Pokémon Sleep has napped for a while. We first heard about the Pokémon-themed mobile app designed to help you sleep better and track your sleep in 2019. But now, Pokémon Sleep is finally stirring again. As a new introduction video for the game reveals, in Pokémon Sleep, the more sleep you catch, the more Pokémon you catch too.
If we’re honest, a game you play while you sleep doesn’t sound all that restful. But getting good sleep can feel difficult, so maybe some encouragement from our favorite Pokémon can help us out. In Pokémon Sleep, Professor Neroli will help you research the sleeping habits of different Pokémon. When you sleep, your rest will get measured, recorded, and analyzed by the app. Pokémon Sleep will categorize your sleep into sleep types, most commonly dozing, snoozing, and slumbering. In the morning, you’ll have “caught” Pokémon that sleep like you do.
To win at this game, “all you have to do is get a good night’s sleep.” Because the more sleep you get, the more Pokémon you’ll discover, and the more likely you are to unlock rare sleep styles and Pokémon. We guess it does gamify sleep, maybe successfully.
The Pokémon Company also revealed a new gadget, Pokémon Go Plus Plus. This handy tool can be used to spin Poké-stops and throw Poké Balls (and now Great Balls and Ultra Balls) on Pokémon Go. But it also doubles as a sleep measuring tool on Pokémon Sleep.
Pokémon Sleep releases in summer 2023.