The Pokémon Company International has today announced that preregistration has started for Pokémon Sleep. More than just a sleep tracker app, Pokémon Sleep gamifies sleep. Yes, it’s as bizarre as it sounds.
How to Play Pokémon Sleep
To play Pokémon Sleep, players place their smartphone or Pokémon GO Plus+ by their pillow. When they wake up, they can check the results of the sleep tracking, study the sleep styles creatures that have appeared, and work together with sleep researcher Professor Neroli to record them in the Sleep Style Dex.
The more sleep players get, and the bigger a Snorlax becomes. They can meet more Pokémon, and discover more sleep styles. During waking hours, players can raise a Snorlax like a Tamagotchi, of sorts.
The game categorises sleep into three types: Dozing, Snoozing, and Slumbering. Pokémon whose sleeping pattern matches the player’s sleep type will gather around Snorlax. After players have studied the sleep styles, they can give them Poké Biscuits. This will make them friendlier, and they’ll become able to join players as helper Pokémon.
In Pokémon Sleep, players will be assigned a “sleep score” based on how long they’ve slept. Players get 100 points when they sleep for at least 8.5 hours. The longer players sleep, the greater Snorlax’s ‘Drowsy Power’ will become. This in turn determines how many Pokémon gather each time they wake up.
During the day, the player’s helper Pokémon will gather Berries to give to Snorlax, and can activate skills to support them in raising Snorlax. Helper Pokémon can gather Berries even during times of the day when the game is not being played.
Every Monday, players will choose a new site to move to and encounter a new Snorlax to raise there. This begins a new week of sleep research. The Pokémon encountered will differ depending on the area players are in. More Pokémon may come on the weekends, and there may even be rarer species than usual!
Pokémon GO Plus+ Grants Pokémon Go Bonuses
Inside the Pokémon GO Plus+ device, there’s a nightcap-wearing Pikachu that players can meet in the game when their Pokémon GO Plus + device is paired. Usually, players build teams of five from the Pokémon they meet, but the nightcap-wearing Pikachu can fill in as a sixth team member.
If players connect their Pokémon GO Plus+ device to Pokémon GO and spin PokéStops, their Pokémon GO Plus+ device will keep a record of it and give them Berries when it is connected to Pokémon Sleep.
Pre-Register for Pokémon Sleep
You can now pre-register for Pokémon Sleep via Google Play for Android mobile devices. The game is also coming to iOS devices, however there’s no information on when this pre-registration will open.
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