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The Pokémon Go grandpa’s bike evolves to hold 64 smartphones

The Pokémon Go grandpa’s bike evolves to hold 64 smartphones


I don’t think this is his final form

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Chen San-yuan, the Taiwanese “Pokémon Go grandpa,” has evolved his bike into a new form: a peacock-esque contraption with 64 smartphones mounted on the front. 

Chen originally went viral in 2018 after an image was shown of him playing Pokémon Go with 11 phones attached to his bike. Over the last two years, this iconic gamer has added more phones to his arsenal. In 2019, he was using 45 smartphones concurrently as he biked around trying to catch ‘em all. 

In a 2018 interview, Chen explained that he started playing Pokémon Go after learning about it from his grandson. He said he only plays the game to catch and upgrade rare Pokémon and rarely participates in raids or gym battles. 

Okay, so I won’t lie: this is pure genius. But I do have a few questions about this peacock bike: 

  • How much did he spend on all these smartphones?
  • How much has he currently spent on charging cables and external batteries? 
  • How much is his monthly phone bill now? 
  • Is this bike violating any traffic laws? 
  • How can he multitask biking on the street and looking at multiple smartphones? 

When I finally retire, I hope I have enough disposable income and free time to flex as hard as Chen does with Pokémon Go.