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Man sues to keep Pokemon Go players away from his house

Credit: Reuters

A man has filed a lawsuit in a bid to stop Pokemon Go players knocking on his door and asking to get into his garden to catch one of the creatures placed there virtually by the game.

Jeffrey Marder said that strangers were asking him for access to his garden in New Jersey, following the virtual reality game's release last month.

Users of the game follow a map to catch Pokemon. Credit: Reuters

The lawsuit was filed in California against game makers Niantic, Nintendo and the Pokemon Company.

It seeks class action status for others who have had Pokemon stops and gyms placed on their property.

The lawsuit says the defendants have "shown a flagrant disregard" in placing virtual Pokemon on private property without the owner's permission.