Meltan Revealed To Be The First Mythical Pokemon That Evolves (Into An Absolute Unit)

You know Meltan, the weird little hex-headed mythical Pokemon that started showing up in Pokemon GO last month? That isn’t even its final form. Get enough Meltan together and they merge to form the massive Melmetal.

In the latest Meltan Research Update on the official Pokemon YouTube channel, Professors Willow and Oak witness the evolution of Meltan firsthand. A horde of the liquid metal critters ooze together into a solid mass, becoming a much more impressive mythical Pokemon.

From the official announcement:

Melmetal: Revived after 3,000 Years

Melmetal was worshiped in ancient times as a Pokemon with the power to create metal. Because of its Evolution from Meltan, its body has hardened and is now incredibly sturdy. Melmetal is made of liquid metal, and its flexible arms can be whipped forward to deliver a devastating punch. It can also execute a powerful, unique Steel-type physical move known as Double Iron Bash. By using the hex nut in its chest like an axle to spin its arms around, Melmetal can deal a double strike to its opponent. The weight of the heavy hex nuts on its arms combined with the spinning motion gives the Double Iron Bash move extraordinary power.

  • Name: Melmetal
  • Category: Hex Nut Pokemon
  • Height: 8'2" [2.5m]
  • Weight: 1,763.7 lbs. [800kg]
  • Type: Steel

Evolving Meltan into Melmetal in Pokemon GO requires 400 Meltan candies, acquired by capturing Meltan and sending them to Professor Willow or transferring them to the upcoming Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.

Transfer Melmetal from Pokemon GO to the new Switch games, and he becomes your big metal buddy, and no one will f*** with you ever.

Note that The Pokemon Company is calling Meltan the first mythical Pokemon that evolves. Sounds like a statement that opens the Pokedex for more mythical metamorphoses, doesn’t it?


    What a joke so all those Meltan that I caught a few weeks back that turned into Ditto, what happens with all those lost candies. Stupid effing game.

      I'm confused, those were ditto's pretending to be meltan for the announcement event. Why would you get meltan candy from them?

        LOL is that what was happening. I just thought they were being shady/lazy. Well here is for another long grind :P

    Note that The Pokemon Company is calling Meltan the first mythical Pokemon that evolves. 

    Oh, so we're just gonna pretend Cosmog didn't exist now are we?

      Apparently Cosmog is "legendary" and not "mythical"

        What about Manaphy? That evolves into Phione

          Incorrect. Manaphy breeds Phione, and Phione do not evolve into Manaphy.

      Wasn't Cosmog just available in the games like any other Legendary (so not a mythical)?

        Correct. Cosmog is a legendary Pokemon. The other example is Poipole, but that is an ultra beast. Mythical always refers to Pokemon that are unavailable without a distribution event (e.g. Mew, Celebi, Manaphy, Jirachi, and so on).

        On an unrelated note, I like Melmetal so much more than Meltan. I hate that thing and this has single-handedly fixed it.

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