Pokemon GO Routes not working: How to fix it

Onur Demirkol
Jul 24, 2023
Games, Tutorials

The new Routes feature in Pokemon GO has been a bit buggy for some players. If you are one of these players that have been facing the Pokemon GO Routes not working issue, you can check out our guide and try all of the fixes!

Pokémon GO Routes have caused problems for certain players, such as Android device crashes when designing or playing routes. There have also been instances of routes abruptly ceasing when traversing or while the game runs in the background. Niantic has been constantly working on enhancements and bug fixes to solve these issues.

Pokemon GO Routes not working
How to fix the Pokemon GO Routes not working issue

How to fix the Pokemon GO Routes not working issue

The simplest explanation for why Pokemon GO Routes aren't working for you is that it's simply not operating correctly yet. Because it is a new feature, there might be server-side issues, and there is not much you can do about it but try out a couple of different fixes. If you are facing the Pokemon GO Routes not working issue, we have some fixes that you might want to try out.

Please be aware that Pokemon GO Routes is not available for every user. That might be the reason why you don't have the feature yet. If you have it but still facing issues, then the fixes below might help you out.

Check your internet connection

Checking your internet connection is yet another thing to think about. Although this may seem like an easy fix, occasionally, people try to discover other solutions that call for more effort. They are unaware that they are experiencing internet problems, which may be brought on by their ISP.

The Pokemon GO Routes not working error could be caused by problems with your ISP or local internet speed. Initially, make sure you have a strong internet connection. Run an internet speed test to check for issues, then notify your service provider. Here's how to measure your internet speed:

  1. Open a web browser.
  2. Go to Speedtest.
  3. Click Go.
  4. Wait for the outcome.
  5. Check to see if your internet is having any issues.

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Clear cache

The game's cache and data can occasionally become corrupted, which can cause a number of problems, including the Pokemon GO Routes problem. You may do this by going to settings, finding the Pokemon GO app, then choosing "Clear Cache" and "Clear Data." The app will be reset, and any underlying conflicts may be resolved as a result.

Pokemon GO Routes not working
The feature is not available to every player

Device compatibility

Verify again if the specifications of your device and the Pokémon GO app are compatible. When using specific features, such as Routes, older devices or those with lower hardware specifications may experience problems, such as the Pokemon GO Routes not working issue.

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Contact support

If you are still facing the Pokemon GO Routes not working error, don't be hesitant to contact Pokémon GO support. The support staff at Niantic can offer specific help and may be able to pinpoint particular problems with your account or device.

If it is a server-side issue, the support team will tell you to check social media channels frequently for an official update. This way, you will know when to use the feature. As you can see below, the official support team said that the feature is not available to everyone yet.


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  1. Lemegeton said on September 8, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    In response to: https://www.ghacks.net/2023/09/07/rockstar-games-sold-cracked-games-on-steam/

    The situation is overdramatized:

    The game is their property and they can modify it any way they want. Including hacking their game with cracks and selling it in that form. There’s no legal problem with that.

    Hackers will not sue them (then they would have to deanonymize themselves and that could be a big problem for them). The group itself distributed their crack publicly, so there is no way to accuse Rockstar of using the crack without the consent of its creators.

    The only real question is how safe such a cracked version is. But experience shows that if millions have used it and there were no problems, it’s fine. Besides, Rockstar may have tested this version and checked for the absence of malicious injections.

    If this version is DRM-free, working and legal, then there is really no problem here. Not for anyone.

  2. Alex said on September 8, 2023 at 12:39 am

    I’ve noticed this years and years ago when I took a look at Max Payne 1 on Steam. The executable was cracked by Razor. Pretty amusing at the time.

  3. Nonsense Article said on September 7, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    This doesn’t even make sense….. this is actually stupid claims for the way Steam publishing, just like any other game store.
    You are not just ‘uploading random files’ to a server.

    This is more like an April’s fools post?

    especially the last part ‘Legal implications’: ‘but also from Razor 1911 for unauthorized use of their work’.

    I mean, I am sorry, but… do you understand everything is owned by Rockstar Games? and Razor 1911, is the one modifying an exe that doesn’t belong to them and it is actually restricted in their licenses and terms of service and all that?????
    Actually people by buying the game, the only buy the RIGHT TO PLAY the game, not the game, just a license, not like you own the files and all that.

    Why do I have to explain such basic concept to this site? Why was this article even published? it is clear the author is ignorant about the subject.

    It is obvious the the game is getting cracked, downloaded it, added to steam by using the external files and all that, and then making a lie and people falling for it……

    This is STEAM not Ebay or amazon… to sell ‘games’ like that.

    EVERYONE would have this same problem if this was the case, again, when you publish your game, it will apply to everyone, not just ‘few’.

    Why is this nonsense even news worth it? are people really new to the internet?… think about this article and now, think about how game publishing works and tell me, does it even make sense???

    Why would Rockstar Games even need to download a crack? they own the game, the source code, they build from the source code and uploaded to Steam servers… it-is-not-rocket-science…. but it is probably automated process anyway when the ‘final build’ is finished.
    Steam since it is PC, doesn’t need a week to get certified like on consoles, so it is more flexible, but there is no way this article even makes sense.
    Everyone would have the same file… not just an individual in the internet from millions who downloaded this game….

    There are reasons for a company to download a ‘crack’ or a hack, it is to analyze it and then block it and find better ways to block people from modifying the code.
    But come on… it’s not like they are using the same computer for holding the source code of the games and building it and then to do that.
    But it just doesn’t make sense why it ended up on Steam servers and why would only a person be affected, because I doubt you will ever see anyone with this same problem.

    Again, we are talking about Steam, not Ebay… it’s not like they are giving you a special version when you hit purchase, no, you are just downloading the game form a server.

    Ghacks needs to delete this really dumb article, especially the part about the nonsense ‘illegal use of Razor work’ when they are literally the ones modifying executables to bypass a check so you don’t have to pay for the game = allowing piracy to happen.

  4. The Dudemeister said on September 7, 2023 at 9:25 am

    1) apt list ‘*nvidia-driver*’
    2) sudo apt-get purge ‘*nvidia*’
    3) sudo apt install nvidia-driver-XXXX
    4) ???
    5) Profit.

    This was derived from the post at the following link: https://old.reddit.com/r/pop_os/comments/r1ofn7/how_do_you_downgrade_nvidia_driver/

  5. Mystique said on August 25, 2023 at 9:04 pm

    The fact that Nintendo think that this is the answer for the system is laughable considering you are just adding more strain on the system or at the very least dedicating processor usage for Denovo and watering down the game because you have to figure Denovo into it. The Switch has a hard time running their own games and in many cases is less than stellar. You can also tell that some games are hamstrung as it is so it is so its beyond my why Nintendo would think this is a great idea. But I guess its for the love of money first.

    Satoru Iwata was a gamer first and is probably rolling in his grave over this.

    This will change nothing really. The emulation scene will just work doubly hard to defeat this and they most certainly will. We are talking about an entire software that developed from the ground up to resemble a console system. Just as things can be added, things can be removed and this is not even considering that ROM’s could and will likely also be stripped of Denovo and either the emulator could ignore Denovo or emulate the needed checks and use some sort of loopback system.

    Denovo is not undefeated at all its just that teams are working on a more heightened code of ethics and often want to give games that window of opportunity to earn money but the truth is people don’t buy games at launch as much anymore because of Denovo and the reasons I state elsewhere here. It’s a shame that all this is doing is encouraging Denovo to continue and think that they are brilliant which is bad for gaming overall case in point with Nintendo.

  6. Mystique said on August 25, 2023 at 10:59 am

    I stopped buying and playing PC games when shitty services such as steam arrived. I am sorry but steam is trash too. Big Box physical games were where it was at.
    I’d rather wait for games to end up on GOG and then buy them if it comes to that. I could care less about keeping up with the “NEW” games. I wonder if they have ever thought that the reason why game sales are down on launch is because they launch a beta product full of bugs that is not worth it. Wait a few months and it will go down in price and be more mature and in some cases the developer admits that Denovo sucks and removes it in a patch.

    Have they ever considered that PC gaming is trash these days? Back when I was gaming a lot you single player campaigns were great and you could host your own multiplayer server to games and then create or download mods to further extend the game many if not all were free.

    The truth is gaming is trash these days and the further we deviate from the true gaming model and move towards this garbage entertainment model the worse it becomes.
    Always online games, streaming games, online checks, micro transactions, subscriptions, buggy games, poorly optimzed games, trashy effort ports that are no better or worse than someone that was doing it for free. GTA, RDR, Mario64, Zelda etc etc the list goes on and on.

    We need more people to completely destroy Denovo and the entire business. It’s the equivalent to installing spyware or malware. I am not interested in it.

  7. Tachy said on August 24, 2023 at 1:11 am

    In response to “https://www.ghacks.net/2023/08/23/denuvo-unreal-engine-protection-and-integrity-verification-may-put-an-end-to-game-modding/”.

    It’s all about greed, like pretty much everything these days.

    Modders will have to upload mods to a site hosted by the game developer without recieving any compensation.

    The the developer will turn around and sell the mods at a profit.

    Bethesda already tried this with Fallout 4.

  8. Anonymous said on August 23, 2023 at 11:31 pm

    Denuvo is why I will never game ever again. I found better and more interesting things to do with my time.

  9. bruh said on August 21, 2023 at 12:36 am

    No, no, no!! Crap, shit ! This is so terrible, god dangit… I am not a big xbox guy, but if xbox 360 store goes, this may mean that Sony tries to pull their old stunt with closing the ps3 store… that would be a disaster! So many games where add-on stuff can only be obtained thru the store

    1. owl said on August 21, 2023 at 5:42 am

      The article you intended to reply to: Microsoft is closing the Xbox 360 Store

      Having said that,
      this is the fate of “Proprietary Software”.
      And all things, both organic and inorganic (even minerals and the universe), are destined to end (death and rebirth).
      Digital does not deteriorate, but quality assurance such as vulnerability cannot be maintained if maintenance is abandoned. In terms of corporate ethics, such “relics” cannot be left on the market, and too morally unacceptable (Similar to unexploded ordnance and landmines, third parties may be affected.).
      Let’s take it for granted.

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on September 8, 2023 at 2:32 pm

        Letting you know that the issue appears fixed, can you please verify? Thank you!

      2. owl said on September 8, 2023 at 10:50 pm

        @Martin Brinkmann (said on September 8, 2023 at 2:32 pm),

        According to my RSS reader, your reply seems to be addressed to me (owl).
        What do you mean by “the issue appears fixed” that you mentioned?

        This thread (@bruh’s comment) is about another article, “Microsoft is closing the Xbox 360 Store in 2024: here is what that means”, but the Comment is not in the article it should be associated with.
        >> ghacks.net/2023/08/19/microsoft-is-closing-the-xbox-360-store-in-2024-here-is-what-that-means/
        This is an example of a comment not being associated with the article it should be associated with, but instead being associated with an unrelated article, “Pokemon GO Routes not working: How to fix it.”
        >> ghacks.net/2023/07/24/pokemon-go-routes-not-working-how-to-fix-it/
        No matter how you look at it, it hasn’t been fixed and it doesn’t make any difference.

        Please mention it clearly (5W1H) so that everyone can understand.

        Well, that aside, I’m glad that @Martin Brinkmann replied.

        This series of troubles (which It’s been going on for over 3 weeks) gave me a bird’s-eye view of the current state of “ghacks.net” and helped me understand @Martin’s position.

        As an outsider, please focus on writing instead of without having to your worry about it on what Softonic needs to do (something that Martin, an outsider, has no way of doing). That’s what we, our subscribers, hope for.

      3. bruh said on August 21, 2023 at 10:46 am

        “this is the fate of “Proprietary Software”.”

        All games are proprietary… dude.

        I will always be able to get 1) the base game via a disk and 2) any fully outfitted game in the PC-format, this is just a theoretical loss of convenience for me, a ps3 user.

        I’ve played the same console since 2009 so this “proprietary software” has kicked just about everyone else’s ass. Everything does come to and end, but we don’t have to just roll over and accept it. Sony tried to close the ps3 store once and had to reverse the decision after backlash, hopefully Microsoft stops this crap, or Sony stands strong. I have no faith in either company unfortunately.

  10. Steve S. said on August 19, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    This article is about the XBox360 closing. Yet the comments seem to from some completely different article.

    I have seen this on other articles over the last couple of days. The comments make no sense.

    Is the comments database index completely corrupted!? I use Firefox, Brave and LibreWolf — all give the same unrelated comments below the articles.

    1. John Wold said on August 20, 2023 at 12:19 am

      Not only that, but some recent comments appear in more than one article.

      I commented in one of the Lenovo Legion Go leaked images, and it appeared also in the HP All In One article.

  11. SRedwing said on July 28, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    My routes still says no routes nearby, and does not have a tab option for creating new routes

    1. ASmolPerson said on August 1, 2023 at 4:10 pm

      Same for me, and I have a special research where I have to follow 3 routes, but I can’t. So it’s pretty much bs.

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