On Saturday, many Pokémon Go players were left super confused at the sight of a never-before-seen Pokémon. Following much debate and bewilderment, the folks over at The Pokémon Company have finally given a name to the mystifying creature: the Mythical Pokémon Meltan.
Earlier this week, the world of Pokémon got a new addition. Originally thought to be a strange type of Ditto, Pokémon players hypothesized that the new Pokémon could even be a glitch or promo for the forthcoming Nintendo Switch games Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s GO, Eevee!.
Thankfully, the gaming community finally got their peace of mind. The Pokémon Company has released a fun trailer announcing the new Pokémon. Check it out below!
According to the conversation between Professor Oak and Professor Willow, the two had never seen the Pokémon before. That is, until Professor Oak remembered he saw the Pokémon in “an ancient text” he once read. Upon pulling out the book and matching the pictures, the character confirmed the new Pokémon was, indeed, Meltan.
Meltan is said to be a Steel-Type Pokémon, according to the official Pokémon website. The “curious” Pokémon can generate its own electricity by absorbing metal from its surroundings and use said electricity as a method of attack.
#Meltan has a body made from liquid metal, and its shape is very fluid. It uses its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its own body. https://t.co/cA6Rg3I1Tb pic.twitter.com/eO5oHfPXOs
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) September 25, 2018
We don’t know much else about the new Pokémon. However, the trailer says “to be continued…” hinting that Professor Oak may get back to us with a little more information soon.
Welcome to the world, little guy.
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