Pokemon Go: How to Get Meltan and The Mystery Box

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Finally, there’s another way to get Meltan in Pokemon Go!

Pokemon fans that never picked up Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee will finally be able to get their hands on Pokemon Go’s Mystery Box, and the mythical Meltan.


This is coming via the newly added Pokemon Home and Pokemon Go integration!

Here’s everything we know so far about the feature which should let a whole load of new trainers catch Meltan and finally evolve them into a Melmetal.

If you’re lucky you may even snag a shiny!

What is Pokemon Home?

Pokemon Home is a new service on the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, which allows players to transfer Pokemon between their pokemon games!

As the image above shows, pokemon from Pokemon Bank,  Pokemon Go, Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield can all be transferred to Pokemon Home.


However, they can only be deposited back into Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Though until you do, they’ll be stored safely in the cloud, and you’ll earn bonuses for completing the Pokemon Home Pokedex!

Unfortunately, the service isn’t entirely free. Yes you can keep a free tier which will integrate with Pokemon Go, but if you want to store more than 30 Pokemon at a time, and use the Pokemon Bank transfer feature, you will need to fork out some cash.

30 Day Subscription

  • Mobile - £2.99
  • Switch - £2.69

90 Day Subscription

  • Mobile - £4.99
  • Switch - £4.49

365 Day Subscription

  • Mobile - £15.99
  • Switch - £14.39

But now for what you really came here to find out!

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How to Get Meltan in Pokemon Go

With Pokemon Home explained, it’s time to say how you can use the app to get Meltan in Pokemon Go.

Once you have a Pokemon Home and Pokemon Go account, head into Pokemon Go to link them.

  • Open the Menu using the PokeBall button on the map screen
  • Go to Settings
  • Scroll down to near the bottom and press Pokemon Home
  • Click to sign in to your Nintendo account linked to Pokemon Home
  • Sign In

Now with that sorted, you’ll need to transfer a Pokemon.

  • Go back to Pokemon Home in Settings
  • Choose to Send Pokemon
  • Press Continue
  • Chose the pokemon you want to send
  • They take different energy amounts so choose carefully
  • Once done, confirm your choices
  • Now head over to the Pokemon Home Mobile app
  • Click Yes on the Pokemon Go Link message
  • Confirm that you want to Recieve the pokemon

With that, you should receive the Mystery Box in Pokemon Go, open it and Meltan will begin flooding your game!

Keep on the lookout for a Shiny one, and use plenty of Pinap berries to reach 400 candy for a Melmetal!