During today’s Pokemon press conference. The Pokemon Company announced Pokemon Sleep, a new app that turns sleep time, into game time.
Developed with the help of Select Button, Pokemon Sleep is part of The Pokemon Company’s new initiative to incorporate sleeping and resting into the Pokemon experience.
According to the presentation, the app will track players’ sleep patterns and translate them into gameplay.
To assist in this endeavor, Nintendo and Niantic will be releasing a new accessory called the Pokemon GO Plus+.
It has all the functions of the previously released Pokemon GO Plus, except it will also be able to track sleeping patterns for Pokemon Sleep.
Pokemon Sleep is due to release sometime in 2020, with more details to be revealed soon.
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UPDATE: The Pokemon Company has released an official PR Email with more details on the App.
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Soon, Trainers will be able to wake up with Pokémon every morning with Pokémon Sleep, a mobile app from The Pokémon Company.
Pokémon Sleep aims to turn sleeping into entertainment by having a player’s time spent sleeping, and the time they wake up, effect the gameplay.
While more details about the app’s functionality will be revealed at a later date, it was announced that a new device from Nintendo, Pokémon GO Plus +, will connect to Pokémon Sleep and launch with the app.
The device will use an embedded accelerometer to track a user’s time sleeping and send this information to their smartphone via Bluetooth.
This new device also has the same functions as the original Pokémon GO Plus, so Trainers can use it with Pokémon GO during the day and with Pokémon Sleep at night.
Trainers can look forward to Pokémon Sleep launching for mobile devices in 2020.
To celebrate this early look at Pokémon Sleep, Trainers around the world will have the chance to encounter Snorlax that are lying down and deep in sleep in Pokémon GO beginning today.