A 70-year-old Taiwanese man known as ‘Uncle Pokémon’ uses an outrageous setup to play ‘Pokémon Go’ on 11 different phones at once

A Taiwanese man has earned the nickname Uncle Pokémon after gaining international attention for his outrageous dedication to “Pokémon Go.” Recent photos show Chen San-yuan, 70, using a waist-mounted rig to play the mobile video game on 11 different phones at the same time.

San-yuan first garnered virual attention in May, when photos of the elderly man playing “Pokémon Go” on a bike-mounted setup with six phones surfaced on Reddit. By the time video game news outlet EXP.GG tracked him down on camera in June, San-yuan had upgraded his setup to use nine phones at once from his bike.

Now it seems that San-yuan has built a new rig to use even more phones without a bike. In August, BBC reported that San-yuan spends more than $1,290 a month on “Pokémon Go.” While the game is free-to-play, the money is spent on new phones and in-game items — the kind of dedication that may have helped Pokémon Go ring up $73 million in revenue in October.

San-yuan uses multiple portable battery packs to power the devices and he can play for up to 20 hours at once. He told the BBC that he plans to add four more phones to his setup, bringing the total to 15.

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