Four years have passed since the initial announcement of Pokémon Sleep, following the successful launch of Pokémon Go by the Pokémon Company. Amidst the speculations of the unique sleep tracking app’s eventual fading into obscurity, a fresh gameplay trailer has been launched, hinting at a tentative release towards the end of July.
The term “gameplay” is used lightly here as this is not a typical game, but a sleep-monitoring app coated in a Pokémon theme. The app associates you with Snorlax, the Pokémon renowned for its love of sleep. Deepening your connection with this enormous slumber-loving Pokémon happens quite simply, through sleep. Adequate sleep enhances your score and empowers Snorlax to draw “drowsy power” from your resting body. The outcome? More weary Pokémon drop by and bestow upon you unique sleep styles. This cycle continues until your “Sleep Style Dex” overflows. The mantra remains – Gotta catch ’em all.
Although feeding berries and custom drinks to Snorlax can somewhat boost your bond, it won’t attract sleep-deprived Pokémon such as Slowpoke and Diglett to your “sleep island”. Achieving that necessitates rest and precise sleep monitoring.
The app’s sleep monitoring features seem impressively thorough, utilizing your phone’s microphone and accelerometer sensors to measure your sleep behavior – whether you snore or toss and turn in your sleep. Your unique sleep pattern appears to determine the Pokémon that pays a visit. For instance, restless sleepers may find Togepi imparting its “Rocking Sleep” style, while snorers may be serenaded by Jigglypuff with its characteristic “Singing Sleep” style. However, the company has yet to disclose the Pokémon who shows up if you spend all night awake in bed, munching potato chips and glued to your phone, nor why the development of a sleep tracking app spanned over four years.
Despite the fact that the app operates in isolation and doesn’t synergize with any other fitness or sleep tracking apps, it does link with the Pokémon Go Plus bracelet. This enables users to initiate sleep tracking by merely pressing a button on the device, also potentially attracting a rare visit from Pikachu wearing a nightcap. The bracelet is priced around $30, whereas the forthcoming Pokémon Sleep app is set to be free of charge.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Pokémon Sleep
What is the ‘Pokémon Sleep’ app?
‘Pokémon Sleep’ is a unique sleep tracking app with a Pokémon theme that was announced four years ago. The app’s core functionality revolves around tracking users’ sleep patterns and using this data to interact with various Pokémon, primarily Snorlax.
When is the ‘Pokémon Sleep’ app expected to be released?
The ‘Pokémon Sleep’ app is expected to be launched towards the end of July, according to the latest gameplay trailer.
How does the ‘Pokémon Sleep’ app work?
The app pairs users with the sleep-loving Pokémon, Snorlax. As users sleep, they increase their bond with Snorlax and boost their score, which in turn attracts more Pokémon to visit and gift unique sleep styles.
How does ‘Pokémon Sleep’ track sleep patterns?
The app utilizes your phone’s microphone and accelerometer sensors to monitor your sleep behavior, such as snoring or restless movements. The sleep patterns observed seem to determine the type of Pokémon that pays a visit.
Is the ‘Pokémon Sleep’ app free?
Yes, the forthcoming ‘Pokémon Sleep’ app is set to be free of charge.
Does the ‘Pokémon Sleep’ app integrate with any other apps?
While the ‘Pokémon Sleep’ app does not integrate with any other fitness or sleep tracking apps, it does pair up with the Pokémon Go Plus bracelet. This allows users to initiate sleep tracking by pressing a button on the device.