How to get Shiny Meltan in Pokemon GO

Learn how to get your hands on Shiny Meltan this Lunar New Year in Pokemon GO.


Pokémon GO fans have reason to celebrate this Lunar New Year as they’ll have a chance to get their hands on a very special Pokémon over the next month or so. In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Pokémon GO has added a shiny version of the mythical Pokémon , Meltan. This Pokémon is only available for a very limited time, and there’s currently only one way to get your hands on it. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Get Shiny Meltan

If you want to get your hands on Shiny Meltan and add this very special Pokémon to your collection, then you’re going to need to act quickly. Shiny Meltan will only be available in Pokémon GO from February 5 to March 4 at 11:59PM PST.

Meltan in Pokemon Go.
Meltan in Pokemon Go.

This shiny variation of Meltan will only be available to trainers through the Mystery Box system, so in order to obtain Shiny Meltan, you’re going to need to get your hands on some Mystery Boxes and start opening them up. On top of that, Mystery Boxes also include a cooldown timer, which will be reduced quite a bit—to only three days—during this event. If you, however, start opening Mystery Boxes before the event begins, you’ll need to wait the usual time for the cooldown.

Shiny Meltan is now available in Pokémon GO and will be available until March 4. Of course, you’ll need to take a chance to obtain this Pokémon , as it isn’t a guaranteed drop, so just keep opening up Mystery Boxes as often as possible to increase the chances of getting your hands on this little gem.

For more help make sure you check out our Pokémon GO guides and be sure to keep an eye out for any additional strategy content that we create

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Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has been exploring the world of video games for as long as he can remember. He enjoys everything from large-scale RPGs to small, bite-size indie gems and everything in between.

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