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The Pokémon Company International has revealed Melmetal, which has seen Meltan become the first Mythical Pokémon with the ability to evolve.

In ancient times, Melmetal was worshipped for its power to create metal and this is the first time that it has been seen in 3,000 years.

“When Meltan evolves into Melmetal, it grows vastly stronger than before. Its body hardens as a result of its Evolution, and it becomes incredibly sturdy,” The Pokémon Company International explains.

“The bulk of its body is made of liquid metal. Its arms in particular are very flexible, and they can whip forward to deliver devastating punches.”

Melmetal has a unique Steel-type physical move called Double Iron Bash, that sees it use the hex nut in its chest like an axle to spin its powerful arms around. That deals a double strike to its opponent, and may even make the target flinch.

The catch is that Meltan can only evolve into Melmetal in Pokémon GO, where you will need 400 Meltan Candies. These can be collected by catching Meltan, sending it to Professor Willow or travelling with Meltan as your Buddy Pokémon. You will also get Meltan Candies when you send Meltan from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee!, and by trading with friends or using Rare Candies.

Pokémon Let’s GO, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s GO, Eevee! will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 16th.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.