The Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) is a service provided by The Pokémon Company International that connects you to other Pokémon games and apps, including Pokémon GO. Creating a PTC account will also allow you to receive the latest Pokémon news and compete in live competition.

Navigate to to login to an existing PTC account or create a new PTC account and verify your age and country/region.

Please note that your PTC screen name or account name may not necessarily be the same as your Pokémon GO Trainer Nickname.

Using PTC to log into Pokémon GO

Trainers can use a PTC account as an authentication method to log into Pokémon GO by linking their PTC account in Pokémon GO.

To connect a PTC account to Pokémon GO as a login method:

  1. Create or log into your PTC account at
  2. Open the Pokémon GO app.
  3. In Map View, tap the Main Menu
  4. At the top right, tap Settings
  5. Under the Account section, select the Not Linked checkbox next to Pokémon Trainer Club.
  6. Follow the prompts to link your account. Once your account is linked, you can use PTC to sign into your Pokémon GO account.

Upon logging into Pokémon GO using your PTC login credentials, you may be prompted to authorize Pokémon GO to access your PTC account. Learn more.

Forgot your PTC login information?

Visit Pokémon GO Account Recovery website to get a reminder of the account information tied to PTC login. If you’re still unable to login with your PTC account or need help with resetting your password, see the Recovering your PTC Account section for how to contact The Pokémon Company International for help with your PTC account.

Recovering your PTC Account

Because PTC is a service that is operated by The Pokémon Company International, Niantic Support is unable to assist with updating your PTC account information. If you’ve lost your PTC username and/or password, you may recover them here. You’ll need the email address linked to your PTC account to get started. If you don’t remember your email address, follow the details in Forgot your PTC login information? above.

If you need further assistance, please contact The Pokémon Company International’s Customer Support team here.