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Etsy user shuts down shop after 3D printed Pokemon Go Pokeball aimer goes viral.


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Time to get a higher capacity 3D printer.

How often has your Pokeball curved slightly to the left, narrowly missing your perfectly calculated throw and allowing for a Pokemon’s swift escape? One player had enough, taking to his 3D printer for a solution to this heinous problem. The answer Etsy user “Jcach3DPrinting” came up with was a nifty Poke Ball-aimer case for the iPhone 6, complete with finger-guiding path. Unfortunately, he wasn’t prepared for the media explosion that put his product in front of millions of Pokemon Go players everywhere, as the overwhelming demand for his creation has caused his shop to go on a temporary hiatus.

For new customers stumbling upon his page, the description reads, “due to an OVERWHELMING demand I need to close the store for a few days whilst I catch up with demands.” Quite the disappointment for trainers everywhere, but don’t feel too bad. Jcach3Printing follows it up with, “I will be back in just a few days with more models designed, such as for Samsung phones, iPhones, and many more.” If your device isn’t listed, he also encourages players to message him with model requests.

For less than $10, you could soon be throwing Poke Balls with a perfect arc. Just give Jcach3Printing a little time to 3D print the remaining batches and put in your order when his shop is back open. While you wait, check out our Pokemon Go Tips, Tricks, and Secrets article to get a leg up on the competition.