Thousands of players across Pokemon Go are currently getting a strange new error message.
The error message popping up on Monday afternoon says, “failed to get game data from the server,” with this coming up in front of the login screen and giving players only a “retry” button.
A lot of fans saw this message and immediately became nervous that they had somehow gotten banned. However, there’s no need to worry: this is a widespread issue, and if you’re getting this message right now, it has nothing to do with you.
This is likely just due to an issue with Niantic’s servers, although it’s not affecting all players. Some people who have received the message have been able to log back in by either restarting their phone or force quitting the game.