First off, yes, Pokemon Go is still a thing and people are still actually playing it! The augmented reality game was first launched in July 2016 and although the craze it generated has since decreased, there are still a lot of dedicated players scattered across the globe.
Take this grandfather from Taiwan, for instance, who came up with a brilliant way to catch those digital monsters. From the looks of it, he seriously “wants to be the very best, like no one ever was,” like the show’s theme song says.
70-year-old Chen San-yuan rigged 11 smartphones on his bike – just to play Pokemon Go!
According to a DailyMail report, Chen strolls along the streets of Taiwan, “sometimes until 4am” while playing Pokemon Go. Furthermore, he spends around “about £1,165 a month” (US$1,495) for app purchases and equipment upgrades.
Now that’s truly one dedicated fan!
Chen’s custom-built bike basket also carries 9 power banks, allowing him to enjoy the game for a really long time.
Moreover, he only uses accounts above level 30 on his bicycle.
He has since been dubbed by many as ‘Uncle Pokemon’ after one of his photos went viral online.
Chen even attracted the attention of EXPGG, a television station in Taiwan. At the time, he was using only 6 (and then 9) phones. As you can see on the video below, he can even name most of the characters (despite the news crew trolling him a bit).
Watch his interview here:
The Feng Shui master-slash-Pokemon Go trainer says gaming helps him connect with others and fight off Alzheimer’s disease.
According to Chen, discovered the game in 2016 after his grandson introduced him to it.
Needless to say, he has been hooked since!
Presently, the elderly Taiwanese is aiming to upgrade his gear to 15 phones so he can catch even more monsters on Pokemon Go.
China Bans New ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Movie Because of Xi Jinping Memes
Christopher Robin is NOT SHOWING in China.
As kids and parents everywhere get excited for the new Winnie the Pooh film, one country has actually taken great lengths to ensure that none of its citizens will be watching it. Yes, Disney’s Christopher Robin has been officially banned in China!
Why ban a wholesome movie, you ask? Well it can all be blamed to memes circulating among Chinese netizens comparing Winnie the Pooh to China’s President Xi Jinping.
In picture: Xi Jinping and former US President Barack Obama - but Chinese netizens saw things differently.
10 Obscure Facts About The ‘Harry Potter’ Universe
#2 is truly interesssssting!
The world of Harry Potter is truly filled with magic and magnificent details. The universe that J.K. Rowling created has kept fans entranced as they look for interesting and sometimes obscure information hidden in the books and films. So what do we truly know about the wizarding world that Rowling made for us?
There is little doubt that the author is the real wizard who has cast a spell on fans with her carefully-crafted universe filled with minute details. For instance, the spells like "Accio", "Lumos", and "Imperio" are all based on Latin words.
Now go check out these 15 obscure facts about the Harry Potter Universe that you might have missed:...
This 6,000-Piece Harry Potter Hogwarts Set From Lego Is Absolutely Magical
Such a massive set! A definite must-have for Harry Potter fans.
Beloved fictional character Harry Potter just recently turned 38 years old and it looks like now is the perfect time for LEGO to launch a new set dedicated to everyone’s favorite wizard franchise. Yes, as you’ve read in the headline, the toy company has a new Hogwarts Castle set – and it’s pretty massive.
As expected, Potterheads everywhere are going nuts for this collectible composed of 6,020 pieces of LEGO bricks. It’s definitely a must-have for fans who have the money and time to build such a huge playset.