New Pokémon Sleep details, Android pre-registration open

Don’t sleep on Pokémon Sleep! It’s coming soon and The Pokémon Company has released new information on the upcoming mobile. Players who use Android devices can also pre-register on the Google Play store.

New details about Pokémon Sleep

A press release revealed some new information regarding the game, which we’ve included below.

How to Play Pokémon Sleep

To play Pokémon Sleep, players place their smartphone device or Pokémon GO Plus + by their pillow and go to sleep. When they wake up, they can check the results of the sleep tracking, study the sleep styles of the Pokémon that have appeared, and work together with Pokémon sleep researcher Professor Neroli to record them in the Sleep Style Dex. The more sleep players get, and the bigger Snorlax becomes, the more Pokémon they can meet, and the more sleep styles they’ll be able to discover. Players can also raise Snorlax during the day.

The Three Sleep Types

Pokémon Sleep categorizes 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 of the gathered Pokémon, they can give Pokémon Poké Biscuits. This will make them friendlier, and they’ll become able to join players as helper Pokémon.

Gather Drowsy Power and Raise Snorlax

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, which 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 Pokémon Sleep is not being played.

New Research Begins Every Monday

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 to sleep on the weekends, and there may even be rarer species than usual!

Share Sleep Research with Friends in the Research Community

Players can register another player as a friend to share their sleep duration and sleep type with them, as well as information like the number of sleep styles studied and the Pokémon in their helper teams. Players can also get rewards for reviewing their friends’ sleep research.

Learn More about the Pokémon GO Plus + Device

Inside the Pokémon GO Plus + device, there’s a nightcap-wearing Pikachu that players can meet in Pokémon Sleep when their Pokémon GO Plus + device is paired with Pokémon Sleep.

Usually, players build teams of five from the Pokémon they meet in Pokémon Sleep, 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.

New art and screenshots

Pokémon will have different Sleep Styles and some art pictured in the art below. The nightcap-wearing Pikachu is included with the Pokémon GO Plus + device.

You can see some of the game’s interface in the screenshots below.

Let us know if you’re excited for this new Pokémon… game? Certainly seems like a fun way to learn more about your sleep experience and hopefully improve your rest habits. Don’t forget to also join our Discord server for more Pokémon discussions!