The Mystery Box is a special item in Pokemon Go that lets you encounter the Mythical Meltan, but there’s a specific method you need to know before you can unlock it.
It was first introduced to Pokemon Go in 2018 to celebrate the release of Let’s Go! Pikachu and Let’s Go! Eevee on Nintendo Switch. It made waves at the time, as Meltan was the first brand-new Pokemon to debut in the mobile app
Mystery Boxes have been around in Niantic’s popular mobile app Pokemon Go for a while now, but for some players, they remain just that… a mystery. Fortunately, it’s quite easy to get your hands on one once you know the process.
In this guide, we’re going to explain how to get a Mystery Box in Pokemon Go, how to use it to get Shiny Meltan, and the best method for farming them so you can earn enough Candy to evolve a Melmetal.
What is the Mystery Box in Pokemon Go?
The Mystery Box is a special Incense-like item that is required to get Meltan to spawn in Pokemon Go.
It was first introduced to Pokemon Go in 2018 to celebrate the release of Let’s Go! Pikachu and Let’s Go! Eevee on Nintendo Switch. It made waves at the time, as Meltan was the first brand-new Pokemon to debut in the mobile app.
Mystery Boxes are essentially a special type of Incense, meaning they’ll attract Meltan to your location for a total of 60 minutes – so you’ll have plenty of chances to catch them.
How to unlock the Mystery Box in Pokemon Go
The easiest way to unlock the Mystery Box is to transfer a single Pokemon from Pokemon Go to your Pokemon Home account.
If you’ve never done this before, you’ll need to download Pokemon Home from the app store on the same device that you use to play Pokemon Go.
Once you’ve created a Home account, return to Pokemon Go and follow these steps:
Tap the Poke Ball at the bottom of the screen.
Choose Settings from the top right corner of the screen.
Scroll down and tap ‘Connected Devices and Services’.
Tap ‘Pokemon Home’.
Sign in using the same Nintendo Account you used to set up Pokemon Home.
You’ll now be able to access the Go Transporter in the Home menu of Pokemon Go. Select the Pokemon you want to send across and then open the Pokemon Home app to accept the transfer.
Be aware that you can’t send Pokemon from Home back to Go, so only transfer a Pokemon that you don’t mind saying goodbye to!