon GO before any other Pokémon game, including the main series.
  • 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.[8]
  • 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.[8] Despite this, Meltan and its evolution are not Electric-type.
  • Clearly a curious Pokémon, Meltan is very expressive and shows an interest in all kinds of things.[8]
  • Meltan and its evolution are the only Pokémon to classified under as being from Unknown origins.
  • Meltan is the only Mythical Pokémon that can evolve.
    • Meltan and and its evolution are also the only Mythical Pokémon that can be transferred, traded, and be deployed as Gym defender.
  • Its name was originally displayed as "???" in gameplay and in game data it was referred either as "Pokémon 891" or "Kecleon", the second one was because of Meltan being initially released in the game by replacement of Kecleon assets before its own were added to game files.
    • Additionally, following names were given for this Pokémon in player community before its official name was announced: "Nutto", "Nutface", "Incogditto", and “DittoNut”. All of these nicknames refer to either its nut-shaped head or its resemblance to Ditto.
  • Its small, silver body resembles Ditto and a hardware nut-shaped head with an eye floating inside, which when displayed in nearby as shadow silhouette resembles Unown.
  • Before Melmetal was revealed there were speculations that Meltan would have an evolution form, as there were sound files in game data hinting it as well as mysterious shadow at the end of Pokemon Let's Go: Meltan Evolution Teaser Trailer.
  • There are sound files of Meltan's and Melmetal's cries in game assets. These files are called "pv891.wav" and "pv892.wav" and they implied that Meltan's National Pokédex entry number could be 891, which could confirm at least 86 new Pokémon species introduced in Generation VIII of the core games series, however after final release of this Pokémon to the game its Pokédex number was revealed to be #808.
  • Meltan Candies can be acquired by sending Meltan from Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let's Go which is strongly recommended since Meltan like all Mythical Pokémon cannot be selected to mass transfer. [8]
  • Professor Willow said that his buddy is Meltan.


  1. Shiny Meltan will appear for a limited time!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-04-07.
  2. Shiny Meltan returns for a limited time!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-04-21.
  3. Shiny Slowpoke, Shiny Meltan from the Mystery Box, and more during the Pokémon HOME event!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-11-16.
  4. Happy fifth anniversary, Pokémon GO!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-07-05.
  5. Celebrate the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion with our Pokémon TCG Crossover Event!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2022-06-08.
  6. Trainers from all over the world have reported sightings of a mysterious Pokémon!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-09-25.
  7. New Pokémon Discovered: Introducing Meltan!. YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-09-25.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 What is Meltan. Pokémon.com. Retrieved on 2018-09-25.

External links

  • Meltan page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Meltan article, on the Bulbapedia
  • Meltan article, on the Pokémon Wiki