Pokémon Go​ Grandad Has Doubled The Number Of Phones He Plays On

Grandads are the universal epicentre of embarrassment, and Chen San Yuan is right at the epicentre of this epicentre.

You may remember him coming into your life (or lack thereof) last year, after he made headlines for playing Pokémon Go on 11 different smartphones simultaneously.

Well, it seems the Taiwanese pensioner has been busy since we saw him last, almost doubling his Pokémon Going, with 21 smartphones now hooked up to his bicycle.

A video shared on Twitter by @SCMcrocodile shows the 70/71-year-old (he was 70 last year, but we don't know when his birthday is) tapping away on his phones like Elton John at the piano, except instead of producing lovely music for us all to enjoy, he's just capturing Magikarp.

Chen loves nothing more than catching Magikarp on Pokemon Go. Credit: Shutterstock
Chen loves nothing more than catching Magikarp on Pokemon Go. Credit: Shutterstock

The video has since been viewed more than 3.5 million times, proving that many of us find Chen as captivating as he finds capturing Magikarp.

He was first introduced to the game by his grandson in 2016 and has subsequently become well and truly hooked.

His system, if you can call that, is to cycle about with all of his devices forming some kind of bizarre windscreen. The bike enables him to quickly track down Pokemon and it also allows him to charge up the phones, which are rigged up to a generator.

Pretty clever, in a way, though fuck knows how he can see beyond those 21 screens. Surely, that is a very unsafe and illegal way to cycle.

It's hard to miss Chen and his many mobiles (he has double as many now). Credit: Shutterstock
It's hard to miss Chen and his many mobiles (he has double as many now). Credit: Shutterstock

Still, his 'system' also keeps him fit, and helps him to make friends and fend off Alzheimer's disease, as he revealed in an interview with CH51.

So it seems Chen is tackling a lot of the issues many elderly people struggle with - i.e. loneliness, getting exercise, keeping his mind active - in one fell swoop.

This is now half as many screens as Chen looks at when Pokemon Going. Credit: Shutterstock
This is now half as many screens as Chen looks at when Pokemon Going. Credit: Shutterstock

Indeed, we should probably take our hats off to Chen for going well beyond simply embracing youth culture and becoming the Grand Master/Elton John of Pokémon Go. It is, in fact, the youths who got hooked on chasing around imaginary animals that really need to take a long look in the mirror - have they not heard of sports/the pub/anything else?

To be fair, it does seem like most young people have moved on from Pokémon Go now... Somebody wanna tell Chen about Fortnite?

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@SCMcrocodile

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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