Okay, ya’ll ready for this? Pokemon GO freaked people out when it went down on July 19. We know what you’re thinking, ‘Will this happen again?’ Breathe. Breathe. It’s gonna be fine. Because HollywoodLife.com has all the info you need if or when the servers shut down again. Read on to find out how to survive.
The day the app went down will live in infamy. And, seriously, we understand the struggle was real. But, you don’t need to panic, because there are things you can do while your new favorite game is MIA that will make the malfunction less detrimental to your everyday life.
1. Confirm the app is, in fact, down.
Because, why have a full on panic attack if it’s not? The best place to go for this info is the site, Is Pokemon GO Down or Not. Pretty straightforward, no?
2. REALLY confirm the app is down.
Okay, so, now you know the app is down — CURSE YOU PIKACHU! But, maybe you still want to fiddle around with the game to get FULL ON confirmation. That’s fine, but, we’re warning you that if you see the, “Our servers are down, bummer!” message, you might need to accept it. Sure, you could close the game and log back in again. But, unless the stars align NOTHING is going to happen until the servers come back up again. However, if your screen is showing a spinning Pokeball, rather than that disheartening message, then restarting the app might work out for you. Hey, we don’t make the rules.
3. Find a way to fill the void the app has left. Even if it’s hard.
So, Pokemon GO is really, and truly, down, huh? Well, believe it or not, there are ways to pass the time. Just check out HollywoodLife.com articles about celebs like Tyga, 26, who can’t get enough of the game, take a quiz to see just how Pokemon GO obsessed YOU are, or try and catch some real life animals. Okay, DO NOT attempt that last one.
And remember, we’re here for you. Believe us, we are just as sad as you when we can’t throw those Pokeballs.
HollywoodLifers, how do you plan to handle a day without Pokemon GO?