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Pokemon GO's mysterious nut-looking mythical is called Meltan

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Picture of a young trainer with the new Pokemon Meltan
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Pokemon GO players have been reporting appearances of a monster they captured but could not really identify. Niantic have released an odd video that also serves as a trailer, explaining that it's a new mythical Pokemon called Meltan.

Meltan was initially an enigma even to Professors Willow and Oak, but the latter eventually remembered that he read about this Pokemon in ancient texts. Reddit can now finally stop calling the monster "nutto" and it appears that Meltan will be a steel type Pokemon.

The monster is described as a new species of Pokemon, officially dubbed as "Hex Nut Pokemon". It is rather tiny, standing at eight inches "tall", which is just over 20 centimeters, but weighs 17.6 pounds or 7.98 kilograms.

Meltan's body is said to be made of liquid metal, hence the name, and the creature will be able to use parts of that body to corrode metal and absorb it. This process will apparently generate electricity for Meltan, which can then be fired from its eye. 

It seems like Meltan will be used as promotional material for Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu! as the official site states "Pokémon GO is somehow key to meeting this curious new Pokémon in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!". On top of that, Professor Oak first named Pikachu and Eevee as potential versions of Meltan in the video above.

The official Pokemon GO website still doesn't offer more information on Meltan, with the actual news apparently reserved for Pokemon Let's Go, where all the information above came from. With that in mind, no more insights into this evolution of Ditto have been provided, as the site focuses more on promoting Pokemon Let's Go.

NianticPicture of a young trainer with the new Pokemon MeltanPokemon GO - Professor Willow

The odd nature of Meltan prompted the resurgence of the Pokemon "chart" that satirically depicts the thought process of making new generation monsters, including the infamous Wowoman. While the "Pokemon" there look rather ridiculous, they don't seem to be that far off from a metallic puddle with nut bolt for a head.