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Virgin Mobile offers free phone charging for Pokemon Go players

For beleaguered Pokemon trainers struggling with battery life, Virgin Mobile is offering a free respite.

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Pokemon Go is a boatload of fun, but there's no denying it: The augmented-reality monster-catching game will chew through your mobile phone's batteries faster than a Quick Attack. To help trainers in their quest to catch 'em all, Virgin Mobile has announced that its Australian retail stores and kiosks will provide free charging to all Pokemon Go players.

"Every one of Virgin Mobile's 52 stores and kiosks nationwide will have chargers in all shapes and sizes plugged in and ready to go," Virgin Mobile said in a statement. "So no matter whether you're on Android or iOS, you won't have to wait until you get back home to carry on gaming."

No word on whether staff will be swapping their red t-shirts for Nurse Joy dresses. You can find a location using Virgin Mobile's online store finder.