How To Transfer Meltan In Pokemon Go: A Step-by-Step Guide

Transferring Meltan in Pokémon Go is a unique process, different from the usual Pokémon transfer mechanisms.

This guide will walk you through the steps to successfully transfer Meltan, ensuring you make the most out of your gameplay.

Understanding Meltan

Before diving into the transfer process, it’s crucial to understand what Meltan is.

Meltan, a Steel-type Mythical Pokémon, is known for its unique properties and the specific methods required to catch and evolve it.

Meltan is distinctive in Pok√©mon Go due to its connection with Pok√©mon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! games on the Nintendo Switch. This cross-platform interaction is key to acquiring and transferring Meltan.

The Initial Steps

The journey to transfer Meltan starts with having a Pok√©mon: Let’s Go account.

You’ll need to connect your Pok√©mon Go account with your Nintendo Switch game. This connection is vital for transferring Meltan from Pok√©mon Go to Pok√©mon: Let’s Go.

  1. Open Pokémon Go on your mobile device.
  2. Navigate to the settings menu and find the option to connect to Nintendo Switch.
  3. Follow the prompts to establish a connection.

Catching Meltan

To transfer Meltan, you first need to catch it. This is done using the Mystery Box, which is obtained by sending a Pok√©mon from Pok√©mon Go to your Pok√©mon: Let’s Go game.

  1. Send a Pokémon to your Nintendo Switch.
  2. Receive the Mystery Box in Pokémon Go.
  3. Activate the Mystery Box, which will spawn Meltan in the wild for a limited time.

The Transfer Process

Once you have caught Meltan, you’re ready to transfer it.

  1. Open your Pokémon Go app and go to your Pokémon storage.
  2. Select Meltan and choose the option to send it to the Nintendo Switch.
  3. Confirm the transfer on both your mobile device and Nintendo Switch.

Tips for Successful Transfers

  • Ensure your mobile device and Nintendo Switch are close to each other during the transfer.
  • Check your internet connection to avoid any disruptions.
  • Be aware that once transferred to Pok√©mon: Let’s Go, Meltan cannot be transferred back to Pok√©mon Go.

Evolving Meltan Into Melmetal

After transferring Meltan, many players aim to evolve it into Melmetal, a powerful evolution of Meltan. Here’s how you can achieve this evolution.

Gathering Meltan Candies

To evolve Meltan into Melmetal, you’ll need 400 Meltan Candies. These can be accumulated in several ways:

  1. Catching Meltan: Each catch provides Meltan Candies.
  2. Walking with Meltan as your buddy: This will earn you candies over time.
  3. Transferring Meltan to Professor Willow: This provides extra candies.

The Evolution Process

Once you’ve gathered 400 Meltan Candies:

  1. Go to your Pokémon storage and select Meltan.
  2. Ensure you have enough candies, then choose the option to evolve.
  3. Witness the transformation of Meltan into Melmetal.

Maximizing Your Meltan Catches

  • Use Pinap Berries while catching Meltan to double the candies.
  • Activate the Mystery Box during events for increased Meltan spawns.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

Sometimes, players may encounter issues during the transfer or evolution process. Here are some common problems and solutions:

Connectivity Problems

  • Check your Bluetooth connection.
  • Restart both your mobile device and Nintendo Switch.
  • Ensure Pok√©mon Go is updated to the latest version.

Insufficient Candy

  • Utilize Rare Candies if you’re short on Meltan Candies.
  • Increase Meltan spawns by regularly activating the Mystery Box.


Transferring Meltan in Pok√©mon Go may seem daunting, but with this guide, you’ll be able to navigate the process with ease.

By understanding the steps and preparing accordingly, you can enjoy the unique experience of catching, transferring, and evolving this special Mythical Pokémon.

Remember, patience and persistence are key. Happy gaming and best of luck in your Pokémon Go adventures!

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