The last few days have been heated with discussion over a new Pokémon leak. Now that mysterious little critter has been officially announced! Meet Meltan.
Announced in a video earlier today, Professor Willow discusses a confusing finding with Professor Oak. He claims that the local Ditto have been transforming into a new form, which Oak claims is the resemblance of an ancient Pokémon known as Meltan. Since Willow states that more research is needed, we can guess that it’ll relate to Pokémon GO’s research tasks in the near future.
“Research is being conducted on these appearances of Meltan, but we have learned that Pokémon GO is somehow key to meeting this curious new Pokémon in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! We’ll be sure to provide updates as we discover more!”
Meltan has also appeared on the Pokémon Let’s GO website, citing the following.
- Name: Meltan
- Category: Hex Nut Pokémon
- Type: STEEL
- Height: 0’08”
- Weight: 17.6 lbs.
“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.”
This all began with sightings and leaks pertaining to the Pokémon’s model in the Pokémon GO app. This discovery may have been what prompted the Pokémon’s formal reveal. It might have also been an intentional “leak” used to build hype before announcing it properly.
Either way, I like it.