Here is how much mobile data Pokémon GO uses

Pokémon GOPokémon GO is a widely popular mobile game with innovative features such as augmented reality. As such, many people in various countries play the game. While many people in developed countries have unlimited data plans, many more people have data caps on a monthly basis. For them, it is critical to track their mobile data use to avoid huge bills.

So if you are planning to play Pokémon GO actively, you may be wondering how many data this game is using. My answer in short is luckily: not too much.

The game is known to consume a lot of battery (since it uses your GPS, camera, the screen is on, …), but mobile data is is rather limited. The app uses up to 10 Megabytes of data per hour while actively playing the game.

So let’s recap:

  • 1 hour = 10MB
  • 2 hours of playtime for one day = 20MB
  • 2 hours per day for a week = 70MB
  • 2 hours per day for a month = 310MB

Unless you are playing a lot of hours per day, the app is not consuming a lot of data. Unless your plan only includes a few MB’s per month, you may be in trouble. In that case, try to maximise Wi-Fi usage where available.


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