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Oct 30, 2017
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Shiny Meltan will appear for a limited time!

https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/shinymeltan/



Trainers,

We have exciting news! The Shiny version of the Mythical Pokémon Meltan has been discovered! Just in time to celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Shiny version of Meltan will appear for a limited time.

A Mythical Pokémon, the mysterious and rare Meltan only appears when a Mystery Box is opened. If you’re lucky, you may encounter Shiny Meltan when you open the Mystery Box from February 5 at 1 p.m. PST until March 4 at 11:59 p.m. PST. During this special event, the time that you have to wait before you can open the Mystery Box again will be reduced to three days. Be careful, Trainer! If you open the Mystery Box before this event starts, you will have to wait the usual time period before you can open it again.

Date & Time

  • Feb. 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST (GMT -8) to Mar. 4, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PST (GMT -8)


Features

  • When you open the Mystery Box, you may encounter the Shiny version of the Mythical Pokémon Meltan!
  • The time you have to wait before you can open the Mystery Box again will be reduced.


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to bring Shiny Meltan into your GO Park or evolve it into Shiny Melmetal! Best of luck in discovering a rare form of this recently discovered Mythical Pokémon.


—The Pokémon GO team
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,035
I opened mine last night....

Be careful, Trainer! If you open the Mystery Box before this event starts, you will have to wait the usual time period before you can open it again.
WTF Niantic, how was anybody supposed to know to wait?
 

Pwnz

Member
Oct 28, 2017
4,454
Got Miltank finally checked off in my dex, just doing Kirlia raids and presents now.

Don't know why Niantic releases new chinpokomons and immediately removes them. Or hell, they could still be in the wild but so damn rare you wouldn't run into one.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,552
Got Miltank finally checked off in my dex, just doing Kirlia raids and presents now.

Don't know why Niantic releases new chinpokomons and immediately removes them. Or hell, they could still be in the wild but so damn rare you wouldn't run into one.
Actually caught a Shieldon today, so they're still out there.
 

Pwnz

Member
Oct 28, 2017
4,454
Is shiny Meltan boosted
No idea.

Just finished my 1st mystery box and no shinies. Probably why the wait is reduced to 3. If nothing else I'll increase my arsenal of melmetals from 2 to 5.

Fuckers are pikachu catch rates, forced me to learn how to short curveballs so I can use normal and great balls without taking more than 2 throws.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,610
Belgium
Ugh... I must resist the urge to buy a Switch and Let's Go. I don't have the money. :/
Remember: it's only for Meltan. Pretty lame Pokémon and Melmetal's useless in fights/raids. I got a box from someone who brought a Switch to a raid to connect and I'm not even gonna ask him to bring it again for 150 more candy. I'm sure Meltan will appear in the wild down the road. If I ever play Let's Go it'll be for the game itself and not Meltan.
 

Pwnz

Member
Oct 28, 2017
4,454
I wouldn't say melmetal is useless. It is a decent defender if you don't have a strong set of pokemon already. I'd say it's nearly as good as snorlax.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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But they gave a warning...minutes ahead of time. Who wants to bet the idea of the event hadn't even happened 10 hours ago.
I'm not sure what's sillier, their poor communication or that they apparently don't have the ability to remotely reset the timers.

Oh well, at least I'm still vaguely interested in Meltan beyond a shiny. I'm still looking for a good Meltan to evolve, either a 91+% or a high level 82+%.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,035
I'm not sure what's sillier, their poor communication or that they apparently don't have the ability to remotely reset the timers.

Oh well, at least I'm still vaguely interested in Meltan beyond a shiny. I'm still looking for a good Meltan to evolve, either a 91+% or a high level 82+%.
Yeah, it's pretty ridiculous that they can't reset the timers, there must be some technical jank that's preventing it. Otherwise it's so incredibly boneheaded.
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,413
Blah

I just did my "last" Meltan mystery box last night to evolve a Melmetal. Then of course this event pops up. Screw this game lol. With the boxes cool down of a freaking week, this should have been announced beforehand.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,617
Arizona
Blah

I just did my "last" Meltan mystery box last night to evolve a Melmetal. Then of course this event pops up. Screw this game lol. With the boxes cool down of a freaking week, this should have been announced beforehand.
I don't understand how Niantic keeps fucking this shit up years in. The announcement should have been one week before the window, this isn't rocket science. People are losing out on entire batches of shiny eligible Meltan through literally no fault of their own, for no good reason.

Hell, there's no reason they couldn't have just zeroed out everyone's timers, but I guess that's asking too much from them.
 
They probably aren't too concerned because they gave the event an entire month. So, at worst, people who are out for the first week entirely, still have 3 weeks with 6 or 7 chances. And they probably think that's enough.

From reddit, it kinda seems like people are catching around 2 shiny per box, so the rates aren't too bad.

It's probably way easier to do that, rather than make a database change for everyone. Though, right, they could've announced it today and had the event start next week.
 
Oct 25, 2017
741
Ohio
Looking to add some friends.
Any idea how to throw an excellent curve ball? Seems impossible to me.
A lot of practice and a little bit of luck. Some Pokemon have better capture circles than others, I found Tauros to be fairly forgiving in that regard (he's large and sits closer to the screen compared to most) when I was going for them in the Mew/Celebi quests. Most of the 5* raid Pokemon (in general, not necessarily Palkia specifically) have bigger circles too making them good candidates for landing an excellent curve.
 

8bit

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,625
They probably aren't too concerned because they gave the event an entire month. So, at worst, people who are out for the first week entirely, still have 3 weeks with 6 or 7 chances. And they probably think that's enough.

From reddit, it kinda seems like people are catching around 2 shiny per box, so the rates aren't too bad.

It's probably way easier to do that, rather than make a database change for everyone. Though, right, they could've announced it today and had the event start next week.
Huh, my son and I both did it last night. No shiny Meltans. Not so bad as the next chance is in three days, I guess. Only frustrating thing is that Meltan can't be batch transferred unless you throw them into Let's Go.
 
Nov 9, 2017
378
I opened mine last night....



WTF Niantic, how was anybody supposed to know to wait?
I had not opened the box in a few weeks - i finally opened it 2 days ago so my box timer has a 5 on it before i can open it again
My girlfriend had not opened hers in ages and opened it when the event started so she's on 2 already
 
May 31, 2018
166
Completely forgot you could send the Meltans to Let's Go and still get the extra candy so I just deleted some instead of sending them over, dang it.

Got a shiny from my first box though at least. I'm gonna run out of pokeballs at some point and can't get more for free due to not needing data for anything else at the moment. Just hope I can at least get enough for a Melmetal before I run out.
 
Nov 9, 2017
378
Completely forgot you could send the Meltans to Let's Go and still get the extra candy so I just deleted some instead of sending them over, dang it.

Got a shiny from my first box though at least. I'm gonna run out of pokeballs at some point and can't get more for free due to not needing data for anything else at the moment. Just hope I can at least get enough for a Melmetal before I run out.
Deleting them (sending them to the professor) gets you a candy as well - its no different to transferring them to Lets-Go
If your nowhere near a stop you can still get balls via adventure sync - if you walk 50k (and its tracked) then on Monday morning you claim the sync rewards which will get you 35 balls (20 red / 10 blue / 5 yellow)
You can also get balls via gifts - if you dont already have friends on here then add your friend code to the excel sheet in the first post and let people know and i'm sure you can get a few gift boxes a day to keep you in Pokeballs.
 
May 31, 2018
166
Deleting them (sending them to the professor) gets you a candy as well - its no different to transferring them to Lets-Go
If your nowhere near a stop you can still get balls via adventure sync - if you walk 50k (and its tracked) then on Monday morning you claim the sync rewards which will get you 35 balls (20 red / 10 blue / 5 yellow)
You can also get balls via gifts - if you dont already have friends on here then add your friend code to the excel sheet in the first post and let people know and i'm sure you can get a few gift boxes a day to keep you in Pokeballs.
Yeah, got the candies anyway but would've been nice to have more of the things in my Go park
Wasn't aware of the adventure sync, that should be fine for me since I do walk with the thing fairly often.
 
Oct 27, 2018
57
I'm posting to unhide the spreadsheet of friends codes. Not sure how many are on it but I plan to add you all, if that's okay? If you see an incoming request from RoyLands and want some UK gifts, I hope you accept me.

I don't play as much as I used to (seems to be the case for most) but I'll try to send/open gifts regularly.

I'm level 35. Sorta done with raiding because my Discord group disbanded so now I play solo 100%.
 

Pwnz

Member
Oct 28, 2017
4,454
Looking to add some friends.
Any idea how to throw an excellent curve ball? Seems impossible to me.
First work on your curveballs in general. Once you're able to hit most pokemons with nice, you're ready. Wait for a high CP close up pokemon (Ursaring, Pinsar, Wailing, etc), give it bananas, and use normal pokeballs that way if you mess up and get great throw, there's a decent chance it'll break free.