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firespitter
June 7th, 2008, 09:24 PM
I was just wandeing the average age of people playing pokemon now a days. There are about 6 people i know personally that still play and they range from 18 to 21 years old. whats the average age of you and your friends that play?

MissMegano
June 8th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Well, here are the ages of the people I know in real life who play pokemon. 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 12, 9, 5.
But this is shifty info because I don't know anyone who plays it in the grades above or below me. The younger ones are kids I babysit, and the 12 is the little bro of my friend.

Twero
June 8th, 2008, 09:47 AM
Hm....
I think it's 9 to 13 years old.
But I have 15 and I still playing! =D

jaggy101
June 8th, 2008, 11:38 AM
I turned 14 On Monday and i'm Playing Pokemon Pearl right this second.

Skaterzpenguin
June 8th, 2008, 12:52 PM
haha i know some people that are around 13-23! lol :] Pokemon is still popular!!! yay!

Raiph
June 8th, 2008, 01:34 PM
I'd say about 7-12. I Don't play it anymore i just share my info for it. I Only played pearl for lucario and all of the legendaries but i dun play it anymore.

DavyJones4our
June 8th, 2008, 07:39 PM
I'm 20, and still play. I don't think I know anyone under 16 that plays it.

Mariah Carey
June 8th, 2008, 08:44 PM
I think the average age is between 7-17.
Most people actually grasp how to play, a gameboy or such at 7, and at 17 mature/move on.

Tsuin
June 8th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Well, the newer generations attract new fans in the forms of young children, but you also have the veterans who've been playing since the days of RBY. I don't actually know any young kids that play it, mostly because I don't know any young kids, but me and a few of my friends play it at age 17, and I know a couple people a year younger that play too, so Pokemon's got a semi-strong showing in the older teens.

Mariah Carey
June 8th, 2008, 08:56 PM
Well, the newer generations attract new fans in the forms of young children, but you also have the veterans who've been playing since the days of RBY. I don't actually know any young kids that play it, mostly because I don't know any young kids, but me and a few of my friends play it at age 17, and I know a couple people a year younger that play too, so Pokemon's got a semi-strong showing in the older teens.

I say that D/P attracts from 7+, R/S/E attracts about 10+ and all other ages for G/S/C and R/B/Y.

[Technya]
June 9th, 2008, 12:44 AM
Well, I'm 22 and I still play it. Oldest I know would be my boyfriend who is 24 and he still plays it every once in a while.

Raiph
June 9th, 2008, 03:36 AM
Mhm my friend is 20 and he still plays it every now and then so i'd have 2 say the limit would prolly be up 2 age 24.

Aden
June 9th, 2008, 03:41 AM
Video games actually promote people from about 7 or 8, to 28 or 29.
But the average ages of Pokemon players would be about 8 to about 22 or so.

Shadowfaith
June 9th, 2008, 03:45 AM
My friends that play it range from 16 - 28

16
19
19
20
21
22
25
28

yah XP

Raiph
June 9th, 2008, 03:58 AM
28? I Find that incredible hard 2 believe, if at all.

Aden
June 9th, 2008, 04:04 AM
Look it up on the internet, the statistics are supprising.

Shadowfaith
June 9th, 2008, 04:06 AM
My boyfriend plays it and he is 28 XP. Granted I had to get him into it XP

Aden
June 9th, 2008, 04:09 AM
Exactly, it's supprising, but it's the truth, there really are mad gamers out there, who would do anything for a buzz.

vano-m
June 9th, 2008, 04:25 AM
haha i know some people that are around 13-23! lol :] Pokemon is still popular!!! yay!
HA HA! I m witjout 1 week 18, and know a lot of people 16-25

Crimson Arcanine
June 9th, 2008, 04:42 AM
I'm 25 and I still play.

And my aunt is about 40 and she plays too, although casually rather than competitively

Marksman
June 9th, 2008, 04:57 AM
The Youngest Person I know that plays Pokémon is 15, he's Nicknamed Marksman, he is a Member of this Forum, and is Posting this right now. In a word, me.

:t152:

Obito.
June 9th, 2008, 04:58 AM
i dont know but i just turned 10 years old and i play it every day!

Mitchman
June 9th, 2008, 05:30 AM
HMM would have to be up to any age. My dad plays on a second ds through wireless and somehow his team is better XD

iLike2EatPiez
June 9th, 2008, 11:57 AM
I personally think it's moreso younger ages. Yeah, people have been posting that they know more people in their teens and twenties playing, but this is a forum. Most six through ten year olds aren't on forums, at least not more... well, professional forums, like pokecommunity. So, I think that while the people we know who play Pokemon, and we ourselves, might be like thirteen through twenty-five and even higher, the majority of the kids who are drawn into Pokemon games seem to be the younger generation who got hooked at either the releases of R/S/E or D/P.

dragonsrule
June 9th, 2008, 04:11 PM
If you were to average it out, I think it would work out to 14 being the average age.

Dark Banette
June 9th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Well I would say the age range is 7-25.
A lot of people who are older still play it. I don't blame them. Pokemon is addicting. x]
And if they are very young they most likely got into it by watching the anime, or they bought the game in a store.

Astinus
June 10th, 2008, 12:59 AM
I'm surprised at the lack of people going "omg ur 2 old to play pogeymen!" The majority of posts have been normal.

I'm 21, and still play Pokemon occasionally. The oldest person that I know who played Pokemon would have to be my father, who's almost old enough to retire. :P So, that's rather old.

In real life, I've mostly seen little kids play Pokemon, like around the 6 to 10 year range.

Meeth
June 10th, 2008, 01:00 AM
I suppose it depends on whether or not they actually like pokemon, i mean i started playing it when i was about 8 or so, and i'm 19 and i still play it. I have two friends that are aged 20 and 23 that play it as well as those that are younger. so its all relevant.

Xylitol
June 10th, 2008, 01:00 AM
I'm 15, and me and my friend from the same class still play rather regularly (he is the only one I know from my town that plays besides me), but I'm STILL too goddamn lazy to start building a competitive battling team. *_* I did have motivation, say, last year, but for some reason I find myself increasingly attracted to other games.

Excellent
June 10th, 2008, 01:27 AM
i'm 16 and i still play pokemon alot. the average is probably around 13 or 14.

wobbuffet1224
June 10th, 2008, 07:33 PM
This is a pretty big average because pokemon appeals to so many age groups. Adults/Teens usually like the competitive aspect of it , but the simplicity of it also appeals to the younger kids. i would have to say that pokemon appeals to people ages 7-28. this range is pretty much what i have concluded based on the people i have met through pokemon. i think that 7 is about the youngest age that a child could pick up a pokemon game and comprehend it but 28 is about where many adults stray away from things that kill time like pokemon and consentrate more on getting there life together.

Hypntick
June 10th, 2008, 07:56 PM
I am 26 and my wife is 24, we both play and have played since R/B. One of my department heads at work plays and he's in his 40's and he plays competitively. I personally believe there is no age limit on it, although the majority are going to be younger than 18. Heck I felt like an old man at toys r us for darkrai, but then I saw a few guys that were a bit older than myself, actually wearing pokemon t-shirts and hats, I felt a lot better after that.

Young Stunna'
June 10th, 2008, 08:09 PM
I think younger kids play it because they think the idea of having a virtual pet is awesome, but I think 14+ get a little more competitive and EV train to kill each other in battle. I am 16 and I didn't even play the game, my little brother beat it up to the elite 4. I just use it for fun online battles and I EV train. But no, the story doesn't interest me at all.

Tac One
June 12th, 2008, 06:57 AM
I'm 27 and I'm been playing it Since 1998 when Blue came out. The only other person I know that plays it is around 37 yrs old.

Terri
June 12th, 2008, 08:41 AM
I'm 17 and i know a few others who are the same age as me who play it

Naruchu_pikachu
June 12th, 2008, 01:31 PM
Play pokemon....Hm,7-15 I would say is the average age...For playing pokemon[watching pokemons' a different age group all together]

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 12th, 2008, 04:05 PM
I'm 16 and I have a a lot of friends that play it, some are more hxc then others


:t354:TG

Saltare.
June 12th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Im 12 and my bro is 14 and we play pokemon. My friends are 10 and 4 and they play pokemon. And my other friend is 12 and he plays pokemon. So it isn't that much of a wide range of ages to me that play. But I love pokemon! I have poster from Gold/Silver and Emerald hanging in my room, yeah I used to dream about my crush, now I dream about pokemon AND my crush lol