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Animehero
June 10th, 2007, 05:29 PM
This is what I think:
Ash: 15
Misty: 17
May: 11
Dawn: 10
Brock: 23
Max: 6-7
Jessie: 25
James: 25

Mr.Altosax
June 10th, 2007, 05:35 PM
I think your estimates are pretty good, except for Team Rocket. I highly doubt they were 20 when they first started fighting Ash, so if Ash has aged 5 years since the beginning then I guess that they're 30, or even 35.

Charaxes
June 10th, 2007, 06:21 PM
According to the Birth of Myuutsu CD, it started either 18 or 20 years prior the beginning of the anime (I forget which). Miyamato commented later in the CD chapters (after she died, and well after Mewtwo's creation) on what a hag Musashi turned out to be. Translators view that as the younger Rocket being in her mid-20's at the time, which was well into Myuutsu's training. So, interpret that in any way you want. She could be 30 soon.

I'll dig for the link on Serebii.net, as it has the official ish translation.

Myzou
June 10th, 2007, 08:59 PM
I still say Ash is 20. Team Rocket clearly stated they had been after Pikachu since Dawn was born, and knowing they know that new trainers get their pokemon at age 10, that tells me they acknowledged it's been 10 years. =P

Astinus
June 10th, 2007, 09:35 PM
On other boards, where this question gets posted a lot, the common accepted answer is that they don't age. The Japanese website for the Pokemon anime said that at the start of Advanced Generation, Ash is the same age as May.

This is the answer that I live with as a Pokemon fan. While the characters have matured, it doesn't seem like they have aged physically. As Myzou said, Ash should be 20, but he doesn't look the part, and sometimes doesn't act the part.

It is stil fun to imagine that they do age. And your estimates, Animehero, seem to be around what others have said.

And to add this because it was rather funny: When Pokemon first came to the United States, the official dub website said that Jessie and James were 12-years-old. I laughed then, and still laugh now.

Drew
June 11th, 2007, 05:42 PM
Technically, Ash is suppose to be around 15, and Misty was 12 when he was 10.. so wow.. that WOULD make her 17. o_o Time flies.

Going off their ages, you can pretty much figure everyone else out.
Of course when May first entered she was 10, and same with Hikari/Dawn.

As for Shinji.. he looks and acts alot older than a 10-year-old.. oO I figure he's around, or older than Ash.

Forci Stikane
June 12th, 2007, 07:13 AM
I'll answer you question with another question: how old is Bart Simpson?

The answer is, they haven't aged since the beginning of the show. At least, for our intents and purposes, anyway.

Animehero
June 12th, 2007, 10:08 AM
I see your point, for people that say Ash is 20, but come on, there's no way. I know that a fifteen year old hitting on a 10 year-old is wrong, but being 20 makes it even wronger.

sanjay120
June 12th, 2007, 04:54 PM
I know that a fifteen year old hitting on a 10 year-old is wrong, but being 20 makes it even wronger.

But... but that's where all my shippings come from. *shot*

J/J are around early-mid 20s, methinks.

ChrisG14
June 12th, 2007, 05:06 PM
I see your point, for people that say Ash is 20, but come on, there's no way. I know that a fifteen year old hitting on a 10 year-old is wrong, but being 20 makes it even wronger.

I haven't noticed our "20 year old in a 10 year old's body" hit on any girl. He's as clueless as ever...

I say Ash is around 14-15, and Brock is at least 18. May, probably 12 and Max possibly 9 or even 10. Misty's either 16 or 17, and Dawn's 10.

Psi Yamaneko
June 13th, 2007, 07:42 PM
The fun thing to consider here: Somewhere in the Johto Arc they said it was two years ago that Ash left Palette. So. The passage of time IS acknowledged.

Innagadadavida
June 13th, 2007, 07:47 PM
In one of the Kanto episodes, when Jessie was filling out the form for the Pokemon test to win a badge. She said out loud that she was 17. And Ash at the time was ten.

In the current episodes, Ash and Dawn are the same height and look about the same age. Dawn said on the first Diamond and Pearl episode that she was ten. So it doesn't really seem like they have aged at all, regardless of the acknowledgment of time in the Johto series.

Psi Yamaneko
June 13th, 2007, 09:25 PM
In one of the Kanto episodes, when Jessie was filling out the form for the Pokemon test to win a badge. She said out loud that she was 17. And Ash at the time was ten.

In the current episodes, Ash and Dawn are the same height and look about the same age. Dawn said on the first Diamond and Pearl episode that she was ten. So it doesn't really seem like they have aged at all, regardless of the acknowledgment of time in the Johto series.

I think they've aged in a weird way. Physically no, they haven't.

Animehero
June 13th, 2007, 09:32 PM
Phisically they have. Ash has gotten taller, I've noticed a growth in the size of May, and Misty's breasts as well.

Forci Stikane
June 14th, 2007, 07:35 AM
In one of the Kanto episodes, when Jessie was filling out the form for the Pokemon test to win a badge. She said out loud that she was 17. And Ash at the time was ten.

Yeah, but that's Jessie you're talking about. Of course she'd lie about her age.

As I recall, the full line was "Age, 17. Occupation, Diva." So, yeah, don't take that for granted.

Charaxes
June 21st, 2007, 10:24 AM
I love divas, don't you? Heh. Anyway, here is the translation of the Birth of Mewtwo Drama that I promised.

http://www.geocities.com/soulofaitwo/CDdrama.html

Good, good stuff.

Crystal Clair
June 21st, 2007, 11:44 AM
Here's my thoughts
Ash - 10
Misty - 10-12
Brock - 14
May - 10
Max - 8 (I heard from somewhere that the Japanese site said he was six thoug)
Hikari - 10
Shinji - 14 (just so I don't feel like a total pedophile)
Jessie - 14-18 (don't laugh)
James - 14-18 (")

and Prof Rowan - 66 (it was confirmed several times in the game)

MasterWGS
June 21st, 2007, 01:42 PM
I remember on the episode where they took the official Pokemon Test (Can't remember the name), in the dub, Jessie clearly states she's seventeen while filling out her application for the test. Now, she could have been lying, but that wouldn't be very sensible to lie about, would it?

The exact line was "Age: Seventeen, profession: diva." I remember because I didn't understand it when I watched it, so I rewound the tape and watched it back.

EDIT: My mistake, a couple others have already stated this... Sorry I wasted your time.