After the weekend's drama of uncovering an apparent new Pokemon in the update data for Pokemon Go, followed by said new Pokemon appearing after the Chikorita Community Day for capture (albeit with it immediately turning into a Ditto afterwards), The Pokemon Company International has officially revealed the Pokemon as Meltan.
Initially teased by the above tweet, shortly before the announcement, Meltan was revealed this afternoon in a video showing Professor Willow from Pokemon Go and Professor Oak discussing the new Pokemon and its mysterious appearance over the weekend:
Meltan is a new Mythical Pokémon, and its' details are as following:
Category: Hex Nut Pokémon
Weight: 17.6 lbs.
Meltan is confirmed as the new Pokemon that will appear in Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, via some sort of interaction with Pokémon Go. Presumably it will also feature in next year's movie - as that's how these things normally go. We'll bring you more news about Meltan and how to get it as we go!