Pokémon GO Guide: Tips to get a Mystery Box in the game

Have an extra helping hand with the help of mystery boxes!

In Pokémon Go, players can actually get their hands on a special item known as the Mystery Box that can be obtained by connecting the game with the Pokémon HOME app. The special mystery box will spawn a Meltan around the trainer who will use it as part of the ongoing special event going on in the game. The special in-game event mystery box will be the easiest way in the game to have a Meltan on your side in Pokémon GO, and this guide will explain how to get them.

What are the Mystery Boxes in Pokémon GO

Mystery Boxes are special items that allow players to have Meltan spawned around them in the game. The mystery box is available for players to use every 3 days, the special item can only spawn Meltan as a Pokémon in Pokémon GO. In certain events, a shiny Meltan is available but that occurrence is a rare sight and it mostly spawns Meltan.

Mystery Box spawns are not related to walking, the frequency of spawns is the same if you move or stay in one place. As of now it only spawns Meltan, which is a mythical Steel type Pokémon in Pokémon GO with a max CP of 1207.

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Mystery boxes will spawn a Meltan randomly on the map of the game after which the trainer can track the Pokémon down and catch them. Trainers can catch Meltan, collect Meltan candy, and evolve Melmetal if they manage to get 400 Candy.

Meltan is famous within the community for the stages of evolution the Pokémon goes through, having enough Meltan candy would ensure the trainers witness one. As stated before if you are lucky, you might also spawn a shiny Meltan however it is only possible under certain pre-stated events.

How to get a Mystery Box in Pokémon GO

Generally speaking, players will have to send a Pokemon from their arsenal from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Let’s Go, Eevee! on the Nintendo Switch, or to Pokémon HOME to get their hands on the special item. Following are the detailed steps one should follow to get their hands on the item.

  1. Create an account on Players will be needing a Nintendo Account to use Pokémon HOME, so make sure to have one if you don’t have one already
  2. Download Pokémon Home from Google Play or App Store, and sign in with your Nintendo Account.
  3. Open Pokémon GO then go to the Pokéball menu > Settings > Connected Devices and Services > Pokémon HOME and Sign in with your Nintendo account
  4. Once players are signed in, they will be able to send Pokémon to Pokémon Home
  5. Select any Pokémon and confirm Transport. Your Pokémon will leave Pokémon GO and travel to Pokémon Home. Sending Pokémons is necessary for securing the mystery box.
  6. Be sure to open Pokémon Home and receive your Pokémon. You can’t get a new Mystery Box if there are any unclaimed Pokémon.
Pokémon GO Mystery Box, Pokémon GO
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We hope that with this Mystery Box guide players will have now more clarity as to what the mystery box has to offer and how to get one in Pokémon GO. The mystery box is a great addition to the game and offers a great opportunity for the trainers in the game to add Meltan and Shiny Meltan if lucky to their arsenal of Pokémons in the game.

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