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To think Pokemon knew that everyone would be trying to make a trainer account?

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Mummyme1987 Thu 14-Jul-16 16:42:50

Seriously been trying for hours. Got a very excited Pokemon fan here that can't understand that we have the app but can't use it yet. Surely they knew it would be so busy?

Mummyme1987 Thu 14-Jul-16 16:43:29

Wouldn't you think they would be able to accommodate demand?

LBOCS2 Thu 14-Jul-16 16:48:45

They weren't able to accommodate demand before the UK came online; I've been playing for a few days and the servers were kicking me out whenever NZ/Aus 'woke up'. So I don't know what they were thinking launching it here, unless something has changed drastically since yesterday...

Mummyme1987 Thu 14-Jul-16 16:50:40

There are some very upset kids I think.

TipBoov Thu 14-Jul-16 16:50:44

It works if you log in with Google rather than create a new account.

Sandalwearingdoglady Thu 14-Jul-16 16:50:48

Mines fine.


Mommyneedsgin Thu 14-Jul-16 16:52:04

You're complaining about a free game.


OhStacey Thu 14-Jul-16 16:52:31

Yes just use google

kelper Thu 14-Jul-16 16:53:08

Mine is fine too, signed in with my Google account, found a Squirtle on my bedroom windowsill, and off we go!

Mel0Drama Thu 14-Jul-16 16:54:49

How do I play it??

JCo24 Thu 14-Jul-16 17:00:54

Google account works brilliantly!!

OhStacey Thu 14-Jul-16 17:01:56

Mel just download from App Store and use google to sign up

GeekyWombat Thu 14-Jul-16 17:03:40

Another Google success here. And I found a Gastly in Costa Coffee in my lunch hour. I was very excited!

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Thu 14-Jul-16 17:08:39

I managed to log in with my google account fine. I caught a squirtel in the break room and work, and a licktung outside the supermarket grin

Doggity Thu 14-Jul-16 17:11:29

Do you need Internet connection to play it btw?

FlibbertigibbetArmadillo Thu 14-Jul-16 17:12:40

I've been playing since Tuesday(so wasn't officially out in UK yet) and it did take me several refreshes to get a trainer account. It has been awful today with freezing but it will settle down soon enough. Just keep trying

Sonders Thu 14-Jul-16 17:15:00

Google works fine, even before the UK release the Pokemon account one was rubbish.

You can create an account online using your laptop/tablet/phone then log in with that.

Or use Google, which is easier.

Sonders Thu 14-Jul-16 17:15:53

It's also been horrendous during commuting times every day since it came out - I don't think it'll work again until about 6:30 going by the rest of this week!

Mummyme1987 Thu 14-Jul-16 17:16:15

Thank you so much for the Google idea. Will do it! One very excited child will get to play!

Glitterkitten24 Thu 14-Jul-16 17:16:22

Yeah we logged in using google straight away.

BumpAndGrind Thu 14-Jul-16 17:16:50

I wish that was my issue.

My phone isn't new enough (galaxy s3 mini). I need a new phone!

suggestions? smile

Mummyme1987 Thu 14-Jul-16 17:17:54

Where's the Google login in? All my app says is trainer account log in

FlibbertigibbetArmadillo Thu 14-Jul-16 17:19:41

If your DC is just starting to play I have a tip. I've heard if you physically run away from the 3 offered starter pokemon the game will eventually offer you a pikachu instead (you have to so it about 3 times)

StopLaughingDrRoss Thu 14-Jul-16 17:21:45

Can you have Google log in on an IPhone or is that Android only?

Mummyme1987 Thu 14-Jul-16 17:24:43

I'm on iPhone

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