The Pokemon Company announced an unusual new project called Pokemon Sleep during a press conference Tuesday.

The company hopes the app will do the same for sleeping as Pokemon Go did for walking. The app will monitor users’ sleep habits and reward them for the time spent sleeping.

β€œThe concept of this game is for players to look forward to waking up every morning,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The PokΓ©mon Company.

Pokemon Sleep will use a disc-shaped Pokeball which will act as a sleep monitoring device. The device is still being developed by Nintendo and is called the β€œPokemon Go Plus Plus.” It will connect to your phone using Bluetooth. The app will track simple sleep information and record it.

Pokemon Sleep is being developed by Select Jump. You can expect it sometime in 2020.

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Katie has been playing video games since she was about ten, starting out destroying her older brother at Jet Moto on the original PlayStation. Now she evolved to to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Katie is a student at Boise State University and a digital news producer for a local company. In her free time, you can find Katie inhaling coffee by the pot and playing Overwatch.