When signing into your PokéCommunity Account, you’ll soon be required to sign in using your registered email address instead of your account user name.
This change will take effect with an upcoming PokéCommunity update. We’re doing this for a few reasons, and the biggest one is security: when unscrupulous people (or robots) want to access your account, having your user name gives them half the credentials they need to get in and wreak havoc. Your email, on the other hand, is never shown, and it will always be unique to you across the internet. Changing to email-based sign-ins will also have you second-guessing less as to what your user name even is (and believe us, that’s a real problem!)