26 September 2017 - 14:54

Pokémon Go servers are down everywhere, and Niantic is working on a fix

There's no timeline yet for fixing the problems.
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Image via Niantic

Pokémon Go players will have to take a break from their tireless efforts to catch ‘em all for the time being. Some trainers are having difficulty logging into the game, while others are unable to remain connected to the servers, according to developer Niantic.

This announcement came in the form of a tweet which went out this morning, nearly five hours ago. It appears players are still being plagued by the issue, however, tweeting Niantic out of frustration that the game remains inaccessible.

Niantic hasn’t provided any sort of timeline indicating when Pokémon Go will be back up and operating normally, though it’s understandable why players are up in arms about its downtime. Currently, the limited-time Equinox event is live, which offers big rewards in the form of double Stardust, triple XP, and other goodies that are only available for a limited time.

More importantly, the Equinox event offers players the chance to capture one of three Legendary Pokémon in the form of Entei, Raikou, and Suicune until Sept. 30. With the game inaccessible to some and connectivity dropping out for others, players are missing out on the opportunity to nab these Legendary monsters before time runs out.

If the server issues persist, perhaps Niantic will consider extending the Equinox event to appease players who ended up missing out.

Pokémon Go still attracts a ridiculous amount of players, with new events and additional Pokémon up for grabs every few weeks these days. It’s come a long way since its debut, but unfortunately it seems Niantic is still plagued by server problems that always seem to come at the most inconvenient time possible.

Players can keep an eye on the official Pokémon Go Twitter account for updates on when the game is back to functioning normally.

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