First 8th-gen Pokemon, Meltan, officially announced

The Pokemon Company, Gamefreak, Nintendo and Niantic have officially announced the first 8th-gen Pokemon today – Meltan.

Meltan is making its first official appearance in Pokemon Go, the game will also appear in Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee.

Meltan is Steel-Type Mythical Pokemon, which means it could also play a role in a future movie similar to Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, etc.

Apparently Pokemon Go will play some role when trying to get Meltan in the Pokemon: Let’s Go games.

The Pokémon Company International, Niantic, Inc., and Nintendo announced today that a new Mythical Pokémon has been discovered in the world of Pokémon GO: Meltan!

Meltan is a Steel-type Pokémon with a body made mostly of liquid metal, which makes its shape very fluid. This Pokémon can use its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its body. Meltan can generate electricity using the metal it absorbs from outside sources. It uses this electricity as an energy source and for an attack it fires from its eye.

Name: Meltan
Category: Hex Nut Pokémon
Height: 0’08”
Weight: 17.6 lbs.
Type: Steel

In Pokémon GO, sightings of Ditto that have transformed into Meltan have been reported. Professor Oak and Professor Willow have started research on Meltan. Professor Oak, one of the leading authorities in the field of Pokémon research, is based in the Kanto region’s Pallet Town. In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, he gives a Pokédex to both you and your rival—entrusting you with his dream of completing it. Meanwhile, with the help of Pokémon GO players around the world, Professor Willow conducts his research in the field to fully understand the habitats and distribution of Pokémon. He was once an assistant to Professor Oak, and he talks to Oak, his mentor, whenever he runs into a hitch in his research.

It has been determined that Pokémon GO is somehow key to meeting Meltan in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Updates will be provided as more is discovered about this mysterious Mythical Pokémon.

Meltan was leaked a while back through Pokemon Go network traffic when it was mistakenly appearing instead of Kecleon. Later it started appearing instead of Ditto, which was probably the initial plan.

What do you think of Meltan? Let us know in the comments.

Danial Arshad Khan

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