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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.

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).

Watch Pokémon 2019 Press Conference from Pokemon on www.twitch.tv

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.”

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.

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.

“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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YouTuber buys dream car worth $200k by selling Pokemon cards

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:07

by Brent Koepp

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A YouTuber revealed that he was able to afford and buy his dream car worth up to $200k just by buying, selling, and covering Pokemon cards – yes, you read that right!

Although the Pokemon TCG made its debut decades ago in 1997, the Nintendo collectibles have seen an absolute explosion in popularity in 2020. Items once traded by children on school playgrounds for practically nothing can now sell for as much as a house.

Dedicated fans that have been covering the hobby for years such as Australian YouTuber Michael ‘UnlistedLeaf’ Anderson have had their passion rewarded with the Trading Card Game’s recent attention. So much so that the content creator was able to buy a luxury car.

Pokemon YouTuber UnlistedLeaf shows off his dream Audi R8 car.
YouTube: UnlistedLeaf
The Nintendo fan was able to buy his dream car collecting and selling Pokemon cards.

YouTuber buys dream car thanks to Pokemon cards

While many popular entertainers have been swept up by the Pokemon card craze that has hit in 2020, YouTubers like Unlisted Leaf have been making videos about the hobby since 2013. On December 4, the content creator revealed that he was able to buy his dream car – a Audi R8 V10 Plus – due his love of the Nintendo RPG.

“It is insane to me that years down the line I am able to get one,” he said. “The craziest part about this whole situation is that I really bought this car with, like, Pokemon cards. If we really boil it down.” The entertainer, who also goes by ‘Ando’, then clarified that he didn’t get any money from his parents or a side job – it was purely from covering the Pokemon collectibles.

“It is 110% all with Pokemon cards. That’s the truth. I literally have been making videos around Pokemon cards for about eight years now. I’ve been collecting Pokemon cards for eight years and like selling a few. Then like I buy a lot. Then I sell a couple more,” the Nintendo fan explained.

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UnlistedLeaf revealed that Pokemon cards’ recent explosion in value and popularity also played a hand in being able to afford the luxury vehicle. “Especially with the crazy Pokemon card boom recently, I was able to purchase this car.” he revealed, before he thanked his fans for sticking with him as he covered the Nintendo hobby for eight years.

There is no telling if the craze surrounding the TCG will die down anytime soon. With the Japanese franchise gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, the sky is the limit. Passionate fans who have dedicated their lives to Trading Card Game are finally starting to reap the rewards.