Pokémon Go players stumbled upon a mysterious new Pokémon the other day that after being caught, somehow transformed into an ordinary Ditto. The Pokémon Company finally revealed that this strange creature is “Meltan” – a new legendary Pokémon that will be making its way into Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee. The background story surrounding Meltan was introduced through a short video clip that was just uploaded onto YouTube.
As you can see in the picture, Pokémon Go players began encountering a never-before-seen Pokémon out in the wild.
This strange Pokémon appeared with question marks where its name should be, and upon being caught, transformed into an ordinary Ditto.
In the video uploaded by the Pokémon Company, Professor Willow contacts Professor Oak to tell him of his experience catching the Pokémon, which essentially reflects what players encountered during the day. Professor Oak then reveals that the mysterious Pokémon is in fact a legendary Pokémon called Meltan. For those of you who haven’t seen the video, you can check it out below.
On the Pokémon Company’s official website, additional information regarding Meltan can be found. Here are some of the highlights:
Category: Hex Nut Pokémon
Weight: 17.6 lbs.
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.
Clearly a curious Pokémon, Meltan is very expressive and shows an interest in all kinds of things.
Another interesting fact worth noting is that Pokémon Go is “key to meeting this curious new Pokémon in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!” How the two games will be connected currently remains up in the air, but the Pokémon Company has already stated that they will be revealing more information in the coming days.
This event marks the first time a new Pokémon has ever been introduced outside of an official Pokémon movie or main game. Stay tuned to see how things will progress from here!
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