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What is the new Pokemon Sleep app?

Published: 29/May/2019 11:23 Updated: 29/May/2019 13:11

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Company have already managed to get millions of people walking with Pokemon Go, and now they want to reward fans for sleeping with Pokemon Sleep.

Transform sleeping into entertainment

The Pokemon Company surprised fans when they announced Pokemon Sleep during their Pokemon press conference on May 28.

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The Pokemon Sleep app aims to transform sleep into entertainment when it launches in 2020. “Everyone spends a large part of their life sleeping and turning that into entertainment is our next challenge at Pokemon,” said Pokemon Company, CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara in the press conference (skip to 17.40 in the video below).

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So far, all we know is that players will be rewarded for sleeping as the length of a snooze will affect gameplay. It is important to sleep a certain amount of hours each night, but hopefully the Pokemon Company won’t be blamed for making people late for work!

CEO of the Pokemon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara said: “Everyone spends a large part of their life sleeping and turning that into entertainment is our next challenge at Pokemon.”

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You can expect to learn more about Pokemon Sleep later in the summer.

PokemonPokemon’s latest idea, Pokemon Sleep is launching in 2020…

New Nintendo hardware

Nintendo will release a new accessory alongside the app. Called Pokemon Plus +, it will track simple information about how you sleep. This information will be sent to your smartphone via Bluetooth technology.

This is the third Pokemon hardware accessory, coming after Nintendo launched Pokemon Go Plus to help players on their Pokemon Go journey. The original Pokemon Go Plus device warns players when there are nearby uncaught Pokemon and Pokestops.

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Last year, they also launched Pokeball Plus, a Pokeball shaped controller for Pokemon Let’s Go and Pokemon Go. This allows you to play through the entirety of the Nintendo Switch game with the Pokeball.

Nintendo’s latest bit of unreleased hardware is called the Pokemon Go Plus Plus (or Pokemon Go Plus +!). Yes, it seems the Pokemon Company really like using the word plus in their products.

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“Pokemon’s initiative to turn sleep into entertainment is one we support at Nintendo,” a Nintendo spokesperson said. “As you can probably tell from the name, this device can also be used a Pokemon Go Plus device.”

Pokemon Go sleep event

While we have to wait for the Pokemon Sleep app, Pokemon Go are hosting a special mini-event starring Snorlax. Everyone’s favorite sleeping Pokemon will be available in the Pokemon Go wild, and they can be found right now in-game.

NianticAppropriately, Snorlax will be available during the Pokemon Go sleep event…

The event will run until 1PM PDT on June 3 (4PM EDT / 9PM BST). Features of the event include:

  • Trainers will have the chance to encounter Snorlax snoozing in the wild.
  • Once caught, Snorlax will be awake and ready for battle as usual.
  • Remember to take a photo during your encounter as Snorlax will only be asleep during your encounter!

On top of this, any Snorlax caught during the event will know the exclusive move yawn. However, regular Pokemon Go trainers will know that yawn produces zero damage and is simply used to enable a Pokemon’s charge move.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

Snivy

So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.