Meet Melmetal, the evolution of recently-revealed mythical Pokémon Meltan (AKA Nutboy).

Shown off today for the first time, Melmetal is a hulking liquid metal robot thing with a nut for a belly button.

Here's the usual comedy duo of Professor Willow and Professor Oak to introduce the new species:

The reveal of Melmetal is the last piece of the Meltan puzzle - an ingeniously laid-out reveal which saw Ditto, briefly hiding as Meltan, appear in Pokémon Go to introduce the creature.

A follow-up teaser officially named the species as a new mythical Pokémon, Meltan - not Nutto or Nutboi, as fans had decided. A further update then hinted Meltan could evolve - which now we know to be the case.

The mechanics for acquiring your own Meltan and Melmetal are still a little confusing, but it appears you'll be able to catch Meltan in Pokémon Go after interacting with someone who has Pokémon Let's Go on Switch. Melmetal is only evolveable in Pokémon Go and will require 400 candy to evolve - we've more details on the specifics over on our Meltan and Melmetal guide page.

What better way to market the new game to Pokémon Go players than by encouraging them to meet up and interact with those playing it?

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