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00:00:01
>> If anyone's going to catch them all, it's likely to be Chen San-Yuan, aka, Pokemon Grandpa. The 70 year old fan is from Taiwan and he's gone viral for creating a 15 phone
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attached to his bicycle to help him play Pokemon Go.>>
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i used one cellphone back then and kept playing and playing. After a month it became 3 cellphones, then 6 cellphones, 9 cellphones, 12, and 15 just like that.>> The game was developed in 2016 and became an instant success. Largely due to the use of augmented reality, where digital characters are superimposed onto daily life.
00:00:43
San-Yuan says he spends around $300 a month buying virtual currency in the game. He can even play nonstop overnight, thanks to his custom-made portable battery packs.>> I was already busy enough playing with 2 cell phones, he's able to take care of 15 cell phones at once. It's painstaking, from going out, until returning home, Chen can remain energetic for six to seven hours, not feeling tired.
00:01:08
That's really impressive.>> San-yuan's invention has been the talk of his neighborhood in new Taipei city. The game might revolve around virtual fantasy but for this sociable pensioner, the main draw is the connections it forges in the real world.>>