Early in October, Pokemon GO released a video on ways to obtain the next-gen creature, Meltan, and it was also revealed that a special Meltan research quest will be coming this winter. In the video, it also revealed that in order to catch Meltan, players will have to obtain a Mystery Box. Finally, more details about the Mysterious Box have been revealed during a Nintendo Treehouse Live that took place after the Super Smash Bros Direct yesterday.
As has been revealed earlier, in order to get their hands on a Meltan in Pokemon GO, players will need to play Pokemon Let’s GO: Eevee! and Pokemon Let’s GO: Pikachu! on Nintendo Switch. Once these games are released on November 16th, players must play through the entire game until they get to Fuchsia City. Once there, players will gain access to GO Park, which where one can send Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Pokemon Let’s GO.
In order to gain a Mystery Box that will allow players to encounter Meltan, they need to send a Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Pokemon Let’s GO in the GO Park. This item will then finally allow players to encounter Meltan in Pokemon GO and catch them as much as they can for the next 30 minutes. This box therefore functions like an incense, but only for Meltan.
This seems like a lot of effort to go through just to be able to hunt Meltan for a mere 30 minutes, but fortunately, this is not limited to just one player per Switch game; it does not matter how many Pokemon GO accounts interact with Let’s GO. Multiple people can send Pokemon from their Pokemon GO accounts, and each person will receive a Mysterious Box the first time they send something to Let’s GO.
More importantly, each Pokemon GO account can only use the Mysterious Box once per week, which further limits one’s chances of catching Meltan. Although many Pokemon GO players may not go to these extents to catch Meltan, this Special Meltan Research is sure to pose a challenge for die-hard fans.
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions for Android and iOS devices.