A Pokémon press conference was hosted last night and announced a number of interesting expansions for the series, including a cloud storage service.
Pokémon Home builds on the concept of Pokémon Bank, which allows players to store and transfer their various captures between different games. Launching next year, Home will allow players to manage their monsters across multiple games, including Switch titles Pokémon Let's Go: Pikachu/Eevee and the upcoming Sword and Shield.
It will also connect to Pokémon Bank, granting them access to monsters from previous games. As a cloud service, it can be accessed via Nintendo Switch as well as a smartphone app for iOS and Android. Using the app will even allow fans to trade monsters with other players without the need for a game.
Also coming to mobile next year is Pokémon Sleep, a new app that interacts with how players sleep. Full details will be unveiled later, but the company says the hours spent sleeping and the time users wake up will affect the gameplay.
Pokémon Sleep will connect with the newly-announced Pokémon Go Plus +, a device that uses a built-in accelerometer to track both players movements during the day and their sleep patterns at night. Data from the former will be used in Pokémon Go, as it was with the original Plus device, while the latter will interact with Pokémon Sleep.