Pokemon Sleep and Pokemon Go+ are finally coming this year

Pokemon Sleep

Pokemon Sleep and Pokemon Go+ are finally coming this summer after years of delays.

Originally announced back in 2019, Pokemon Sleep was intended for a 2020 release before silently fading into obscurity when the release never came. Now, those who’ve waited for the app are having their dreams (get it?) come true.

You can read the full announcement here.

Do you find yourself struggling to get energized in the morning? Has the same old bedtime routine grown tiresome? Now, you can turn your sleep into entertainment with Pokémon Sleep! Playing this game is simple: just place your smartphone by your pillow, then go to sleep. Just like that, waking up in the morning becomes something to look forward to!

Your adventure takes place on a small island where you’ll carry out research on how Pokémon sleep. You’ll work with large Snorlax who live on the island and Neroli, a professor who’s studying Pokémon sleep styles.

Rest Your Very Best!

Place your smartphone by your pillow when you go to bed to record and measure your sleep. The longer you sleep, the higher your score in the morning, and the more Pokémon you’ll see appear around Snorlax. Your nights of sleep will be classified as one of three sleep styles—dozing, snoozing, or slumbering—and in the morning, Pokémon that sleep in similar ways will come gather around Snorlax.

You may even discover a Pokémon sleeping in a rare style you’d hardly ever get to see normally. Each Pokémon has a number of different sleep styles, so see how many you can discover to complete your sleep style dex.

Pokémon GO Plus +

Researching Pokémon sleep styles is even easier when you use Pokémon GO Plus +, which allows you to keep track of your sleep with the press of a button. Pokémon GO Plus + uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to link with Pokémon Sleep. When it’s time for bed, just hold the device’s central button, place it by your pillow, and then go to sleep. Not only will Pokémon GO Plus + help measure your sleep data, but Pikachu’s familiar voice can give you cute prompts when it’s time to wake up or go to sleep.

Pokémon Sleep is planned to launch worldwide, excluding certain regions, in summer 2023, and Pokémon GO Plus + releases on July 14, 2023.

A firm release date for Pokemon Sleep has yet to be announced.



A basement-dwelling ogre, Brandon's a fan of indie games and slice of life anime. Has too many games and not enough time.

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