Are there Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Sleep?

Tyler Constable
An image of Pokemon in Pokemon Sleep.

Pokemon trainers can catch new ‘mon by using the new Pokemon Sleep app but can you get Shiny Pokemon with the sleep tracker?

Pokemon Sleep is the latest addition to the Pokemon franchise, and it delivers a unique twist on the creature-catching formula as this app tracks a user’s sleep habits and rewards them with Pokemon. Developed by Niantic, the team behind Pokemon Go, this is the most relaxing way to catch ’em all.

You’ll receive an overall score whenever you sleep using the app and no matter if you’re napping or in a deep sleep, you’ll be visited by Pokemon when you wake up, but are Shiny Pokemon included?

Here’s everything you need to know about whether or not Shiny Pokemon are available in Pokemon Sleep.

An image of Pikachu in Pokemon Sleep.

Are there Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Sleep?

Yes, Shiny Pokemon are in Pokemon Sleep.

According to’s Joe Merrick, who got to preview the app recently, Shiny Pokemon will indeed be available for players to try and obtain. The information was shared in a Tweet on July 10, 2023, where Joe stated: “So it appears that Shiny Pokémon are in Pokémon Sleep. I hope you’re all prepared for your Shiny Hunting streams and everything”

Furthermore, a player shared a screenshot of a Shiny Charmander they had caught in the app on Twitter on July 11, 2023.

This is great news for fans as Shiny Pokemon are extremely popular in the community, after all, who doesn’t like finding an exciting new version of their favorite Pokemon?

While no official confirmation about Shiny variations has been shared just yet, based on the information above it looks like they will be available to get at least during the game’s open beta period. As soon as any official information is revealed, we’ll be sure to update this page!

That’s everything we know so far about Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Sleep! For more content on the game, check out our guides below:

All confirmed Pokemon in Pokemon Sleep | Does Pokemon Sleep have Apple Watch support? | What is the new Pokemon Sleep app? | Where to buy Pokemon Go Plus+ | How to add friends in Pokemon Sleep

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