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Wake up babe, the Pokémon Sleep release date just dropped

Pokémon Sleep has been in hibernation for nearly four years but now it’s finally ready to emerge from its slumber and help us with our sleep later this year

Pokemon Sleep release date: Snorlax in Pokemon Sleep asleep in a green meadow, with one hand on its belly.

Someone must have found the Pokéflute because we finally have a Pokémon Sleep release date. The Pokémon Company first announced the project back in 2019, and rumours have been circulating that this year it would finally arrive. Pokémon Sleep is a new app designed to help you track your sleep cycles by catching Pokémon and researching their sleep behaviours.

The ‘gameplay’ is simple enough – just input the time you go to sleep, and the time you wake up, and the app does the rest. Pokémon Sleep is set on a small island that inhabits a Snorlax and a Pokémon professor named Professor Neroli. As you track your sleep using the app, it categorises your rest cycles into dozing, snoozing, or slumbering. Pokémon with the same sleep styles as you then come and join Snorlax on the island.

Recording your rest with Pokémon Sleep is even easier with the new Pokémon Go Plus + accessory, which you can use to track your bedtime and when you wake up, as well as using it to catch Pokémon and spin Pokéstops in Pokémon Go. There are plans to incorporate your sleep data into Pokémon Go as well.

When is the Pokémon Sleep release date?

Pokémon Sleep is coming to iOS and Android devices in summer 2023.

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When is the Pokémon Go Plus + release date?

The Pokémon Go Plus + accessory is available to purchase on July 21, 2023.

How do I unlock nightcap Snorlax in Pokémon Go?

Linking your Pokémon Go Plus + to your Pokémon Go account gives you access to special research tasks to help you encounter a Snorlax wearing a nightcap.

Pokemon Sleep release date: A graphic showing the three sleep styles of dozing, snoozing, and slumbering using Pokemon to illustrate.

That’s everything you need to know about the Pokémon Sleep release date. Catch up on what you missed from February’s Pokémon Presents by checking out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet tera raid battles guide and our paradox Pokémon guide.