After a day on the Pokémon Go, company now wants you to keep playing during Pokémon Sleep

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Pokémon isn’t resting on the success of Pokémon Go, the augmented mobile video game craze that had people trying to catch them all over the past few years. The company announced Wednesday that Pokémon Sleep will take game play into our non-waking hours.

In a news conference from Tokyo, Pokémon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara announced the new mobile app, planned for 2020. Few details were shared, but according to the company, a new device called a Pokémon Go Plus + will use an embedded accelerometer to track the time you are sleeping and send that information to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

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The New York Times reported that the goal is to reward good sleep habits, and the game will change based on how long a user sleeps and what time she wakes.

“We love exploring the world on foot, and that can’t happen unless we have the energy to embark on these adventures,” John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, said in the NYT story. Niantic and Nintendo are teaming again on the effort.

Pokémon joked in a tweet that “several Snorlax were consulted” on the new game.

Pokémon Go became a smash hit with its release in the summer of 2016 and trainers were spotted pointing their phones at critters in every imaginable place. The new game announcement comes on the heels of a study from Common Sense Media on kids and the use of screens, which found that a third of teens take their mobile devices to bed with them.

But before Sleep time comes, Pokémon hopes to keep the attention of fans with a slew of other offerings announced Wednesday:

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