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After it curiously popped up in Pokémon GO over the weekend, we finally have the full reveal of a brand-new Pokémon! Named Meltan, he’s a “Hex Nut” Pokémon with the Steel typing. The official Pokémon website confirms Pokémon GO will be key to catching the new liquid metal critter. Here’s the full run-down:

Most of Meltan’s body is made from liquid metal, and its shape is very fluid. It can use its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its own body.

Meltan generates electricity using the metal it absorbs from outside sources. It uses this electricity as an energy source and also as an attack that can be fired from its eye.

Clearly a curious Pokémon, Meltan is very expressive and shows an interest in all kinds of things.


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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.