Nintendo, Pokemon GO, and Pokemon released brand new information about their newest Pokemon, Meltan.

The new Pokemon was revealed in Pokemon GO following September’s Community Day. A number of Meltan began appearing everywhere for a limited time. However, if you were lucky enough to catch one, it would transform into a Ditto.

It had many Pokemon trainers scratching their head about just what this Pokemon was. Was Nintendo playing a trick on its trainers? Was it a tease for a new event?

Well, it turns out it’s a brand new Mythical Pokemon.

Meltan is a Hex Nut Pokemon. His type is Steel, and on average he’s quite tiny only standing 8 inches tall. However, he’s heavy weighing in at 17.6 pounds.

Meltan’s special body construction is why it weighs so much. It’s made of liquid metal and can take on different shapes. Even more interesting is that Meltan uses its body to corrode metal and absorb it into its own body!

Meltan uses the metal in its body to generate electricity attacks from its eye!

With the likeness of the Pokemon first appearing in Pokemon GO, the game will be pivotal to encountering the real deal in Nintendo’s upcoming Switch game, Pokemon Let’s Go!

As to what you will have to do in order to acquire Meltan has not been revealed, but The Pokemon Company hinted there will be field research in the future leading up to Pokemon Let’s Go‘s release on November 16, 2018 on the Switch.

Nintendo confirmed Meltan will be obtainable in Pokemon Let’s Go, but you have to participate in Pokemon GO in order to find this new mythical Pokemon.

One thing is for sure is that if you caught a Meltan and it transformed into Ditto, you will more than likely want to hold on to them.

The Pokemon GO team hints:

“Sightings of Ditto that have transformed into Meltan are still being reported. If you haven’t encountered one, it’s time to get out there and GO!”

Did you catch any Meltan that transformed into Ditto?

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