I've been playing the game a while now and have ranked up considerably. I'm wondering if there is any way to change to a different Google account and still keep all of my Pokemon/items etc, as I stupidly used my university gmail account when I first downloaded the app (which will be automatically deleted in September).

Is there any way to transfer my trainer/Pokemon/items etc to a different Google account?

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    Possible duplicate of Can you change your email for Pokemon go
    – user101016
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 11:41
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    @camelCase I would leave this one open, and close the other question. This one was asked first.
    – Timmy Jim
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 11:42
  • @TimmyJim - I think the other question has less noise, and has a better answer
    – user101016
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 11:52

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So far, Niantic support only provides these categories for submitting requests:

  • Request a nickname or team change
  • Delete my Pokémon GO account
  • Report an issue with a Gym or PokéStop
  • Report inappropriate gameplay
  • Report inappropriate Trainer behavior
  • Report a bug
  • Help with PokéCoins and premium items

There is no category that might fit in with issues around changing an email address, but you may make a request anyway in e.g. the "nickname or team change" category and share your experiences.


Currently, there doesn't appear to be a way. Ninantic doesn't support it:

At this time, you cannot switch your account from one email address to another email address or merge two accounts.

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