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Dec. 10th, 2018 @ 09:37 pm Meltan quest
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Some months ago, there was a new Pokemon introduced in Pokemon GO: the Meltan, a metal type. It was first shown during the Chikorita community day, and turned out to be all Ditto’s. And with the launch of Pokemon Let’s Go on the Switch console, Nintendo introduced a way to transfer Pokemon to the Switch, and the reward is a box that spawns Meltan.

There was a special event that coincided with the launch of the game on the Switch, that allowed you to catch a Meltan without a Switch connection. It was a nine-step special research, and it required quite some special things, like battling in 10 raids. And while the quest would stay once you started it, the event that spawned the pokemon you needed to catch ended some time ago.

I had already resigned myself to not being able to finish in time, but then on the last evening my RPG session was cancelled, so I could walk around and do a few raids (in one case just throwing my raid pass in the raid and walking away). With only one hour left on the event, I finished up all of the required “research” and managed to catch Meltan!

But Klik lagged behind in the number of raids, so she was still working on it. And the going was slow, because the pokemon needed were not spawning regularly! But this Saturday, as we were returning from dumping some old bookcases, I saw a Cubone on the radar — so we turned the car around and drove to the spot indicated. Sure enough, there was a Cubone and she could finish the seventh step!

The eighth step involved catching two Anorith or Lileeps, and two Kabuto or Omanyte. The Anorith are spawning regularly around the gym behind the house, so that was easy. And there was one lucky Omanyte spawn that evening around here too… But that last needed pokemon was elusive! Until tonight, when someone remarked on the local Pokemon GO WhatsApp group that there was an Omanyte near the petting zoo. So we jumped in our shoes and went there without any detours. Sure enough, it was there!

So now we both have our Meltans!

Crossposted from my blog. Comment here or at the original post.
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From:kishenehn
Date:December 11th, 2018 02:50 am (UTC)
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I just talked to a friend whose kid has a Switch, and he was happy to trade me a Meltan. :)
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From:fub
Date:December 12th, 2018 01:38 pm (UTC)
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Yes, ok... but catching it yourself is just so much better! (Not to mention the XP!)
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From:kishenehn
Date:December 12th, 2018 06:25 pm (UTC)
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Definitely true ... though I'm afraid Niantic is finally starting to wear me down ...
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From:fub
Date:December 15th, 2018 09:24 am (UTC)
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Are you not looking forward to playing anymore, then? Maybe it's just ran its course for you -- it's not like you need the motivation of the game to get out of the house!
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From:kitzune
Date:December 11th, 2018 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Congrats to both of you!
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From:kitzune
Date:December 11th, 2018 08:31 pm (UTC)
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By the way, do you want to be friends on Pokemon Go? Leave me your friend code and if Klik wants to be my friend, her code, too :)
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From:fub
Date:December 12th, 2018 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Yes! I'm having trouble getting enough presents in a single day to send everybody one, but I will try my best...

My code is 6449 5035 1603. Klik's code is 4106 8324 1232.

Thanks!
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From:kitzune
Date:December 17th, 2018 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Sorry for the wait! I sent a friend request to both of you.
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From:fub
Date:December 17th, 2018 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Your character has such a cool Drifblim hat!
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From:kitzune
Date:December 17th, 2018 04:06 pm (UTC)
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It's actually Mismagius! I bought it with coins because I love Mismagius xD
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From:fub
Date:December 17th, 2018 09:11 pm (UTC)
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I had to google that, but now I see it. Is that the evolution of Misdreavus? Hmmm, I still have some stones left...
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From:fub
Date:December 12th, 2018 01:42 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:nucleosides
Date:December 13th, 2018 06:41 pm (UTC)
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I still need to get Meltan, LOL.

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From:fub
Date:December 15th, 2018 11:11 am (UTC)
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Now that those pokemon that you need aren't spawning that much anymore, it'll be slow going, but have patience: you'll get there. And keep an eye on the poke-radar!
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