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** This makes Meltan, along with its evolved form Melmetal, the only Pokémon in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! whose [[List of Pokémon by Kanto Pokédex number|Kanto Pokédex number]] (152) is not the same as its [[List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number|National Pokédex number]] (808). While Kanto Pokédex numbers are normally used throughout the game, the [[stats judge|judge]] screen displays National Pokédex numbers, which is evident for Meltan and Melmetal.
 
** This makes Meltan, along with its evolved form Melmetal, the only Pokémon in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! whose [[List of Pokémon by Kanto Pokédex number|Kanto Pokédex number]] (152) is not the same as its [[List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number|National Pokédex number]] (808). While Kanto Pokédex numbers are normally used throughout the game, the [[stats judge|judge]] screen displays National Pokédex numbers, which is evident for Meltan and Melmetal.
 
* 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.
* Meltan is the first Mythical Pokémon caught by a {{Ash|main character}} in the anime.
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* 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.
   

Revision as of 05:19, 20 May 2019

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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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
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#808
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
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. 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 Diglett (Both Alolan & Normal forms) 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 SM111. He then caught it in the next episode after it befriended Rowlet, who helped it recover its hex nut head.

Meltan (anime)

Multiple Meltan have made a number of appearances in the Sun & Moon series. Three first appeared in Evolving Research!, where they were briefly seen underwater, simultaneously marking the species' debut. Multiple Meltan were then seen inside the cargo hold of the ship that Ash and his classmates took back to Melemele Island at the end of A Grand Debut!. They currently live in the Ultra Guardians' base in the Pokémon School, where they assist Lusamine's Clefable in exchange for food.

Minor appearances

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

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

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 VII, 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 VII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
099 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1818 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
2727 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
3636 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
4545 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/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM05 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM07Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM07 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM16Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM16 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM27Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM27 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM36Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM36 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM54Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM54 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


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.

Name origin

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


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Notes

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