Pokémon wants you to Pokémon GO HOME and Sleep

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A Pokémon Press Conference aired yesterday and while it was short, it was packed full of news.

There’s a new Detective Pikachu game heading to the Nintendo Switch, a new and modern way to store your Pokémon using the cloud, a sleep-tracking app endorsed by Snorlax, a new device called Pokémon GO Plus +, and a new mobile app that’s all about famous Pokémon trainers.

Let’s start at the beginning: the new Detective Pikachu game, which we’re desperately hoping is called Detective Pikachu 2: Electric Boogaloo.

The first Detective Pikachu game was released for the 3DS back in 2016. The film of the same name follows the same basic plot of there being a boy named Tim and a Pikachu who’s capable of solving mysteries and talking, but goes in a different direction to the game. This means you can play the game and (mostly) be surprised by the twists, even if you’ve seen the film.

The Pokémon Company say that this new game, available on the Nintendo Switch, isn’t a remake, but a sequel. No more details are currently available, but we’ll update when we get more information.

Second things second: Pokémon HOME. HOME is a cloud service that’s compatible with Nintendo Switch, iOS devices, and Android devices. It’ll allow you to connect with Pokémon Bank, Pokémon Let’s Go, Pokémon Sword and Shield, and Pokémon GO.

Pokémon HOME is set to launch in early 2020. From what we can tell, players can take Pokémon from Bank, GO, Let’s Go, and Sword and Shield, and put them in HOME. Pokémon in HOME can then be transferred into Sword and Shield. As with Detective Pikachu, we’ll update when we get more information.

Next up is Pokémon Sleep. Pokémon Sleep is pretty much what it says on the tin: a sleep-tracking app that takes your sleep data and somehow gamifies it. It’ll release in 2020.

However, that’s not all – there’s a new device available called the Pokémon GO Plus +. If you’re wondering, it’s pronounced “Pokémon GO Plus Plus”. Yes, really.

The Pokémon GO Plus + accessory functions as a normal Pokémon GO Plus (which is the Bluetooth bracelet device already available) during the day and can be put next to your pillow at night, sending your sleep information to your phone.

To celebrate Pokémon Sleep and the new collaboration between Nintendo and Niantic, there’s a new Pokémon GO event on featuring Snorlax. Like, lots and lots of Snorlax. They’ll be spawning until June 3rd, so go out and catch one while you can.

Last, but definitely not least, is Pokémon Masters. It’s a new mobile game that lets you battle alongside some of the best and brightest Pokémon Trainers from the main Pokémon games. Steven Stone is in the promotional images, so you know it’s going to be good.

Pokémon Masters is set to be released sometime in 2019 on iOS and Android. We’ll keep you updated.

While that’s all for now, there’s another Pokémon Direct set for June 5th. This live stream is set to provide more information about Pokémon Sword and Shield and will air at 2pm BST/6AM PT/9AM ET.

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