Meltan is a Mythical Steel-type Pokémon introduced to the franchise through the world of Pokemon GO. The Mystery Box item allows Pokémon GO players to spawn this Pokémon a lot more frequently once a day. This is the only way to obtain Meltan as well as its powerful evolution, Melmetal.
Melmetal has the intimidating, steep cost of 400 Meltan Candy for evolution, so making the most of the Mystery Box is essential to get this rare Pokémon for your own.
While Melmetal has gotten a majority of the main stream attention as far as Pokémon battling goes, Meltan is still useful in its own right. This Pokémon, while only reaching a max CP of 1,068, still has a useful selection of attacks for effective use in both PvP and PvE battles. Here are the best moves and best moveset for Meltan in Pokémon GO.
Best moveset for Meltan
Fast Move: Thundershock
Luckily, this choice is pretty simple since Meltan’s only option for a Fast Move is Thundershock. Thundershock is a decent one to have, putting up solid damage numbers and decent charge for Meltan’s Charged Moves. Unfortunately, Meltan kind of has to rely on its Charged Moves which, thankfully, Thundershock can help you get consistently.
Charged Moves: Flash Cannon, Thunderbolt
The move choices become even easier when it comes to Meltan’s Charged Moves as Flash Cannon and Thunderbolt are the only two that it has access to. Flash Cannon is at least a decent same-type option for Meltan, giving it a reliable attack to use once it’s racked up enough energy. Thunderbolt is a slower-charging move by comparison, but still does a good amount of damage and offers Meltan coverage for Water-types it would otherwise struggle to get past.
Although Meltan is a rare, valuable Mythical Pokémon to add to your Pokémon GO collection, it’s rather weak and has a much stronger evolution if you ever want to put one on the battlefield. In short, it’s recommended to keep Meltan in the box until its ready to evolve.
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