Official artwork of MeltanSteel Shiny Pokémon icon

Meltan has a Max CP of 1207 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Snow weather, and it was originally found in the Alola region. Shiny Meltan is available in Pokémon GO.

Meltan is a Steel-type Pokémon. Meltan is weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Psychic, Rock, Steel, and Poison-type moves.


Max CP1207 CP
Attack118 ATK
Defense99 DEF
Stamina130 STA
Weather Boost
  • snowSnow
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedMeltan can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance20 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#808
Height0.2 m
Weight8 kg
RegionAlola Generation 7
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate2%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
100 Candy
100000 Candy

Meltan type chart

Takes increased damage
Takes decreased damage

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Meltan's best moves and move sets


Meltan's best Pokémon GO moveset is Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt, with 7.37 DPS (damage per second) and 84.5 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain weather.

Weather Boost
  • rain
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Meltan with its best moveset, we recommend to use Thunder Shock/Flash Cannon. You will lose around 5.4% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Meltan's strongest moveset (Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt).

Meltan moves comparison

The following chart shows Meltan's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Meltan's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      Score 🔽
      1.ElectricThunder Shock ElectricThunderbolt 7.3784.58.4
      2.ElectricThunder Shock SteelFlash Cannon 6.9779.98.0

      Fast Attacks

      • ElectricThunder Shock5Damage8Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Thunder Shock
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Damage window0.3s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles

        Thunder Shock has no special effects.
        See Thunder Shock details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • SteelFlash Cannon100Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Flash Cannon
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Damage window1.6s - 2.5s
        Trainer Battles

        Flash Cannon has no special effects.
        See Flash Cannon details page ↗
      • ElectricThunderbolt80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Thunderbolt
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Damage window1.8s - 2.3s
        Trainer Battles

        Thunderbolt has no special effects.
        See Thunderbolt details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Meltan has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Meltan Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Meltan's Max CP is at Level 50. Meltan Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP1207 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch423 CP - 457 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs564 CP - 610 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids564 CP - 610 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • snowSnow
      705 CP - 762 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Meltan Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Meltan Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      115 CP247 CP379 CP
      4111 CP5144 CP6176 CP
      7208 CP8240 CP9273 CP
      10305 CP11335 CP12366 CP
      13396 CP14427 CP15457 CP
      16488 CP17518 CP18549 CP
      19579 CP20610 CP21640 CP
      22671 CP23701 CP24732 CP
      25762 CP26793 CP27823 CP
      28854 CP29884 CP30915 CP
      31930 CP32945 CP33961 CP
      34976 CP35991 CP361006 CP
      371022 CP381037 CP391052 CP
      401068 CP411081 CP421095 CP
      431108 CP441122 CP451136 CP
      461150 CP471164 CP481178 CP
      491193 CP501207 CP

      Meltan evolution chart

      Thumbnail image of MeltanMeltan
      • Candy Icon400 Candy
      Thumbnail image of MelmetalMelmetal
      • Meltan evolves into Melmetal which costs 400 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Meltan


      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Meltan's Steel-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Meltan.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega Steelix
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega Scizor
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega Aggron
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Meltan Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Meltan in Pokémon GO is 2.50%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 6.25% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 9.23%.

              No Berry
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 4.46%5.11%6.61%8.09%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 6.13%7.02%9.06%11.05%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Meltan, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              Meltan family


              A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Meltan in Pokémon GO. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.

              Thumbnail image of MeltanMeltan
              Thumbnail image of MelmetalMelmetal

              List of Meltan costumes


              A list of Meltan costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Meltan high resolution sprites


              A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Meltan. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

              Meltan Pokédex entries

              VersionsPokédex entry
              Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!It melts particles of iron and other metals found in the subsoil, so it can absorb them into its body of molten steel.
              SwordIt dissolves and eats metal. Circulating liquid metal within its body is how it generates energy.
              ShieldThey live as a group, but when the time comes, one strong Meltan will absorb all the others and evolve.