If you’re considering starting a new account or want to sign out for another reason, you’ll need to know how to logout of Pokemon Go.
How to Logout of Pokemon Go
Whether you’re planning on starting a new account entirely or just a quick logout of Pokemon Go for another reason, the method to logout will be the same.
The Sign out button for Pokemon Go isn’t something that’s particularly hidden, but if you don’t go out of your way to look for it at some stage there’s a good chance you’ll simply not know where it is because you probably won’t come across it during regular gameplay. Unless you went looking for the Adventure Sync option and couldn’t find it.
You can find it by following these instructions:
From the main gameplay screen, tap the Pokeball icon in the bottom middle of your display
Tap on the settings icon, located in the top right-hand side of the screen in the Pokeball menu
From here, scroll down until you reach the section titled ACCOUNT
You can then tap the Sign Out button displayed below your Pokemon Go user name to logout
That should take you straight to the login screen for Pokemon Go now that your account has successfully completed the logout.
Why Would You Need to Logout of Pokemon Go?
With Pokemon Go being a persistent mobile game with a developer openly stating that they do not want players playing on multiple accounts, it is a little unusual to need to logout.
With that said, some players may want to quit their current accounts and start again entirely, which is skirting the boundaries of what Niantic are ok with players doing, as they technically have two accounts then even if they only use one.
Others may actually try to use multiple accounts on the same device, which Niantic is firmly against in Pokemon Go, given in features in the “no cheating” section of the player guidelines – that won’t stop everyone though, as always. The advantages to this, aside from the obvious multiple saves aspect, are a bit more significant than is at first obvious. One of the most common reasons for an alternative account in Pokemon Go is to knock your own Pokemon out of Gyms to make sure you get your daily limit worth of Pokecoins.
As Free-to-play players are reliant on receiving those 50 coins per day to be able to buy literally anything from the store without going premium, those players in rural areas with only a single Gym or two nearby and limited if any competition would otherwise struggle to receive any coins, as the Gym has to be defeated for your earned coins to be awarded.
In which case having a second account to make sure you can get at least some coins regularly is understandable, even if Niantic is against doing so. Other players may also simply be logging out to attempt to reduce their total time played, or to prevent Pokemon Go pushing notifications to them.
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