Pokémon Sleep: Maintenance and Version 1.7.2 Update

Pokémon Sleep researchers, a new update to the game has been announced that will bring us to Version 1.7.2. It will make adjustments to certain Pokémon to make them more usable, and requires a period of maintenance in order to update.

Maintenance Period general icon

In order to update the app version, maintenance will be conducted in the following time frame:

  • Starts: 14th May 2024
  • Ends: 14th May 2024

New Features general icon

  • Preparation for the Entei Research event.

Please see our full Entei Research Event article for more details on this event.

Game Contents general icon

Changes to the conditions for when the Sleep EXP Bonus Gauge applies:

  • Before change: During sleep research, applied when any helper Pokémon on the team reached the current max level of 55, regardless of the user’s research rank.
  • After change: During sleep research, will apply when any helper Pokémon on the team has reached the max level possible for the user’s research rank at the time.
  • Note about the Sleep EXP Bonus Gauge: If the team includes any helper Pokémon that have reached max level, any extra Sleep EXP earned through sleep research is added to the Sleep EXP Bonus Gauge. Each time the Sleep EXP Bonus Gauge fills up to 500 EXP, the user receives 1 Handy Candy S.

Added new perks to the Novice Researcher Bonus:

  • The following perks have been added to the Novice Researcher Bonus: One additional hungry Pokémon. For each of the first seven sleep research sessions, one Pokémon will for sure arrive hungry. Note: This does not apply to the second sleep research session of the day.
  • If all of a user’s area bonuses add up to less than 100%, then the researcher’s area bonus will increase by 10% each week. Note: This also applies to researchers whose Novice Researcher Bonus period has already ended; if all of your area bonuses add up to less than 100%, your area bonus will increase by 10% each week.

Balance Adjustments general icon

Adjustments to the helping stats of certain helper Pokémon:

  • Persian: Frequency shortened by 200 seconds
  • Golduck: Ingredient finding ×1.2 and Carry limit +3
  • Wobbuffet: Main skill chance ×1.1 and Carry limit +3
  • Lucario: Frequency shortened by 100 seconds

These are some major changes that could make some currently rather neglected Pokémon in game much more usable!

Pokémon GO Plus+ Update general icon

  • Implementation of improvements so regular sleep research can be conducted for both sessions when two sleep tracking sessions are reported at the same time via Pokémon GO Plus +.
  • Note: When three or more sleep tracking sessions are reported, regular sleep research will be conducted once and the rest will all be included in one report, as normal.

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