After days of uncertainty and speculation, The Pokémon Company has now officially revealed the mystery behind the 'nut Pokémon' that has been appearing in Pokémon GO. Meet Meltan, the mythical Pokémon.
As you can see in the video above, this new Pokémon has finally been officially acknowledged and confirmed to be a mythical creature. It first appeared as part of a datamine effort at the end of last week, before randomly appearing inside Pokémon GO and transforming into Ditto when caught. This new announcement was just teased by The Pokémon Company online, with Nintendo of America joining in on the fun.
More details are still to be confirmed for the new creature, but signs would suggest that it will have a Special Research task assigned to it in the mobile game - as hinted at towards the end of the video. It has also been confirmed that this will be the new Pokémon set to appear in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
We'll leave you with this official artwork and info for the new Pokémon - we're growing fonder by the day.
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.
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