Can you trade Meltan in Pokémon Go?

Offer over your Meltan.

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For those who have been fortunate enough to open up Mystery Boxes in Pokémon Go, you’ve had the chance to capture one of the best Pokémon in the mobile game: Meltan. Meltan evolves into Melmetal and is considered one of the best Master League mythical Pokémon that you can use in the mobile game. It has incredible stats, a superb moveset, and it works in a variety of scenarios. If you’re looking to compete in the Master League, Melmetal is a sure-fire way to shoot to the top. Can you trade Meltan with other players in Pokémon Go?

Unfortunately, you cannot. Meltan, its evolved form Melmetal are mythical Pokémon. Mythical Pokémon are complicated to capture because they’re only available at certain mobile games. Niantic has made it so you cannot trade a mythical Pokémon with another player, which means you can acquire as many Meltan in your collection, but you can never offer it to another player. Instead, you’re better off trading Meltan in for candy and to increase the strength of a more powerful Meltan.

Mythical Pokémon are highly-sought after choices, so players cannot exchange this can feel a little frustrating. However, because Meltan is more available than some other mythical Pokémon in Pokémon Go, it’s not the worst thing in the world.