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Yourworldelivered
May 6th, 2006, 10:57 AM
How old is the average pokemon fan?

Ash_Pokemaster
May 6th, 2006, 11:07 AM
A really nice question. I guess this can't be answered in any way than to tell our ages and find the avarage. I'm 14

Lily
May 6th, 2006, 11:35 AM
It differs (especially since the average in this particular forum can't be accounted for the rest), but I'm assuming around little kids ~ teenagers/young adults. o_O;

Naminé
May 6th, 2006, 11:52 AM
It is probably not the most accurate to be asking this question in PC, as Naminé sees this place as mostly a gathering of teenagers, even outside of the Pokemon section. In the Pokemon TCG tournaments, it's evident that there are some adults who are into the fad as well, although they're a rarity. The average age, as mentioned by Ms. Lily, are probably teenagers. Naminé guesses that those who love Pokemon beyond elementary will most likely stick to Pokemon for a very long time too. If they are not afraid of peer pressure of teasing due to liking Pokemon, then they probably really like it~

Himawarii
May 6th, 2006, 12:24 PM
I'm guessing 7-15 year olds...but that's my thoughts,altough there may be a few tuly older fans. 0.0

Ichigo Flash
May 6th, 2006, 12:54 PM
Yeah Im guessing anything from early teens upwards.
Iv seen younger ones go off it completely because they truely have no will power :|

Hitori
May 6th, 2006, 02:15 PM
I think this depends on the enviroment. In this forum, it might be little kids to teenagers, but in other places, there might be a place solely for adult pokemon fans (or vice versa with little kids). I don't think I can calculate if the enviroment is the entire populace itslef..

maybe like teens and stuff. iounno. :bandit:

Kris Bambii
May 6th, 2006, 03:39 PM
Most of the fans I've met are in the 14-18 range because they were kids when it came out and have sorta held onto it, but I have seen many older fans and few younger fans. I think Pokemon is a thing where people still only like it because it was a big part of their childhood. It will be the same with children fans now who will grow up in a few years and realize this is realy something special and they don't want to let go.

...Man, I can get all philisophical if I wanna. lol.

~*Kris*~

aragornbird
May 6th, 2006, 04:33 PM
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On PC, I’d say 14 is a good guess mainly because most of the people I’ve met are around that age, and also because there is an unusually high number of 11 and 12 year olds on this board.
The number is different in other Pokemon forums. Smogon’s average age is probably 17 or so, and on Pokemasters, the average age seems to be 20 or even higher.

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Drifblim
May 6th, 2006, 04:49 PM
The median is around 14, I think. Not bad for contradicting the assumption by my librarian that it's 'for babies'.

Dragonfree
May 6th, 2006, 04:57 PM
A couple of years ago I took the averages of a bunch of users on SPPf who had posted in an age thread, and the average came out as 16. :/

I think there are more 18+ Pokémon fans than people normally give it credit for. I know an awful lot, at the very least.

poke lover
May 6th, 2006, 05:17 PM
I would say that most of the pokemon fans are between 11 to 20 years old. There are not many kids below the age of 10 who are into Pokemon, mainly because they weren't around when it was popular.

Tbone2356
May 6th, 2006, 05:30 PM
Fans Range Around From
5 And Up

5-10 Dont Really Understand Pokemon In Much Depth But Find It Entertaining, Like Any Saturday Morning Cartoon.

11 And Up Understand Pokemon And Are Diehard Fans, Mostly Because It Was A Big Part Of Their Childhoods.

The Whole Concept Of Pokemon Ranges From What Pokemon Thing Are You Talking About. Ex- The Cards Range From 7-12, The Toys And Accesories Range From 3-12 And Some Other Higher Aged Collectors.

Drew
May 6th, 2006, 06:12 PM
Well....in these forums I've noticed mostly teenagers, like others have said.
But outside this place its probably mostly little kids. Or at least half and half, because I know a LOT of little children are into Pokemon.

DR.MUNCHLAX
May 6th, 2006, 11:14 PM
I think that the age of the average Pokemon fan would around 14 or 15. I tend to see more teenagers who like Pokemon compaired to little children but that is where I am, I don't know how the ratio of teen Pokemon fans compaired to children whould be were others lived.

Light_Azumarill
May 7th, 2006, 08:55 AM
*is 21* *cough*

Heh, I must be one of the older pokemon fans. ^-^; Well, I like lots of little kid stuff. I just find it funner than stupid grown-up television. Plus I like the pokemon. I happen to be a REALLY big animal lover, and so pokemon are like talking animals to me. Hey, what could be better than a talking animal that hangs out with you? ^^

Besides, I see no reason for me to 'grow-up' and become all stuffy until I have to (which is hopefully never!). It never sounded very fun to me. XD

Toothache
May 8th, 2006, 04:11 AM
I'd guess I'm above average. I'm one of those who got into Pokemon in the RBY days and never lost enthusiasm for it, unlike most of my age group who did play it and then stopped.

Light_Azumarill
May 8th, 2006, 07:29 AM
Yay! Older people! *grabs Toothache and dances with him*

I think that many people 'grow out' of Pokemon. When I was a freshman in high school, many of my friends loved Pokemon, and they routinely played the TCG at lunch and recited TR's motto. Heck, some of them were even Pokeshippers. XD Then after that year they all stopped liking it. In fact, later on when they found out that I still liked it, they made fun of me liking it. =P

Lt. Surge's Raichu
May 8th, 2006, 10:14 AM
I really dunno man. I am 15 and have no clue about average age...

Flashmew
May 8th, 2006, 10:30 AM
i guess 13-14-15 ! i dont know

Alter Ego
May 8th, 2006, 10:33 AM
Ho-hum...I'd say that 14 is a fair figure for an average, although one should note that age is by no means the same as maturity. (And no, I'm not trying to insinuate anything about you, Melissa. xD) On these forums alone I've found people who are still pretty much in the late "kiddie ages" (12-13ish) whom I still consider equals on an intellectual level while at the same time I've seen people who are adults by age yet act about as mature as the little kids from the daycare center I used to work at. ~_~ As for the average pokémon fan...I have no idea as there is a remarkably wide age spread. Just skimming the list of tournament winners from the recent tour in America you can find people all the way from 11 and 12 to well over 20, and I do know that pokémon is also still something of a big thing among small kids, at least around here, as there were plenty of pokémon fans at the daycare center I mentioned, and they were like ages 5 to 7. So yeah. ^^

And for the record, I'm 18, as anyone who can be bothered to take a look at the 'Age' field of my profile can quite plainly see, so I guess that places me among the younger ones of the older half of this community's members.

Red1530
May 8th, 2006, 11:07 AM
I'd guess I'm above average. I'm one of those who got into Pokemon in the RBY days and never lost enthusiasm for it, unlike most of my age group who did play it and then stopped.I'm in the same boat. I am 15 by the way.

marillmonster2000
May 8th, 2006, 11:23 AM
Well, I Guess, Kids Below 10 Like It, Watch The Show, Mabey Play The Games, Generally. I Guess Most Of The "Real" Fans Are Around 10-14.. But I'm 17. I've Liked It Since I Was Around 11? I Guess?

enyce
May 8th, 2006, 01:01 PM
I've been into pokemon game ever since R/B came out in 98 then Yellow in 99...

I was into, G/S/C as well....I never liked R/S/E...But I like the manga on it. Although I only read bits and pieces...But it looks promising.

But I like the manga, and games. I had never liked the anime...Im 17 years of age BTW. Im going to be 18 in july

zonic the hedgehog
May 8th, 2006, 02:21 PM
I've been a Pokemon fan since 98', and I believe I was 7 or 8 years old when I started getting into it.

Now I'm just about 17, and I still have a large interest in Pokemon, so I'm one of the few people who never grew out of it. X3

Actually, judging from how well Pokemon games sell, I think I can safely assume
many of them are teenagers and possibly adults, since the series HAS been around for 10 years...

Although I think too many people judge this based off the anime-watchers, not the game-players, because I believe younger people tend to watch the anime rather than play the games.

Toothache
May 9th, 2006, 03:55 AM
Yay! Older people! *grabs Toothache and dances with him*

I think that many people 'grow out' of Pokemon. When I was a freshman in high school, many of my friends loved Pokemon, and they routinely played the TCG at lunch and recited TR's motto. Heck, some of them were even Pokeshippers. XD Then after that year they all stopped liking it. In fact, later on when they found out that I still liked it, they made fun of me liking it. =P

Hehe, steady on, we've only just met.

And yeah, most people seem to 'grow out of it', as the term goes. Maybe it's just cos I'm a big kid at heart. I'm a typical Capricorn.

Jorah
May 9th, 2006, 01:18 PM
I've been into it since I watched the anime...then I got into the R/B/Y games. Thinking about it, that is ages ago. I must've been about 8. There was a period between about a few years ago until about 3 weeks ago where I disliked it and thought I'd grown out of it but I, um, "un-grew" out of it?

*Orion*
May 9th, 2006, 04:20 PM
I'd say that the average Pokémon fan is around 15 and 16 years. There can be some that are older, or younger.

As for I... look at my profile. I'm 20, and still madly into it. :o

ShadowKP1
May 9th, 2006, 04:21 PM
I was a pokemon fan maybe when I was around 5 maybe. Don't remember but I'm 12 now.

yaminokaitou
May 9th, 2006, 08:46 PM
Pokemon's kind of dead where I live so I can't really tell. There are a few of us older (16-20) kids who cling to the games.

kohei
May 10th, 2006, 06:06 AM
I was a Pokemon fan when it came out in 1996... and now I'm 16.
I truely am what you call "the Pokemon age".

But no one else around me here plays it, and most people I know who do play Pokemon are Japanese net-buddies.

Most of them are over 19.

Krafty Quill
May 10th, 2006, 07:49 AM
I'm still a fan and could possibly see myself growing out of it but not anytime soon.

Neosplash
May 11th, 2006, 07:18 AM
One day (my birthday) my mom brought me to walmart and bought a gameboy and pokemon red... not blue... I forget, but once of those. I loved it so much, then the pokemon craze came and I got into the card game. Me and my friend would trade cards while we played a linked cable battle. Then the pokemon craze died and people asked "why an't you gots none Yo-gi-oh cards". I could not find one person who still played the games or the cards. =(

Krafty Quill
May 11th, 2006, 07:33 AM
Yeah, the pokemon card scene has definietly died down but you should try yugioh its not a bad game

John Denver
May 14th, 2006, 02:52 PM
It is probably not the most accurate to be asking this question in PC, as Naminé sees this place as mostly a gathering of teenagers, even outside of the Pokemon section. In the Pokemon TCG tournaments, it's evident that there are some adults who are into the fad as well, although they're a rarity. The average age, as mentioned by Ms. Lily, are probably teenagers. Naminé guesses that those who love Pokemon beyond elementary will most likely stick to Pokemon for a very long time too. If they are not afraid of peer pressure of teasing due to liking Pokemon, then they probably really like it~

*reads your post for two seconds*

Holy crap you're annoying.

And the average age of the pokefan depends on what the medium is. If it's the TV show, it's gonna be about 11 or 12 (meaning, anyone older than that needs a life.) The pokemon videogame, however, is a different story. It's a solid RPG (or it used to be) and can be loved by people of all age, but again, it's usually the younger kids that play it. I could go for some steak right now.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
May 18th, 2006, 03:30 AM
I'm guessing 14 because thats my age and I still love Pokemon.

:t094:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

Gary, the Magic Fairy
May 20th, 2006, 11:33 AM
I'd say thatn fans of the anime could be fairly young, Maybe 7+
The games are probably about 10+

You cant really take the average on a forum, because not many younger kids are allowed to go to or have access to a forum.

Most of the kids probably grow out of it, or never really had that much interest in it.

Skitty Miaow
May 20th, 2006, 03:15 PM
i think pokemon is hard to find an average age group lol.
people are attracted to different asspects of it, so that would make it harder. :)
it would be good to get an average though :P

Kraka-chan
May 28th, 2006, 02:37 AM
i think pokemon is hard to find an average age group lol.
people are attracted to different asspects of it, so that would make it harder. :)
it would be good to get an average though :P
Yeah I agree. I used to watch the anime on Sky One when it first came out, but now I don't find it that good anymore.
As for the games (the RPGs, not the other ones), I've gone mad for it since I was about 13 (my memories are hazy).
So there's no actual average age to Pokemon, and they haven't died out on me yet!:P