The servers for Pokémon Go will be globally offline on Monday, 1st June 2020 for a total of seven hours.
During this downtime you'll be unable to play Pokémon Go in its entirety, so make sure you complete any important tasks, such as climbing the Go Battle League or collecting daily bonuses, before the game goes offline.
While the Go Battle League has experienced multiple downtime periods since it's release for maintenance, this is the first time Pokémon Go has been taken completely offline since the Gym rework back in 2017.
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Pokémon Go downtime: What time do servers go offline for June 1st maintenance in your region?
Pokémon Go will be offline globally on Monday, June 1st for all players globally, meaning the downtime will either go down in the evening or daytime hours depending on where you live.
Below you'll find when the Pokémon Go servers will go offline and when the game occurs for various regions around the world:
- UK: 7pm to 2am (BST)
- Europe: 8pm to 3am (CEST)
- East Coast US: 2pm to 9pm (EDT)
- West Coast US: 11am to 6pm (PDT)
- Australia: 4am to 11am on Tuesday, June 2nd (AEST)
Assuming everything runs on time, you'll be able to continue playing Pokémon Go as usual once this period of downtime is over - just be patient.
Pokemon Go has a busy summer ahead! Start by completing the Skill Go Fest challenges and catching newly released Gen 5 Pokémon. For new starters, the Jump-start Research has returned, too. 2020 has seen several new features - such the arrival of the Go Battle League, Remote Raids and the trade evolution feature. There are also planned changes to PokéCoins on the way. Last year saw the release of new regional exclusive Pokémon and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day.
Why is Pokémon Go going offline for maintenance?
The only reason Niantic has given for taking Pokémon Go offline is server maintenance.
"We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this might cause. This will have no impact on your account," Niantic added.
Pokémon Go is now offline! See you in seven hours... pic.twitter.com/YZpjwAsMxx— Matthew Reynolds (@Crazyreyn) June 1, 2020
While this brings little insight on exactly what Niantic are doing, it could be, as Eurogamer suggests, that Niantic are transferring the game onto new servers, which they couldn't do if the game was live.