Pokémon trainers will be able to evolve the first ever mythical hex nut Pokémon Meltan into the massive creature known as Melmetal.
“This is the first time that Melmetal has been seen in 3,000 years! In ancient times, this Pokémon was worshiped for its power to create metal.”
The Pokémon Company made the announcement on social media and the official Pokémon Go website on October 24th. Melmetal is a steel type pocket monster that comes in at a hefty 1,763 pounds and stands just above eight feet tall.
Just one month out from learning about the new creature Meltan on September 25th. Fans got glimpses of the evolved form a few days ago, and now know what Melmetal is capable of. It’s made of liquid metal and its flexible arms give it reach to attack other Pokémon during battles.
The recently discovered Hex Nut Pokémon Meltan is the first Mythical Pokémon known to be able to evolve! Meet Melmetal, a Steel-type Pokémon that can deliver devastating punches! Explore Kanto with Melmetal when #PokemonLetsGo launches on 11/16! pic.twitter.com/sOhqP7nH8N
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 24, 2018
“Melmetal possesses a unique Steel-type physical move called Double Iron Bash. With this powerful move, Melmetal uses the hex nut in its chest like an axle to spin its powerful arms around, dealing a double strike to the opponent. The weight of the heavy hex nuts on its arms combined with this spinning motion give this move extraordinary power. After it hits, it may even make the target flinch!”
While trainers will be able to take both of these Pokémon with them in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! they will not be able to evolve Meltan within the console game. The only way to evolve it is by feeding it candies found in Pokémon Go. The screenshots show Melmetal is a sizable yet intimidating and goofy creature that follows you around
The two professors got together to discuss Meltan and the newly discovered evolved form.
While fans can’t get their hands on Meltan yet, it appears the Nintendo Switch console game may have something to do with adding both creatures to a trainers Pokédex.
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