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Meltan requires 400 candies to evolve into Melmetal. What is the quickest way to get that many candies?

Methods of getting it's candies include catching multiple Meltan (approx 3 per), transferring Meltan caught from Mystery Box to Professor Willow (1 per), having Meltan as buddy and walk 20km (1 per 20kms), and transferring Meltan from GO to Let's Go.
I mean, you could catch one as your buddy, catch others, and give them to Professor Willow all at the same time. Even if you do that, I'm pretty sure leveling it in Lets Go is faster. :P
It's not backwards compatible with GO, though. Also, Meltan ONLY evolves in GO.
If you use a Pinap Berry on Meltan before catching it (in Go), you'll get 6 candies instead of 3.
And Pinap Berries can only be obtained via PokéStops and Raids?
Yes, but you have to be a certain level before they’ll appear (I believe it’s either 10 or 15).
So, what is the fastest way to get 400 Meltan candies? Despite the fact that the Mystery Box can only stay open for 30mins and, after that, won't open for a week.

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Walk in a straight line when using the box so more Meltan will appear. Also feed them lots of Pinap Berries.

I don't recommend it but, you can walk with it though it takes 20 km. But I hope this helps.

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Good enough. I appreciate it.
Also, if you’re patient enough, you can wait for a Double Candy event, which would give you 6 instead of 3 candies per Meltan caught, and 12 candies if a Pinap Berry is used. But again, you’d have to wait for this to happen, and there’s no way to know when the next one will be until it is announced.
Ok. When did it normally come out and how long did it last?
The events are usually tied to real-world holidays, like Halloween or Valentine’s Day, and can last anywhere between a few days to up to 2 weeks.
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step 1: catch every Meltan with a Pinap berry
step 2: keep an eye out for events, there's one right now featuring shiny Meltan and box opening 3 days a week
step 3: trade your Meltan with other trainers for meltan to get even more trade bonus candies
step 4: transfer the no lucky/ low IV Pokemon to professor Willow

I hope this will help you out!
Good Luck

Even though you were a little late answering this, thanks for the input.
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Meltan can only be evolved in Pokemon Go and you need 400 meltan candies. Meltan spawn only after opening Mystery box. Mystery box is obtained, when we send one Pokemon to either Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu/ Eevee or Pokemon Home. Once activated Mystery box is open for 30 minutes (longer during bonuses) and can be reopened after 3 days. To reopen the Mystery box, you have to wait for 3 days and then send one Pokemon to either Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu/ Eevee or Pokemon Home.
After opening Mystery box, Meltan start spawning around you and will spawn faster if you are walking. Catching the Pokemon gives 3 candies and using a Pinap berry adds a x2 multiplier to the Candy reward (using a Silver pinap berry adds a x2.33 multiplier to the Candy reward). During special events like Community day, Spotlight hour and other events there could be a 2x catch candy bonus. Mega evolving a Steel type Pokemon will give 1 extra candy per catch for catching Steel type Pokemon regardless of any bonus or berry.
Transferring Pokemon gives 1 candy of that Pokemon, during special events you can get x2 or even x3 candies for transferring Pokemon
To conclude:
Obtain Mystery box, stack Ultra balls and Pinap berry and Mega Evolve a Steel type Pokemon
Open the mystery box and start walking, catch Meltan after feeding it Pinap berry and use Ultra balls (as Meltan has low catch rate) this will give 3 x 2 + 1 = 7 candy per catch with pinap berry and mega bonus (and 3 x 2.33 + 1 = 8 candy per catch with silver pinap berry and mega bonus)
During special events with 2x catch candy bonus, you can get 3 x 2 x 2 + 1 = 13 candy per catch with event bonus, pinap berry and mega bonus (and 3 x 2 x 2.33 + 1 = 14 candy per catch with event bonus, pinap berry and mega bonus)
You can get more candies by transferring the Meltan and also by using rare candies on Meltan.
If you get sufficient candies, you can evolve the Meltan or else wait for 3 more days and reopen the Mystery box and catch some more Meltan.