70-year-old man uses 11-phone rig to dominate Pokémon Go


Pokemon go guy
Chen San-yuan is training to be the very best.
Photo: Muumi5x15/Twitter

Turns out the world’s most dedicated Pokémon Go player probably isn’t a pimple-faced teen ditching school but is actually a 70-year-old grandpa in Taiwan.

Chen San-yuan recently became an online sensation for his love for Pokémon Go, which led him to create an insane rig of 11 phones mounted to his bike or waist. You know your Pokémon Go addiction is bad when you’re spending $1,000 a month on new phones and lures.

Take a look at his impressive rig:


San-yuan currently uses 11 phones but he adds new devices to his setup constantly. He told local news that he spends $1,290 a month adding new phones to his rig, purchasing lures for pokestops and other in-app upgrades. It hard to tell which phones he uses, but it doesn’t look like they’re iPhones because there’s a headphone jack on top of most of them or a non-Apple camera array.

The Pokémon Go fan became somewhat of a local tourist attraction because of his huge phone rig. San-yuan carries a bunch of external batteries and charging cables to ensure he never misses a chance to catch a rare pokémon when he’s out on the hunt.

The cuddly but gigantic Snorlax is San-yuan’s favorite pocket monster. Even though he’s probably got a collection of pokémon to rival the greatest of trainers, San-yuan says he doesn’t like to assault gyms because it makes other players feel bad.


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