Taiwan man rigs bicycle with 11 telephones to play Pokemon Go, turns into Web sensation, Asia Information

Whereas the Pokemon Go craze of 2016 might already be a distant reminiscence for some, one 70-year-old has taken his ardour for Pokemon-hunting to hardcore ranges.

Taiwanese fengshui grasp Chen San-yuan gained on-line fame after of him using a bicycle with six cell phones connected to it – all displaying Pokemon Go on their screens – was uploaded to on-line discussion board Reddit in Might.

The submit, titled “Hardcore Pokemon hunter grandpa” garnered round 75,000 upvotes.

In an interview with Taiwanese gaming information channel EXP.GG, Mr Chen revealed that he spends round NT$10,000 (S$446) a month on the sport.

On the time of the interview in June, he had 9 telephones connected to his bicycle. A report by the BBC on Thursday (Aug 9) put the entire at 11.

Identified affectionately as “Uncle Pokemon“, Mr Chen carries a number of powerbanks with him which may preserve his gadgets charged for as much as 20 hours straight.

Although virtually a celeb throughout the on-line Pokemon Go group, Mr Chen was unaware of his fame till his interview.

In response to the BBC, he was launched to the sport by his grandson and has been hooked ever since.

Mr Chen stated: “There’s lots of enjoyable (on this sport)… I can join with individuals (and) stop Alzheimer’s illness.”

The Straits Occasions reported final month that the sport continues to be pulling within the crowds in Singapore, two years after its launch right here in August 2016.

Since its launch, the sport has raked in US$1.eight billion (S$2.5 billion) globally in participant spending, with Singaporean gamers spending greater than US$10 million.

Gamers in Taiwan – the sport’s fifth greatest spender – have reportedly spent US$48 million.

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