Phone case that helps players catch more Pokemon on sale in New Zealand

Pokemon Go Pokeball Aimer picture / supplied
Pokemon Go Pokeball Aimer picture / supplied

A phone case designed to help Pokémon Go players more easily catch the virtual monsters is now available in New Zealand.

The Daily Mail reported this week Australian industrial design student Jon Cleaver had invented an iPhone case for those struggling to nab the monsters with a single swipe of their finger.

Cleaver made a 3D printed plastic case for the iPhone that acts as a guide and target to help gamers.

The reality game has taken the world by storm since it was launched this month.

A Pokemon reveals itself on Queen St as commuters walk on by. A new phone case is making it easier to catch the virtual monsters. Photo / Michael Craig
A Pokemon reveals itself on Queen St as commuters walk on by. A new phone case is making it easier to catch the virtual monsters. Photo / Michael Craig

Players have flooded streets, parks and buildings -sometimes at night - to search for and capture Pokemon, or collect Pokeballs, which can be thrown to trap the creatures.

Called the Pokemon Aimer, the case covers part of the screen, leaving a long vertical slit in the middle which acts a guide for throwing Pokeballs and capturing monsters.

The design stops users' fingers slipping sideways, leaving them frustrated as they are unable to add to their collection of virtual miniature monsters, the Daily Mail reported.

Cleaver is selling the Pokemon Aimer case for £4.90 (NZ $9.10), but the template is free online, allowing fans to print their own.

However, a New Zealand seller has also emerged on Trade Me this week.

The Queenstown-based seller is marketing the cases, designed for iPhone 6 smartphones, on the auction site. The cases have a buy now price of $15.

- NZ Herald

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