The question of how to get a Mystery Box in the Pokemon Go fifth anniversary has been popping up all over the place, especially among the people that are new to the game. I completely understand the confusion, because the system is actually fairly complicated. For example, you actually need to own Pokemon Let’s Go on the Switch first. It’s a bit messy. We’ll try and clear things up a bit in our Get a Mystery Box in Pokemon Go – Fifth Anniversary guide.
How to Get Pokemon Go Mystery Box – Fifth Anniversary
To get a Mystery Box in Pokemon Go during the fifth anniversary celebration, you’ll need to have a Nintendo Switch and a copy of Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee or Pikachu. Why? Because the only real way to obtain the Mysterious Boxes is to transfer any creature from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Let’s Go (it doesn’t matter which one of the two; either works fine). Before you do that, you’re gonna have to connect the phone app with your Switch app. We explain the whole process in detail in our Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee How to Connect & Transfer from Pokemon Go guide.
Once you have all that settled, and before you make the transfer, be sure to stock up on PokeBalls just in case. Then, complete the transfer and you’ll get a Pokemon Go Mystery Box on your account. As soon as you open it, a wild Meltan should appear next to your avatar. All that’s left to do is capture it. As far as we know, that is the only way to get Meltan in Pokemon Go and eventually evolve it into Melmetal.
What makes things a little bit more complicated is that you can only obtain a Mystery Box every three days, and only during certain events. In the case of the fifth anniversary of Pokemon Go, you’ll be able to get the boxes from July 6 to July 15. So, ideally, that’s three opportunities to get your hands on a Meltan. Make the most of it; good luck!