It never gave me the option to make a password, and now I can't even sign in. I've tried to click the link, but then it takes me to some website that doesn't help me at all!

How do I recover my password?

  • How did you make your original account? – Riley Jul 9 '16 at 21:53
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    Pokemon Go accounts are based on your Google account - do you remember which Google account you signed in with? – Tim Malone Jul 9 '16 at 23:52
  • @TimMalone: not all are.... – jvriesem Jul 20 '16 at 7:18

If you've used a Google Account to sign-up, there's no password entry required on Android phones. (unless you have multiple Google Accounts attached to the phone, with password required on one of them.) On iOS, it's tied to a Google account as well, but you will need to sign-in with {email address} and {password}.

If you need to recover your Google Account, visit the following link: https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery/

If you signed in with a Pokemon Trainer Club account, visit the following link to retreive/reset your password: https://club.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-trainer-club/forgot-password

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    It asks for Google+ login on iOS I think. (seen on reddit - please consider verifying this if you will edit it in) – Ave Jul 10 '16 at 0:47
  • I'm going to see if I can find someone with an iOS version to check, but I believe you're right. Account ID tokens can be shared on an Android phone, but from my limited experience, iOS won't let one app authorize another. – NBN-Alex Jul 10 '16 at 0:50

I had this same problem. If you did not set a password, you probably signed in using your Google account.

You actually have to click the word "Google" to sign in using your Google account.

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  • This does not really answer the question. If you have a different question, you can ask it by clicking Ask Question. You can also add a bounty to draw more attention to this question once you have enough reputation. - From Review – Dragonrage Jul 11 '16 at 23:44
  • @Dragonrage, this does actually give a possible answer, though it could be a bit more specific. Making an account through Google does not require a password. If a user is asked for a password, but had not set one, they would be using a Google account. This answer details how to sign into a google account, and does not mention passwords because there simply isn't one to recover, in the first place. – user106385 Jul 13 '16 at 5:41
  • @Timelord64 hmm, yea I can see what you are saying. I think I misread the answer when I was reviewing it. – Dragonrage Jul 13 '16 at 5:44

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