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)


EV yield
Catch rate
Base Friendship
Base Exp.
Growth Rate


Egg Groups Undiscovered
Egg cycles

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.

Moves learned by Meltan

Moves learnt by level up

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

1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
9Tail WhipNormal 100
18Thunder WaveElectric 90
27Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
36Acid ArmorPoison
45Flash CannonSteel 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

01HeadbuttNormal 70 100
16Thunder WaveElectric 90
27ToxicPoison 90
36ThunderboltElectric 90 100
54Flash CannonSteel 80 100

Meltan sprites

Where to find Meltan

Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Name origin

become liquefied
suffix meaning ‘small’