Meltan

Meltan is a Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Hex Nut Pokémon.

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.

Meltan is a new mythical Pokémon available in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee. It is obtained by connecting Let's Go Pikachu or Let's Go Eevee with the smartphone game Pokémon GO. First, send any Pokémon from GO to Let's Go to receive a Mystery Box item in GO. Opening the box causes Meltan to spawn in Pokémon GO. These Meltan can be caught and then sent over to Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee.

Meltan evolves into Melmetal in Pokémon GO, with 400 Meltan Candies.

Note: Meltan has an ability assigned in the code for Pokémon Let's Go, even though abilities are not available.

Meltan artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 808
Type Steel
Species Hex Nut Pokémon
Height 0.2 m (0′08″)
Weight 8.0 kg (17.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Magnet Pull
Local № 152 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 150
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 46
202 296
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 35
67 185
Speed 34
65 183
Total 300 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Meltan.

Evolution chart

(Pokémon GO only, 400 Meltan Candies)

Pokédex entries

Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
It melts particles of iron and other metals found in the subsoil, so it can absorb them into its body of molten steel.
Sword It dissolves and eats metal. Circulating liquid metal within its body is how it generates energy.
Shield They live as a group, but when the time comes, one strong Meltan will absorb all the others and evolve.

Moves learned by Meltan

Moves learnt by level up

Meltan learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormalStatus
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
8Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
16HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
24Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
32Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
40Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100

Egg moves

Meltan does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

Meltan is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
14Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Meltan is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
08ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
46Iron DefenseSteelStatus
52Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
70Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by level up

Meltan learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormalStatus
1HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
9Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
18Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
27Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
36Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
45Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Meltan is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
05RestPsychicStatus
07ProtectNormalStatus
08SubstituteNormalStatus
16Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
27ToxicPoisonStatus 90
36ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
54Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100

Meltan sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Meltan  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny

Where to find Meltan

Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Meltan
Japanese メルタン (Merutan)
German Meltan
French Meltan

Name origin

melt
become liquefied
tan
suffix meaning ‘small’