Are Pokemon Go servers down? Current server status

Ezequiel Leis
Sinnoh Pokemon in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players can experience a variety of issues during gameplay or even trying to log into the game, so here’s the current Pokemon Go server status and different fixes to the most common issues.

Pokemon Go was released seven years ago, but its community is not getting any smaller. After some big connectivity issues during the game’s first year, Niantic made sure its servers could hold millions of fans playing simultaneously around the world.

Despite those efforts, players might still encounter some issues today, so we’ll cover some tips to check the Pokemon Go server status.

Are Pokemon Go servers down?

Currently, the Pokemon Go servers are online. However, as of June 2024, players were experiencing login and GPS-related issues, delays, or error messages when trying to connect their accounts.

GPS issues might be a recurrent issue after the latest patch released with Shared Skies season, and if you’re experiencing them often, try to uninstall and re-install Pokemon Go as a temporary fix.

If you receive the “Unable to authenticate” or “Failed to log in” errors when logging to Pokemon Go, Niantic has offered a temporary solution while they works to fix these problems.

If none of those fixes work, below you’ll find different ways to check the Pokemon Go server status and even submit issues you might be experiencing with third-party server monitors.

How to check the Pokemon Go server status

While many online games have websites dedicated to showing their server status to make things easier for players, Niantic haven’t released one for Pokemon Go so far. Instead, players can check third-party sites for server status. However, there are a few simple steps to take before you resort to that.

chespin on a Pokemon Go community day frame
Pokemon Go server issues are more common during special in-game events.

Look for errors in the Pokemon Go app

Usually, if the server is down or experiencing connectivity issues, the Pokemon Go app will let you know. There are many known errors with their respective numbered codes, but if the servers are down, you’ll probably see something that says Niantic is working on resolving the issue.

As we mentioned before, Pokemon Go server outages could occur at a global or regional level, so it’s always good to try the app for yourself at first.

Check the official Pokemon Go channels

Sometimes Pokemon Go developers will address server outages and other issues via their official social media accounts.

Niantic has an X account dedicated to customer support, where they usually address regional and worldwide outages. The official Pokemon Go X account can also provide useful information regarding these problems.

If you don’t see any new messages regarding issues you’re experiencing, you can also look for mentions and replies on these accounts to see if there are other players in the same situation.

Check Pokemon Go communities & third-party sites

If you couldn’t find a solution to your Pokemon Go problems with the previous methods, you can always check Pokemon communities around the world.

A decent practice is checking on Discord servers, Reddit communities, social media accounts, or Pokemon Go-related websites CharlieIntel, as you’ll probably find the answers you’re looking for there.

Third-party sites like DownDetector or jooas run on player feedback and other resources, so they’re another great option to have in mind when experiencing connectivity issues in Pokemon Go. Some of them even provide detailed information on each region, which can come in handy when checking for the Pokemon Go server status.

If none of these methods provide a solution, you might be experiencing a different kind of issue. Make sure you check the app for any error code you might’ve missed.

For more Pokemon content, be sure to check our Zapdos and Mega Gyarados Raid guides. And if you’re looking for information about the next events, here’s the Spotlight Hour schedule for the month.

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