If you're here, that probably means you've been having a really frustrating experience trying to play Pokémon Unite. Internet connection errors and network errors are common, but fortunately, there are some things you can do that might fix the issue so you can get back to playing one of the best Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch. Most of these are quick fixes that won't take you more than a couple of minutes to test out. Try each option out in the order they appear to see if it helps.
There are several reasons that you might be unable to play Pokémon Unite properly.
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Since there are various reasons you could be getting a Pokémon Unite connection error, there are also many ways to fix the issue. Try each of these solutions in order.
It's very likely that something is disrupting your Wi-Fi on your end, so you'll want to check your connection first.
If doing this doesn't fix your internet connection, you should reach out to your internet provider to see if they can assist you further.
It's possible the game just needs a reboot to get it working properly. Here's how to do that.
If the error still persists after restarting the game, it's time to try something else. Move on to the next thing to see if it fixes the problem.
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Switching Airplane mode on and off again might do something to fix the issue. Here's how to do that on Nintendo Switch.
Hopefully doing that jogged your internet connection and stabilized it. If it didn't, try the next set of steps to see if they help.
The issue might be more rooted in the console itself. Restarting the system might resolve the problem.
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Restarting devices fixes a good chunk of issues. Hopefully this makes it possible to play Pokémon Unite. If it doesn't try the next set of steps.
It's possible a new update has released, but your Switch hasn't downloaded it yet. Getting to the latest version might fix connectivity issues.
If there was an update, but the connection error hasn't gone away, you'll need to restart your console. That might fix the issue.
Occasionally servers for big games go down either unexpectedly or for scheduled maintenance. If it's scheduled maintenance, the Pokémon Unite Twitter account will likely explain this. There's currently no official way for checking the Pokémon Unite server. You can also check Twitter or a Pokémon Unite Subreddit to easily find out if other fans are having issues connecting at the same time as you.
If the server is down, there's nothing you can do but wait for it to come back up again.
If you're attempting to play with friends, it's possible the issue you're experiencing could somehow be related to one of their connections. Have them go through the same steps listed above and see if that fixes the problem.
If you've tried all of the above options and you're still getting connection errors, there may be something wrong with your console. You'll want to contact Nintendo Customer Support to see if they can help you to either further troubleshoot or repair your Switch.
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Rebecca Spear is the Games Editor for iMore. She loves playing Nintendo Switch games and is a Zelda nut through and through. On any given day you'll find her drawing, playing video games, or reading a good book. Follow her on Twitter @rrspear.