Impressions of Meltan
|Ah Nutto, I barely|
From my interpretation, Meltan seems to be based on soldering metal which is also evidenced by its Steel typing. Solder is a low-melting temperature metal used to fuse together two less fusible metals. A prime example would be soldering a copper wire to brass. Well, Meltan has a little copper wire tail and its head is a hex nut, so that all checks out.
|It's an inanimate object based pokémon, so haters will likely let their feelings be known on social media as much as possible. It's not easy being a machine.|
For now, I'm going to give Meltan a thumbs up based solely on the fact I never would have never expected the design. I also give it a thumbs up for how it was released. Aside from the leak, which didn't give us that much, I like how it just mysteriously showed up and everyone was taken by surprise. It reminds me of the old Mew and "PokéGod" rumors back in Gen 1. Before Community Day even started one of these guys popped up on my Pokémon GO radar and I mercilessly tracked it down just to get a glimpse of it in game. People were buzzing about it all during Community Day as well. This goes to show that this reveal, despite if you like the design or not, was a successful one.