Poke​​​​​​​mon Sleep game rewards players for resting

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by Caitlynn McDaniel

PHOENIX – Now you can catch Pokémon even with your eyes closed… literally! 

Pokémon Sleep allows users to catch Poké​​​​​​​mon in… well their sleep. The mobile app uses an embedded accelerometer to track how long the player sleeps and sends this data to their smartphone through Bluetooth. 

“The concept of the game is for players to look forward to waking up every morning,” said Poké​​​​mon’s chief executive, Tsunekazu Ishihara. 

Another spokesperson said Poké​​​​​​​mon Sleep will be a nice way to “reward good sleeping habits.” 

There is no word yet as to what rewards await those who get a decent amount of sleep. However, the game also functions exactly like Poké​​​​​​​mon Go. Meaning, players are also able to roam around and catch Poké​​​​​​​moneven during the day! 

The Pokémon Company announced this new game at a recent press conference. Poké​​​​​​​mon Sleep is expected to launch in 2020. 

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