Pokemon Company executives announced the new Pokemon Sleep product as part of a suite of new apps and devices, reports Fortune.
Much in the same way that the original Pokemon Go game, which encouraged users to walk around their neighborhoods in a quest to catch Pokemon, led (at least temporarily) to a spike in those gamers’ walking minutes, Pokemon Sleep seeks to gamify a good night’s rest.
“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! Several Snorlax were consulted on this, in case you were wondering. #PokemonSleep is coming in 2020,” the company wrote in a tweet.
Apparently the app will require the use of a new device called the Pokemon Go Plus Plus. It would allow users to “train” their Pokemon while sleeping after walking around playing the original Pokemon Go during the day. It would also track sleeping data since users would put the device on their bedside pillow.