Shiny Meltan Pokemon GO, Mystery Box

In our Shiny Meltan Pokemon GO, Mystery Box guide, we’re going to explain all the important aspects of this unique Pokemon. First off, we will discuss the return of Meltan to the game and what the “catch window” is going to be. Then, we will get into the nitty-gritty of how to get the Pokemon via the Mystery Box, or Meltan Box, if you will. Enough with the introductions, let’s jump in.

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Shiny Meltan Pokemon GO, Mystery Box

Shiny Meltan Pokemon GO 2022

The shiny Meltan is back in Pokemon GO as a part of the 2022 TCG (short for Trading Card Game) crossover event. Well, mostly the regular variant, but it can be shiny if you’re lucky! You should make the most of it; the event will last from June 15th to June 30th. In that window, you should grind as many of these Pokemon as you can for two reasons. One, that increases your odds to get one or more shiny Meltan. Two, you need 400 Candies to evolve one Meltan into Melmetal. Of course, the problem is that you have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to “summon” the nut-headed liquid metal creature. That brings us to our next topic.

How to Get Mystery Box Pokemon GO

To get the Mystery Box in Pokemon GO and hopefully get a shiny Meltan, you need to transfer Pokemon from this game to either Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee or to the Pokemon HOME app. We’ve covered the former previously, so let’s focus on the latter. First, download and open the Pokemon HOME app. When prompted, link it with your Pokemon GO account. Then, simply transfer absolutely any Pokemon you want from GO to HOME. Just one will suffice. Then, open Pokemon GO, and you should find a Mystery Box, or Meltan Box, in your inventory. Open it up, and a number of Meltan will spawn in the next sixty minutes.

And that’s how you get Meltan in Pokemon GO, and pray that at least one of them is going to be shiny. If not, well, you can always repeat the process and try again. The catch is, you’ll only be able to do all this during the event. On the bright side, you won’t have to wait a full week to give it another go. Over the course of the TCG Crossover, the wait time will be reduced. For more info, check out our TCG Release Date & Time guide or the official announcement.

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