Chen, who is affectionately known as Uncle Pokémon, first learned about the game from his grandson, and has taken up playing as a hobby to make friends and to hopefully fend off Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent BBC story about him. It's not a cheap pastime either, as he reportedly spends nearly $1,300 a month to keep the whole operation running. As for how he avoids untimely device shut-down, he schleps around toting a substantial backup power pack that's constantly charging them.
Although Pokémon Go mania has died down substantially since the wildly popular mobile first exploded on the scene in 2016, Chen is a diehard fan. His favorite Pokémon is Snorlax and he avoids assaulting gyms because it "hurts peoples' feelings," per a report from a Taiwan news site. Locals say they see him out playing all the time, frequently later at night. But hey, gotta catch 'em all, right?
May we all embrace our twilight years like this one true Pokémon Go Master.