How to get Melmetal in Pokemon Go

Niladri Sarkar
mythical melmetal in pokemon go

Melmetal is one of the rarest and most powerful Mythicals in Pokemon Go, and having it in your team can help you dominate the Go Battle League.

But getting this Pokemon is easier said than done, as it requires using a special in-game item to get Meltan and then evolve it. So, here’s all you need to know to get Melmetal in Pokemon Go.

How to evolve Meltan into Melmetal

You can evolve Meltan into Melmetal by feeding it 400 Candy.

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Melmetal was introduced in Pokemon Go before debuting in the mainline games and anime.

Meltan is not normally available in the wild, but you can unlock its spawns for 60 minutes around your location by using the Mystery Box, an Incense-like item that can be obtained by connecting with Pokemon Home.

Here’s how to connect Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home:

  1. Create a Nintendo account.
  2. Open Pokemon Go and tap the Poke Ball icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Go to ‘Settings’ on the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Scroll down and click on ‘Connected Devices and Services’.
  5. Tap ‘Pokemon Home’.
  6. Sign in with the same Nintendo Account you used to set up Home.
  7. Access the Go Transporter in the Home menu of Pokemon Go.
  8. Send any species from your collection to Home.
  9. Open Pokemon Home and accept the transfer(s).
  10. You will now have a Mystery Box in your Pokemon Go storage ready to be opened.

We recommend using a Pinap or Silver Pinap Berry each time you catch Meltan to collect the 400 Candies for evolution quickly. Keep in mind that the Mystery Box has a three-day cooldown period.

Best PvP moves

The best PvP moveset for Melmetal in Pokemon Go is Thunder Shock with Rock Slide and Superpower.

Thunder Shock is the one and only Fast Move Melmetal has and this Mythical relishes it, thanks to its high energy gains, helping it use either of its Charged Moves in no time.

Rock Slide is Melmetal’s go-to Charged Move, offering coverage against heavyweights like Togekiss, Gyarados, Ho-Oh, and Dragonite. Superpower gives it an edge over fellow Steel types while also taking on targets that resist Rock Slide’s damage.

All in all, Melmetal is infamous for the coverage it gets in the GBL, giving it viability in Great, Ultra, and Master League.

pokemon go mythical melmetal in the anime
Melmetal’s stats in Pokemon Go are 226 Attack, 190 Defense, and 264 HP.

Best PvE moves

The best PvE moveset for Melmetal is Thunder Shock with Double Iron Bash.

While it is a decent option for Raids thanks to the sheer power of Double Iron Bash, the lack of a Steel-type Fast Move holds it back, leaving better options such as Metagross and Scizor.


Here are all the moves that Melmetal can learn in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Thunder Shock (Electric)

Charged Moves

  • Double Iron Bash* (Steel)
  • Rock Slide (Rock)
  • Superpower (Fighting)

Double Iron Bash is Melmetal’s signature move and can only be taught using an Elite Charged TM.

Can Melmetal be shiny?

Yes, you can get a shiny Melmetal by evolving a shiny Meltan.

Shiny Meltan is limited to specific events and it is now up for grabs in the 8th Anniversary Party event running until July 3, 2024, at 8 PM local time.

Also, you can get multiple Meltan encounters from this event’s free and paid Timed Research quests, giving you a great opportunity to hunt the elusive shiny.

The shiny odds of a Meltan in Pokemon Go is 1 in 125 encounters.

If you want to add more rare species like Melmetal to your collection, check out how to get Baxcalibur, Volcarona, and Kecleon in Pokemon Go.