Curious if your device has the right Pokémon GO system requirements? We’ve got you covered with both Android and iOS.

There's nothing quite like the thrill of battling a Legendary or encountering your favorite Pokémon only to find out its a shiny variant. For several years, we've been able to do that outside of our handheld consoles out into the real world with our phones. Only if you meet the Pokémon GO system requirements, however.

Most phones are able to play the mobile game just fine. It's still better to be safe than sorry. If you are looking to switch phones or finally jump on the Pokémon GO bandwagon, then check out the requirements. It will ensure you can jump in and catch 'em all.

What are the Pokémon GO system requirements?

(Image via Niantic)
(Image via Niantic)

You'll find varying system requirements for Android and iOS. Both operating systems have their own set of standards for the popular Pokémon mobile title. These requirements come straight from Niantic's help center for the game.

Android

  • Android 7 or above
  • Certains Bluetooth components, like Pokémon GO Plus +, require Android 8 or higher
  • 720 x 1280 preferred resolution
  • Strong Wi-Fi or 5G connection
  • Active GPS or location services
  • 2 or more GB of RAM

Niantic states in their Pokémon GO system requirements that rooted devices are not supported. And if you are partaking in a beta version of a higher Android OS, there may be functionality issues compared to a fully released version of the operating system.

iOS

  • iPhone 6s or above
  • Certains Bluetooth components, like Pokémon GO Plus +, require iPhone 7 or higher
  • iOS 14 or above
  • Strong Wi-Fi or 5G connection
  • Active GPS or location services
  • 2 or more GB of RAM

Much like the Android requirements, any iOS betas may not be optimized for Pokémon GO. As well, there is no support for jailbroken devices.

Pokémon GO on tablets and other devices

Lastly, Pokémon GO is absolutely compatible with tablets and other Wi-Fi only devices. Niantic does not have any system requirements for them listed, but states many come without built-in GPS sensors.

That will cause issues, along with congested mobile networks during Safari Zones or other high-profile in-game events. All in all, Niantic does not guarantee device support, but if you meet the above criteria you'll have no problem filling your PokeDex.

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