The Pokémon Company has announced that the recently unveiled Pokémon GO exclusive Pokémon, Meltan will be the first mythical Pokémon to evolve.
Meltan was unveiled earlier this month as the first new Pokémon to be discovered in Pokémon GO – making Pokémon history. Apparently, that wasn’t enough for The Pokémon Company as they’ve now announced that this new Mythical Pokémon will be the first of its kind to evolve. Yep, today we’re introduced to Melmetal the evolved form of Meltan.
According to the Pokédex, Melmetal “was worshiped in ancient times as a Pokémon 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.”
Melmetal is described as a Hex Nut Pokémon and is a Steel type. What’s more, the evolution into Melmetal can only occur in Pokémon GO and will require a total of 400 Meltan Candies. Meltan can currently only be found in Mystery Boxes.
Later this year Meltan Candies can also be acquired by sending Meltan from Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! which will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018