In the video above, Chen has made his bike very specialized for playing the game, with nine phones attached to his handlebars so he can swipe Pokéballs the minute he comes across a wild Pokémon. Since this video was filmed, though, Chen has upgraded to eleven phones. “Uncle Pokémon,” as he has become known, says he spends $1,250 per month playing the game, and while that may sound extraneous, Chen seems to think his habit is pretty good for him: “There’s a lot of fun. I can connect with people, prevent Alzheimer’s disease.”
If Chen is having fun, keeping himself healthy, and is able to afford it, then $1,250 sounds pretty justifiable to me. Just don’t let Professor Oak tell him that this isn’t the time to use his bike, because the world needs Chen to catch ’em all.
How much Pokémon GO were you playing at your peak? Anything close to the hours Chen is putting in? Share your stories down in the comments!
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