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Meltan Unveiled, First Generation VIII Pokemon?

by Donald Theriault - September 25, 2018, 6:14 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Pokemon Company

It's old, isn't it.

A recent addition to Pokémon Go appears to be the first Pokémon ever unveiled in the game.

During special events this past weekend, an unidentified Pokémon appeared that would actually be revealed as a Ditto if captured. The Pokémon Company has released a video containing a conversation with Professors Oak and Willow confirming its name as Meltan.

The upcoming Let's Go series of Pokémon games have said there will be a new Pokémon in them, though Meltan's status of a "mythical" Pokémon in the style of Mew means its actual method for obtaining and using in Pokémon games has yet to be announced. It is confirmed as a Steel type.

Talkback

TheXenocideSeptember 25, 2018

Good, now the internet can stop calling him “Nutto.”

pokepal148September 25, 2018

Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are still Generation 7 games.

MythtendoSeptember 25, 2018

Quote from: pokepal148

Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are still Generation 7 games.

Debatable

pokepal148September 25, 2018

If you insist. Game Freak outright stated that Generation 8 would begin with the 2019 mainline game and that Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are just spinoffs. However that doesn't mean Meltan is not a generation 8 pokemon. There is a precedent for pokemon from future generations appearing in spinoff games.

broodwarsSeptember 25, 2018

That's flat-out a Banjo-Kazooie Honeycomb with an eye. Apparently, that's all the creativity it takes to create a Pokemon nowadays. That and a set of keys, apparently.

KhushrenadaSeptember 25, 2018

Quote from: TheXenocide

Good, now the internet can stop calling him “Nutto.”

Now that I have seen this, it is the only name I can think of this Pokemon and recognize.

RPG_FAN128September 25, 2018

Quote from: broodwars

That's flat-out a Banjo-Kazooie Honeycomb with an eye. Apparently, that's all the creativity it takes to create a Pokemon nowadays. That and a set of keys, apparently.

Rareware should sue Nintendo.

nickmitchSeptember 26, 2018

Quote from: pokepal148

If you insist. Game Freak outright stated that Generation 8 would begin with the 2019 mainline game and that Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are just spinoffs. However that doesn't mean Meltan is not a generation 8 pokemon. There is a precedent for pokemon from future generations appearing in spinoff games.

The Let's Go games have been called "main line" though.  So, Meltan has to be gen 7.

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