Pokemon GO – How To Change Your Username

You won’t believe how many people have contacted us asking how to change their usernames. Thousands are unhappy with how their username has turned out to be and are pursuing to change their nickname. Perhaps, it is understandable if you chose your nickname to be ”SoullessChicken” or ”AshKetchum91424216.” We know that the game gives you a hard time in finding a username at first and you get too frustrated that you just go with a random name just to start.

After you have started and became a man of your own in Pokemon GO, you regret choosing your initial username and want to change it. The question remains, is it possible to change your username? The answer is yes and no. It is not possible to change it from within the game itself, however, Niantic has provided a way to change it. Click here to be redirected to Niantic’s page and fill the information as accurately as possible so you can get your username changed.

85 thoughts on “Pokemon GO – How To Change Your Username

      • I have tried to log in with my nickname that I created when i initially created my account. I was randomly signed out of my account, and when I tried signing back in, it says that I cannot sign in because my username or password is incorrect. I have been trying to sign in with both, my nickname and email address, and I still arrive at the same screen telling me it is incorrect. I then try and recover my username, and it says that because of the influx of users, I cannot create additional accounts, which I am not trying to do

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      • We believe the game is experiencing serious server problems due to the influx of players from around the world playing it. Niantic is working on fixing this issue within the next few days so you should be able to login soon. If the problem persists, then let us know and we will take it to Niantic to find a solution. Thank you.

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  1. Here’s something I don’t understand: People keep suggesting using an alternate email, but when I sign out and log in, it automatically uses my main gmail account synced with my phone without me doing anything. The first time I hit log in after I installed the game, I didn’t even have to type an address/password at all… So how could I possibly switch accounts? Would I have to de-sync my Android?

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    • By deleting the cache, and uninstalling it, you can remove the game completely. Installing it all over again and using a different email starts all over again. If your gmail is synced to your phone, then you might want to de-sync it in order to login with another. We suggest that you don’t try to restart again unless there is a very good reason for it. Now, the servers are unstable and it’s best to wait until Niantic releases the game worldwide in the next few days.

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  2. When I submitted a form to change my name, I completed it and it changed screens and at the top it gave me the warning about experiencing issues but didn’t say if my request was completed. Do you know if it has but just doesn’t say or?

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  3. I got the email to change Nick name and I responded but haven’t heard anything back does that mean I can change it if so how?

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    • Mine has an inappropriate word in, I want to change it dearly. I won’t even put pokemon in gyms until it’s changed. I’m afraid I’ll miss out on that part of the game forever because I want to change my name. I sent a request was told the message was delayed, then no longer delayed, then the message was permanently cancelled. I don’t know what that means. Can I send in more requests? Can I no longer email niantic? I really want to change it. I wish you could change it in the app.

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  4. When I attempt to log in to Pokemon go and wander around and even when I have the app open in a car my avatar will not move and will stay in place at my home

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    • If you are in a car that is speeding beyond the speed of someone walking then the game doesn’t recognize that you are walking so the avatar won’t appear to move accordingly. If you are at home, GPS won’t be able to have good signal, therefore your avatar may not move accurately. The best place to play Pokemon GO is outside and by walking.

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  5. Ive sent a request to change my nickname and they emailed me asking to confirm my request and when i did they emailed back again saying my email didnt go through and every time u try to resend my confirmation they just reply with an automated email saying delivery status failed. Has anyone had this issue

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  6. I can not log into my account is says my username or password is incorrect but when I try to recover it but it says that since there is a large volume of players I can not make a new account. I did the download and still is doing the same thing.

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  7. Is there anyone here who has put in a change-of-name request and had it accepted? I’m curious as to how long it takes them to approve a change-of-name request.

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  8. Is there anyone here who has put in a change-of-name request and had it approved? I’m curious as to how long it takes them to approve a change-of-name request.

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    • In the email they send after you ask to change your name it says it takes them several weeks to review and process a name change. Apparently you need a really good reason why you want to change your name becuase its such a bloody hassle for them to do it -__-
      I got the game less than 24 hours after it was released an apparently every name I tried was taken, so i closed the game and re opened it thinking it was just lagging or a bug and when I opened the game with my google account i didnt have to sign in and it gave me a random name like dndushdjsjs. My reason wasnt good enough for them to change it, I even offered to pay $10 to change it or suggested they add the option to change your name for a price like every other game in existence has.

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  9. When I tired to change my name It sends a email where you need to confirm. After that I got a email where it says delivery failed. So what to do now :S ! it’s not working

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  10. Can I know whether the server having issue? It keeps saying I insert the wrong username or password even when I remembered clearly I typed both username and password correctly. I have used up all attempt to sign-in and my phone is locked for security measure. What can I do?

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  11. So what if you get the chance to try and change your nickname, and everything you want to change it to is already taken? will you have the option to enter in the nickname you already have?

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  12. So after the request has been submitted what happens next? If it does emergency room approved how will I know and what is the next step?

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  13. I fill out the information as requested on their webpage. I then get an email that says the following:

    Trainer,

    We’ve received your request for a Pokémon GO nickname change. Please reply to this message with the following phrase: CHANGE MY NICKNAME.

    If you did not submit this request, don’t worry: we won’t process this request until we hear back from you confirming that you’d like us to take action.

    You will receive another email once the change is complete.

    Change requests currently take several weeks to review and process.

    -NianticOps

    I then respond with CHANGE MY NICKNAME.

    It then tells me the email failed to send, and I get this message.

    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

    mailer-daemon@googlemail.com

    Technical details of permanent failure:
    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain googlemail.com by gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com. [2607:f8b0:4001:c0c::1a].

    The error that the other server returned was:
    550-5.2.1 The user you are trying to contact is receiving mail at a rate that
    550-5.2.1 prevents additional messages from being delivered. For more
    550-5.2.1 information, please visit
    550 5.2.1 https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6592 j64si11668481ita.81 – gsmtp

    I’ve tried this several times with days inbetween, but haven’t had any luck.

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  14. So is there any way to change your email? My daughter is level 16 and her school just announced they are discontinuing the email she used to play the game.

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  15. I went to the nickname change option but I can not view it. Mantic help page says if you can’t see the option it is because you already changed your nickname once but I haven’t

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  16. Also If you change a nickname is it gone forever Ie. no other users can ever use your old nickname or is it free to be used by others?

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