How to Fix “Failed to Get Game Data From the Server” Error Message In Pokemon GO!

Many fans across the world are getting an error message that’s keeping them from enjoying the game this week. The infamous error message popping up says, “failed to get game data from the server,” with this coming up in front of the login screen and giving players only a “retry” button.

There are quite a bit of fans who thought they may have wrongfully gotten banned due to this error popping up and the whole Niantic vs BOTS fiasco.  However, there’s no need to worry: this is a widespread issue, and it has nothing to do with you.

This is likely just due to an issue with Niantic’s servers, although it’s not affecting all players. Some people who have received the message have been able to log back in by following the few steps i’ve placed below:

1.Force quit the game/Restart App. You can force quit on an iOS device by tapping the home button twice and swiping up on Pokemon Go. You can force quit on an Android device by going to settings, choosing apps, hit the running tab, hitting Pokemon Go, and select force stop.

2. Restart your phone

2.  Just wait five or ten minutes, and there’s a decent chance you’ll be able to play again without having to do anything as it’s just a server side problem from Niantic.

This is the first time in quite a while that there has been a widespread server issue with Pokemon Go, something that was quite common when the game first launched in July 2016. Back then, the servers were incredibly unstable and would go down for hours at a time.

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