How To Activate a Pokemon Go Account

How To Activate a Pokemon Go Account

What is Pokemon?

Pokémon is a Japanese media franchise consisting of video games, animated series and films, a trading card game, and other related media. The franchise takes place in a shared universe in which humans co-exist with creatures known as Pokémon, a large variety of species endowed with special powers.

How To Activate a Pokemon Go Account

For a child to access Pokémon GO, create a Pokémon Trainer Club account for yourself (if you don’t already have one), and, while logged in, add your child as a new child account, which you manage. Alternatively, the game’s publisher, Niantic Inc., provides a different account system called Niantic Kids.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I open my Pokémon GO account?

You may receive “failed to log in” or “unable to authenticate” error messages if our servers are experiencing a temporary issue or your network connectivity is poor. Check that your mobile device has a strong network connection, try closing and reopening the [game] app, and then try logging in again.

How to open a Pokemon account?

Navigate to to login to an existing PTC account or create a new PTC account and verify your age and country/region. Please note that your PTC screen name or account name may not necessarily be the same as your Pokémon GO Trainer Nickname.

How do I verify my child’s Pokémon GO account?

Once you have logged in to your account, you should see the “Verify Your Identity” page. From the menu on the left-hand side, select “Add a Child” and enter your information in the “Please Verify Your Identity” fields. Be sure to use current and accurate information to ensure the best possible results.

How old do you have to be to have a Pokemon account?


You can either set up an account by using your Google email address or by setting up a Pokemon Trainer account—both of which have a 13 age requirement. Are there any privacy settings/controls? The app doesn’t currently offer any online chat facility.

Does your Pokémon GO account expire?

If your Account is inactive (i.e., not used or logged-into) for a period of time, we will notify you via the Services or in the App prior to termination of your Account. You may terminate your Account at any time by visiting the App help centers.

What is my username for Pokémon GO?

Your username is the name you chose when you signed up for your Pokémon Trainer Club account. To retrieve your username: From the Pokémon Trainer Club sign-in page, select Forgot your username? Enter the Email Address associated with your Pokémon Trainer Club account.

How do you check if your Pokémon GO account is banned?

Yes, your account is banned if you see the “Your account has been suspended/terminated for violating the Terms of Service” message when logging in to Pokémon GO. Our main priority with Pokémon GO is to provide a fair, fun, and safe experience for all players.

Are Pokémon GO accounts free?

There are no fees associated with creating or maintaining a Pokémon Trainer Club account.

Is it OK to buy Pokémon GO accounts?

Never purchase or trade accounts

In addition to violating our Terms of Service, a purchased account has no guarantees: the previous owner may have used unauthorized third-party services on the account or continue to access the account without your knowledge.

Does Pokémon GO delete inactive accounts?

You can resume playing the game at any time by logging back into your account, and your progress will still be there. However, it’s worth noting that Niantic may perform periodic account clean-up, during which inactive accounts or accounts that violate the terms of service may be deleted.