Brace yourselves as there’s a new Pokemon mobile game coming that you can play in your sleep.
I’m not talking about it being super easy, I mean you literally play it while you’re off in dreamland.
Called Pokemon Sleep, this new mobile game sounds like a glorified sleep tracker as it keeps tabs on your sleeping patterns and then adjusts the gameplay accordingly. Apparently the aim is to make sleeping “fun”, not unlike how Pokemon GO made walking fun (and dangerous). Somehow.
We’re pleased to announce the development of Pokémon Sleep, a new app from @Pokemon_cojp that tracks a user’s time sleeping and brings a gameplay experience unlike any other!
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 29, 2019
Unsurprisingly, the internet had a field day with this announcement and honestly, Pokemon Sleep is shaping up to be a better meme than an actual game.
Some noted how The Pokemon Company seem to be dipping its toes into self-care/health stuff with GO and Sleep, and have made some great suggestions for future games. Really keen for Pokemon CO2 Emission Cap.
Pokemon Quit Smoking
Pokemon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Pokemon Free and Accessible Birth Control
Pokemon Socialized Healthcare
Pokemon CO2 Emission Cap
— MacIntyre Rath (@MacIntyreRath) May 29, 2019
Pokemon Wake Up
Pokemon Grab a Brush and Put a Little Makeup
Pokemon Hide the Scars that Fade Away the Shakeup
Pokemon Why'd You Leave the Keys Upon the Table
Pokemon Here to Create Another Fable
— Vic (@Garrts_) May 29, 2019
pokemon sleep huh? pokemon self care? pokemon drink water? pokemon remember your meds? pokemon wash your hands
— CODEUS (@pumpkinheadguy) May 29, 2019
Pokémon Sleep is great now they just need to make Pokémon Eat and Pokémon Stop Falling in Love With Emotionally Unavailable People and i'll be set
— merritt k (@merrittk) May 29, 2019
Others (including myself) are already declaring themselves to be masters of the game already based on one simple, yet important criteria: the ability to sleep.
The Pokemon Company is actually making a game called Pokemon Sleep, a game which will all depend on how much you sleep and will operate based on those qualities.
Finally a game for us all. pic.twitter.com/LslfCWSXAZ
— TRAFON (@RiseFallNick) May 29, 2019
I feel like Pokémon Sleep is the league I’d excel in the most. 😴 pic.twitter.com/lD5eMleOf6
— Steve Vegvari (@SVegvari) May 29, 2019
Pokemon Sleep???? We in there pic.twitter.com/tziqJIpTtM
— King Crimson I.A. (@Kaleb_IA) May 29, 2019
I had no interest in Pokemon Go because I find the idea of moving daunting and unfun. Pokemon Sleep on the other hand is right in my wheelhouse. I can sleep as good as anyone.
— Stealth (@Stealth40k) May 29, 2019
And then there were just a bunch of random gems from some truly creative minds, which makes you marvel in amazement at the internet’s creativity when there’s sufficient motivation.
You playing Pokemon Sleep, wake up in the middle of the night with sleep paralysis and see this pic.twitter.com/ejdZ3igHlw
— Homobound (@Homobound) May 29, 2019
When the squad gets together to play Pokemon Sleep 😍 pic.twitter.com/AsVVmXGv5k
— The Bryan Atkinson (@Wow_no_inv) May 29, 2019
Pokemon sleep antagonist pic.twitter.com/l0L2DNdGlg
— I LOVE WOOLOO (@Antlans) May 29, 2019
Pokemon Sleep was inspired by this video. pic.twitter.com/ah1EopP3Zx
— Spaghetti O's. (@lovethyeezus) May 29, 2019
Y’all are gigglin about Pokémon sleep while Nintendo’s out here building a lifestyle brand and y’all are gunna be driving Pokémon cars with a little Pikachu animation as your electric engine charges and pokecoffee shops while your kids walk around with their hologram poke pals th
— Arin Hanson, you say? (@egoraptor) May 29, 2019
As for how the game will pull off this “make sleep fun” thing, well, I have no idea as The Pokemon Company are keeping its cards close to its chest. Apparently you will need to use a new device called the “Pokemon Go Plus +” (yes, that is indeed pronounced “plus plus”) which will track your steps when you’re playing Pokemon GO during the day and then track your sleep while “playing” Pokemon Sleep at night.
Look, it makes very little sense on paper but hey, I’m all for a game that requires me to do nothing but sleep. Sleep is scheduled to come out at some point in 2020 so make sure to not sleep too much until then. You’ll want to be nice and tired for when the game arrives.