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Pokemon Go Server Status: how to easily tell if there's a problem

See just how well Pokemon Go's burning servers are holding up.


To say the launch of Pokemon Go has been a tad rocky is something of an understatement. Every time a new region was added to the game it'd crash offline in reaction almost immediately, and that's led to some frustration among fans. Is there anything worse than having a rare Pokemon in your sights and then seeing it escape when the game crashes.

Pokemon Go developers Niantic Labs has now finally almost rolled the game out everywhere in the world, and with that development taking place things are slowly starting to become more stable, but blips are still fairly common. If the game won't load or crashes, how can you find out if it's the servers or if it's a connection or signal issue your end?

The Pokemon Go fan base has you covered with a few different websites and resources to keep you informed. Here they are:

  • Is Pokemon Go Down or Not is a useful resource that not only tracks if the game is up or down, but checks on the latency, the uptime over the past day and week, and how reliably players can place lures without the game lagging out. Better still it checks the latency time for server log-ins for different regions.
  • Pokemon Go Server Status is a neat little site that has the ability to keep you informed passively. If the servers are buggy, the site will give you the option to turn on notifications that'll then give you a nudge when it detects things have calmed down for the game. It also keeps things simple, with one box that flat-out tells you if the game is online, offline or unstable, and for how long.
  • MMO Server Status is used to tracking information for games that are far more complicated than Pokemon Go as their name suggests, but they've got a server status page for Pokemon Go all the same that polls login speeds from numerous territories.

About the Author

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Alex Donaldson

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Alex started out his career in the games media as an over-eager kid working on fan sites, and now has decades of experience. He's the resident expert on esoteric matters such as Pokemon Go, gaming hardware, and genres like RPGs, fighters, and strategy games. Outside of VG247 he's the co-founder of genre-dedicated website RPG Site. He also collects original arcade machines, Lego, and considers himself a whisky buff.

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