Getting Pokemon Go Server Error? How To Check Server Status

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Pokemon Go has become a household name worldwide – even in countries where it isn’t yet available. At any given point of time, there are hundreds of thousands of gamers trying to catch ’em all. Sometimes even Pokemon Go developer Niantic can’t keep up with the traffic overload and serves the error, “Our servers are humbled by your incredible response. We are working to resolve the issue. Please try again soon!”

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A simple way to check Pokemon Go server status

First, check if there is a problem with your Internet connection. If your Internet is working properly, it’s quite possible that Pokemon servers are down due to overload. Head over to to check if the servers are down. The website was designed by Datadog to let Pokemon Go players know whether Niantic’s servers are up or down.

The website uses a simple method to check Niantic’s server status. It runs a script that attempts to login to the Pokemon Go app every 30 seconds using a Pokemon Trainer account. When the login attempt takes 15 seconds or more to process, takes it as an indication of a potential outage. If you are one of those Pokemon Go addicts, this website could be your much-needed friend.

You can try to force a reboot

The Pokemon Go servers often experience a slight downtime due to the rising number of Pokemon Go trainers around the world. If the servers are down, give it 10-20 minutes and retry. Another way is to force a reboot. If your server is capped and no more Pokemon Go trainers can login until someone logs out, follow these steps:

  • Press the Home button to go to Home screen
  • Double-press the Home button to enter the multi-tasking screen
  • Swipe to the Pokemon Go card and force quit the app
  • Now relaunch the Pokemon Go app and sign in

This may not work every time. So, you may have to wait for the servers to go up again.

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