How To Catch Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon Sleep

Posted on July 22, 2023 by Tyler Nienburg

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After five years of waiting, Pokémon Sleep has finally released. Players obtain Pokémon in their sleep and depending on your sleep style you can catch a Shiny Pokémon, like most games in the franchise. This was first mentioned by Joe Merrick on Twitter who had previewed the game. Players have already caught their first Shiny Pokémon by just being lucky.

Shiny Pokémon are a unique color compared to the regular creatures you’ll find. In Pokémon Sleep you have to catch them in a different way and that’s by tracking your sleep. It’s different than traditional Pokémon games where it’s a long grind of hunting around the world.

When using your phone or the Pokémon GO Plus+ device, trainers can wake encounter a shiny after 90 minutes or beyond of sleep. The Sleep Type and Pokémon befriended will be available for capture after sleeping, but to increase the Shiny Encounter rate, you must have a consistent amount of sleep.

Pokemon Sleep

How can I increase my chances of catching a Shiny Pokémon?

The Shiny Encounter rate can be impacted by the trainer’s Drowsy Power through Snorlax on the home screen. Drowsy Power gets an increase with a player’s sleep score after a night of sleeping. A Snorlax score will determine the rarity of the Pokémon a trainer will wake up to.

Another useful tip is to feed Snorlax during the day and get up to 6-8 hours of sleep. It’s also wise to stack up on biscuits to increase the friendship with your Pokémon Sleeping Team.

Pokemon Sleep Snorlax

What are the chances of catching a Shiny Pokémon?

Just like Pokémon GO, the chances to encounter a Shiny Pokémon is 1 in 500 instances of sleep. It’ll take a lot of patience from trainers in Pokémon Sleep to catch a Shiny.

Pokémon Sleep is available now on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

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