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How to fix Pokemon Unite ‘Failed to reconnect to the server’ error

Pokemon Unite is an online-only game, which makes receiving connection bugs pretty devastating. The biggest culprit is the Pokemon Unite failed to reconnect to the server error message, which prevents users from playing altogether. An in-game notification saying “Network error. Retrying…” appears and can take a long time to do not very much. So, is there a quick and easy solution? Here’s the need-to-know info on fixing this Pokemon MOBA server issue for Nintendo Switch, Android, and iPhone (iOS).

Pokemon Unite ‘Failed to reconnect to the server’ error fix

Pokemon Unite failed to reconnect to the server fix

Follow these steps to fix the Pokemon Unite “Failed to reconnect to the server” error message:

  1. Check @PokemonUnite for server status updates.
  2. Make sure that the connection strength is good — if using Wi-Fi, try moving closer to the modem or router.
  3. Reboot the Nintendo Switch, Android device, or iPhone.
  4. Check for any new Pokemon Unite game updates.
  5. Reset the internet router, then wait for it to fully power back on.
  6. If possible, try using a different network connection or switching to mobile data.
  7. Step away from the game and try playing again in a few hours’ time.

After following all of the above steps, the Pokemon Unite “Failed to reconnect to the server” error notification should stop appearing. If the problem persists, however, users should contact the Pokemon Support team.

Hopefully, Pokemon Unite will now let players connect to its servers successfully. Without an active connection, the Pokemon MOBA unfortunately isn’t playable on any of the supported platforms. Right now that’s Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite, though in the future it’ll include Nintendo Switch (OLED model), Android, and iOS.

With the Pokemon Unite “Failed to reconnect to the server” bug now solved, here’s how to get Aeos gems in the game. These are a form of premium currency, as the Nintendo MOBA does feature microtransactions.