Pokémon Sleep App Will Include Shiny Hunting

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The highly anticipated Pokémon Sleep tracker app appears to incorporate “shiny” Pokémon, which are Pokémon that exhibit unusual color variations. This exciting development was noted by Joe Merrick, the webmaster of the renowned Poké-compendium, who shared his observations on Twitter along with a warning for players to brace themselves for their Shiny Hunting streams and other related activities.

Based on a recently released “gameplay” trailer by The Pokémon Company, Sleep players will be able to amass Pokémon in their Sleep Style Dex by nurturing a somnolent Snorlax, feeding it meals, and consistently tracking their own quality of sleep. As the Snorlax becomes increasingly drowsy and powerfully sleepy, the players will gain access to a wider array of Pokémon to collect.

Serebii shared additional details in a preview posted on July 7, stating that in the version they played, there were over 100 Pokémon that could be discovered. Each Pokémon boasts at least three different sleep styles, each with varying degrees of rarity indicated by star ratings. The higher the Snorlax’s Drowsy Power and the better the quality of sleep, the greater the likelihood of encountering these rare sleep styles.

To the delight of many fans, it appears that the meticulous shiny hunters within the Pokémon community will be compelled to prioritize getting a full and restful eight hours of sleep rather than subjecting themselves to countless retries, exploits, and the frustration of encountering an army of identical Magikarp.

In terms of compatibility, the sleep tracker will be designed to work seamlessly with the Bluetooth-enabled Pokémon Go Plus+ device. Notably, this device will not only assist in measuring sleep data but will also feature Pikachu’s familiar voice, providing adorable prompts to help users wake up or go to sleep, as described on the Pokémon website.

While an official release date for Pokémon Sleep has not been announced yet, fans speculate that it will likely launch around the same time as Pokémon Go’s “Catching Some Z’s” event, scheduled to commence on July 15. This event will introduce shiny variations of Pokémon such as Abra, Drowzee, Galarian Slowpoke, Jigglypuff, Mareep, Mega Blaziken, Munna, Slakoth, Snorlax, Snorlax wearing a nightcap (!), and Teddiursa.

Before the event kicks off, an open beta version of Sleep is currently available to Android users in Argentina, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, running until July 13.

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