Grandfather rigs 11 mobile phones to play Pokemon

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If you are going to catch them all, you need the right kit.

Grandfather Chen San-yuan has rigged 11 smartphones on his bike to play the augmented reality game, Pokemon Go. It plans to add four more.

The Taiwanese man, affectionately known as the Uncle of Pokemon, learned about the game from his grandson, and can play up to 20 hours before it runs out of battery power its devices.

He currently spends more than £ 1,000 ($1,290) a month to his habit.

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Mr. Chen uses laptop batteries to power his multiple devices, which allows him to stay out late at night to catch the Pokemon in the capital, Taipei.

He was unaware of its popularity until the Taiwanese news channel, EXP.GG has found and interviewed him, when he was only using nine phones to play.

The game’s Fans first learned of him when a photo of Mr. Chen has appeared on the social media site Reddit.

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He said that the game has allowed him to make friends and to fend off Alzheimer’s disease.

Launched in July 2016, Pokemon Go quickly swept the world and made Nintendo fly.

The players use their smart phones to catch virtual monsters overlaid on the physical environment through augmented reality.

They flick Pokeballs on their phone screens about the creatures to catch and level up.

The game has faced criticism, even if with suggestions of Pokemon to Go increases the risk of death or injury due to the distraction.You may also like:
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