Shiny Meltan returns for a limited time!

For those of us who still love playing Pokemon Go, Niantic, the creators of Pokemon Go have announced that Shiny Meltan is coming back for a limited time.

Meltan is a rare and mysterious Pokemon that only appears when you open a Mystery Box. If you’re lucky, between Wednesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. EST until Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. EST. To obtain a Mystery Box, you have to send a pokemon from Pokemon Go to one of the Nintendo Switch titles Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee.

Date + Time

  • Wednesday, Apr. 24, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) until Sunday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


  • When you open the Mystery Box, you may encounter the Shiny version of the Mythical Pokémon Meltan!
  • Trainers will now be able to open the Mystery Box every three days, even after the event ends.
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