Mystery Box

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The Mystery Box in Pokémon GO

The Mystery Box (Japanese: ふしぎなはこ Mystery Box) is a legendary artifact in Pokémon GO used to spawn wild Meltan.

It was first featured in the short video series The Two Professors, where it was discovered by Professor Oak and Professor Willow.

In Pokémon GO

Effects

After receiving the Mystery Box, the player can access it from their Bag in Pokémon GO and choose to open the box. Once opened, a 30-minute timer will begin, during which wild Meltan will be appearing around the player. The Meltan will stop appearing after the box's timer has expired. The Mystery Box will then remain shut on a seven-day countdown timer. Once the countdown reaches zero, the player can unlock the box by transferring Pokémon from GO to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

The Mystery Box and Incense are mutually exclusive: if one is active, the other cannot be.

Description

Games Description
GO A mysterious old box. Opening it causes a certain Pokémon to appear for a limited time.
When selected: Send Pokémon to Nintendo Switch to activate your Mystery Box when the above counts to zero.

Acquisition

Games Method
GO Transfer Pokémon to Nintendo Switch for the first time

Appearance

GO Mystery Box.png GO Mystery Box Open.png
In-game artwork of a Mystery Box In-game artwork of an open Mystery Box

In the anime

A Mystery Box in the anime

The Mystery Box was first seen in SM106, where one was seen in the waters of Poni Beach, with a group Meltan moving away from it.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 神秘盒子 Sàhnbei Hahpjí
Mandarin 神秘盒子 Shénmì Hézi
France Flag.png French Boîte Mystère
Germany Flag.png German Wunderbox
Italy Flag.png Italian Scatola misteriosa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이상한 상자 Isanghan Sangja
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Caixa Misteriosa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caja Misteriosa


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