A Japanese gymnast reportedly got himself in some trouble in Rio while trying to win a Pokémon Gold medal.
Kohei Uchimura, a four-time-gold medalist at the Olympics, accidentally racked up a $5,000 bill while playing Pokémon Go in the lead-up to the games.
According to Kyodo News, the 27-year-old downloaded the popular app when he landed in Brazil, not knowing that he didn’t have a flat-rate data plan while roaming. As a result, his attempts to catch ’em all cost 500,000 yen.
“He looked dead at the team meal that day,” his teammate Kenzo Shirai reportedly said when Uchimura learned of the massive charge.
Luckily, when he contacted his provider, they agreed to give him a backdated plan of just $30 per day.
It’s unclear exactly how much of the game Uchimura was even able to play because it’s still isn’t official out in Brazil yet, though some features are still usable despite the location.
All in all, it’s not the worst thing that’s happened to someone while playing Pokémon Go, though this being Rio, chances are a Pokémon trainer might also discover a dead body while chasing a Water-type.
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