Celebrating the Chinese New Year Shiny Meltan will be making an appearance throughout Pokémon GO once a Mystery Box is opened but for a limited time only.
The strange mythical Pokémon is back. Meltan will be available to capture in Pokémon Go as the mysterious Pokémon will appear in the wild, but only once a Mystery Box has been opened. If you keep your eyes peeled enough, you may encounter a Shiny Meltan. You will need a capture a bunch of Meltan if you would like to evolve the Pokemon into Melmetal. This additionally includes a Shiny Melmetal!
The event to encounter Shiny Meltan is live right now and will be available until 4th March 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PST (GMT-8)
If you haven’t got a Melmetal registered in your Pokédex already, now is the best time to fill it in. Why not make it extra special and get a Shiny Melmetal while you are at it, but first, you need to capture Shiny Meltan. In addition, you will need 400 Meltan Candies so you best start collecting!
The rare Pokémon can be caught in the wild by opening Mystery Boxes.
Pokemon Go Mystery Box
Once you open a Mystery box, they act as a lure for specific Pokémon and in this case, a lure for Meltan! When the mystery box is opened, you are required to wait until seven days before you can open another one. During the event, it will be reduced to three.
The Mystery Box lures Meltan for 30 minutes, therefore utilize the time wisely to catch as many Meltan as possible. Each Mystery box you will be able to capture 10 Meltan. There will be a good chance one of them is a Shiny Meltan.
If you are trying to get enough candy to evolve into Melmetal, then use Pinap Berries whenever you can. They will double the amount of Candy you receive on your next successful catch. Achieving the 400 Candy target to evolve your Pokémon Go easier.
How to get Mystery Boxes in Pokemon Go?
To receive a Mystery Box, you must trade Pokémon over to your Nintendo Switch Pokémon: Let’s Go game. If you do not own the Nintendo Switch or the Pokémon: Let’s Go game then you can send Pokémon to your friends Switch. In return, you will receive a Mystery Box.