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Quick question: Pokemon Go registration asking for credit card?

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RegionalBlakeney · 15/09/2020 15:51

Just registering Pokemon for my child under a site called Niantic.

It’s asking for my credit card, is this normal?

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dementedpixie · 15/09/2020 16:10

What device are you using? Are you going through the App store or Play store?

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Knotaknitter · 15/09/2020 16:17

It's normal, it's because you are registering for a child. Full details are in the help link below - extract at the end

niantic.helpshift.com/a/pokemon-go/?s=safety-and-security&f=niantic-kids-support&l=en&p=web

Why do you need my credit card details to verify my account?
We’re required by law to obtain verifiable consent from the child’s parent before we gather any personal information from the child. Because of this, we need to verify your identity so we know you are really you.

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dementedpixie · 15/09/2020 16:28

Does it depend how you are logging into the game? I can't remember giving card details for ds. We log in using Google accounts so its done through an email address

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SkepticalCat · 15/09/2020 17:01

Yes, I had to do this when registering my child for Pokemon Go using Niantic.

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RegionalBlakeney · 15/09/2020 23:01

Ok thanks all.
Found a way around it by just registering a later birth year.

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