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How to Find & Catch a Shiny Meltan in Pokemon GO

If you’re looking to get your hands on the exclusive Shiny Meltan in Pokemon GO, here’s how it’s done:

Pokemon GO has hundreds of creatures to encounter and catch, but some are rarer than others. Some Pokemon are locked behind tricky requirements, and others are exclusive to certain events.

Meltan is one such Pokemon that you can no longer easily find in the wild. However, you’re able to get your hands on one through the use of Pokemon HOME.

Now, Niantic is allowing players to grab a Shiny Meltan in Pokemon GO once again. Let’s hope this will make up for fans calling Pokemon GO Fest the biggest letdown of the year!

Pokemon GO Meltan
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Pokemon GO: How to Get a Shiny Meltan

To get a Shiny Meltan in Pokemon GO, players will need to obtain a Mystery Box between 10 AM, June 16 – 8 PM, June 30.

During this period, not only will players be able to catch the powerful Golisopod but Meltan’s Shiny form will also arrive. This exclusive appearance only appears every few months alongside select special events.

This time around, the event is a special mashup with Pokemon TCG. Here’s everything you need to know about the Pokemon GO crossover event!

Getting a Shiny Meltan isn’t guaranteed from your Mystery Boxes, but Niantic is announcing that there will be a lower cooldown than normal when claiming the items.

Usually, players can claim a Mystery Box every 3 days, but it seems we’ll be able to farm Meltan a lot easier during the event. Get yourself a Melmetal from evolving the strange ‘mon and you’ve got one of the strongest Pokemon in Pokemon GO right now.

As for how to obtain a Mystery Box containing a chance at a Shiny Meltan, here’s how it’s done:

Read More: How to Get XL Candy Fast in Pokemon GO – Ultimate Guide

Meltan in Pokemon GO
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How to Get a Meltan Mystery Box in Pokemon GO

  • Create a Nintendo Account if you don’t already have one.
  • Download the Pokemon HOME app on a mobile device or tablet.
  • Sign into Pokemon Home with your Nintendo Account.
  • Open Pokemon GO and go to Settings – Pokemon HOME.
  • Link your accounts together.
  • Then, select Send Pokemon to ship off a Pokemon of your choice to Pokemon HOME. Be careful as you will not be able to get that Pokemon back from HOME to Pokemon GO.
  • Just like that, you’ll get a free Mystery Box in Pokemon GO! Open it between June 16-30 for a shot at a Shiny Meltan!

Once you open the Mystery Box you’ll get an incense effect around your trainer that only attracts Meltan for one hour. Catch as many as possible to secure your Shiny Meltan!

Plus don’t miss an exclusive new Pokemon variant arriving in this month’s Spotlight Hours!

And don’t miss the new Pokemon joining the game’s roster this month. Here’s how to catch Tyrunt and Amaura, two new fossil Pokemon!

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