One of the biggest gripes that players have with Pokemon Sleep is that it has a very limited number of Pokemon. At the moment, it has just over 100 Pokemon, which is a small number considering there are over 900 Pokemon throughout the franchise. However, the developers have assured players that more Pokemon will be added in the future.
While many people miss befriending their favorite Pokemon, it is hard to deny that it is more painful to miss out on them due to the lack of biscuits. Another thing that is hard to do in Pokemon Sleep is to raise and evolve Pokemon. Most Pokemon require a specific amount of candies to evolve, and it can take a long time to gather them. Some of them need certain evolutionary items, with the Linking Cord being one of them.
What Is The Linking Cord?
The game describes the Linking Cord as “A string exuding a mysterious energy that makes you feel a strange sense of connection.” This item has been featured in other Pokemon games, where it is also used for evolving various Pokemon. In Pokemon Sleep, the Linking Cord is needed to evolve Graveler and Haunter into Golem and Gengar, respectively. So, players who like either of these two Pokemon will need to get their hands on the Linking Cord.
How To Get The Linking Cord
The Linking Cord can be obtained in various ways, but the easiest method is to directly buy it from the Regular Exchange Shop for 1,400 Sleep Points. It is definitely not an easy task to accumulate so many points, especially when there is a constant need to purchase different types of biscuits, candies, and skill seeds. However, there is a free alternative to getting the Linking Cord.
The item is sent as a gift to players who have Closeness level 3 with their friends. This process takes time, but it will spare players from spending 1,400 Sleep Points. The best approach to acquiring the Linking Cord is to add friends as quickly as possible, so the Closeness Level goes up early. Before getting the Linking Cord, players will also get Handy Candy S x1 and Ingredient Ticket S x1.
Players can get it as a gift for increasing the level of 10 Pokemon to 15. It is also possible to earn it by using 140 incense. However, it is worth noting that both of these methods are more tedious than using the Research Community or straight up buying the Linking Cord from the Regular Exchange.
Pokemon Sleep is available for Android and iOS.