Nintendo and The Pokemon Company recently created a new presentation devoted just to the Pokemon property, and it has something to offer fans of all ages. Pokemon GO players were greeted with the confirmation that Alolan Pokemon would be joining the game in March, as well as a glimpse into the future of Pokemon Unite. For console users, The Pokemon Company introduced the Daybreak Update for Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which appears to be the first of multiple updates, and, more importantly, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the first installments in Pokemon’s ninth generation of games.
However, some fans may have observed that a long-running Pokemon project, Pokemon Sleep, was absent from the presentation. Fans discovered a new Pokemon mobile app called Pokemon Sleep in 2019, which promised to turn the user’s sleep time into gameplay. Pokemon Sleep sounds like an interesting concept, but fans haven’t heard or seen anything about it since it was revealed. The game may still be in development, according to leaks, but it’s already way over its original release date. It’s time for The Pokemon Company to provide some concrete details on the future of Pokemon Sleep, whether it’s bright or bleak.
Pokemon Sleep was first revealed in May 2019, amid a slew of other Pokemon-related initiatives, including Pokemon Home and the development of a second Detective Pikachu game. The program will allegedly maintain track of the player’s sleep cycle with the help of the Pokemon GO Plus +, an updated version of Pokemon GO’s original wrist-mounted device, according to a few specifics released at the time. Pokemon Sleep allows players to earn prizes for sleeping in the same way as Pokemon GO does for walking. Apart from that, The Pokemon Company hasn’t stated much about the app’s main mechanics.
Pokemon Sleep, on the other hand, was launched with a 2020 release date in mind. The app didn’t come out that year, which isn’t unexpected given that the COVID-19 epidemic caused a slew of video game delays in 2020, which hampered businesses of all types. Despite this, The Pokemon Company hasn’t announced a new Pokemon Sleep release date since then, and the game has been completely abandoned. Other Pokemon projects, such as Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Pokemon Unite, have been revealed and released well after Pokemon Sleep, making the quiet even more aggravating.
There’s some hope for Pokemon Sleep thanks to a Pokemon GO determine from the beginning of 2022. Dataminers discovered references to a codenamed Pokemon GO attachment, which may be the Pokemon GO Plus PLUS, as well as files with the name Pokemon Sleep. It’s possible that this information belongs to another Pokemon GO initiative, but for the time being, Pokemon Sleep appears to be the most plausible candidate. Despite the fact that Pokemon Sleep was not included in the most recent Pokemon Presents, its creator’s Select Button and Niantic may be discreetly preparing for a major Pokemon Sleep debut in a future Nintendo Direct.
Whether the Pokemon GO datamine has anything to do with Pokemon Sleep or not, it’s past time for The Pokemon Company to affirm the game’s future in any way. It’s a shame that Pokemon Sleep has been stuck in limbo for so long while other Pokemon developments go forward at breakneck speed. Despite the fact that the Pokemon series is doing well overall, Pokemon Sleep’s dubious classification remains a thorn in the side of enthusiasts. The Pokemon Company needs to either release a Pokemon Sleep presentation soon or acknowledge that the game has been canceled, after nearly three years without a remark. By now, the issue of Pokemon Sleep should have been resolved.