Pokémon GO servers crashed once again, leading many trainers to express their frustration on social media. As global demand for the hit mobile game increase, tech experts say expect more server outages in the future. Now, here's how you can check if servers are running, stable, down or working again.
To confirm users' difficulty accessing the game, developers posted on Twitter: "The issues causing the server problems have been identified. Trainers should once again be able to search for Pokémon in the real world."
Trainers can check the status of Pokémon GO servers on cmmcd.com, a community-based website that gives real-time information if servers are down, running or crashing. It also shows the locations of servers across the globe. After logging into the website, users can click one of the three buttons: Server is UP, Server is Down, or Server is UNSTABLE. While users might not be able to help fix the problem, they can at least give information about the servers' status. In addition, the information helps trainers to identify if the problem is an app-wide issue or their particular phone is just messing up.
Furthermore, users can check out the official "Known Issues" thread on Pokemon GO's website. Users can also close the app itself and then restart their particular device.
On Saturday, many trainers from Europe and the US complained they can't access the game. The problems have been reported around 2pm. Developer Niantic blamed the huge number of downloads in the game.
As an illustration of the continuing mania for the game, the appearance of rare Pokemon Vaporeon in New York City caused stampede in Central Park. The scene was caught on camera and the footage is posted on Vimeo.
Since the game was released on July 6, it has disrupted everyday life across the US and Europe. On Friday, a man crashed his car into a tree in New York. He admitted that he was ditracted by the game.
Currently, Pokémon Go is accessible in 26 countries. The hit mobile game encourages users to go outside and catch different monsters in the wild. It uses the latest augmented reality technology to project digital creatures on to the streets.
In the meantime, while waiting for the servers to work again, we hope all those wild Rattatas and Weedles and Pidgeys running around your neighborhood are not disturbing too many people. Have a safe and enjoyable Pokémon hunting. Go Blue Team!