The Pokémon Company held a press conference in Tokyo yesterday to announce a new service, new hardware, and a batch of upcoming games.

It should be no surprise that the Pokémon Company would want to release more mobile games after the vast success that Pokémon Go has enjoyed and two of the newly announced games are indeed for mobile. The first of these two games is called Pokémon Sleep, which uses a new device called the Pokémon Go Plus + to track your sleep and how much sleep you get and what time you will wake up will have an effect on the gameplay. The new device will also work with Pokémon Go. This new game is meant to promote healthy sleeping habits similarly to how Pokémon Go is supposed to promote an active lifestyle. Having said that, the concept of gaming is evolving with time. Games are not just for fun anymore, they have become a source to earn a side income. Nowadays, one can find game apps that pay real money by playing and completing certain objectives in it. Additionally, some of the games might have inbuilt restrictions that may restrict the user to play beyond a certain screen time, ensuring that they have a life outside the screen. Coming back to the go plus, expect more details about the game closer to the launch date, sometime in 2020.

The second mobile game, Pokémon Masters, is more of what you’d think of a traditional game. The game focuses on trainers from the main series of games and their Pokémon and the battles appear to be 3v3 style. Expect Pokémon Masters to drop later this year.

The third game announced at the conference is a Detective Pikachu sequel for the Nintendo Switch. The original Detective Pikachu was released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2016 in Japan and 2018 internationally. This news comes just in time to capitalize on the success of the recently released Detective Pikachu movie starring Ryan Reynolds. No release date has been announced for this game yet, but stay tuned for updates.

Finally, a new cloud-based service called Pokémon Home was announced, which allows you to store your Pokémon from Pokémon Go, Pokémon Let’s Go, and even the older Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Games (via Pokémon Bank) and transfer them between Sword and Shield.

You can watch the entire Pokémon Conference video in the Twitter link below and tune in to Pokémon Direct next week for 15 minutes of new information about Pokémon Sword and Shield.


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