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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Raymond Turner

I grew up on the Atari, Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. I started my love affair with gaming with Mario, as most kids do, and continued it with Dragon Warrior(Dragon Quest for those who don't know history). Some of my favorite games growing up were the simplest, with Adventure for the Atari 2600 being one of the games I had the most fun with. Still to this day I enjoy that game, and those duck looking dragons. Today I play a variety of games when my mind will let me, which comes in spurts. Right now I am playing a bit of Minecraft.

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