While the summer of "Pokemon Go" feels like a distant memory to some, to one 70-year-old man, it is worth it to play on 11 phones at one.
Chen San-yuan, 70, Rose to notoriety in Reddit communities dedicated to Pokemon Go. He was initially seen riding a bike with a six-phone mount, allowing him to play multiple instances of the game at once. By the time any interviewers caught up to him, he'd upgraded the set up to allow him access to nine different phones at once from his bike. His most recent evolution sees him with a new rig that allows him to use 11 phones while walking.
台湾のポケモンGOおじちゃん...... #台南 #奇美博物館 #PokemonGO #ポケモンGO https://t.co/e4qs7YgRqo— ロキ (@ロキ)1541210357.0
When interviewed in June, it seems the Pokemon trainer had a system worked out for his set-up.
"I have other three phones that I haven't tie[d] on the bike. I want to wait until they are over level 30 and until then I will tie them on."
His rig uses battery packs, cable organizers, and mounts to allow him to see all the screens at once, and play for hours. It's reported that he spends nearly $1300 a month on the free-to-play game, which includes costs for the cell phones and in-game items.
The man sounds like a gaming ideal.
I see myself in this uncle, about 30years from now. https://t.co/dhSPLxH260 via @ninsoup— IEF_NGEEANN (@IEF_NGEEANN)1541672981.0
@mashable Now that’s committed— Gary G (@Gary G)1541629675.0
@mashable I hope he does not get his stuff stolen— SlimeBug (@SlimeBug)1541621440.0
@mashable REAL LIFE MR. FUJI!!— Austin Steele III ⚡️ (@Austin Steele III ⚡️)1541618767.0
This is very retirement goals, tbh https://t.co/ruDZgr1DwC— Paltalk Video Chat (@Paltalk Video Chat)1541699116.0
@mashable What a absolute beast— Tonylq (@Tonylq)1541617599.0
Wow... Super Pokemon Master. /A 70-year-old Taiwanese man known as 'Uncle Pokémon' uses an outrageous setup to play… https://t.co/cSHzFNzOBk— Yukako Shimizu (@Yukako Shimizu)1541645350.0
@mashable HOLY SHIT! ITS MR. FUJI! https://t.co/BHPf9dTYYq— Go Bucs Go (@Go Bucs Go)1541620922.0
While the scenario sounds like the doings of a hardcore gamer, San-yuan sees it for fun. He doesn't capture gyms and will often place world buffs to help others get more Pokemon. The gentleman learned of the game from his grandson and has used it to help keep his mind active and fend off Alzheimer's. He's also made friends along the way.
Pokemon Go, a mobile game developed by Niantic, sees the player start their own journey to capture strange and powerful monsters. It uses augmented reality to overlay the game on the world map around you. It's possible to capture monsters, make them stronger, and trade with friends.