Several Times NU’EST JR Is Actually An Onibugi

Everything You Should Know About NU’EST’s Leader Jr Who Is Known As The Pokemon Onibugi Character

Kim Jong-hyun was born on June 8th, 1995, in Gangneung, Gangwon, South Korea. He is better known by his stage name JR as a South Korean singer and actor and a member of the South Korean boy group NU’EST. He is also known for participating in the 2017 Season 2 of the Produce 101 series.

Do you know any of the Pokemon characters named Wartortle or Onibugi in Korean? Yep, JR was dubbed the twin of Wartortle. He even has the name Wartortle Jonghyun. Because of his similarity to Onibugi, JR had visited his birthday ads at one of the stations in Seoul while wearing the costume of one of the Pokemon characters, Onibugi on his 24th birthday. Fans shouted exasperatedly when JR appeared in the costume. JR who has been nicknamed Onibugi appeared accompanied by a number of staff members who escorted him. He walked to the place where his birthday ads were installed.

When he got there, he posed in front of the birthday ads and took some photos. Not forgetting, he thanked the fans many times through his bowing gesture. He also made fans more exasperated when he idly started dancing and playing with his tail.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a full rundown of everything you need to about JR’s similarity to one of the Pokemon characters, Wartortle, or also known as Onibugi in Korea. So, stay tuned and keep scrolling down.

Truth Reveal For The First Time

When appearing in the Night Goblin program, NU’EST’s JR managed to attract the attention of netizens with his funny behavior. He wrote, “Before I was not at all interested in the lives of idols, but that changed when I watched Night Goblin. I watched every episode 1, 2, 3, and after watching episode 4 and saw someone sitting on the edge while eating lettuce, I officially became a fan. That person is Onibugi Kim Jong-hyun.”

He continued, “When the knowledge battle was very funny. Please watch the episode even if it was rebroadcast.” Kim Jong-hyun, or better known as JR, was asked if he had heard a funny story at school, he answered no because he was a quiet student but a member of the group asked that there must be something he had heard and innocently the boy answered “I live with my ears closed. It’s not that funny if you say, you have to watch it yourself.”

The post successfully attracted the attention of netizens, to which they commented:

“Kim Jong-hyun when eating lettuce is indeed very adorable ㅋㅋㅋ ㅋㅋㅋ and also thanks for liking him, welcome to the LOVEs.❤❤❤ family!”

“I watched the Night Goblin on the August 20th broadcast yesterday and it’s true that it’s very funny especially when he eats lettuce ㅋㅋㅋ ㅋㅋㅋ ㅋㅋㅋ”

“Kim Jong-hyun is an Onibugi species that must be maintained ㅋㅋ ㅋㅋㅋ”

“Eat lettuce, root from 16, and English from the fan, he is really innocent.”

“I really don’t understand him, he even twisted his body on the ground to make Hyungdon laugh.”

“Whatever he does is very adorable, he really shows himself to be the youngest member of the Night Goblin ㅋ ㅋㅋㅋ ㅋㅋㅋ”

Produce 101 Season 2 Introduction


The leader of NU’EST, JR imitates one Pokemon character very well, he even imitated Wartortle or known as Onibugi in Korea for his introduction video in the Mnet program Produce 101 Season 2. At the time of his introduction, JR brought a piece of paper available in Onibugi’s drawing before starting to dance. After the introductory session, JR threw the paper with Onibugi’s drawings and then danced very energetically.


JR’s 2018 Tour


When JR had his birthday on June 8th, 2018, he decided to celebrate his birthday by holding a JR Tour. In 2018, he was wearing a costume from one of the turtle characters in Pokemon, namely Wartortle or also known as Onibugi in Korea, because his fans often associate him with that character. He visited various birthday advertisements and billboards prepared by fans for his birthday at a station in Seoul, South Korea.

When he got there, he did many things that made his fans feel exasperated with his behavior. He also posed in front of the birthday ads and took several photos. Not to forget, he also thanked his fans many times through his bowing gesture. He also made fans more exasperated when he started to idly dance and play with his tail.


Every Time He Smiles

As you well know, JR is nicknamed Wartortle or Onibugi because of his resemblance to one of the Pokemon characters when he smiles. This is a compilation of JR smiling which makes him look similar to the Wartotle or Onibugi!



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Latest News


The spring of 2020 will be enlivened by the latest release of the K-Pop idol. NU’EST will join the ranks of those who will make a comeback in this cherry blossom season. Confirmed by Pledis Entertainment, NU’EST is now preparing for the release of their new album. The management plan is this album to be released in May 2020, although the exact date has not yet been decided.

“NU’EST is currently working on a new album targeted for release in May. The exact date has not been set as of now,” said Pledis Entertainment on April 3rd, 2020. The agency added again, “NU’EST members are currently working hard on recording and preparing for their new album. Please look forward to it.” NU’EST’s last comeback was when they released their seventh mini-album The Table in October 2019. At that time, they were promoting a song titled “LOVE ME.”

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