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==Biology==
 
==Biology==
 
[[File:Meltan headless.png|thumb|left|250px|Meltan without its head]]
 
[[File:Meltan headless.png|thumb|left|250px|Meltan without its head]]
Meltan is a small Pokémon with a silvery body of liquid metal. Its head resembles a golden {{wp|Nut (hardware)|hexagonal nut}} with small black sphere floating inside. This sphere serves as its eye. It has a red tail that resembles an electrical wire with two tiny protrusions at the end. Its body can corrode metal, which it then absorbs. Meltan can generate electricity using the metal it absorbs, and then fire it from its eye.<ref>[https://pokemonletsgo.pokemon.com/en-us/new-pokemon/ Pokémon Let's Go site | New Pokémon]</ref>
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Meltan is a small Pokémon with a silvery body of liquid metal. Its head resembles a golden {{wp|Nut (hardware)|hexagonal nut}} with small black sphere floating inside. This sphere serves as its eye. It has a red tail that resembles an electrical wire with two tiny protrusions at the end.
   
According to [[Professor Willow]], Meltan has been described in ancient texts found in the same place as the [[Mystery Box]], a mysterious item that attracts Meltan to its location when opened. Professor Willow also states that Meltan is said to be created when it splits from {{p|Melmetal}}. As seen in the [[SM111|anime]], the hexagonal nut on its body can be removed. It has also been seen working in packs. When provoked, it will spin its heads, creating a sound that calls others of its own kind. This head-spinning can also be used as a sign of affection. The [[SM112|anime]] has also shown Meltan can be tamed if fed metal-like treats. Meltan is one of the smallest Pokémon, tying with Alolan {{p|Diglett}} and {{p|Klefki}} as the [[List of Pokémon by height|shortest]] {{type|Steel}}.
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Its body can corrode metal, which it then absorbs. Meltan can generate electricity using the metal it absorbs, and then fire it from its eye.<ref>[https://pokemonletsgo.pokemon.com/en-us/new-pokemon/ Pokémon Let's Go site | New Pokémon]</ref>According to [[Professor Willow]], Meltan has been described in ancient texts found in the same place as the [[Mystery Box]], a mysterious item that attracts Meltan to its location when opened. Professor Willow also states that Meltan is said to be created from small shards when a {{p|Melmetal}} rusts and splits apart. Meltan is known to live in groups until the day comes where one strong Meltan absorbs the group to evolve into {{p|Melmetal}}.
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As seen in the [[SM111|anime]], the hexagonal nut on its body can be removed. It has also been seen working in packs. When provoked, it will spin its heads, creating a sound that calls others of its own kind. This head-spinning can also be used as a sign of affection. The [[SM112|anime]] has also shown Meltan can be tamed if fed metal-like treats. Meltan is one of the smallest Pokémon, tying with Alolan {{p|Diglett}} and {{p|Klefki}} as the [[List of Pokémon by height|shortest]] {{type|Steel}}.
   
 
==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
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** They are the only Pokémon officially introduced in [[Generation VII]] that are not in the [[Alola]] Pokédex.
 
** They are the only Pokémon officially introduced in [[Generation VII]] that are not in the [[Alola]] Pokédex.
 
* Meltan is the only Pokémon capable of evolution that cannot be evolved in the [[core series]] games.
 
* Meltan is the only Pokémon capable of evolution that cannot be evolved in the [[core series]] games.
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** Because of this, it is not affected by [[Eviolite]].
 
* Meltan is the first Mythical Pokémon caught by a {{Ash|main character}} in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
 
* Meltan is the first Mythical Pokémon caught by a {{Ash|main character}} in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
 
* In the anime, {{an|Professor Oak}} is the person who gives Meltan its species name.
 
* In the anime, {{an|Professor Oak}} is the person who gives Meltan its species name.
* Meltan has the smallest learnset of any Mythical Pokémon, at 12 moves.
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* Meltan has the smallest learnset of any Mythical Pokémon, at 18 moves.
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
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* [[The Two Professors]]
 
* [[The Two Professors]]
 
* [[Mythical Pokémon]]
 
* [[Mythical Pokémon]]
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* [[Myths and legends involving Legendary Pokémon]]
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
   
{{Legendary Pokémon}}<br>
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{{Mythical Pokémon}}<br>
 
{{PokémonPrevNext/Head|type=Steel}}
 
{{PokémonPrevNext/Head|type=Steel}}
 
{{PokémonPrevNext/Pokémon|type=Steel|prevnum=807|prev=Zeraora|nextnum=809|next=Melmetal}}
 
{{PokémonPrevNext/Pokémon|type=Steel|prevnum=807|prev=Zeraora|nextnum=809|next=Melmetal}}

Latest revision as of 15:13, 18 January 2020

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Zeraora #807: Zeraora
Pokémon
#809: Melmetal Melmetal
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Meltan (disambiguation).
Meltan
Hex Nut Pokémon
メルタン
Meltan
#808
Meltan



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Magnet Pull Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
Meltan
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
17.6 lbs. 8.0 kg
Meltan
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
135
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Meltan
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
BodyUnknown.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
0
External Links

Meltan (Japanese: メルタン Meltan) is a Steel-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VII in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

In Pokémon GO, it evolves into Melmetal by using 400 Meltan Candy. It cannot be evolved in other games.

Its appearance was first teased during the September Pokémon GO Community Day on September 22, 2018, and it was officially revealed on September 25, 2018.

Biology

Meltan without its head

Meltan is a small Pokémon with a silvery body of liquid metal. Its head resembles a golden hexagonal nut with small black sphere floating inside. This sphere serves as its eye. It has a red tail that resembles an electrical wire with two tiny protrusions at the end.

Its body can corrode metal, which it then absorbs. Meltan can generate electricity using the metal it absorbs, and then fire it from its eye.[1]According to Professor Willow, Meltan has been described in ancient texts found in the same place as the Mystery Box, a mysterious item that attracts Meltan to its location when opened. Professor Willow also states that Meltan is said to be created from small shards when a Melmetal rusts and splits apart. Meltan is known to live in groups until the day comes where one strong Meltan absorbs the group to evolve into Melmetal.

As seen in the anime, the hexagonal nut on its body can be removed. It has also been seen working in packs. When provoked, it will spin its heads, creating a sound that calls others of its own kind. This head-spinning can also be used as a sign of affection. The anime has also shown Meltan can be tamed if fed metal-like treats. Meltan is one of the smallest Pokémon, tying with Alolan Diglett and Klefki as the shortest Steel-type.

In the anime

Meltan in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Meltan

Ash encountered a Meltan that arrived on Melemele Island with its fellow Meltan in Show Me the Metal!. He then caught it in the next episode after it befriended Rowlet, who helped it recover its hex nut head. It later evolved into Melmetal in Final Rivals! by combining with its fellow Meltan.

Meltan (anime)

Multiple Meltan have made a number of appearances in the Sun & Moon series. For a time being, they lived in the Ultra Guardians' base in the Pokémon School, where they assisted Lusamine's Clefable in exchange for food and continued to multiply. They eventually combined with Ash's Meltan to evolve into Melmetal in Final Rivals!.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM111 Meltan Rotom Pokédex No data! No data!
This concludes the entries from the Sun & Moon series.

In the TCG

Main article: Meltan (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
PE: #152
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu It melts particles of iron and other metals found in the subsoil, so it can absorb them into its body of molten steel.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sword It dissolves and eats metal. Circulating liquid metal within its body is how it generates energy.
Shield They live as a group, but when the time comes, one strong Meltan will absorb all the others and evolve.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Unavailable
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Unavailable
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Transfer from Pokémon GO
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME

In side games

Generation VII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VII side games.


Stats

Base stats

Due to how stats are calculated differently in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! compared to the other core series games, maximum stats are not reflected in the table below.

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
46
106 - 153 202 - 296
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
34
35 - 94 65 - 183
Total:
300
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
088 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1616 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2424 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
3232 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meltan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meltan

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meltan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meltan

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Meltan in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Meltan in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meltan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meltan

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meltan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meltan
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon GO
GO808.png Base Stamina: 130 Base Attack: 112 Base Defense: 113
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: Meltan Candy 400
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock
Charged Attacks: Flash Cannon, Thunderbolt

Evolution

808Meltan.png
Unevolved
Meltan
 Steel 
Meltan Candy400
Meltan Candy
in Pokémon GO
809Melmetal.png
First evolution
Melmetal
 Steel 


Trivia

Origin

Meltan may be based on a hexagonal nut, and its tail resembles an exposed wire. Its body is based on mercury, a metallic element that is liquid at room temperature. Mercury can also conduct electricity, as well as react with many other metals to form amalgams, which can hold a specific shape far easier than the pure liquid, hence Meltan's body.

Name origin

Meltan may be a combination of melt, metal, and たん -tan (diminutive Japanese suffix). It may also be derived from tantalum, coltan, or molten.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese メルタン Meltan From melt, metal, and たん -tan or tantalum
France Flag.png French Meltan Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Meltan Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Meltan Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Meltan Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 멜탄 Meltan Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 美錄坦 Méihluhktáan Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name. The character 錄 luhk (to record) contains the radical 金 (metal).
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 美錄坦 / 美录坦 Měilùtǎn Transliteration of Japanese name. The character 錄 (to record) contains the radical 金 (metal).


Related articles

Notes

External links

Generation I: Mew
Generation II: Celebi
Generation III: JirachiDeoxys
Generation IV: Phione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Generation V: VictiniKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Generation VI: DiancieHoopaVolcanion
Generation VII: MagearnaMarshadowZeraoraMeltanMelmetal

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