Pokemon Sleep Passes Explained: Sleep Pass and Premium Pass

Pokemon Sleep Passes Explained: Sleep Pass and Premium Pass

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When Pokemon Sleep unveiled its microtransactions and Premium Pass, a wave of skepticism washed over the Pokemon community. “Why does everything have to be like this?” some wondered. But fear not, my fellow trainers, because the truth is not as grim as it sounds. Think of it this way – there are plenty of sleep apps out there that charge monthly subscriptions for a premium experience, but how many of them let you snooze alongside Pikachu?

But what exactly does Pokemon Sleep’s Premium Pass offer, and what’s the deal with those pesky microtransactions? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. In this guide, we’ll dive into the nitty-gritty so you can make an informed decision about whether or not it’s worth splurging.

Playing For Free: The Regular Sleep Pass

Playing For Free

In Pokemon Sleep, all players have access to the General Store, where you can trade Diamonds for a variety of handy items. Diamonds are the primary currency in Pokemon Sleep, and while you can purchase them with real money, it’s best to spend some time in the game before deciding if it’s worth the moolah.

You can earn Diamonds by building your Sleep Style Dex, completing missions, and more.

The General Store

The General Store

Now, let’s see what the General Store has to offer and whether it’s enough to satisfy your needs without shelling out for the Premium Pass. Here’s a list of what you can find:

  • Poke Biscuits
  • Great Biscuits
  • Focus, Luck, Growth, and Friend Incense
  • Good Camp Tickets
  • E-ZZZ Travel Tickets
  • Energy Pillows
  • Helper Whistles
  • Inventory expansions for Items Pocket, Pokemon Box, and Ingredients Pocket

That’s quite a variety of goodies, and many of them bring a premium touch to your gameplay. However, accumulating Diamonds won’t be a walk in the park. You’ll need to choose wisely when deciding what to purchase. If catching Pokemon is your goal, focus on stockpiling Poke Biscuits and Great Biscuits first and foremost.

The Regular Exchange

The Regular Exchange

The Regular Exchange is where you’ll spend your Sleep Points if you don’t have the Premium Pass. Even if you do have the Premium Pass, feel free to spend Sleep Points here. Just keep in mind that the Premium Exchange, which we’ll discuss shortly, is the better option overall.

Since you can access the Regular Exchange with the Regular/Sleep Pass, expect prices to be somewhat steep. Here, you’ll find evolutionary stones, Ingredient Tickets, Biscuits and Master Biscuits, Linking Cords, and more. You’ll need all these items to keep up with the ever-growing roster of Pokemon pals.

Playing For A Price: The Premium Pass

Playing For A Price

Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter. Is the Premium Pass worth it in Pokemon Sleep? Armed with the knowledge of exchange rates for Diamonds and Sleep Points in the Regular Pass, you’re ready to find out what “premium” truly means.

The Premium Pass comes with loads of little perks that add up quickly. You’ll get a cool 100 bonus Sleep Points every night (as long as you keep up with sleep-tracking), and on top of that, you’ll receive 1,000 bonus Sleep Points on a monthly basis. It goes hand in hand with the fact that the Premium Pass renews every month.

There’s also the Sleep Diary, a staple you’d expect from other paid sleep-tracking apps. In this case, you’re paying a fair price for a feature that can contribute to better overall sleep health.

The Premium Exchange

But the cherry on top for most players will be the Premium Exchange. Here, you can purchase highly useful items using Sleep Points. And guess what? You’ll also receive a free Bonus Biscuit daily, a Sub Skill Seed, and a few other monthly perks. Here’s what you’ll find in the Premium Exchange:

  • Poke Biscuits and Great Biscuits (no need to spend Diamonds like in the General Store)
  • Handy Candy
  • Dream Clusters
  • Main and Sub Skill Seeds

Those Skill Seeds are a game-changer. Leveling up a Pokemon’s skills will significantly boost your overall Pokemon Sleep gameplay experience over time.

Determining If The Premium Pass Is Right For You

Determining If The Premium Pass Is Right For You

Now comes the million-Diamond question. Is the Premium Pass worth it? Well, the answer will depend on each player’s individual preferences and commitment. If you plan on playing Pokemon Sleep casually, I wouldn’t recommend investing in the Premium Pass.

However, if you find yourself relying on the game more than expected or simply having a blast with it, and you genuinely believe that the Premium Pass perks will enhance your experience, $10 a month isn’t too steep a price. If you’re in it for the long haul, you can also opt for the six-month subscription at $50.

One thing I advise against is immediately spending real money on Diamonds when you start playing Pokemon Sleep. You’ll earn Diamonds at a decent rate, especially if you’re not treating Pokemon Sleep as your personal sleep doctor. On the other hand, the inclusion of a Sleep Diary with the Premium Pass is pretty tempting if you’re looking to make a healthy change in your life.

Now, go catch some Zs and have a fantastic time playing Pokemon Sleep!

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