Since its release in July 2016, Pokémon GO — the game that lets you catch your own Pokémon while walking around — amassed more than 600 million lifetime downloads, according to Statista. And, 20 years before that, Nintendo released the original version of Pokémon, a role-playing game based on monsters battling it out. The first game was released in Japan and was made for The Game Boy.
Now, with their latest release, you can even catch Pokémon while you sleep.
The Pokémon Company announced some news about its highly-anticipated new release — “Pokémon Sleep” — during a livestream on Monday, where the company shared a couple of trailers for the game.
Essentially a sleep-tracking app, the game categorizes sleep into three types: dozing, snoozing, and slumbering.
A new version of the Pokémon GO companion device, Pokémon GO Plus+, was also released alongside the game. The new device will be able to work with both Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon GO as a sleep tracker and tool respectively.
The sleep data tracked with Pokémon GO Plus+ can be used in both Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon GO without the player having to constantly check their smartphone, according to the trailer description.