Press release

06/02/2019

SHINY MELTAN WILL APPEAR IN POKÉMON GO FOR A LIMITED TIME

London, United Kingdom- February 6, 2019—The Pokémon Company International, Niantic, Inc., and Nintendo announced today that a Shiny version of the Mythical Pokémon Meltan will appear in Pokémon GO for a limited time. Once obtained, this rare Pokémon can be transferred to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world as well as for longtime fans wanting a new way to play Pokémon, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! launched to critical acclaim on November 16, 2018, on the Nintendo Switch™ system.
 
Meltan is a rare Pokémon that appears when a Mystery Box is used in Pokémon GO. A Mystery Box can be obtained only by linking Pokémon GO with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Players who use their Mystery Box anytime Tuesday, February 5, through Monday, March 4, 2019, have a chance to catch Shiny Meltan in Pokémon GO. During this special event, the time that you have to wait before you can open the Mystery Box again will be reduced from seven to three days.
 
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are available exclusively on Nintendo Switch. For more information, please visit https://pokemonletsgo.pokemon.com/en-gb/
 
For more information about Pokémon GO, please visit https://www.pokemongo.com/en-gb/
 
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About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.co.uk
 
About Niantic, Inc.
Niantic, Inc. builds real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic was founded by John Hanke, who previously helmed the Google Geo team (including Google Maps and Google Earth) after his start-up Keyhole was acquired by Google. The company’s real-world adventure game Ingress has been downloaded more than 14 million times and is played in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. For more information on Niantic, please visit www.nianticlabs.com.

About Nintendo
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.6 billion video games and more than 725 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.co.uk

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