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.
In an interview with a local outlet, Chen explained 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.
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.
Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices. With Pokémon GO, one can discover Pokémon in a whole new world—one's own! Pokémon GO gives the chance to explore real locations and search far and wide for Pokémon. More and more Pokémon continue to appear around the globe, including rare and powerful Legendary Pokémon.
As the person moves around the places where he lives and visits, the smartphone will vibrate to let the person know when the nearest Pokémon is. Once he encountered a Pokémon, he can then take aim on the smartphone's and throw a Poké Ball to catch it—but careful, or it might run away! Also, one should look for PokéStops located at interesting places—such as public art installations, historical markers, and monuments—where you can collect more Poké Balls and other items.