Pokemon GO has had some serious growing pains since its launch, but not every connection problem is due to overloaded servers or maintenance. These sources will let you know if your connection problems are on your end or theirs, and help you avoid wasting your time. Nothing is more frustrating for a budding trainer than heading out for a Pokemon-catching session and realising that the servers are down. If you want to check server status beforehand, the folks at the Tech Insider YouTube channel have a few suggestions:
- Check IsPokemonGoDownOrNot.com
- Check the Pokemon GO section of MMOServerStatus.com
- Check the main web site at PokemonGo.com, or their official Twitter account
You can also check other Twitter accounts like @PokemonGoNews or @PoGoServer if those options don't work. Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do to make the servers go back up, but you'll at least know whether the connection problem is on your end or not.