Trainers will now find a new mystery Pokémon wandering around Pokémon Go. Meltan, a form of Ditto, has been appearing around the world. The Pokémon Company released details about the new species of mythical pocket monster.
The official Pokémon Company website categorizes Meltan as a Hex Nut monster coming in at eight inches in height and weighing seventeen pounds.
“Most of Meltan’s body is made from liquid metal, and its shape is very fluid. It can use its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its own body. Meltan generates electricity using the metal it absorbs from outside sources. It uses this electricity as an energy source and also as an attack that can be fired from its eye. Clearly a curious Pokémon, Meltan is very expressive and shows an interest in all kinds of things.”
Trainers first discovered Meltan last week but, after being captured, it transformed into Ditto.
Attention, Trainers! The identity of the mysterious Pokémon that started appearing recently has been revealed! Professor Willow and Professor Oak have teamed up to investigate. Here’s what they’ve found so far: https://t.co/qUkS34BVlL #PokemonGO #Meltan pic.twitter.com/MBkJVw24nF
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 25, 2018
Signing into the app brings up a new post from developers.
In Pokémon Go, sightings of Ditto are leading to them transforming into the new steel type Pokémon. In a Youtube video posted by the company, Professors Oak and Willow discuss the discovery of Meltan. Oak says ancient research discovered the new creature years ago. It is reminiscent of the discovery of the fossils of Kabuto, Omanyte, and Aerodactyl. Oak is about to tell Willow more when their phone call ends. You can watch the video below:
The company says field research is being conducted to learn more about Meltan, but tell fans in order to find this mysterious new creature in Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Eevee!, they’ll have to play Pokémon Go.
There is no word on if this is our first look at generation eight. Meltan would bring the number of official pocket monsters to 807. Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee! launch for Nintendo Switch November 16.
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