What is Pokemon Sleep? Release date & Pokemon Go compatibility

Snorlax in Pokemon Sleep

After being teased four years ago, Pokemon fans received an official release window for the upcoming Pokemon Sleep experience. Here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Sleep including what to expect and its connectivity with Pokemon Go.

Pokemon fans received a ton of news during the Pokemon Presents showcase on Pokemon Day. Scarlet and Violet players have a lot to look forward to including The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC content, as well as newfound compatibility with Pokemon Go.

Article continues after ad

Fans of Pokemon’s mobile offerings will also receive a brand-new game later this year called Pokemon Sleep. Here’s what you need to know about Pokemon Sleep including how it ties into Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Sleep release window

During the Pokemon Presents showcase on Pokemon Day, The Pokemon Company announced that Pokemon Sleep is planned to launch in the summer of 2023.

Pokemon Sleep was first teased four years ago during a Pokemon presentation on May 28, 2019. It’s been a long time coming for Pokemon Sleep, and many fans of the franchise wondered if the game would ever see the light of day.

Article continues after ad

Pokemon Sleep explained

Pokemon Sleep will introduce players to Professor Neroli who alongside Snorlax is researching the way Pokemon sleep.

Your job is to help Professor Neroli out with research. Luckily, all you need to do is sleep in order to contribute to Neroli’s discoveries.

“By leaving your smartphone by your pillow when you go to bed, your sleep will be measured and analyzed. Your sleep will be categorized into one of three “sleep types,” and Pokémon that sleep in similar ways will gather around Snorlax.”

Article continues after ad

The length of your sleep will measure your score in the morning, which will influence the amount of Pokemon you’ll notice around Snorlax when you wake up. Placing your smartphone next to your pillow before you go to bed will allow Pokemon Sleep to track your sleep.

Your sleep can be classified by one of the following categories: Dozing, Snoozing, or Slumbering. Pokemon also carry sleep classifications. When you wake up, you’ll notice that the Pokemon who share your classification will gather around Snorlax.

Article continues after ad

Pokemon Sleep & Pokemon Go compatibility

Pokemon Sleep shares connectivity with Pokemon Go through the Pokemon Go Plus+ accessory.

The device will measure your sleep data and it will be available as of July 2023.

Not only will it measure your sleep data but it ties into Pokemon Sleep by having the Pikachu in the Pokemon Go Plus+ sing lullabies for you: “the more sleep you get together, the friendlier this Pikachu will become—you can even unlock new alarm sounds as your bond grows.”

Article continues after ad

For more, check out some of our other Pokemon guides:

Pokemon Go Raid schedule for February 2023 | How to heal Pokemon in Pokemon Go | How many Pokemon are there? | Best Pokemon for PvP battles in Pokemon Go | How to get revives in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go best attackers ranked | How to get Master Ball in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | Are Pokemon Scarlet & Violet getting DLC? | How many Pokemon types are in Scarlet & Violet?

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company

Article continues after ad

Related Topics