An update for Pokémon GO was released on August 8th, 2016, allowing users to change their trainer name once. I'm considering doing this, but my first account I have since abandoned has the name I'd prefer to use. If I change the trainer name of that abandoned account to something different, could my current account use the abandoned account's previous name?


Yes, if you have changed your name someone else can take it.

  • Can you add where this information is from? – mafu Aug 10 '16 at 9:34
  • @mafu Can't find the source, just common sense and a lot of people saying the same thing. – Riley Aug 10 '16 at 12:22
  • It's not common sense. It is not uncommon that it is not possible to create accounts with names that were previously used. – mafu Aug 11 '16 at 13:43

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