As if you didn’t cram enough game time into your waking hours, Pokémon is launching a new way to catch ‘em all… while you sleep.
The Pokémon Company announced the perplexing new app, Pokémon Sleep, at a preview event in Tokyo on Wednesday.
According to the announcement, the game will be paired with a device developed with Nintendo called the Pokémon Go Plus Plus, which uses an accelerometer to track your sleep time and sends this information to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
When I was a kid, Pokémon was more than just a thing I liked. It was a world that I wanted to live in. I wished Pikachu was real. I wanted to have a real Pikachu, and I wanted to find Pokémon in the wild and catch them.
With the global Pokémon craze set off by Pokémon Go‘s massive success, it’s easy to forget that this is a for-kids brand. But it is. And Detective Pikachu knows it.
That’s not meant to be a knock on the movie, though some might disagree. Having Ryan Reynolds there in the starring role, bringing his genetically snarky man-voice to lovable Pikachu, sets certain expectations in this post-Deadpool world.
But Detective Pikachu has a more wholesome and kid-friendly tale to tell. It’s the story…