Today in Tokyo The Pokemon Company held a press conference ahead of the June 5 Nintendo Direct to discuss some other new things coming to the world of Pokemon, such as Pokemon Sleep, Pokemon Masters, and Pokemon Home.

The first announcement came in the form of an upgrade to the Pokemon Bank known as Pokemon Home. This cloud-based service will allow users to share Pokemon between games and multiple platforms including the 3DS, Switch, and smartphones.


The most interesting announcement comes in the form of a new mobile game called Pokemon Sleep, which involves tracking how much sleep the user is getting. Included with Pokemon Sleep is a piece of hardware designed to track the player’s sleep, which can also be used with Pokemon Go.

Here’s the game’s official description:

“Soon, Trainers will be able to wake up with Pokémon every morning with Pokémon Sleep, a mobile app from The Pokémon Company. Pokémon Sleep aims to turn sleeping into entertainment by having a player’s time spent sleeping, and the time they wake up, effect the gameplay. While more details about the app’s functionality will be revealed at a later date, it was announced that a new device from Nintendo, Pokémon GO Plus +, will connect to Pokémon Sleep and launch with the app. The device will use an embedded accelerometer to track a user’s time sleeping and send this information to their smartphone via Bluetooth. This new device also has the same functions as the original Pokémon GO Plus, so Trainers can use it with Pokémon GO during the day and with Pokémon Sleep at night. Trainers can look forward to Pokémon Sleep launching for mobile devices in 2020. To celebrate this early look at Pokémon Sleep, Trainers around the world will have the chance to encounter Snorlax that are lying down and deep in sleep in Pokémon GO beginning today.”


Finally we were shown another mobile game, Pokemon Masters, which showcased a 3v3 battle. We’ll receive more information on that game later this year.


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