After last weekends community event the world of Pokemon Go was flooded with a new Pokemon, initially described as a ditto wearing a nut on its head speculation began running wild as fans tried to figure out if the pokemon was or wasn’t a glitch. Today via the Pokemon Let’s Go website it was confirmed that this Pokemon is a brand new species and is called Meltan.

As well as including the name, category, and typing of this new Pokemon the website also gives the Pokemon a description.

Most of Meltan’s body is made from liquid metal, and its shape is very fluid. It can use its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its own body.

Meltan generates electricity using the metal it absorbs from outside sources. It uses this electricity as an energy source and also as an attack that can be fired from its eye.

Clearly a curious Pokémon, Meltan is very expressive and shows an interest in all kinds of things.

Judging from the above we can expect a lot in the way of electric type attacks from the creature. The site also explains that while it has been appearing in Pokemon Go at the moment the mobile game is “somehow key to meeting this curious new Pokemon in Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!” A trailer featuring Professor Willow and Professor Oak was also released via the Pokemon YouTube as they discuss the discovery of a brand new pokemon, and its origins. The trailer has Willow reference field work before the video concludes with a “To be continued…” Willow being a researcher might be talking about field work that he needs to do, but it might also be a reference to the Field Research tasks that Pokemon Go players can get after spinning Pokestops.

What do you think about a new Pokemon being discovered in Pokemon Go? Are you excited to learn more about getting a Meltan that doesn’t turn into a Ditto? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Andrew Stretch

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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.