Can you sign into Pokemon Go on multiple devices?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

Unfortunately, it is not possible to sign into Pokémon GO on multiple devices simultaneously. The game is designed to be played on a single device, typically a smartphone. This means that if you try to sign into your Pokémon GO account on another device while already signed in on one device, you will be automatically signed out on the first device.

One of the main reasons for this limitation is to prevent unfair advantages or cheating. If multiple devices were allowed to be signed into the same account at the same time, players could potentially exploit the game by having multiple devices running simultaneously, increasing their chances of capturing Pokémon or gaining in-game resources.

Additionally, having multiple devices signed into the same account could lead to synchronization issues and data conflicts. Pokémon GO relies on a constant connection with the game server to track your progress, location, and other in-game activities. If multiple devices were connected to the same account, it would be challenging to ensure that all devices are in sync and accurately reflect the current state of the game.

Moreover, limiting the game to a single device at a time helps maintain the integrity of the gameplay experience. Pokémon GO is designed to be a mobile game that encourages exploration and outdoor activity. By restricting the game to a single device, it encourages players to be fully engaged with their surroundings and interact with the virtual world in a more immersive way.

While it may be inconvenient for some players who wish to switch between different devices or share their account with others, Niantic, the developer of Pokémon GO, has made this design decision to ensure fair gameplay and a consistent experience for all players.

However, it is worth noting that the Pokémon GO Plus device, which is a separate accessory that can be paired with a smartphone, can be transferred between compatible devices. The Pokémon GO Plus is a small Bluetooth device that allows players to capture Pokémon and collect items with a simple button press, without needing to interact directly with their smartphone. It pairs with a single smartphone but can be easily moved to a new compatible device if needed.

While you cannot sign into Pokémon GO on multiple devices at the same time, the Pokémon GO Plus accessory can be transferred between compatible smartphones. This limitation is in place to ensure fair gameplay, prevent cheating, and maintain the integrity of the game experience.