Pokémon GO – How to Use Mystery Box

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The Mystery Box has been available for a few years in Pokémon GO, but it has only become more useful and important since its inception. Giving players a chance to catch Meltan, the box stuck around much longer than expected. But with new events and other changes, it has grown in importance and is easier to use than ever. To explain everything, here is how to use the Mystery Box in Pokémon GO.



Pokémon GO Mystery Box Guide

The Mystery Box has two main aspects: charging it and opening it. We break them down below, but before that we wanted to explain what the Mystery Box is, in case this is your first time using it. In short, the opening of the Mystery Box acts as a Meltan-only incense. Once opened, you will have 30 minutes where Meltan will spawn near you approximately every 15 minutes. So by focusing on catching them quickly, you can end up with over XNUMX Meltan and a bunch of Candy. But how do you use it? First, it needs to be charged or recharged.

How to charge or recharge the Mystery Box

The Mystery Box can be charged or recharged in two ways. Both involve transferring Pokémon from GO to other games. However, remember that once used, you will have to wait three days before you can open the Mystery Box again. So use the methods below to charge it and make sure you use it at the right time. You will have to wait another three days to open it again afterwards.

The first method, which debuted with the Mystery Box, involved transferring a character from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu or Eevee. The process is a bit complicated and involves reaching halfway through the campaign. We outline the steps in the guide linked above, so check it out if you haven't already. But there's a better way that was introduced recently that doesn't involve owning a Switch and another game.



With the release of Pokémon Home, players got another way to top up their Mystery Box in Pokémon GO. Now all you have to do is transfer a character to the mobile app, which is free. Find out how to transfer from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Home here. It will work as above. Once it loads, you can open it using the method described below.


How to open the mystery box

To open the Mystery Box in Pokémon GO, follow these steps.

  • Open Pokémon GO
  • Open the Item menu
  • Scroll down to the mystery box
  • Select it
  • Tap Open

This will activate the item giving you 30 minutes to catch Meltan as they spawn near you, just like you were using Incense. And here's how to use the Mystery Box in Pokémon GO, including how to open and reload it.



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