Taiwanese Grandpa Straps a Dozen Phones to His Bike to Play Pokémon Go
Meet Chen San-yuan, a 70-year-old grandfather from Taiwan, who has been making headlines for the past few months for playing Pokémon Go by strapping nearly a dozen phones to his bike and his waist (via Motherboard).
According to a local news outlet that tracked him down, San-yuan spends more than $1,000 a month to feed his habit, his favorite Pokémon is Snorlax, and he doesn’t like to assault gyms because it makes other players feel bad.
Judging by a recent picture of San-yuan posted to Twitter, he’s apparently upgraded to an impressive waist-mounted system and no longer needs the bike.
San-yuan says that he keeps a large battery pack in a small bag that’s constantly charging the 11 phones he’s carrying. This allows all the screens on his phones to stay on at all times and assist him in keeping his eye out for elusive and rare Pokémon.
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Thanks to fanatics like San-yuan, Pokémon Go has generated a whopping $73 million in revenue in October alone, according to mobile research firm Sensor Tower. With total earnings surpassing $2 billion, Pokémon Go is currently the No. 8 ranked app in terms of revenue when combining iOS and Android.