The original Pokemon adventure is back and, arguably, better than ever in Pokemon Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu for the Nintendo Switch. This reimagining of the Game Boy's Yellow Version takes players back to the Kanto region as they go on to capture the original 151 Pocket Monsters. Despite the journey being a nostalgic one for any person that experienced the initial games, there are two noteworthy and obtainable additions to these iterations in the forms of Meltan and Melmetal.
Meltan and its evolved form are brand new creatures never before featured in a core Pokemon title, so it's a safe bet that players will want to add the liquid-metal monster to their team sooner rather than later. Unlike almost every other creature, aside from maybe the mythical Mew in Pokemon Let's Go, Meltan is not found simply roaming about the in-game world. As a result, obtaining the Pokemon is a little more challenging than some may have perceived it to be.
Despite the fact that Meltan is considered a legendary Pokemon, it's not all that difficult to obtain for anyone following developments within the mobile game Pokemon GO. Still, a step-by-step guide to catching the creature in Let's Go can be found below:
- Make sure that Pokemon GO is downloaded to a mobile device and that an account has been made for the game.
- Connect the Pokemon GO account to Pokemon Let’s Go on Nintendo Switch.
- Transfer a monster from Pokemon GO to Pokemon Let’s Go.
- Once this has been done, an item known as the Mystery Box will be given to the player's Pokemon GO account.
- After the item has been used (much like a Lure), the Mystery Box will begin spawning Meltan around players for roughly 30 minutes.
- After Meltan has been captured in Pokemon GO, players can transfer it over to Pokemon Let's Go.
Since the connection aspect between Pokemon Let's Go and the aforementioned app is a key selling point for the Switch games, it makes sense that The Pokemon Company and Nintendo would want to give players a reason to connect the two. Of course, it's also important to note that players won't be able to evolve Meltan in either Pikachu or Eevee. Instead, players will have ensure that Meltan is evolved into Melmetal in Pokemon GO before it can then be transferred and added to the Pokedex in the Switch games.
Pokemon Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu arrived exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018.