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Pokémon Sleep (2023) is a collecting game where your performance is based on how well you sleep in the real world. Depending on the length, quality and type of sleep, you are awarded with different Pokémon when you wake. In this way, you aim to improve your sleep by gradually filling out your list of Pokémon sleeping styles. It's a novel leverage of the Pokémon franchise that gently encourages the improvement of your sleeping schedule.

Before you go to bed each night, you open the app and place the phone face-down on your bed near your pillow, so it can track your movements, sounds, and length of your sleep. When you wake up, you can then see which Pokémon came to you during the night, which is based on the type of sleep you had, and feed them to collect them. Your goal is to track down and record the different sleeping styles each Pokémon has.

As you go through the week, you level up and unlock new types of Pokémon and sleeping styles, including rare types and special "shiny" variations. In the morning, you can feed your Snorlax food to increase your Drowsy Power, making more Pokémon visit each night. Each new week, you get a new Snorlax that likes different types of food.

The result is a game that encourages healthy sleep while simultaneously offering an exciting collecting mission that's gradually completed every morning over many weeks.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Pokémon Sleep 8 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting game with Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. In addition to the app running overnight, you only spend a short while with the game each morning to see what Pokémon you can collect. It's designed to be played a little every day over several months or years.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Rated 4+ on the Apple App Store.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. It's designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, but keep in mind that to play it there needs to be a phone plugged in and placed on the bed near the pillow all night (unless you use the Pokémon Go Plus + device).


Pokémon Sleep

App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
The game is free to download and play, but if you want to get lots of food to feed and collect Pokémon, you need to buy diamonds using real money. In addition to this, there is a monthly subscription you can use to unlock more rewards and subsequently collect more Pokémon.

Instead of using a phone to track your sleep, you can use the Pokémon Go Plus + device instead, which can connect to both Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon Go!, which is sold separately. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/07/2023

Price: Free

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Collecting and Simulation

Accessibility: 24 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Developer: Pokemon Sleep (@PokemonSleep)

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