Meltan Evolution “Melmetal” Revealed for Pokemon Let’s Go

The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have shared a new trailer, details, and screenshots for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.

Featured above, the new trailer and other media show off the recently announced Meltan’s evolution – Melmetal – furthering the pun its name is based on.

Here’s a rundown on the new information:

Meet Melmetal, Meltan’s Evolved Form

We have now discovered that Meltan can evolve. Its Evolution is called Melmetal! This is the first Mythical Pokemon with the ability to evolve.

  • Name: Melmetal
  • Category: Hex Nut Pokemon
  • Type: Steel
  • Height: 8’02”
  • Weight: 1,763.7 lbs.

This is the first time that Melmetal has been seen in 3,000 years! In ancient times, this Pokemon was worshiped for its power to create metal.

When Meltan evolves into Melmetal, it grows vastly stronger than before. Its body hardens as a result of its Evolution, and it becomes incredibly sturdy.

The bulk of its body is made of liquid metal. Its arms in particular are very flexible, and they can whip forward to deliver devastating punches.

Melmetal’s Powerful Double Iron Bash

Melmetal possesses a unique Steel-type physical move called Double Iron Bash. With this powerful move, Melmetal uses the hex nut in its chest like an axle to spin its powerful arms around, dealing a double strike to the opponent. The weight of the heavy hex nuts on its arms combined with this spinning motion give this move extraordinary power. After it hits, it may even make the target flinch!

Evolving Meltan into Melmetal

It has become clear that Meltan will only evolve into Melmetal in Pokemon GO. To evolve it, you will need 400 Meltan Candies.

Just as with the Candies you collect for other Pokemon, you’ll be able to get Meltan Candies by doing things like catching Meltan, sending it to Professor Willow, or having Meltan travel around with you as your Buddy Pokemon.

You’ll also get these Candies when you send Meltan from Pokemon GO to Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Plus, you’ll also be able to use some other handy shortcuts to speed up this Evolution, such as getting more Meltan Candies by trading with friends or using Rare Candies to help you along the way.

You can bring Melmetal you’ve evolved in Pokemon GO to Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! You ca also have friends send them to you from their Pokemon GO accounts. Have fun exploring the Kanto region together with Melmetal!

Here’s some more screenshots and art for Melmetal:

In case you missed it, we did a thorough hands-on preview for the game, which you can find here.

Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee are launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, on November 16th.

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