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How to Get Meltan in Pokémon Go

How to Get Meltan in Pokémon Go
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Pokémon GO was a smash hit when it first came out, breaking all sorts of concurrent player records for the Pokémon franchise all over the world!

As is with every Pokémon game, players are tasked with searching for Pokémon to capture and collect, using them to battle other Pokémon, be it against the AI or against other players. The difference with Pokémon GO is that it utilizes the player’s phone GPS to find and capture Pokémon!

The game has been expanding its roster since its humble release with the original 151 Pokémon all the way to modern times. Pokémon got so popular that the original roster kept expanding till we got to eight whole generations of Pokémon!

Today we will be talking about one of the latest releases, Meltan, and how to acquire it in Pokémon GO!


Meltan is a Steel-type Mythical Pokémon. It evolves into Melmetal when fed 400 Meltan candies.

Meltan can be acquired in two different ways:

  • Reward for the Special Research Task – Let’s GO, Meltan.
  • Opening the Mystery box from Pokémon: Let’s GO/Pokémon HOME.

This is how the Special Research Task can be handled.

Acquiring Meltan

These are all of the research steps for the Special Research Task:

Research Step 1:

  • Spin 5 Pokéstops or gyms (500 XP)
  • Catch 10 Pokémon (500 XP)
  • Transfer 5 Pokémon (500 XP)

Reward: 1,000 Stardust, 10 Poké Balls, 1 Incubator

Research Step 2:

  • Earn 2 candy walking your buddy (1,000 XP)
  • Make 10 great throws (1,000 XP)
  • Hatch 3 eggs (1,000 XP)

Reward: 2,000 Stardust, 2 Lucky Eggs, 1 Fast TM

Research Step 3:

  • Catch a Ditto (1,500 XP)
  • Win 2 gym battles (1,500 XP)
  • Battle in 2 raids (1,500 XP)

Reward: 10 Great Balls, 3 Incense, 3 Max Revives

Research Step 4:

  • Catch 5 steel-type Pokémon (2,000 XP)
  • Catch 5 electric-type Pokémon (2,000 XP)
  • Earn 5 candy walking with your buddy (2,000 XP)

Reward: 4,000 Stardust, 5 Pinap Berries, 5 Rare Candy

Research Step 5:

  • Evolve a Grimer (2,500 XP)
  • Catch 5 Slugma or Gulpin (2,500 XP)
  • Make 20 great throws (2,500 XP)

Reward: 5,000 Stardust, 20 Great Balls, 5 Lure Modules

Research Step 6:

  • Evolve a Magnemite (3,000 XP)
  • Catch 5 Exeggcute (3,000 XP)
  • Battle in 10 raids (3,000 XP)

Reward: 1 Silver Pinap Berry, 1 Metal Coat, 10 Ultra Balls

Research Step 7:

  • Evolve a Drowzee (3,500 XP)
  • Catch a Cubone (3,500 XP)
  • Evolve a Scyther (3,500 XP)

Reward: 10 Ultra Balls, 1 Charge TM, 3 Premium Raid Passes

Research Step 8:

  • Catch 2 Omanyte or Kabuto (4,000 XP)
  • Catch 2 Lileep or Anorith (4,000 XP)
  • Catch an Aerodactyl (4,000 XP)

Reward: 8,000 Stardust, 1 Star Piece, Meltan encounter

Research Step 9:

  • Claim reward (4,500 XP)
  • Claim reward (4,500 XP)
  • Claim reward (4,500 XP)

Reward: 9,000 Stardust, 1 Super Incubator, and 5 Meltan Candy

Is this everything you were looking for? Let us know! As always, we will keep you updated if there are any changes in Pokémon GO!

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