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Pokemon Go New Special Research Quests Featuring Mythical Pokemon Meltan are on the Way

Meltan Mystery Box announced: new Special Research coming, new videos, new mystery

While Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee pare back the series' sprawling bestiary to only the original 151 monsters (plus their Alolan variants), players will be able to obtain one entirely new Pokemon in the games: the unusual Mythical Pokemon Meltan. A week later, we learned that Pokemon's name was Meltan, and that it was a mystery to even the Pokemon world's most esteemed professors.

When the mysterious Meltan started appearing in Pokemon Go, people were wondering what that was about. It's a unusual new addition to the Kanto region, but one that feels right at home in the wider world of Pokémon.

It all seems a little complex, but The Pokemon Company and Niantic are clearly working hard to ensure players who are deeply involved in both Pokemon Go and Pokemon Let's Go are rewarded with access to this new Mythical Pokemon.

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! launch for the Nintendo Switch on November 16th. Meltan is attracted to an item called Mystery Box that Prof.

As previously mentioned, you'll only be able to transfer the original 151 Pokemon-as well as their Alolan forms-from Pokemon Go to Let's Go, and the process is a one-way transfer; any monsters you send to the Switch games can not be returned to Pokemon Go.

That same Meltan can then be transferred back to Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee and caught once again over in those games. Once the Mystery Box is opened, it will automatically close for a set amount a time, after which it can be reopened by sending another Pokemon to Pokemon: Let's Go. It's definitely a more complicated process than anything offered in Pokemon Go before, but this is a Mythical Pokemon (which puts it on par with ultra-rare creatures like Mew and Celebi), so it's not surprising it'll take some legwork to acquire. The Pokemon Company tweeted that Professor Oak and Professor Willow will be reaching out to trainers "soon".

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