There's a ton going on during Pokémon GO Festival 2022 but one of the biggest draws is the release of the new Mythical Pokemon Meloetta. Each year, players typically only get one or two new Mythical Pokémon, so every start matters. This one being tied to GO Fest 2022 makes it particularly important, so coaches are desperate to figure out what the deal will be. To answer your questions, here's how to get Meloetta in Pokémon GO, and the answer to everyone's other question about Meloetta can it be brilliant.
How to get Meloetta in Pokémon GO
Meloetta is the grand prize for completing The Melody Pokémon Special Research story (see full tasks and rewards here). It's part of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 ticket, so you need to buy it before or during the event, then be sure to log in to activate it. Once you have the quest, it never expires or disappears, so you can complete it at any time to get Meloetta and all the other rewards it offers. However, it will be much easier to complete if you're actively playing throughout Pokémon GO Fest 2022, so be sure to jump around as much as possible and use our linked guide for what to do.
Once you complete the Melody Pokémon Special Research, you will encounter Meloetta. Just grab it and you're set. Of course, as these will be so rare, we recommend using Pinap Berries if you have them. This will give you extra candy to fuel Meloetta in case you want to use it in battle. But should you be disappointed if all you get is a regular Meloetta? Can Meloetta shine in Pokémon GO during GO Fest 2022?
Can Meloetta be shiny in Pokémon GO
As with most powerful or rare Pokémon debuts, Meloetta may not shine during Pokémon GO Fest 2022 or likely for some time after. Shiny releases usually come after players have had a chance to catch a few, sparking new interest in a character that has been around for a while. And with Mythical Pokémon, it can take a lot longer. We only recently had our first chance to catch Shiny Mew, which was an early addition by comparison. Shiny Meloetta hunters therefore have a long wait ahead of them.
And these are the answers to all important questions about how to get Meloetta in Pokémon GO and can Meloetta be shiny.