Unable to log into Pokémon Go right now? You are not alone!

Update, July 17, 2016: After being coaxed back to life Saturday evening, Pokémon Go's server issues seem to be continuing into Sunday, as newly-launched countries get stuck into the game.

It appears as though the Pokémon Go login servers are experiencing a bit of trouble, preventing users from being able to log in and play the game. Have you noticed any issues, or are you still out there catching them all? Niantic has been adding support for gameplay in several new countries over the recent days, and odds are that the servers are just simply overloaded at this point.

Pokemon Go Server Issues

Server issues are never fun, but if you are experiencing them you are not alone. If you notice the app slowing down, or the inability to complete a login on your phone, just be patient while the teams behind the scene sort this out. Be sure to let us know if you are seeing any issues, or if you are able to log in and play as normal.

Jared DiPane
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  • unable to pass the loading screen in Cleveland, OH. thanks for the update Posted via the Android Central App
  • Do not load pass screen : (
    Philadelphia , PA Posted via the Android Central App
  • Unable to log in here as well. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Mine won't go past the loading screen. I'm in the UK. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same here Skegness uk Posted via the Android Central App
  • Unable to get past loading screen in Lubbock, TX. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Half Life GO confirmed
  • no go in tennessee
  • Yay puns! Posted via the Android Central App
  • That was punny!
  • And is this a bad thing? Posted via the Android Central App
  • If people want to play the game, yes
  • At least this means that the emergency services can have a few hours where they don't have to rescue feckless eejits playing the game who have wandered into caves/burning buildings/toxic waste dumps. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow! Talk about a bad neighborhood. lol. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No GO in Kokomo, IN
  • Wait, Kokomo is real? I honestly thought the beach boys made it up haha. Though maybe they meant a different one if you're in what I think is Indiana lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • Funny, my issue is I can't seem to load past the nonstop Pokémon articles on Android Central anymore. Enough. Are there that many 10 year olds that read AC? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oh no... they're reporting a ridiculously popular game... Why oh why would an android website do this?! Blasphemy, I tell you!!!
  • The rest aren't doing it to this degree.
  • Give it a rest Posted via the Android Central App
  • YES! FINALLY! PEOPLE CAN SHUT UP ABOUT POKEMON GO FOR A LITTLE WHILE Posted from my Galaxy Note 4 on SlimLP from the official Android Central app for Android.
  • Just use the Pokemon No feed. Problem solved, no ******** required Posted via the Android Central App
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0la5DBtOVNI
  • Same thing...not getting past the loading screens. I read they are "patching the proximity as it wasn't working correctly"... whatever that means. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Entire world has come to an halt. Posted via the Android Central App
  • unable to pass the loading screen in Akron, OH
    When will it be fixed?
    Need my POKEMON Fix!!!!!!
  • Really?? Who cares! There is alot more important things in life to be concerned about right now! Just saying! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Then why are you even here commenting? If this isn't important enough for them to post an article about it certainly can't be important enough for you to comment on. Do you make these comments on any other article that they post discussing server issues, i.e. Facebook or Twitter or Gmail? Posted via the Android Central App
  • precisely why we play a game ... to give ourselves a break from the 'more important things' ... to take our minds off this crazy world ... to meet our neighbors and laugh for a change
  • Aww is that what pokemon is about? I guess was wrong about it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • John, Take a pill, it will be OK, it sounds like you Don't have "more important things in life" if your here posting.
  • Unable to go past from loading screen too in Spain.
    Am I the only one that thinks that a Project Zero game pokemongo style would be amazing? Posted via my Note 4, missing bb10...
  • Instead of adding more countries, how about making sure that the countries that already have it can actually play the game Posted from my Galaxy S6 while playing Pokémon
  • While not playing Pokemon Go, lol. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I should change my signature lol Posted from my Galaxy S6 while playing Pokémon
  • iPhones having the same issues Posted via the Android Central App
  • All you 10 year olds just have to stop playing the game. Problems (millions of problems) solved.
  • I hope it gets fixed, I'm trying to catch em all. S6 Active going strong.
  • It's working in Detroit MI. Posted via the Android Central App
  • At last, all is well with the world! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Working for me now. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Poddlecorp claims that they have DDOS the servers
  • Working now in Texas Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's back up for me Posted via the Android Central App
  • Server is back online
  • Nope the servers are still down for me. In Louisiana Posted via the Android Central App
  • Never mind just restarted and it worked Posted via the Android Central App
  • Unable to pass load screen... Cause I don't have it. Kaiser
  • *delete
  • It works for me no problems S6 Active going strong.
  • I am facing these problem
    "Our server are humbled by your incredible response.
    We are working to resolve the issue. Please try again soon!"
    Is it showing to me only or some other also.?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes it is showing that to me today after I tried to Sign in with different account http://imgur.com/lJUOW7p
  • I hope fsociety took them down.
  • I appreciate this Mr Robot reference
  • Hahahaha....how old are you guys....crying like birches...lol posted with nokia 3310
  • Nokia still exists?
  • I had no idea that trees could express emotions. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah same problem in Poland :/ Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is the most bug ridden game ever. I bought $10 pack for 1,200 coins and got only 200. Yes I tried logging out, clearing cache, everything. I emailed them Monday with no response. I will have to file a claim with Google Monday after its been a week. They should not have rolled this game out if they can not even refund people who don't get what they paid for. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So I noticed that even if I did get passed the loading screen and into the game, if I use an incense or a lucky egg I no longer can load any pokestops. Plus if I quit the game and try to log back in I'll keep getting server issues and won't get passed the loading screen until that half hour has passed. Lame
  • Sick of hearing about Pokémon Go on here. I came here for Android news not Nintendo Posted with my awesome Gold S6 Edge+
  • No you didn't. You came here to piss and moan. Otherwise you would have read the articles that interested you, skipped the ones that didn't, and went on having a wonderful day. Instead, you came here and jumped to an article about an Android app that you have no interest in, to complain. You're more than welcome to complain, as lots of you guys are, but stop pretending that these articles are being forced on you and their existence somehow ruins your day. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Straw man argument
  • You man are the plague here in android central Posted via the Android Central App
  • That was close to a cogent sentence. You are improving!
  • Go somewhere else! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I came in just to read the comments about people that can't log on and people that are sick ans tired of Pokemon. And this thread delivered lol. Posted via the Pokemon Central App
  • Around noon I wasn't able to get pass the loading screen. On walk to aquarium it finally worked. There were several pokestops around and inside the aquarium lots of people were playing too. Really does murder your battery though -_- Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yup, I'm not able to get in... Again. Fix your sh*t Niantic/Nintendo -_- Posted from my Galaxy S6 while playing Pokémon
  • Thanks I thought I was banned. Charlotte Nc no dice Posted via the Android Central App
  • Was working this morning until they officially announced the Canada launch, which is where I live. Now it won't login at all.
  • Same here, unable to login in St. Cloud, MN http://imgur.com/lJUOW7p
  • Seconded on the was working until Canada. Uninstalled the side loaded app and am now all official. Hopefully they get it sorted soon. It's a fun game. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's hilarious when the game stops. I wander the park next to my work and you can tell when the game freezes most of the people in the park stop moving.
  • It should be renamed Pokémon No Go lol
  • so why are they releasing this game when the servers are being stuck? is that hard to make more server and have a bigger capacity?
  • To expand server capabilities? Yes, it's that hard.
  • PoodleCorp claiming responsibility for the servers going down Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same here on Lubbock, Texas Posted via the Android Central App
  • Fixed Posted via the Android Central App
  • I been in about 15 mins now. Posted via my Nexus 6P.
  • I never got that far. It sits half an hour on the Niantic screen, briefly shows the pokemon logo then silently crashes to home screen. Oh well, maybe I should get a decent phone.
  • What phone do you have? I'd imagine any decent midranger from 2014 and up can run the game decently. Posted via an LG V10
  • I occasionally find myself unable to log in but the game works well for me for the most part. Only issue is the camera when using AR has ***** quality and I'm pretty sure my V10 has anything but a crap camera sensor. Posted via an LG V10
  • Not using the AR saves a load of juice... that's what really matters Posted via the Android Central App
  • Seems to be fine now.
  • What will people do now? Watch TV? Tell their parents they love them? Eat food? Who knows, but if you're looking for someone to blame, obviously that would be Canada. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The main issues are this
    1) Don't roll a game out if it is not ready, and sure as hell don't add other countries when the first ones you rolled out are still having login issues and server crashes.
    2) Don't have a shop taking peoples real money if the server is just going to crash on them (out $10 as I had to buy more pokeballs - lost tons to lock ups, pokestops not working, gyms crashing in the middle and having to start over)....or at least make it right by giving beta adopters (and yes this is still beta whether they call it that or not) something in return since you call it a full release.
    3) if youre going to come out with an update to fix things, don't make it break the nearby section to where it doesn't work most the time and never shows you getting close to anything...running blind here. Niantic used Ingress as the core concept for Pokémon Go, so the backend work was fairly done before launch, even uses the pictures that fellow ingress agents submitted for portals. These types of issues, #firstworldproblems or not, should not exists from a company backed by Google and pushing out a game they knew well ahead of time would need massive amounts of data, support, and infrastructure. GET IT TOGETHER NIANTIC!