Among the many announcements at today’s PokÃ©mon press conference were PokÃ©mon Home and PokÃ©mon Sleep.
PokÃ©mon Home is the new way to transfer PokÃ©mon coming in 2020. Home will let players link the 3DS PokÃ©mon Bank to PokÃ©mon Go, PokÃ©mon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee, and the upcoming PokÃ©mon Sword and Shield. The app will use a cloud based system that will allow users to access their boxes via the Nintendo Switch or through a mobile app on iOS and Android devices. Users can use the app to trade with other users without having to launch the game. Home will also allow transfers from Bank, Go, Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee, but will not allow the PokÃ©mon to travel back. Only “forward” to Sword & Shield.
Also announced was PokÃ©mon Sleep. Sleep will track users’ sleeping habits which will have an effect on the game. How sleeping plays a part in the PokÃ©mon Go experience is not known yet. What is known is the tracking will be done with a new peripheral called the PokÃ©mon GO Plus + (Plus Plus). PokÃ©mon Sleep is being developed by Select Button and the sleep tracking is being done in partnership with Nintendo.
In addition, to help promote the title, Snorlax has begun popping up in PokÃ©mon Go.
Both PokÃ©mon Home and PokÃ©mon Sleep will be available in 2020.