How to Delete Pokemon GO Account

Trainers looking to delete their Pokemon GO account will have a few hoops to jump through
Trainers looking to delete their Pokemon GO account will have a few hoops to jump through / Niantic Labs

Trainers looking to delete their Pokemon GO account will have a few hoops to jump through.

Reasons for wanting to delete a Pokemon GO account could be anything from cleaning up one's internet presence to simply clearing space on a device. Perhaps the game simply didn't live up to expectations like the player thought it would. Unfortunately, deleting a Pokemon GO account isn't as easy as tapping a button and deleting the app. Niantic has made this process a bit more complicated by requiring trainers to go directly through them.

How to Delete Pokemon GO Account

To permanently delete a Pokemon GO account, trainers will need to contact Niantic through their web-based Help Center and submit a request.

They should be greeted by a form that will ask them to describe their issue. From there, they'll be prompted to provide their username and associated e-mail while selecting "Delete My Account" from the Issue Category dropdown menu.

The rest of the boxes—describing their issue, adding images, or selecting their preferred language—should be filled in as needed.

According to Niantic, it "may take several weeks to process" the request. It is crucial that the information is filled in correctly as they won't be able to verify and carry out the deletion otherwise. All account verified account deletion requests are permanent. Once it's gone, it's gone.

More information about deleting a Pokemon GO account can be found on Niantic's support site.