Pokémon Go servers down! Here's why you're getting 'Failed to Log In' right now!

Can't get Pokemon Go to load? Nothing there when you get in? Everything frozen? Here's what's going on!

August 31, 2017: Pokémon Go experiencing 'network errors' preventing play

Pokémon Go is currently experiencing a debilitating amount of "network errors". Characterized by a spinning white icon in the top left of the screen and terminating in a bright red "Network Error" banner at the top of the screen, the outage is causing:

  1. An inability to log in.
  2. An inability to finish Raids. (Timer keeps going down but no damage is recorded.)
  3. An inability to battle in Gyms.
  4. An inability to engage in normal gameplay like spinning PokéStops or catching Pokémon.

In other words, the game is currently screwed.

With the Legendary Dogs just announced as starting today here's hoping Pokémon Go gets its servers together and fast!

August 25, 2017: Pokémon Trainer Club is down again.

Update: Pokémon Trainers Club (PTC) came back only for a few hours, went down again, and is now slowly returning once more. Will it stay up this time? We'll find out!

Pokémon Trainers Club (PTC), the service many players use to log in to Pokémon Go, is down. That means you won't be able to access Pokémon Go until it's back up and running again.

Those logging in using Google accounts aren't affected and can play as normal. (Though illegitimate third-party mapping services, which rely on PTC accounts for their bots, will be offline for the duration.)

Having PTC go down on the last weekend of Legendary Bird raids has left players frustrated. Hopefully The Pokémon Company is working triple time to get things fixed.


Ugh, Pokémon Go is down again — What should you do?

Don't delete the Pokémon Go app and re-download thinking it will get you back playing faster. All it will do is force you to enter your account name and password over and over again until the servers are back online, making it harder for you to check and see if it's working. Just be patient, wait, and try again every so often.

This isn't caused by there being too many people playing — this is because of a problem with the servers. Pokémon Go developer Niantic is trying to connect and authenticate who you are, so they can log you in and give you access to you account. That includes everything from your trainer to your Pokémon, your gear to your goodies.

Niantic is certainly aware of the problem and is no doubt working hard to fix it. So, everything should be back up and running as soon as possible.

While this may have ruined your plans to out hunting right now, it does give you extra time for planning and strategy. We have a ton of articles to help you get the most out of the game — see our latest Pokémon Go tips and tricks here! If you're already up to speed on those, try some of the others below!

Otherwise, stay strong and let us know when Pokémon is back up and running for you in the comments below!