If you are receiving a "failed to authenticate" error when trying to log in to Pokémon GO, please reboot/restart your phone and then log in to Pokémon GO again. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, please visit the Niantic support page at: https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/ for further assistance. There you can find their Known Issues as well as a Troubleshooting Guide.
Note: the link above takes you to a web page not created or maintained by the Pokémon Company International.
To verify you have opted in for Pokémon GO in your Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) account.
- Go to www.pokemon.com and select Log In from the left-hand navigation bar.
- From the Edit Profile options, select Pokémon GO settings.
“Great! You're all set to play Pokémon GO. Additional settings can be changed in the Pokémon GO app."
To log into Pokémon GO:
If you have signed in to Pokémon GO and played the game using your Pokémon Trainer Club account previously and want to continue that game, do the following:
- Tap the SIGN IN button (directly under Returning Player?) and then choose Pokémon Trainer Club, and sign in using your Pokémon Trainer Club account user name and password. This is the same account you used to log into www.pokemon.com.
If you have NOT signed in to Pokémon GO and played the game previously using your Pokémon Trainer Club account, do the following:
- Tap the CREATE ACCOUNT button (directly under New Player?) and then choose Pokémon Trainer Club, and sign in using your Pokemon Trainer Club account user name and password.
After signing in, a new game of Pokémon GO will begin.