For the first time, you can obtain a Gigantamax Melmetal in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Previously, only regular Melmetal was available in the game. This Steel-type mythical Pokemon is being distributed as a gift to thank players for transferring Pokemon between Pokemon GO and the mobile storage app, Home. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get Gigantamax Melmetal from Pokemon GO.
Getting Gigantamax Melmetal from Pokemon GO to Sword & Shield
The method of obtaining your very own Gigantamax Melmetal is simple, but it takes a few steps before you can get it in Sword and Shield.
First, you’ll need to transfer at least one Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Pokemon Home. You can read the full steps on how to do that here, but we’ll summarize it for you:
Go into settings in Pokemon GO and tap Pokemon Home. It’ll ask you to connect your Nintendo Account before selecting a Pokemon to transfer.
Once you’ve picked one to transfer, you’ll need to go to the Pokemon Home app to accept it. All you have to do is open the mobile Home app and choose to accept the special Pokemon distribution reward.
Doing so will deposit a special Melmetal with Gigantamax capabilities into one of your Home storage boxes.
From there, you can transfer the Gigantamax Melmetal into your copy of Pokemon Sword or Shield to use it in battle. You can read the steps on how to do that here.
In summary, you need the Switch version of the Pokemon Home app, select “Pokemon” at the top of the main menu, and pick which game you want to move the Pokemon to.
The special Melmetal will come at level 100, and its Steel-type attacks will change to G-Max Meltdown in battle. This exclusive move deals damage and prevents foes from using the same move consecutively.
You can only receive one Gigantamax Melmetal, but there’s no apparent time limit on how long you have to claim it.
That’s everything you need to know about how to get Gigantamax Melmetal from Pokemon GO. Check back with Twinfinite for more guides, tips, and tricks for all of the Pokemon games.
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