OffbeatThis Taiwanese grandpa shows the best way to play Pokémon Go is with 11 phones

18:58  08 november  2018
18:58  08 november  2018 Source:   theverge.com

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Chen San-yuan, also known as "Uncle Pokemon ," is a 70-year-old grandfather in Taiwan who equipped He also rides around with a bag of batteries that allows him to play for up to 20 hours in a row. THE BEST WAY TO FIND SHINY POKÉMON IN POKÉMON GO - Продолжительность: 15

Taiwanese feng shui master Chen San-yuan sure likes Pokémon Go . He has nine phones affixed to his bicycle and another two he’s carrying around for catching The BBC also recently interviewed Chen, who is now using 11 phones to play the game he heard about from his grandson, plugging his

This Taiwanese grandpa shows the best way to play Pokémon Go is with 11 phones© Image: Twitter

A 70-year-old man in Taiwan has gone viral for playing Pokémon Go with 11 phones attached to his bicycle. Chen San-yuan has made headlines internationally for the strange setup. Chen also keeps external batteries and charging cables on him so he can enjoy up to 20 hours of battery life per phone.

Since first getting caught on social media and going viral in August, Chen has upgraded to a waist mount, so he can travel with his 11 phones on foot. His neighbor also commented on how Chen’s unique approach to catching pokémon has turned their street into a tourist attraction.

This Taiwanese grandpa shows the best way to play Pokémon Go is with 11 phones© Image: Taiwan CH51 via YouTube

In an interview with a local outlet, Chen explained in his native Hokkien dialect that after his retirement, he took on the hobby after learning about the game from his grandson. He spends $1,290 a month to add phones to his collection and add lures to pokéstops, among other in-app upgrades. Of all the pokémon, his favorite is Snorlax, the big, cuddly giant most famous for blocking the road while he naps.

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While the Pokemon Go craze of 2016 may already be a distant memory for some, one 70-year-old has taken his passion for Pokemon -hunting to hardcore levels.

The Taiwanese man, affectionately known as Uncle Pokemon , learnt about the game from his grandson, and can play up to 20 hours straight He was unaware of his popularity until Taiwanese news channel EXP.GG found him and interviewed him, when he was only using nine phones to play .

But one aspect of Pokémon Go that Chen rarely partakes in is gym battles, as he feels it wouldn’t be fair to other players. He’s a gentle soul who would prefer to walk around catching and upgrading rare pokémon. We’re sure, however, that should he change his mind, the Elite Four would welcome him into their ranks.

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