The Pokémon Company International, Niantic, Inc., and Nintendo announced today that a Shiny version of the Mythical Pokémon Meltan will appear in Pokémon GO for a limited time. Once obtained, this rare Pokémon can be transferred to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world as well as for longtime fans wanting a new way to play Pokémon, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! launched to critical acclaim on November 16, 2018, on the Nintendo Switch system.
Meltan is a rare Pokémon that appears when a Mystery Box is used in Pokémon GO. A Mystery Box can be obtained only by linking Pokémon GO with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Players who use their Mystery Box anytime Tuesday, February 5, through Monday, March 4, 2019, have a chance to catch Shiny Meltan in Pokémon GO. During this special event, the time that you have to wait before you can open the Mystery Box again will be reduced from seven to three days.