G-Max Melmetal: How to get the mythical and transfer it to ‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’.


With the Pokémon Go to Pokémon Home connectivity feature now available live, Trainers can finally get the special Gigantamax Melmetal for their Sword and Shield.

Gigantamax is a brand new combat mechanism introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield that allows certain Pokémon to change their appearance and get a special G-Max move when Dynamaxing.

In Melmetal, the mythical Pokémon of the Alola region, its Gigantamax form was leaked into the code of Sword and Shield when it was released in late 2019, but it was not available until now.


To get your Gigantamax Melmetal Trainers, simply transfer at least one Pokémon from Pokémon Go to the Pokémon Home app.

Trainers must connect their Pokémon Go application to Pokémon Home using the same Nintendo account login. Once you have done this, you will find the Pokémon Home feature in your Pokémon Go settings.

Once you have accessed the feature, select a Pokémon that you want to transfer to Pokémon Home. To learn more about how the transfer process works, read our detailed instructions.

Once you have transferred at least one Pokémon to Pokémon Home, you will access the Pokémon Home mobile app. Select the green button at the bottom of the screen and then select the Mystery Gifts tab.

Select the “Gift Box” button to see a list of gifts you can claim. If you transferred a Pokémon using Pokémon Go, G-Max Melmetal should appear at the top of the list. Select it, and then select “Claim” to transfer that particular Pokémon to your box in Pokémon Home.


To transfer your new G-Max Melmetal from the home app to Sword and Shield, you must first download the app from the Nintendo Switch e-shop. If you have already done so, you can continue and follow these simple steps:

The Switch app will ask you if you want to transfer all the Pokémon in the boxes as they are, or if you want to place them manually in the Switch version.
After the transfer is complete, you will have two options in the main menu: the Pokémon you deposited and a Pokédex. Select “Pokémon” for this process.
Select the game you want to connect to Pokémon Home. The only options you have here are “Sword”, “Shield”, “Let’s Go Pikachu” and “Let’s Go Eevee”.
Select your game and choose “Yes” to connect.
On the next screen, your Pokémon Home Pokémon will appear on the left side and your Switch playfields on the right. Select your Pokémon manually and transfer them from left to right or vice versa.
Note: Pokémon that are not included in your game will be marked with a sign indicating that they cannot be transferred yet.
When you are finished, select the plus sign to quit and “Save and quit changes”.

What do you think of G-Max Melmetal? Tell us about your favorite Gigantamax Pokémon in the comments section.


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