Pokémon GO released today, and in my haste to get started and catch some 'mons, I rushed through the character setup screen, thinking I could customise it later. However, I can't see a way to do this:

From the Main (Map) screen, clicking on the Pokéball, I can access a few options, but none to do with character customisation:

Pokeball Menu

'Settings' exists but nothing in there either:

Settings Menu

  • Clicking on my Avatar's head brings up my Stats screen, but nothing in there can be customised:

Stats Screen 1 Stats Screen 2

I can spin the 3D avatar (can't click or long press), the Gold Pikachu coin takes you to a shop, and the Journal just lists events like "Pokemon Caught" or "Received Pokeballs".

The game is linked to my Google account. Restarting the App/Phone didn't give any options on game startup either.

How can I customise my character after the initial setup? Or am I locked in?

2 Answers 2


As of version 0.31.0 you can now change your avatar's appearance by navigating to the new menu in your profile and tapping the "customize" option.



>At this time, it is not possible to change your avatar or your team.

Cited from here

Since version 0.31, you can re-customize the avatar from the Trainer profile screen (click the right bottom menu).

  • To add, there aren't many customization options for now anyway. Guess we have to wait for a feature update. :)
    – Trollwut
    Commented Jul 7, 2016 at 19:51

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