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Melmetal (メルメタル Merumetaru) is a Steel-Type Mythical Pokémon and the evolved form of Meltan, and can only be obtained through the GO Park in Let's Go Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee!. It can also Gigantamax into Gigantamax Melmetal.

Biology

Physiology

Although it retains the same gold hex nut, red cable-like tail, and metallic silver liquid body of its pre-evolved form, Melmetal has a muscular build, in addition of having another gold hex nut for a neck or look like a mask, and black hex nuts on its chest, and each two hands, shoulders, elbows and feet respectively.

Behavior

Melmetal was thought to be revered by humans many years ago because of its ability to manipulate and create metal from nothingness. However this was not shown in any media so far.

The liquid part of its body is rather flexible, as shown when using its signature move, Double iron bash.

Evolution

In the games, Melmetal evolves from Meltan with 400 Meltan candies. This evolution can only take place in Pokémon GO.

In the anime, Melmetal evolves from Meltan by combing with it own species.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity


Pokédex entries

  • Let's Go Pikachu

    Revered long ago for its capacity to create iron from nothing, for some reason it has come back to life after 3,000 years.

  • Let's Go Eevee

    Revered long ago for its capacity to create iron from nothing, for some reason it has come back to life after 3,000 years.

  • Sword

    At the end of its life-span, Melmetal will rust and fall apart. The small shards left behind will eventually be reborn as Meltan.
    Gigantamax: In a distant land, there are legends about a cyclopean giant. In fact, the giant was a Melmetal that was flooded with Gigantamax energy.

  • Shield

    Centrifugal force is behind the punches of Melmetal's heavy hex-nut arms. Melmetal is said to deliver the strongest punches of all Pokémon.
    Gigantamax: It can send electric beams streaking out from the hole in its belly. The beams' tremendous energy can vaporize an opponent in one shot.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
135
Attack
143
Defense
143
Sp. Atk
80
Sp. Def
65
Speed
34
Total
600

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Thunder Punch 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
1 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
9 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
18 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
27 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
36 Acid Armor —% 20 Poison Status
45 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
54 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Normal Physical
63 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
72 Double Iron Bash 60 100% 5 Steel Physical
81 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
90 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
TM05 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM07 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM08 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM12 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM13 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM16 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM22 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM23 Thunder Punch 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM27 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM35 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
TM36 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM38 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM41 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM42 Self-Destruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM45 Solar Beam 200 100% 10 Grass Special
TM48 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM49 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
TM54 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM55 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Melmetal learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Melmetal LGPE Melmetal Back LGPE
Melmetal Shiny LGPE Melmetal Shiny Back LGPE
Sword Shield Back

Anime

Main article: Ash's Melmetal
Ash Melmetal

Ash's Melmetal.

Ash's Meltan and its fellow hordes merge into a Melmetal during the final Alolan Pokémon League in SM138.

Trivia

  • Melmetal is the heaviest Mythical Pokémon.
  • Melmetal and its pre-evolution, Meltan, have source code abilities even though abilities are not present in Let's Go.
  • Melmetal and its pre-evolution, Meltan, are the first Mythical Pokémon to be part of an evolutionary line.
  • Melmetal and its pre-evolution, Meltan, are the only Pokémon officially introduced in Generation VII that are not native to Alola, they were native to Kanto. Strangely, it creates a time paradox as it was only discovered after the Generation 1 Games ended, but it was in the Kanto pokedex.
  • Melmetal was teased during the footage of meltan in the wild, where its head, cry and shoulder were leaked.
  • Melmetal is one of the two sole Pokémon from a respective Generation between Generation I and Generation VIII who can Gigantamax, another one being Garbodor.

Origin

Melmetal's head and hands are based on a hex nut. Its body is made up of steel that cools at room-temp, similarly to mercury. Its giant body structure, great power and status as a god-like being may reference the golem.

Etymology

Melmetal comes from "melt", "metal" and possibly "element".

Gallery

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