My game is currently in French, probably because my phone is in French.

I would like to change the language of Pokémon GO because I always played Pokémon in English and, as a result, I don't know the names of the Pokémon in French.

Is it possible for me to change the language of Pokemon GO to English? How can I achieve this?

  • Maybe change the language of your phone? – kcborys Jul 7 '16 at 18:14
  • Are you playing in France? If so, that's a good way to get banned by Niantic... – Kaz Wolfe Jul 7 '16 at 18:16
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    @kazwolfe Do you have any evidence at all that people are being banned in Europe? – Studoku Jul 7 '16 at 18:33
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    @KazWolfe I don't think they really can ban you because you are playing in Europe. You could have a US Play Store account and be travelling when the game was release. – Jouramie Jul 7 '16 at 18:41
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    @kazwolfe So no. – Studoku Jul 7 '16 at 18:44

For Android, Pokemon GO appears to use your device's set language.

In order to change the game language, you need to change the language of your phone.

For iOS, you will need to use Jake's answer.


I live in Japan and the app is in Japanese with my phone being in English. Unfortunately, I think the only way to change the language on iOS is to create an Apple ID in the country that speaks the language you want to use and download it from that App Store.

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    Well I changed the language of my phone and it worked! Maybe because I have an Android... – Jouramie Jul 7 '16 at 23:07
  • Well for me it is sufficient to change the phone's language to get another language in pokemon. However, I would like to have a language that differs from my phone's ... :( I have an iPhone 6 – pfuhlert Jul 15 '16 at 16:17

What you can do is, simply change the country in your Apple iD. Don't know much about android. I found this alternative solution here. change language pokemon go


On iOS if you have a apple music subscription you can't change the region/language of your app store sadly. Most games though already have an in-game option for that so until now it wasn't a problem. Niantic should really add the option please create a poll or something on the official forum for that!


In ios it doesnt matter which apple id you used. I used US but my pokemon is in german same as phone language. Only way to change it is by changing whole phone setting. Personaly i would also prefer having english pokemon on german iphone :/

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