There is nothing quite like the wommmmp of when "Pokemon Go" servers go down, but at least there is comfort in knowing you're not alone in your agony. In fact, so many fellow trainers are in distress that even in the short lifespan of this app users have created a website to check when "Pokemon Go" servers are back by reporting their current status with the app. Basically all you have to do once you get kicked out of the app — after you finish crying over the Staryu you were in the middle of capturing (guys I'm so bitter) — is go to the website and click one of three buttons: Server is UP for me, Server is UNSTABLE for me, or Server is DOWN for me. While you might not be able to help fix the problem (c'mon, app team!), you will at least be providing the rest of the internet with the assurance that it's an app-wide issue, and not just their particular phone that's messing up.
And hey, if you're looking for things to do while you wait, you should check out our ideas for ways to cope when "Pokemon Go" is down — because even though it's been a week and a half since the app's release, I doubt if any of us even remember what we used to do in our spare time. Stay safe, y'all. And in the meantime, check out the server status website here to report and check on any issues you're having with the app.
In the meantime, let's hope that all those wild Rattatas and Weedles and Pidgeys running around the Bustle office in Manhattan aren't disturbing too many people down on the streets below without our employees to catch them and protect the general population. (BLUE TEAM FOR LIFE.)
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