Meltan Special Research

These are all tasks and rewards for the ‘Let’s GO, Meltan’ Special Research.

Go to Meltan Special FAQ below.

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Meltan Special Research


What is Meltan?

Meltan is a Steel-type Mythical Pokémon found in Pokémon GO and Pokémon Let’s Go!

It can evolve Meltan into Melmetal with 400 Candy.

You need 400 Candy?! How do I get that much?

Outside of catching Meltan and the Special Research reward, your options might be limited. You can, of course, convert Rare Candy to Meltan candy or walk Meltan as your buddy. But Rare Candy is valuable and Meltan requires you to walk 20 km for 1 Candy.

The alternative way is to own or know a friend who owns Nintendo Switch with a copy of Pokémon Let’s GO Pikachu or Eevee. You can obtain a Mystery Box from their game once per week by transferring a Pokémon from your game Pokémon GO account to Pokémon Go Park. The Mystery Box functions like an Incense and can spawn up to 20 Meltan in 30 minutes.

Do I have to complete this Special Research before the event ends?

Niantic has confirmed this Special Research is not event based. It is similar to the Mew and Celebi Special Research where all trainers will have access to it. They might be difficult to complete but it can be finished through events spawns in the future.

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