Is Pokemon Go down? The worldwide phenomenon, with millions of active users each day, is inaccessible to players in the last hour or so.
Developers Niantic is yet to confirm the issue, but players around the world have reported being unable to access the game. The game’s servers appears to be offline, and is affecting players on both Android and iOS.
This is the first real outage for the game – though those who play using a Pokemon Trainer Club (PTC) account usually sees some minor downtimes.
What will certainly irk players more is the fact that this downtime is happening during the in-game Equinox event, which offers greater benefits for plenty of in-game actions such as hatching capturing and hatching Pokemon.
Niantic has not come up with a statement on this issue, but some hopeful players are speculating that this downtime may have something to do with the expected release of Gen 3 Pokemon in the game. There was no reported downtime when the Gen 2 characters were released, so this is not likely to be the cause.
Update: The official Pokemon Go Twitter account has confirmed the issue, and are currently investigating.
We're investigating an issue which is preventing Trainers from logging in. Thank you for your patience as we look into this issue.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 26, 2017
Update 2: Niantic has resolved the login issue that plagued the game last night. On top of that, the developers have extended the in-game Equinox event by another 24 hours, and will now end on 3 October.