Play Pokemon while you sleep!
Pokemon Sleep is a new app/game for smart phones that “tracks a user’s time sleeping and brings a gameplay experience unlike any other!”
This new mobile app for iOS and Android devices will allow players to “wake up with Pokemon every morning” and aims to “turn sleeping into entertainment by having a player’s time spent sleeping, and the time they wake up, effect the gameplay.”
While not much else was revealed about Pokemon Sleep, the Pokemon GO Plus + was announced and will connect to Pokemon Sleep and Pokemon GO.
It will launch alongside the release of Pokemon Sleep and will use an embedded accelerometer to track player’s sleep time and send information back to the device.
The Pokemon GO Plus + also acts just like the original Pokemon GO Plus during the day (or night if you stay up late) but has the added functionality of sleep tracking.
To celebrate this announcement, Pokemon GO Trainers will have the chance to encounter sleeping Snorlax around the world and be inspired to sleep and prepare for this new app.
During the Pokemon Press Conference, The Pokemon Company also announced Pokemon Masters, a new upcoming mobile Pokemon game featuring trainers from the Pokemon universe to battle.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can’t wait to sleep for a VERY long time to catch all the Pokemon. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.