That is thanks in part to hacking group PoodleCorp, who have claimed responsibility for taking the app’s servers down. In the past month, the group has targeted League of Legends and Battle.net with DDOS attacks.
Those trying to log in to Niantic’s next take on real world gaming are met with errors that say that the app is unable to authenticate their details, or that their player data cannot be retrieved from the server.
Niantic has said that they are aware of the server issues and are working to restore everything back to normal, but it remains unclear as to when Pokémon GO will be back online.
“Trainers! We have been working to fix the Pokémon GO server issues,” Niantic wrote. “Thank you for your patience. We’ll post an update soon.”