UPDATE: Pokemon Go developer Niantic is investigating Pokemon Trainer Club (PTC) login issues.
“We’re currently investigating reports that Trainers using Pokémon Trainer Club are encountering login issues,” reads a new Niantic Support tweet.
ORIGINAL: Pokemon Go Trainer Club is down, leaving some fans unable to connect to the Niantic smartphone app.
The Pokemon Go server status doesn’t make good reading for fans, some of whom can’t get past the login screen.
There have been hundreds of offline reports on Down Detector, which measures outage reports for popular apps, websites and online services.
Problems with the PTC began last night, although they were believed to have been fixed.
“We’re currently investigating reports that Trainers using Pokemon Trainer Club are encountering login issues,” A Niantic support message reads.
This was followed by another tweet: “Trainers, login issues have been resolved.”
One fan tweeted: “Cannot log in via Pokémon Trainer Club. App crashed around 8.15am BST whilst I was playing. Repeatedly try to sign in , error message “Unable to authenticate. Please try again” when will this be fixed please?”
Another writes: “Upset 6 year old who is a daily player, missing out on getting his daily stamps and all the other things he loves to do on Pokémon go!!! This needs to be resolved, even logging in via google doesn’t work as well as trainer club!!!”
Somebody else tweeted: “Pokémon GO Trainers Club not working…. Please help…”
The issues don’t appear to be affecting everybody, so leave a comment if you’re able to login.
Express Online will keep you posted as the situation develops
The players unable to login are missing out on Pokemon Go Battle Event bonuses.
As part of the Pokemon Go Battle Event, Trainers can expect to encounter more fighting-type Pocket Monsters.
This includes battle-hardened Pokemon like Machop, Makuhita, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan.
“It’s time to test the strength of your Pokemon during a special battle event!” Niantic explains.
“Fighting-type Pokemon, such as Machop and Makuhita, will appear more frequently in the wild starting May 1 at 1:00 p.m. PDT.
“Our Battle Showdown is sure to pack a punch, so don’t miss it!”