Pokémon GO Mystery Box: How To Catch Shiny Meltan

Pokémon GO Mystery Box Screenshot

With Shiny Meltan now spawning in Pokémon GO for the next month, many have been left wondering how exactly they can get their hands on the Mystery Box that they need to obtain one.

How To Get The Mystery Box In Pokémon GO

The Mystery Box is a special item that players will receive when they first send a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! after connecting the two games together.

When opened in Pokémon GO, Meltan will start to appear and players can attempt to catch it just like any other Pokémon, and, once caught, it can be sent to GO Park in the Pokémon Let’s Go games.

How To Connect Pokémon GO With Pokémon Let’s Go

First, set up your Nintendo Switch game to connect to a Pokémon GO account:

  1. Launch Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! from the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu.
  2. At any time during gameplay, press the X Button to access the in-game menu, then the Y Button to open the Options menu.
  3. Select “Open Pokémon GO Settings.”
  4. Select “Yes” when prompted. The game will begin searching for a Pokémon GO account to pair with.

Next, set up your Pokémon GO account to pair with the Nintendo Switch game:

  1. On Pokémon GO, tap the Poké Ball icon, then select “Settings.”
  2. Scroll down to “Nintendo Switch,” and select it.
  3. Select “Connect to Nintendo Switch.”
  4. The Pokémon GO app will search for a Nintendo Switch game to connect with.
  5. When the Nintendo Switch locates the Pokémon GO account, select “Yes” on the Nintendo Switch to pair them.
  6. Once they’re paired, you can transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO by visiting the GO Park complex in Fuchsia City.

How To Catch Shiny Meltan In Pokémon GO

Once you have the Mystery Box, you can choose to open it. Whenever you do so, you will have the chance to catch Meltan for 30 minutes as the game will start spawning the Mythical Pokémon. And, once the time has run out, Meltan will stop spawning in the wild.

After the Mystery Box has been used, it will close and can only be reopened after seven days have passed by sending another Pokémon to either Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee!. However, while the Shiny Meltan event is live, you will only have to wait for three days.

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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.

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