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1 Quick Fix for Currently Unavailable Error when Sign in Pokémon Trainer Club

Many Pokémon GO players encounter currently unavailable login issues with their Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) accounts, experiencing unavailability errors. This guide addresses the problem and provides a workaround to ensure uninterrupted gameplay.

Problem: Pokémon Trainer Club is currently unavailable

During events like the Squirtle Community Day, players faced login problems with the PTC, missing out on special in-game opportunities. Players reported sudden logouts and inability to access their accounts due to the PTC being down.

Player Feedback:
I was suddenly logged out from Pokémon GO, and when I try to log back in, it says “The Pokémon Trainer Club is currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience”. I hope I’m not the only one?

Quick Fix for Pokémon Trainer Club Down with Currently Unavailable Error

Niantic acknowledged the server issue through a tweet, confirming resolution from their end. While users can’t directly fix this issue, a workaround can enable gameplay despite the PTC’s unavailability.

Solution: Adding Backup Login Methods

Niantic recommends linking the PTC account with other login providers as a precautionary measure to ensure access during PTC downtime. Here’s how to link alternative accounts:

Accessing Linked Accounts:

  1. Navigate to “Settings” in the Pokémon GO app.
  2. Tap on “Account.”
  3. Under “Linked Accounts,” choose the desired login provider option.

Adding Backup Login Methods for Pokemon Trainer Club login

Linking with Facebook:

  1. Log out of the Pokémon GO app (if logged in).
  2. Relaunch the app and select “Login with Google.”
  3. Access additional settings by clicking on your avatar, followed by the Niantic Logo, and then the Settings icon.
  4. Choose “Facebook” from the “Not linked” options to successfully link your account.

For iPhone Users:

  • Utilize the option to sign in with your Apple ID if preferred.

Tips: While primarily using a Google account, consider linking your Pokémon GO account to secondary platforms like Facebook or Apple ID. During PTC downtime, access the game using the linked secondary login providers to continue playing.


In case of difficulties linking secondary IDs or encountering login issues, it’s advisable to seek assistance from Pokémon customer support via Twitter. By implementing these steps, players can mitigate the impact of PTC unavailability and ensure seamless gameplay experiences during critical Pokémon GO events.

Read more: Solved: How do I fix Pokemon Trainer Club unavailable sign in problem

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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