While Stray Kids are on the North American leg of their 2nd World Tour MANIAC, STAYs have played the mobile game Pokémon GO with leader Bang Chan.
Recently, a photo went viral on social media. A STAY (@sxrikkun on Twitter) was playing Pokémon GO when they noticed a user with an interesting name. There’s something about “ChrisBang97” that sounds familiar.
HES PLAYING POKEMON GO PLSSSSS CHAN pic.twitter.com/qBF5J3r8lr
— remy saw skz (@sxrikkun) July 9, 2022
Bang Chan’s legal name is Christopher (Chris) Bang, and he was born in 1997.
Naturally, the tweet went viral. At the time of writing, it has 9.2K likes, and reposts such as the one below have 12.5K likes.
I CANT BREATHE pic.twitter.com/PmLaaD6UUT
— Kendall saw skz🎪MINVENGERS ASSEMBLE (@0Your_Mom0) July 9, 2022
At first, STAYs were in disbelief that it was really Bang Chan. Like seriously, what are the odds?
The chances of bang chan putting his basic government information as his username to make stays take it with a grain of salt and think its just a fellow stay when playing pokemon go is never zero https://t.co/hr6LJfvlHX
— Dei 🌸 comms open | _(:3 」∠)_ (@deitytsukki) July 10, 2022
Sure enough, Bang Chan confirmed that it is indeed him!
"This is stray kids’ leader/pokemon trainer, bang chan!!"
— liny ♡ (@minunivers) July 10, 2022
During the rest of the tour, he made subtle references. For example, in Oakland, he had the sweetest reaction to a STAY’s sign that read, “Bang Chan will you Pokémon Go on a date with me?”
i made a sign that said “Bang Chan will you Pokémon Go on a date with me?” and his reaction makes my heart melt
— Emmy🌤 Misses Skz❣️ (@hyuneshine_) July 13, 2022
For those subscribed to his Bubble, he has also been going on mini rants about his Pokémon GO adventures.
Yet, he even confirmed that the username in question is, in fact, his during his recent episode of Chan’s Room.
‘Pokémon trainer Chris Bang.’ That’s right.
— Bang Chan
when a stay asked chan if his pokémon trainer was chris bang he answered so cutely😭 hope he always has fun with playing and continues to share his lovely stories with us on bbl i miss u chan 🙂 pic.twitter.com/yjfTLTDg8s
— yas*✩* (@beyondyasmin) July 12, 2022
He explained that he originally started playing Pokémon GO due to his members. Now, he is just as obsessed as any!
It wasn’t me that started everything, but Felix and Seungmin started playing Pokémon GO, and then right after Changbin started playing, and I was like, ‘What? Changbin’s playing too?’ And then everyone’s just having so much fun, and … I’m so hyped about it these days. I still didn’t get the shiny Charizard, though. I really, really want it. I gotta work hard and become the very best…
— Bang Chan
A group and their fans that play Pokémon GO together stay together!