How to tell if Pokémon Go servers are about to crash
Between overloads caused by too many players logging on at once, to hackers threatening to take down its servers, there’s a chance that you may not be able to play Pokémon Go when you want to.
Thankfully, the fine folks at New York-based cloud monitoring firm Datadog have whipped up IsPokemonGoDownOrNot.com, a status page showing whether the augmented-reality game’s servers are fully functional or suffering an outage in real-time.
The tracker on the site uses a logs in every 30 seconds using a Pokémon Trainer Club account and checks the servers’ response time. If a login takes more than 15, it’s a sign that the servers are near full capacity and will likely buckle soon. A server latency of more than 3 seconds is another sign to look out for.
It’s a handy tool for figuring out whether it’s worth stepping out for your planned afternoon of monster hunting, or putting it off until the game’s servers are back to normal.